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Bad Apple Press Publishing specialises in telling great stories by Australian authors, using Australian printers, designers and editors, and supporting Australian publishing by offering our authors a higher-than-standard royalty.

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2020 Releases

 [PLEASE NOTE Covid has resulted in changes to Production Schedule for 2020]

This Month's Featured Title

A Long View From the Left is a memoir by Max Odgen, a longtime Australian Communist Party member, Unionist and, from 1985, ALP member. The memoir traces Max’s 60 years as a union and political activist, as well as the changing social and cultural values of Australian society over this time, and reveals many rich lessons that will be invaluable to our current and future generations of leaders.
 Max was active in many of the campaigns of the left generally, including Vietnam, peace and nuclear disarmament, the role of women in the workforce, technology and industrial democracy.
During his career, Max worked with and alongside the greats of the Union and ALP movement, such as Laurie Carmichael, Bob Hawke and Bill Kelty. He was instrumental in setting up the AMUW education program, and his work was crucial to transforming the standards and work practices of Australia’s national food industries.

Long View from the left by Max Ogden

Max Ogden - on being published

“I am pleased that my memoirs are being published, because a lifetime of campaigning for a more just, equal, peaceful, and democratic society, brings with it many rich experiences, both positive and negative. Far more people, especially activists, should write up their rich experiences, as they often don’t realise how valuable they are in learning how to improve progressive activism to achieve a better society”.

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Creativity, a Pathway to Hope.

“Drawing, indeed, transforms the secret passageway between the eye and the heart into a two-way street — while we are wired to miss the vast majority of what goes on around us, learning to draw rewires us to see the world differently, to love it more intimately by attending to and coming to cherish its previously invisible details.”

How true that is! Over the years, painting and writing have played a similar role in my own journey with love, loss and the process of reinvention.

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Here at Bad Apple we specialise in publishing non-fiction, narrative writing with an emphasis on memoir. We also like to publish books on health, fitness, psychology, lifestyle and self-help. We aim to connect readers directly with our books and our authors, and keep Australian stories alive. When you purchase a book from Bad Apple you are guaranteeing Australian authors a higher royalty.

Our goal is to create a space for anyone who shares a love of books and great stories, to connect to our authors and enable you, the reader, to feel part of the local publishing community. Interested? We will be releasing more information on how to get involved soon!

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