The Book Next Door
The Book Next Door is my publishing venture. It began with my disappointment when the AMEP Research Centre (NCELTR) at Macquarie University stopped publishing language learning materials. Other publishers I contacted said, ‘Sorry, but Australian beginner materials are too much of a niche market to make them viable.’ Of course, I am hoping to prove them wrong…
I wanted to create photocopiable materials for ESOL/EALD learners, and these are the ESL Extras available in language bookshops and libraries. There are now six reading book titles (as well as a free-to-download title), and two puzzle books. You can download sample chapters and audio from The Book Next Door site.
ESL Easy Reads are e-books, available through e-book distributors.
I don’t publish other people’s work, but would love to be in touch with other ESL writers who are submitting to publishers, or considering self-publishing or e-publishing. There’s more about the process on my Info for writers page.
I also support other writers (in areas beyond the teaching field!) through my consulting business, ClearWrite.