About the project
This book began as a print project and we designed both the interior and the front cover before converting it to an ebook. It was a very straightforward project as there weren't many images or extensive formatting issues to resolve, it was a simple matter of laying out the poetry nicely and ensuring that the interior matched well with the front cover design that we did first. The book translated well over to ebook at the ebook conversion stage, with the only change being that the poetry had to remain centred rather than range right and left as it is in the print layout. This meant that every ebook device would be able to read the book well, without any text moving to an unwanted alignment which can sometimes happen if formatting is irregular in ebooks. We also did the ebook distribution for this book, to all the major vendors. It was lovely to work with this author and we look forward to working with her again in the near future.
About the book
The poetry of Barbara Binland is a joy to read and will make you smile with the truth and humour of her words. Her gently rhyming verse is both uplifting and funny; while you may cry at the Tribute to Grandpa, and sigh at the beauty of Ballad of the Dolphin, the mirth of Grey Liberation Day will have you chortling. Read it to yourself, read it to a friend, read to a suggested tune, read some to your children even. Grey Liberation Day is poetry for every Australian over fifty, and some of you young uns as well! Read on, for a laugh, or a chance notion, love stories and more. When you read “Grey Liberation Day”, you might grow old disgracefully, or not!
—: Excerpts :—
“Poetry does not merely soothe the savage beast. It enchants, and even makes us think!”
“So, appeared to be a normal day,
On the grass, after class, at U3A,
A love-in among the greys,
It was grey liberation day!”
“Note well, all you New Year’s mad hatters,
It’s the future that really matters,
With all your joyous bevies and beers,
Blazing fireworks and raucous cheers,
What does really matter?”
Print book sample pages