Conquer Your TBR Pile with Austin Macauley Publishers

This book seems interesting!

Man! I wanted to try this genre.

Maybe I should buy this book; the visuals seem stunning.

Now you probably are thinking to yourself these thoughts seem familiar. Well, that means you are one of the very large group of people who cannot seem to take their hands and money off that one corner of a stationery shop. There is something so captivating about that corner that lures a bookaholic into the designated buying trap. Once you find yourself there, the urge of buying everything will not wear off until you get your hands on them. As a person who loves books, the temptation of buying and adding a new book in that TBR pile is a temptation we cannot resist, do not worry we understand, there is just nothing better than diving into the pages of a great book. We all have been in that very similar situation time and time again. Passing by that book store or that magical book-corner without giving it a visit seems impossible..

Read onto the blog to find out ways of conquering your TBR Pile. Let’s go together!

 

  • Make it necessary to read

“Life is short and TBR lists are long.”

 Katja Millay

Chances are that you were all riffled up to start reading that book, but to be honest, you just could not find the time. You’ve scheduled a relaxing day reading the book top of your TBR pile but, ding dong, the doorbell goes, you see a pile of clothes just as big as your TBR pile that needs washing, suddenly it’s the end of the day and you have not been able to sit down with your book. Luckily, it’s not that big of a deal and you can still finish the quest of tackling that stake of books, reading should be enjoyable and not a chore so do not force yourself to.

 

  • Prioritize and set the daily/weekly/monthly goal challenges

Whenever we start to embark on a journey, what is the first thing we do? Yes, you probably thought of planning it out. Plan your journey of tackling off the respective pile of yours by initiating mini-goal challenges for daily/weekly/monthly TBR book reading. Select the books you want to finish off in that specific period and decide on which among the selected ones you would like to read first. Considering the books you select, you can set goals on how you are going to do it. Set challenges for completion of goals and don’t feel defeated up if you could not complete them every time…Success is usually built on many small victories.

 

  • Associate a positive reinforcement with reading

What is reinforcement? It is something that mitigates encouragement in you and pushes you onward with motivational cues to keep on repeating the same behaviour that resulted in that specific outcome. So? How to read faster? Try aligning positive reinforcement with reading. How can one do that? You can reward yourself with something that will ensure the possibility of a similar pattern of behaviour in future. Pat yourself on the back every time you receive that positive outcome after reading a little bit more of that book.

 

  • Stop stacking up the shelf

Though there may seem a lot of interesting books to read and buying it will satisfy your thirst but, sometimes the problem lies in ‘our buying behaviour’ pattern. Sometimes it’s not the interest for book reading that makes us make that buying decision but rather it’s our underlying impulsive reaction. Take it as a stimulus for initiating action, good or bad. If that is the case, then it’s time to make it stop. Time to find the reason for this obstructive buying pattern. Try examining your environment for any underlying red flags that bring about that reaction from you. Set yourself boundaries to curb that thirst, for example only purchase a book when you have finished two existing books.

 

  • Don’t buy the book because it’s visually appealing

A good book is the one that captivates the reader through the essence of the story. However, chances are that the readers or non-readers might fall for appealing cover and not for the actual book. We’d suggest all the booklovers or non-readers out there to go for the comprehensive note at the end of the book or skim through the contents before making the buying decision.

 

  • Keep track

How about tracking the books you buy, read and even those which you have not touched in a while? How about tracking them in excel log or online tracking software or even a list in a notepad? You can keep a record of every book purchase and mark the ones you have finished and the ones that are still sitting in a dust-coated old shelf. This will surely keep you in check and even result in reducing unnecessary book purchases.

 

  • Buy books that interest your taste

I am addicted to reading, I will never reach the end of my TBR list because it multiplies all by itself. It is not my fault; I was born this way.

― Lani

There are chances of you buying a book just because someone recommended or gifted it to you. But it may not necessarily be of your interest. What are you supposed to do now? Firstly, give away that book because you are never going to read it. Gift or donate it. This way, the shame of stocking up the bookshelves will trim down a little. The second thing is to buy books that are of your taste. We got you covered on the latter. Check out our recommended books to read that might be useful to be added up to your “Active Read Shelf”.

 

 

100 X 100

Book: 100 X 100
Author: Seena Zarie

Happiness can be found within each of us. Get to know about the tools to unlock happiness in the workplace. Read through this book to manifest what real happiness is about. Who knows, maybe adding it in your active read might do some wonders for that pile.

 

 

 

 

A Mysterious Marking

Book: A Mysterious Marking
Author: Taiba Albahrani

A gripping and tantalizing tale of Amara’s journey full of mysteries, powers and discoveries. Readers will surely enjoy the story and would be able to finish off without adding further to their enormous to be read piles; because it is just that type of mesmerizingly thrilling story. You will have to read it to find out the greatest storylines to have existed.

 

 

 

 

Divine Decree

Book: Divine Decree
Author: Z.A Soliman

In her book, the author explains that each and everything is meant to happen. There is a high decree to everything that happens in our lives. Take this that you are reading this blog because it was bound to happen. It was through the law of nature to get you some help with your reading habits.

 

 

 

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Top Social Media Marketing Trends for Authors

“I don’t think social media is evil. I think it is a tool just like everything else.”

– John Meese

 

Today, everyone is becoming increasingly aware of the importance of social media on our day to day lives. Social Media is a great tool for marketing and when executed well can lead to great success for marketing promotion. Social Media Marketing is playing a vital role for every small and large business.

Social Media Marketing helps to establish a strong and fruitful relationship with potential customers. Brand awareness, affordable advertisement, worldwide reach, improved engagement and conversion rates and communication authority are the perks of social media marketing. All of which you as an author can take advantage of. It’s not as scary as it sounds… we promise.

There’s no denying that social media is easily accessible for everyone these days, it can be very beneficial for both, aspiring and established authors. We can understand writing a book is a challenging task, which requires intense amounts of creativity and skill. Therefore, as a writer, you deserve appreciation and acknowledgement from the world.

There are many social networking sites which can be helpful for authors, Here are the top 5 social networking sites for both fiction and non-fiction writers:

  1. Facebook
  2. Instagram
  3. Twitter
  4. LinkedIn
  5. YouTube

Every social networking site has different trends for promotions and marketing. Below we will be revealing some incredible tips and trends for each platform to help you, as a talented author discover and make the most out of these channels.


Facebook Marketing Trends:

Everyone is aware of the popularity of Facebook. The vast amount of users (1.79 billion) means that there is an audience for everyone, including authors.

Creating an author’s fan page can be beneficial for the promotion of your books and writings. This page will allow you to easily interact with your fans and keep your readers engaged through posting thought-provoking discussions. You can share their unique thoughts and writing styles or the chapter excerpts from your books to attract readers. You can also give updates about different events such as book signings, book launch, reading sessions and interviews.

Readers love to be a part of your personal life. So, keep giving them a glimpse of your daily activities through Facebook stories allows them to have quick and access to the ‘behind the scenes’ of their favourite author.

TOP TIP:
Giveaways are another great way to attract new reader, everyone wants something for free so would happily share your post for a chance of winning a free/signed copy of your book. This means that their friends will see your post, which could attract new readers.


Instagram Marketing Trends:

Instagram is famous for its outstanding features to promote content. You have slaved over ensuring you picked the right cover for your book, this is the ideal platform to show it off!

Although the benefits of Instagram for authors does not stop at the cover of your book. You can post pictures of your writing stations or what book you are currently reading, or post a picture from any book events you attended or hosted. Even posting quotes from your book is a great way to attract readers on this platform.

The Instagram story feature provides a great opportunity to interact with readers via various built-in features. You can conduct live reading and Q&A sessions.

All of these ways are great opportunities to boost book sales.


Twitter Marketing Trends:

Twitter is one of the most popular social media platforms used around the globe. Millions of people use Twitter daily. Authors have a special relationship with Twitter to promote their books, as Twitter is more popular way to share knowledge with the world – a great opportunity for Non-Fiction writers to connect with their audience.

Using relevant emoticons can make your tweets stand out and attract your followers. Interactive polls and gifs work well on Twitter so do not forget to add these, as with millions of people on the platform it is important to ensure your tweets stand out as much as possible.

TOP TIPS:

  • You can follow other writers to gain genuine followers.
  • Announcing your live streams with the link and time on Twitter will let more readers join your stream.
  • Live broadcasting on Twitter does wonders as Twitter shows them on the top of your followers’ feed. Using relevant and popular hashtags help expand your reach.

 

LinkedIn Marketing Trends:

Linked is well-known for resumes and job postings. However, it is a powerful platform to create effective lead generations and allows authors to build strong professional networks.

As it is very helpful to develop professional brand awareness, you can use your LinkedIn profile to promote your author events and interviews. Creating a writing group in LinkedIn can help improve your writing skills and facilitates in showcasing your talent to others. Groups can also be very helpful in developing a strong image of your books.

TOP TIP:
An appealing lengthy interactive post tends to perform better on LinkedIn. Use this platform as a way to demonstrate your knowledge around the subject of your book and build creditability.

 

YouTube Marketing Trends:

When it comes to video marketing, YouTube is always the first platform that comes to one’s mind. It is not only a social media platform but is also a constructive search engine that provides users with a huge variety of videos on different topics.

‘Book Cover Reveal’ videos, book trailers, short videos with the book excerpts are great ways to promote your book. Sharing a 360 degree video which shows the book from all directions will attract readers. YouTube is considered as the best place for learning, therefore this platform is ideal for you to share ‘How to’ videos about writing to help the many aspiring authors out there.

YouTube live streams have 8 times greater engagement rate as compared to a normal video. Authors can host Q&A sessions and podcasts in their live streams. Visual storytelling can also attract viewers.

TOP TIP:
Sharing your writing journey and struggles with the viewers through a video can leave a great impact on the audience.

 

We hope that these trends will be helpful for all the aspiring and established authors to boost their social media presences. So, hurry up authors and get connected to the world.

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Our Best-Selling Books That Should Accompany You This Autumn

Different readers have different tastes. Some have found a comfortable home in reading romance; others consider poetry their abode for a retreat. Some find solace in reading thrillers; others search for meaning in crime fiction. Some are more inward and go after what induces nostalgia—historical fiction; others are more into the futuristic reads such as Sci-Fi. Some read self-help books for their development and growth; others are biography enthusiasts who are interested in learning more about people.

If you fall in any of the above groups, hang in there, keep on reading. Below, we list six of our best-selling books of various genres for you to read this month. You can choose the genres you are passionate about, or you can try something different—and we suggest you try something new.

Here we go.

 

 

Come On, Let’s Run Away

Book: Come On, Let’s Run Away
Author: Ali Nasser (Bu Mayed)

Do you ever wonder what were the old days like—the homes, schools, values and traditions, relationships, people and their aspirations? If your answer is yes then we have a treasure for you. Ali Nasser brings “a story from the memories of people who lived during those days, so that who didn’t live in that time can live it with us…and it remains a memory for every generation.” Let’s dwell in the past, for a brief moment, with this nostalgia-inducing book and relive a part of the life that no longer exists. Grab your copy at 30% off and reminisce the ‘good old days’ with Come On, Let’s Run Away.

 

 

Khalid’s Promise

Book: Khalid’s Promise
Author: Amna Ibrahim AL-Badwawi

If you need a strong stimulus to continue despite the challenges, Khalid’s Promise is written for you. It details the life of Amal, an Emirati girl living in a conservative household, from her childhood to her marriage. Her life is not as she always fantasised but altogether different, with difficulties and challenges taking their turns, one after another. The loss of her mother at a young age and her father’s marriage to a foreigner sends her to an abyss of mental pain. She feels alone and isolated when she loses her favourite friend and confidante, Manal, who used to be a source of relief for her. She begins to enjoy her life only after she meets and marries Khalid. Embedded in this story is a homage to the martyrs and their sacrifices for the sake of their homeland.  Would Amal’s newfound happiness last long? What is Khalid’s promise to Amal—and would he keep it? You can tell. Get your copy of this riveting book at 30% off.

 

 

Dot

Book: Dot
Author: Lubna Mohammad Altamimi

Life isn’t always one smooth ride. Most of the time, one’s life is characterised by the highs and lows, failures and success, accomplishments and setbacks and love and abandonment.

If you are someone whose life features the latter elements in abundance…if you are grappling with your own set of challenges…if you are disturbed by the modern fast-paced life…if you feel isolated in a bustling city of millions…if you dream of achieving lasting happiness and peace of mind…Dot is for you. Give yourself a break, read this resourceful book, lighten up your path and live your life with a reinvigorated passion. To facilitate you, we are offering 30% off on this best-selling book. Buy your copy now!

 

 

Hiam Is the Life

Book: Hiam Is the Life
Author: Yasir Alnasir

This book of contemporary fiction is based on the life of a young man. He prefers to live in solitude, detached from the outside world, inside his own state of mind. But his solitary habits are interrupted by a girl, with whom he dearly falls in love. Her arrival in his life dramatically alters the trajectory of his life. Whether this ‘change’ is for better or worse, the reader will tell. How did the girl meet this reserved boy? And more importantly, how did he fell in love with her? To find out, purchase your copy at 30% off.

 

 

 

For the Bound Hearts

Book: For the Bound Hearts
Author: Tasneem Zeyad Abu Shawish

For the Bound Hearts is a book of romance. But what if we told you that this book contains ingredients of a recipe that will heal your wounds? That’s true! Written with ink mixed with tears, this book will cheer you up, show you the path to a fulfilling life and enable you to stand up to your demons. The plot is interesting and the characters striking, many readers will find it relatable to the milieu they find themselves in—whether being simply sad, feeling dejected or not being able to chase their dreams—and take the corrective measures as the story moves forward. Buy a copy of this enchanting romance novel at 30% off and give yourself a treat you needed since long.

 

 

Love Pirate

Book: Love Pirate
Author: Rania Nimr Eitah

Love Pirate is a collection of heart-warming poetry. Written by a literature enthusiast, who closely observes the day-to-day life, this collection presents a realistic worldview of our existence to you—the reader. The words are woven together delicately, but given the power to make their way to your heart and arouse those emotions that lay dormant until now. Get your copy of this soul-stirring book at 30% off and be able to look at the world differently.

 

 

 

We hope these best-selling titles will add to your intellectual horizon. If you want to explore more, we have much more in store for you. Click here and pick your favourite titles, whether fiction or non-fiction, all at 30% off.

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Eight Tips for Writing a Best-Selling Romance Novel

Of all the genres of fiction, the most popular is romance. And rightly so—it’s a genre almost every reader can relate to. It talks about a passion that we all long for—love. We love being in love, loving someone or being the beloved of someone. When these love experiences are written on paper, they have the power to transform the perspective of generations to come. Wuthering Heights, Jan Eyre, Pride and Prejudice and Love in the Times of Cholera are some of the best romantic books that continue to influence us to this day.

Ever since romance novels appeared on the scene, the same basic story is repeated. Boy and girl meet. Their interactions evolve into love. A romantic relationship is developed. The usual conflict sets in. These adversities are overcome, sometimes against all odds. Both find solace in each other and start living happily ever after—or for the foreseeable future. Sounds familiar? It is. But still, the readers’ appetite for this genre, if anything, is growing day by day.

If you are passionate about writing fiction, romance should be the genre to start with. How to do that? In the succeeding paragraphs, we’ll try to offer you our help on how to produce a gripping work of romance.

Here are a few tips for writing a best-selling romance novel:

1. Choose Your Subgenre

Romance is a big genre. While anything you write on love will be called romance, there are subgenres you can choose to focus on. These are contemporary, historical, young adult, supernatural, fantasy, religious or spiritual and erotic romance. Which one should you go for depends on your taste and your audience (we’ll discuss the audience later.) Some subgenres such as historical fiction need extensive research about the period of history where the novel is set. But whatever you decide to write should broadly conform to any of the above categories.

2. Know Your Readers

Probably, you aspire to write your novel, publish it and sell it to the readers. Thus, you are not only a writer but a businessperson as well. And what is the most significant factor that determines the success of a business? It is to know who are your prospective customers. In this case, who are your readers? Their culture and values? Demographics? Their sensitivities? These also determine the point of view of your story. Most of the time, the narration of events is from a woman’s point of view. It’s because women make up the vast majority—about 80%—of romance readers. Naturally, they’ll be interested in reading the story from their own perspective rather than a man’s.


3. Plot, Characters and Tropes

In the introductory paragraphs, we discussed how the plots of a romantic story have been, broadly, the same. However, it is the details that you would work on. For instance, what is the trope of your story? “A trope in literary terms is a plot device or character attribute that is used so commonly in the genre that it’s seen as commonplace or conventional.” Below are some common tropes in romance.

  • Enemies to lovers. A boy and girl are enemies at first. The enmity is converted into friendship and eventually into love.
  • Damsel in distress. A girl is grappling with her problems. The hero comes and frees her from the clutches of these problems and she falls in love with him. Or vice versa.
  • Friends to lovers.
  • Forbidden love. Both boy and girl, for whatever reason, are not allowed to love each other.
  • Soul mates. As if they were made for each other.
  • Love triangle. There are three characters, two of them competing to prevail upon the third one.

 

There are many others too. You can choose any trope. However, it is not the trope but your plot that will define your success.

Does your plot have the necessary tension—something that stops the protagonists from becoming one—that will engage the readers? What about your characters? Do they relate to your target audience? Let’s take the example of Pride and Prejudice. Its trope is enemies to lovers, and the tension is the social hierarchy—Mr Darcy is from nobility, has a large estate while Elizabeth Bennet is a middle-class woman and if both come together, Mr Darcy’s acquaintances would not appreciate his choice. In Nicholas Spark’s The Notebook, it is the class difference that doesn’t allow Allison and Noah to unite in marriage. The characters in these stories are not superheroes but ordinary people and therefore, many readers can relate to.


4. Setting – Time and Place
 

The setting means the place and time in which the story is based. If it’s a historical romance, the writer must have the necessary know-how of that era. Where the story takes place should conform to the ambiance of the day including the dressing, the architecture, the scientific developments, and the prevalent attitudes of people towards all the things discussed in the story. Try to create vivid imagery of your settings, one that will arrest the imaginations of your readers.


5. Intimate Scenes – Yes or No?

Here, the writers of romance find themselves in a perplexing dilemma. There are no fixed rules for including intimate scenes and very much depends on your subgenre and target audience. In Young Adult, intimate scenes are usually avoided. In any case, unless you are writing erotica, the intimate scenes serve a specific purpose—to help the story move in a clear direction. If you have decided to include these scenes, they should be progressive and implicit—leave much to the imaginations of readers.

 

6. What About Secondary Characters?

Though much of your energy will be spent on the main characters, secondary characters should not be ignored. They help the story as much as the protagonists do. Friends, family, foes, neighbours, colleagues, and whoever else you have given the role of a secondary character contribute to making your story great. The only rule here is, the attention given to them shouldn’t obscure the leads.


7. A Good Ending

Romance readers expect the author to give a good ending to the story. A favourable ending is in which both the protagonists come together. As in ‘Love in the Times of Cholera’ (Spoiler alert ahead!) it takes decades for Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza to overcome the tensions and come together. In Pride and Prejudice, despite the initial dislike, both come together eventually. But it is not a rule that both the lovers should unite in marriage. For instance, the endings of The Fault in Our Stars and A Walk to Remember are not what we would call a ‘happy ending’. Still, they’re popular among the readers. However you bring the story to end, it should satisfy the readers, evoking the necessary emotions, that what they read was worth it.

8. Read More About Your Genre – and Subgenre

For any aspiring writer, reading is a must-to-do thing. No ifs and buts here. The reason for this is, the readers are not only interested in learning about what happens to a couple. When they pick a work of fiction, they expect a good drama, catchy sentences, compelling metaphors and a positive message at the end of the story. To help you understand what we just described above, we have listed some of our best-selling romance books below. While we won’t reveal the tropes and settings of these novels for the fear of spoilers, they have all these ingredients carefully woven into them. These stories would spark your imaginations and help you in generating worthwhile ideas for your own work of romance.

 

Book: Behind My Strength is a Weakness, Loving You
Author: Dina Al-Saigh


Book: For the Beloved
Author: Rania Nimr Eitah


Book: Rose Marie
Author: Badriah Al-Ahmad


Book: What Do You Know About My Love, Baby?
Author: Shaikhah Kaseb


Book: In Love with Dracula
Author: Nadine Jameel Omar

 

Other than these, we boast of a resourceful collection on a variety of subgenres in romance. Explore this treasure here. Don’t forget, we are offering 30% off on all paperbacks!

We sincerely hope these tips and books would encourage you to take your pen and notebook (or your laptop) and start working on your masterpiece. If, however, you have already prepared the manuscript, we are just a click away. Send us your manuscript at submissions@austinmacauley.ae or explore more by visiting our submissions page.

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Five Best Thrillers and Crime Novels to Curl Up with at Home

Books are amazing. Why? Because they allow you to live through the experiences of others. As George R.R. Martin once said,

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies. The man who never reads lives only one.”

True, motion pictures do the same job but since everything is in visual form, it doesn’t offer much room for curiosity and speculation. It’s a book that gives us room to go on a never-ending voyage of imaginations. It’s a book that stirs our curiosity as we progress from one page and one plot to another, left to ourselves, wondering what the next page is about to bring.

The human brain is hard-wired to absorb information in story form, analyze it, and store it away for future use. In this context, the utility of reading thrillers and crime fiction can become handy. They put you in a mental simulator, keeping you engaged and mentally active. As this New York Times article shows, “fiction — with its redolent details, imaginative metaphors and attentive descriptions of people and their actions — offers an especially rich replica. Indeed, in one respect novels go beyond simulating reality to give readers an experience unavailable off the page: the opportunity to enter fully into other people’s thoughts and feelings.”

Secondly, it brings the good out of you—especially crime fiction. Humans are blessed with willpower, and thus, we are capable of doing both good and bad things. But our good side gets a value boost when we read a consequential thriller on crime. For instance, you read a good crime thriller, you question your core values—such as social and legal justice, fair-play, liberty and freedom and human dignity. It gives you a chance to reflect upon your own beliefs and receive renewed strength to carry on.

Last but not least, it offers us avenues to release our stress through. Although it sounds hypocritical, it’s true. A study by the University of Sussex showed just six minutes lost inside a thrilling book could reduce your stress level by as much as 68%. You journey through a tension-filled story but at the end of the story, it’s catharsis—the tension that was building up is finally released. When good finally triumphs evil, you feel vindicated, as if the world comes back into balance.

Below we give you an overview of some of the best thrillers we have in store for you. Read them, get curious and stay inspired.

 

 

Black Cat

Book: Black Cat
Author: Aesha Raja’an Al-Harashani

If you are a fan of supernatural thrillers, Black Cat is for you. It revolves around the story of a black cat, Rex. A magician loses his bewitching powers, and to regain the powers, he has to turn Rex into a vampire. Rex, now with immense powers, embarks on the mission to save his parents and take revenge from the evil magician for the wrongs he has done to him and his family. The magician has magical powers, but Rex is fast, furious and bloodthirsty. Who will win this battle? Will Rex rescue his parents and make them proud? To know how the tussle between Rex and the magician unfolds, grab your copy at 30% off here.

 

 

 

The Moon

Book: The Moon
Author: Khamis Mohammed Ali Alabdouli

The Moon is a captivating story of a king, named Robert.  He is ruling upon the subjects who are not humans but another species living on the surface of the moon. The only attributes this species share with the humans are cunningness, betrayal, and penchant for killing. Robert betrays his subjects and descends to the planet earth, a forbidden journey for which he is severely punished. But before bowing to his fate, Robert plants his seed in the womb of a human girl. Would his blood go to waste? Would Robert’s offspring avenge these lunar civilians for the death of his father? How would this fight between two different species unfold? Order a copy of this book at 30% off here and find out if Robert’s child would make his father proud.

 

 

 

Come On, Let’s Chase Him to Tunisia

Book: Come On, Let’s Chase Him to Tunisia
Author: Qais Ghanem

When Salem, a Yemeni boy, returns to London, he finds out that the love of his life Brigitte has left him and is with Peter now. A battle of words ensues when Salem confronts Brigitte in his apartment. In a fit of rage, he punches her; she fells on the steel table and succumbs to her injuries. Salem flees to Yemen where his father has great political clout. While the Yemeni authorities dodge Interpol’s requests to hand him over, the story takes a turn when Salem has to travel to Tunisia. It’s here that Peter sets a trap for him, with the help of his beautiful sister, Antonia. What is the trap? Would Salem fall for it? Would Peter give solace to Brigitte’s soul by taking the revenge? Don’t hang from the cliff! Order your copy of this page-turner at 30% off and know the complete story.

 

 

 

Grandmother Fran’s ACCIDENTAL ARSONIST

Book: Grandmother Fran’s ACCIDENTAL ARSONIST
Author: Carol Moxham Boot

Grandmother Fran’s ACCIDENTAL ARSONIST revolves around the life of Frances Plum, also known as Grandmother Fran. It features many characters and includes in its plot a range of issues such as pride, prejudice, bullying, domestic violence and much more. Grandmother Fran has to address each issue on her own. But her plans, are much easier said than done. There are significant twists and turns in the story, which will keep the readers gripped until the very end. But who—and what—is this ACCIDENTAL ARSONIST? Grab your copy at 30% off and go on an imaginative ride with Grandmother Fran and be privy to how she tackles her adversities.

 

 

 

There’s a Secret I Didn’t Tell You

Book: There’s a Secret I Didn’t Tell You
Author: Nora Sami Al-Thumairy

There’s a Secret I Didn’t Tell You is a gripping story of a young boy, Ali, and his struggles. His life is full of difficulties, hopping from one challenge to another. The final blow comes when he loses his mother to cancer. He’s alone, without anyone beside him. He doesn’t know who his father is. This story follows Ali’s journey to find his father. Would his father recognise him—and if he does, would he love Ali as his mother did? Would Ali’s share of trials and tribulations come to an end? Would he find the tranquillity and peace he so dearly deserves? Grab a copy of this full-of-suspense novel at 30% off here to know How it comes to an end.

 

 

We believe these thrillers would serve your brain well. If, however, you are interested in more of the same genre, visit our website and find the best titles for yourself. We are offering 30% off on all paperbacks!
 

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World Teachers’ Day: Paying Homage to Teachers Around the World

If we could ask you to attribute the massive developments we see today to a single fact, what would you choose? The rapid progress in science and technology—coupled with the progress in other fields at the same pace, right? We got you. That is right. But have you imagined, who made it possible? The teachers. Teachers were the medium which transmitted these learnings from one generation to another, eventually bringing us to here. Aristotle was a teacher, and so was Socrates; Newton, the founder of classical physics was a teacher, and so was Einstein, the founder of modern physics; Jabir Ibn Hayyan, the father of early chemistry was a teacher, and so was Muhammad Al-Khwarizmi, the father of algebra. If we carefully skim through the human history, we can safely presume that every positive change-maker in history has been a tutor—though these roles were not strictly delineated back then like today.

Recognising the roles teachers have played—and continue to play—in shaping our collective history and individual lives, an event, the Intergovernmental Conference on the Status of Teachers was held on 5th October 1966. The world leaders, for the first time, sat together to deliberate upon how to universalise and “supplement [the] existing standards by provisions relating to problems of peculiar concern to teachers and to remedy the problems of teacher shortage.” The Recommendations of this conference “established benchmarks regarding the rights and responsibilities of teachers, according to UNESCO, and set standards for their training and continuing education, recruitment, employment, and teaching and learning conditions.”

In 1994, to commemorate the signing of the 1966 UNESCO/ILO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers, 5th of October was designated as World Teachers’ Day, also known as International Teachers’ Day. This day also celebrates the adoption of the 1997 UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Higher-Education Teaching Personnel which sets forth the rights and responsibilities of teachers and researchers in higher education. Like every international day, WTD too celebrates an annual theme and the theme this year is “Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future”.

The theme pays homage to educators all around the world, who, despite this deadly pandemic, managed to keep their pupils engaged in the process of learning. When schools closed without any prior warning, they tried, collectively and individually, to find solutions to bridge the gap between themselves and their students that was beginning to widen. They provided remote learning, founded groups and communities online and in some cases, uploaded their materials online for everyone to access. Where there was no connectivity, they prepared take-home packages to be delivered to students.

You can read more about the rationale behind the theme here.

 

How You Can Celebrate World Teachers’ Day?

Your celebration depends on who you are. Here are some ways to observe this day:

  • If you are a teacher, be proud of the role you play—imparting knowledge, moulding lives and shaping dreams. It’s a hard job with a lot of challenges. We, at Austin Macauley, thank you for your commitments and dedication towards this respectable profession. It is people like you who can ensure that every child is well-read and qualified for the 21st century’s fast-paced life.
  • If you are not a teacher, you must have been a student once in your life. Reach out to your teachers and thank them for the positive role they have played in your life. If you cannot visit them, send them a text, an e-mail or a letter. This way, they’ll feel valued with a reinvigorated passion to do more.
  • If you are a student or an administrator, arrange events at your school which would glorify the role teachers play in directing our destinies. Given that COVID-19 has disrupted our lives, thus if schools are closed, such events could be arranged virtually as well.
  • Use your influence on social media platforms and pay respect to the teachers around the world. Take to Twitter and post pictures of your favourite teachers, anecdotes related to this profession or some interesting incidents with the trending hashtags on 5th October.
  • Start a conversation. Irrespective of who you are, a parent, a student, or anyone else, initiate conversations about this profession at home, school or in your workplace. How they change our lives; and for this, how much underpaid and -valued they are; how you, as an individual, can make it better. Discussion on a certain topic usually leads to some interesting conclusions. This day is the perfect day to discuss teachers and their profession.
  • Read, Read, Read. One of the best ways to honour this day is to read more. Reading anything is learning something new every day—this is what teachers precisely do, teach us what we don’t know.

 

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Austin Macauley’s Five Lengthy Books to Keep You Hooked

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

– C. S. Lewis

Reading long books is no less than a project. It requires dedication and commitment. You do not just read the books; you live within them for a while. Long books have their charm, the characters are described in such detail that the readers get lost in the story. Lengthy books allow readers to live in the world they are offering. Reading lengthy books requires patience and time. However, with the ongoing pandemic and social distancing becoming the new norm reading can be  an entertaining way to lose track of time.

We present to you a list of Austin Macauley Publishers’ lengthy books that will keep you hooked till the very end. With 500 pages or more, these books are definitely worth your time.

 

Diving with Seven Livelihoods

Book: Diving with Seven Livelihoods
Author: Ahmed Mohammed Bin Thani

Born in a coastal village in Dubai the author was brought up in a marine environment. He grew up hearing stories from the senior sailors about the diving championships that intrigued his imagination. From a young age, he started working with his father making wooden ships and loved his job. He was so in love with the marine environment that he started collecting marine poetry. After joining the Dubai Police Force as a helicopter pilot, he practised air navigation—a branch of marine navigation. The author is very passionate about navigation, maps and everything related to stargazing, which comes through in his work.

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Come On, Let’s Run Away

Book: Come On, Let’s Run Away
Author: Ali Nasser (Bu Mayed)

This book aims to take the readers on a journey through the author’s beautiful memories of his past—the memories of school and the local neighbourhood, the memories that are almost erased, but still live in his heart. The writer narrates, “I dedicate to you a story from the memories of people who lived during those days, so that who didn’t live in that time can live it with us.”

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A Journey Goal: A Step Towards Achievement

Book: A Journey Goal: A Step Towards Achievement
Author: Manal Albassam

This book promotes that the achievement of goals requires good ideas, self-satisfaction and ambition. Presenting a plan for the continuity of business as well as thoughts and ideas on other topics such as social, administrative, and leadership. The plans and solutions presented in the book are designed to support the dreamers of the future.

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Linguistic Planning and Policies in the Baltic States

Book: Linguistic Planning and Policies in the Baltic States: Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia
Author: Prof. Dr. Mohammed Ahmed Tajjo

This book discusses the linguistic planning experience in the Baltic states, pointing out many important questions about the concept of linguistic planning and its impacts. The book also discusses the role of language and the need for linguistic policies. Towards the end, the author talks about the evolution and experiences of Baltic states in linguistic planning.

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Aircraft Ground Handling

Book: Aircraft Ground Handling
Author: Subash S Narayanan

This book uses simple language to explain the processes required for aircraft ground handling, giving a brief introduction to airports and basic aviation knowledge. The author has shared all his experiences and knowledge from 26 years of working in the civil aviation industry. This book highlights the most critical functions involved in aircraft ground handling and is the perfect guide for anyone thinking of pursuing a career in the aviation industry.

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Five Poetry Books You Cannot Resist to Read This Autumn

Poetry—its creation and appreciation—is a part of our DNA. Since time began, poetry has been our emphatic companion, feeding our minds and healing our souls. It’s like lenses we wear to see the world differently, understand people and emotions more profoundly, and broaden the horizons of our thoughts…more freely.

Poets transform what we see as mundane thoughts into beautiful words. They give life to inanimate objects in such a vivid way as if they are alive, talking to us and comprehending us. And it’s after this transformation that we are able to observe beauty and purpose even in such trivial happenings. They put into words love, romance, beauty, nature, peace, dreams, compassion and humour.

Autumn—the favourite time of the year for poets and poetry enthusiasts—is upon us.  Below we have included a handful  of our poetry books. Dive into this collection and cherish this autumn with these heartfelt and powerful collections of poems.

 

Hearts Fell Apart

Book: Hearts Fell Apart
Author: Ahmed Saeed

Hearts Fell Apart is a book of moving poems. Standing at the crossroads of his life, Ahmad Saeed asks himself: Where is the beloved, and where is the path to her? Away from his true and innocent love, burning in the cruel period of separation, his words feel like the embers of lost love. The poems in this book will make their way into the deepest corners of your heart. You’ll find yourself in the shoes of the writer, crying when the writer cries, smile when he smiles and express the hopes of his lover’s return when he does so. Order your copy here at 30% off and give yourself a meaningful ride in the wilderness of your own heart.

 

 

So Many Hats (or Veils)

Book: So Many Hats (or Veils)
Author: Wid Kattan

So Many Hats (or Veils) is a book of poems which will compel you to ask yourself this important question: ‘Who am I and what is this hat I am wearing?’

Every one of us plays many and different roles in this one and only  life. The author represents these roles with wearing hats. Can you make a connection with someone who wears hats that you can’t understand? Hats that even seem to be intimidating? Could one wear many hats without losing oneself? These are the themes the poet explores in her poetry. Grab a copy of this thought-provoking book at 30% off here.

 

 

On Par With Emotions

Book: On Par With Emotions
Author: Daham El mezrab

What makes a book of poems so remarkable is the fact that it stirs various emotions in you simultaneously. One poem can be cathartic, another reassuring; one verse brutal, another very tender. Written to relieve personal struggles and stress, On Par with Emotions expresses emotions that force a connection with the readers. It has violated poetic laws, and has religiously followed them; has poetic madness, but devotion towards Godly mysticism too. Honestly and sincerely expressed, these poems will take you to a world of your own, providing you with the much-needed retreat into your own self. Claim a copy of this beautiful book at 30% off here.

 

 

Full Stop

Book: Full Stop
Author: Esra’a Yousef

It’s rare that a spontaneous train of thoughts strikes our mind, giving a continuous flow to words as if these words are a stream of water, liberally coming from a benevolent fountain. But when you notice this much profuse flow of words, be assured that there is a great secret behind the writer—the secret which must carry meaning for you. Full Stop is one such book. Immerse yourself in this amazing read, available at 30% off and live through the striking characters the poet has portrayed in her poetry.

 

 

 

Twenty Five

Book: Twenty Five
Author: Shoaq A. Aljuhani

Twenty Five is a small but beautiful anthology of poems. These poems tell the story of incidents the writer experienced in 11 months—a period covering the transition of the writer. These 11 months shaped her thoughts, her beliefs and tested her sanity in various ways. Get a copy of this perspective-changing book at 30% off here to know what happened to the writer and how she responded to the changes she saw coming.

 

 

 

 

We believe these popular poetry books will satisfy your literary taste buds. If you want to explore more, we have much more in store for you. Click here and pick your favourite titles at 30% off.

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Infuse Your International Literacy Day With Our Knowledge-Filled Educational Books

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” – Charles William Eliot

 

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International Literacy Day is celebrated on the 8th of September across the world. Founded by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the intention behind the day is to highlight the significance of literacy as an  essential human right, and to further the literacy agenda to create a more informed and sustainable society.

As the population is increasing, the illiteracy rate is increasing as well, with over 100 million people across the globe lacking basic literacy skills. The purpose of literacy day is to tackle this growing concern with the objective of ensuring every person in the world can read and write.

As an internationally renowned publishing house, Austin Macauley Publishers is playing its essential role in eradicating illiteracy.  We have a wide range of educational books for people of all ages, providing the tools to become informed and educated in the literary world.

Below are a few books to add to your bookshelf this International Literacy Day to elevate your knowledge on different topics!

Mutualism, Commensalism, and Parasitism are three naturally existing interactions between two distinct species. Symbiosis is the interaction based on mutualism, where both individuals get the benefit. In business, the term symbiosis occurs when stakeholders act as true partners for mutual gains. This book discusses the key relationships, hospitality management, and the complex operational dynamics of two major stakeholders of a hotel. The critical relationship is examined for improvement, ideal for anyone related to the hospitality industry or looking towards a career in hospitality.

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After moving to Dubai, the author Cristina  was heavily involved in uplifting the profile of the Arab world. In this book, she talks about her  ambition to bring the king’s parade event —an event celebrated for global peace —to Dubai. The event is currently celebrated in Spain on 5th January to welcome the kings and their lavish entourage. This book is a great opportunity to have a wider understanding of global peace events, their locations and traditions.

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This five-chapter-long book discusses multiple factors related to disasters and crisis management. It guides the reader to deal with crisis and informs about the steps needed to surpass their destructive effect. The book includes extensive information on the planning and response management of various entities. With further discussions about disasters that occurred in the past, their effects, and how they were tackled, this educational book uses real life examples and advice to help learn and develop your knowledge of how to crisis manage.

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The book deals with the significant issue of contemporary zakat. The issue is addressed in two ways—the agricultural production cost and the exploitation of factories. The author has created a beautiful summary of the views of old and recent scholars in this educational book. The book is a wonderful guide on the topic of Zakat.

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We hope that these educational books will help increase your knowledge of areas that you might have overlooked.

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Make Your Kid an Avid Reader with Austin Macauley’s Incredible Reads

Book reading is a habit that not only helps children and young adults with their academics, but also helps them to explore their imagination and adventurous minds.

Inculcating book reading habits in children is of utmost importance for their learning and should not be missed at a younger age. You can develop this habit by reading children’s books together whether it be a bedtime story, or a daytime adventure! Set a reading time and demonstrate the love for books to them.

Austin Macauley brings a collection of interesting and moral oriented children’s books to help your children develop a reading habit.

At-Grandmother-Hissa’s-House

Book: At Grandmother Hissa’s House 
Author: Abdulrahman Mohammed Almahimeed
 

The amazingly written children’s fictional story that is going to teach your children about different colours and shades of life and how to tackle difficulties that will occur over the span of their life.

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Blossoming Kindness

Book: Blossoming Kindness
Author: Yasmine Hammad

Some if not all people have the habit of speaking unkindly about themselves. Grandpa Hadid will teach you the real meaning of kindness and tolerance. Use your heart, thoughts and hands to make this world a better place.

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Munir the Millionaire

Book: Munir the Millionaire 
Author: Zainab Ali Albahrani
 

The inspiring story of an intelligent child, Munir, with a unique ability of keen observation. He stays updated with his surroundings and wishes to have huge sums of money once he is older. Follow his journey as he makes plans to achieve his goals.

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How a Whale and the Moon Helped Me

Book: How a Whale and the Moon Helped Me 
Author: Sarab Al Ani
 

The main character of the story, Yasmine, wants an electronic tablet but her father is reluctant to buy her one. Read the book to find out what she will do to get one and how a whale and the moon helped her complete her mission.

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To The Circus Lights

Book: To The Circus Lights 
Author: Richard Anthony Chudzynski
 

Marlee, Danny and George woke up one day and find out that a circus has come to their town. They decided to visit the circus, and their journey gets filled with many adventures. They are mesmerized by the events at the circus. The spectacle finishes at night, but their mother is waiting for them at home. Will they make it to home in time?

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We hope that our suggested children’s books will help your children to develop a habit of book reading.

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Autobiographies: A Collection of Our Authors’ Inspiring Life Experiences

Everyone has a story that needs to be heard. An Autobiography is a compilation of an individual’s life stories which he or she shares with readers. Through an autobiography, you can share your experiences, stories and events with the world.

There are different forms of autobiographies. A full autobiography lets you share your entire life whereas a memoir discusses a specific part or event of your life. Confessional autobiographies let people confess what they otherwise cannot while spiritual events and experiences are shared in a spiritual autobiography.

We are sharing our top inspiring autobiography books written by our authors. Give them a read to get inspired and start writing a story of your own today.

If you already have it, submit it here and become a published author with Austin Macauley.

Amina Defies Difficulties

Book: Amina Defies Difficulties
Author: Amna Faisal Husain Alshamsi

A real-life story that teaches you to not let any disability bring you down. Rather focus on strengthening the remaining senses. Whoever tries succeeds and whoever plants, enjoys the fruit.

 

Listen to Me

Book: Listen to Me
Author: Jawaher Mohammed Alnoami

Listen to Me is the story of Jawaher Mohammed’s life, with a message of never giving up. The writer asks a question that, is there anyone who can hear the river of tears inside someone? The answer he gets is no. Instead, he gets a feeling from within to get up and hold on to the floor that brought him down. Learn from your failures and turn them to success. An inspiring story to increase your enthusiasm and stability.

My Mister

Book: My Mister
Author: Nayla

A book based on stories regarding many misconceptions and ideas that surround us in our society. Marital infidelity can be from either partner. Some accept it, while others don’t tolerate and reject it. The responsibility of raising the next generation is thrown entirely on mothers when it is equally a fathers’ responsibility as well. In the end, the writer included a few poems by different poets for all the wonderful women out there.

 

To My Father in Paradise

Book: To My Father in Paradise
Author: Wadha Al-Marzooqi

To My Father in Paradise is an evocative recollection of an ailing father on his death bed. The author rues the worldly system that turns a person back to adolescence with age. She scornfully wishes to end the world that brought this misery on her beloved father. The story is reflective of the love that a daughter has for her father and how difficult it is to separate from your loved ones.

Nothing and Everything All at Once

Book: Nothing and Everything All at Once
Author: Sabrina Marie

This book is the story of the author as she embarks on the journey to recovery after being sexually assaulted. It reflects her choices to help her move on. The story is written in the present with flashbacks. Walk along with Sabrina Marie as she explains the nightmares and hidden pains after these events.

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We hope that the shared stories of these authors will encourage and motivate you to start writing your autobiography.

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Eid Blessings! Celebrating Eid Al Adha With Austin Macauley Publishers

Eid al Adha is one of the holiest celebrations of the Islamic calendar and is observed by Muslims worldwide. The festival is also known as ‘festival of sacrifice”.

The day of Eid al Adha is celebrated on the tenth day of the last month of the Islamic calendar, Dhu-ul-Hajj. The day of celebration depends on the legitimate sighting of the moon followed by the completion of Pilgrimage to the Holy Ka’aba (The Hajj). Hajj is one of the five pillars of Islam. Every year millions of Muslims  gather in Makkah, Saudi Arabia to perform this religious duty.

According to the Holy Quran:

“Those who can make their way, must surely once in their lifetime take the sacred journey to Makkah.”

Although the date of Eid al Adha stays the same according to the Islamic calendar but it varies on the Gregorian calendar. This is because the Islamic calendar is lunar-based (i.e. based on moon) and ten days shorter than the Gregorian calendar which is based on the sun.


History Behind Eid al Adha

The celebration of Eid al Adha is celebrated to pay homage to the Prophet Ibrahim’s (Peace Be Upon Him) devotion to Almighty Allah and his willingness to sacrifice his son, Ismail. At the very moment of sacrifice, Allah replaced his son with a lamb from the heavens through the angel Jibraeel (Gabriel). The lamb was slaughtered instead. This command of Allah was a test for the honorable Prophet Ibrahim and his commitment to obey his Lord’s command without any question. This is the reason Eid al Adha is also known as the Eid of sacrifice.

Rituals of the Day

Several traditions are followed by the followers of Islam on this day. Men, women and children dress in neat clothes and gather in mosques earlier in the day to offer the Eid prayers. After the prayer, those who can afford, sacrifice one or more animals. The animal choice can vary from a goat, camel, sheep, cow or buffalo. This sacrifice is a sign of Muslim’s willingness to please and surrender before Allah as Ibrahim did. As the sacrifice is being made, Muslims say a special statement praising the highness of the Almighty. After the sacrifice is made, one-third of the meat is kept by the one and his family who has sacrificed the animal, one third to relatives, friends or neighbors and the last one-third is distributed among the poor.

Eid al Adha 2020 will be celebrated on July 31st in UAE and many other countries of the world.

Make your Eid day productive and fun with our book suggestions. Blossoming Kindness by Yasmine Hammad highlights that you are not alone if you think or speak unkindly about yourself or others. You can change into a better person if you follow some acts of kindness. Learn to counter and avoid problems in your married life with Fifty Tips for a Happy and Balanced Married Life by Dr. Mohammed Allam. Change into a better and happy person and learn the meaning of true happiness with Happiness: Get it, Keep it, Oh…And Enjoy It! by Dr. Louise Lambert. Green Leaves of a Dry Trees by Zakia Hashim Basri will teach you how to overcome your sufferings and turn them into blessings.

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Austin Macauley Publishers wish you and your family a very happy Eid al Adha. May this day be filled with joy and pleasure!

Enjoy and Learn With Austin Macauley’s Educational Reads

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”  Albert Einstein

 

The pursuit of education is one of the most crucial aspects of life. Education is what empowers us. It gives us knowledge of the world and allows us to experience life in all its wonderful colours.

Here are our educational book recommendations to keep you busy and enhance your knowledge.

 

A Practice

Book: A Practice 
Author: Judith Marti Baumrin 

A Practice is a story of twelve school students taking one-on-one teaching lessons with a tutor. The tutor is a trained psychologist and explains the trials and triumphs of therapeutic tutoring. For twenty years, she practiced remedial tutoring inspired by different theories and teaching methods. Finally, she brought her approach to Horace Mann Middle School and it became the foundation for the learning-disabled children program.

Aircraft Ground Handling

Book: Aircraft Ground Handling
Author: Subash S Narayanan 

In a very simple-to-understand language, this book explains the knowledge and process involved in an aircraft’s ground handling. The book also gives an overview of agencies working at the airport, an overview of the airport, and basic aviation knowledge for interested people. Aircraft ground handling is one of the most important and crucial functions and is done by ground handling companies (GHA). GHAs have to follow strict laws which the book explains comprehensively. The processes are critical, skilled manpower is required and specialized equipment is involved to ensure the safety and punctuality. The book is bringing forth the knowledge to empower the reader.

 

Philosophy of Excellence

Book: Philosophy of Excellence 
Author: Dr. Abdullah Attoun

Adam was the newest creature to the human history and his uniqueness astonished everyone. His descendants, however, were divided into two groups. One group called themselves “The Unique” and had distinguishing parameters between them. The other group called themselves “The Simple” who believed that every human should be like Adam. This culture is still alive.

 

The Bilingual Revolution

Book: The Bilingual Revolution 
Author: Fabrice Jaumont 

Fabrice Jaumont is nicknamed as the “God Father of Language Immersion Programs” by The New York Times in 2014 because of his 25-years experience of international education and multilingual program development. He received many awards for his skills. He has applied his experience for different communities living in the United States by helping them develop bilingual courses. The Bilingual Revolution is an original story of a Brooklyn movement told from the eyes of parents and tutors. The book encourages schools to provide complete participation to normalize bilingualism as it can positively transform a child.

 

The Chemistry of Passion Lab

Book: The Chemistry of Passion Lab 
Author: Hiba El Ayal 

Hiba is a Lebanese, born in UAE and has diversified experience in multinational corporate companies. She is passionate about education and self-development and is creating a system that explains the step-by-step procedure to lead a life full of passion and meaning.

 

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We hope that enjoy our book recommendations of the best books to read and increase your knowledge.

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Interesting Tips to Make Your Summers More Productive

Summer vacations are the most awaited period of the year. It’s the time when either people get to sit back and relax or plan to travel and pursue their outdoor activities. This year may be a little different.

Nevertheless, there are many ways to make your summers productive while staying at home. Here’s our suggestions to make these summers productive and worth enjoying. Have a look:

Reading

If you aren’t already into this great habit of book reading, this is the best time to develop it. Vacation is the perfect time to add more books to your list. Enhance your knowledge and open up your mind. Reading reduces stress and improves your focus and concentration along with the memory. It is a constant source of entertainment not just for adults but for kids as well. The most fruitful advantage of reading is that it helps you improve your writing skills.

Here are some educational books and kids reading books suggested to keep you busy this summer.

Blossoming Kindness

Book: Blossoming Kindness 
Author: Yasmine Hammad 

Blossoming Kindness is an educative children’s read. The author ask readers whether they have a habit of speaking or thinking unkindly for others or your own self? If yes, then let grandpa Hadid teach you the real meaning of kindness and tolerance. Learn the art of using your heart, thoughts, and hands to make this world a better place.

 

Munir the Millionaire

Book: Munir the Millionaire 
Author: Zainab Ali Albahrani 

Story of an intelligent kid, Munir with an ability of keen observation. He keeps himself updated with the surrounding events and wants to have an ample amount of money when he grows up. Follow his journey as he makes plans to achieve his goals.

 

Engineering Project Management Highlighted from Design to Execution

Book: Engineering Project Management Highlighted from Design to Execution 
Author: Eng. Abdullah Theeb Qandil 

Ever fascinated by the engineering works going around in your surroundings? This book will guide you through all the steps and processes involved in planning any engineering-related work and the dangers and obstacles faced at each stage.

 

Linguistic Planning and Policies in the Baltic States: Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia

Book: Linguistic Planning and Policies in the Baltic States: Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia 
Author: Prof. Dr. Mohammed Ahmed Tajjo 

This book answers many questions and sub-questions related to the linguistic planning experience and policies in the Baltic states and the evolution of these experiences over the period of time.

 

Fifty Tips For a Happy and Balanced Married Life

Book: Fifty Tips For a Happy and Balanced Married Life 
Author: Dr. Mohammed Allam 

To avoid problems in your married life, it is very important to know where these problems are coming from. Many problems can be avoided if the root cause is known. This book lists down all the hurdles and topics that hinder the happiness of a married life. Read this book to know the secrets of a happy married life.

 

Writing

Writing allows you to pen down all your dreams and fantasies. Writing novels, short stories, or small journals help you release stress and increases the horizon of your imagination. Writing is not as simple as it might seem. Here are some tips for all beginners.

You cannot edit a blank page so start writing. No matter how bad you write the first time but do not stop, eventually you will improve. Make sure there are no distractions around you while you are writing. Make use of the internet and your imagination. Always get a feedback for your betterment. Lastly, read a lot. The more you read, the more easily words flow while writing.

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We hope that you and your children enjoy our suggestion of the best books to read during summers and all the writing tips to make your summer productive.

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Our Top Fantasy Books For All Fantasy Lovers

For so many of us, fantasy novels are a quintessential summer read. The budding romance, intrigue, and adventure sweep the readers away from the existential drudgery of routine life. Keep yourself guessing and engaged with fascinating plots and beautiful characters. Many young readers are hooked on the genre as fantasy books provide an escape into a whole new world of imagination.

With the ongoing pandemic, there is nothing like picking up a good fantasy read tocheck out for a while. We have scoured the depths of our amazing fantasy books that are worth your time. Our must-read fantasy books feature everything you need to add a bit of magic to your life.

Some of our best fantasy books are listed below:

Legacy of Foggy Village

Book: Legacy of Foggy Village 
Author: Mezoon Alnaqbi 

Legacy of Foggy Village is a story of true friendship and a strong bond between two young men. Akihiro, who is reckless, wants the purple card so that he can be the strongest man of his village. Becoming the strongest man is hard as he faces many problems and challenges during this journey. Sometimes, he has problems with his friendships, loyalty of the people around him and many trust issues. On the other hand, Hiroushi always wanted a brother and he finds one in Akihiro.

 

Inversion

Book: Inversion 
Author: Arwa Altaib 

The story of this book revolves around life and death. How are we living our lives in this world and how should we live our life for the better

In the author’s perspective, we try to find peace on the battlefield and integrity in the lands of corruption. Instead of living a joyful life, we spendour lives in pain, whereas, our actual life starts after death. Then why are we so scared of death?

 

Life

Book: Life 
Author: Khalid 

Life revolves around how humans are constantly searching for safe harbours. In this journey, sometimes the protagonists feel that they have lost the harbour and sometimes it feels like they are on the journey of boredom. During this journey, we meet many characters but we never figure out who the characters are and what are we looking for between fantasies and dreams.

 

Tales from Al Baha

Book: Tales from Al Baha 
Author: Mohammad Ahmed Al-Ghamdi 

This book is all about the tales from the cities of Saudi Arabia, named Ghamed and Zahran. It is based on true events that happened more than 40 years ago in a small village located in the south of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The author fantasizes the story in the novel so that it attracts many readers to read about history.

 

Searching Adventures

Book: Searching Adventures 
Author: Mezoon Alnaqbi 

Searching Adventures is full of mystery and suspense. You never know what’s going to happen next. The story is about an adventure that is waiting for Kyle who is being taken away by an unknown person to the Renion Island. After this incident, Kyle’s life completely changes.

 

We hope our fantasy books will help you in building your reading habits and you will enjoy reading them.

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Top Inspirational Books for Women to Read in Summer 2020

Women may have a lot to say and write from their wonderful experiences at home, at professional workplaces, as mothers, wives and daughters. At the same time, every experience is a learning for them and the ones they deal with. One of the many ways to learn from others’ experiences is by purchasing a good book to read with an inspirational theme. Are you looking for suggestions about what book to read or which genre to select? We have a collection of amazing books to read for women answering all these questions.

“A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.”
-Diane Mariechild

Recommended Books to Read for Women:

homes

Book: Homes 
Author: Dr. Nuha Talal Ibrahim Zelai
 

Homes is a story that relates to real houses and homes around us from people of different backgrounds. Where people are living their lives with the same routine. The story narrates a girl who is ordinary-looking and fairly normal life. It’s not about her marriage rather it expresses her sorrows through which every Arabic woman goes through in real life.

 

 

Amina Defies Difficulties

Book: Amina Defies Difficulties
Author: Amna Faisal Husain Alshamsi

This is a story based on real events explaining the experience of a person who can only use four of his senses. The author wants to encourage people who are unprivileged and can use only a few of their senses. If an individual isn’t gifted with all the senses, then one may focus on other senses and make them strong. It is all about continuous improvement and betterment.

 

 

Freedom of Choice

Book: Freedom of Choice 
Author: Amena AlBasher

Freedom of Choice relates to an incident that changed the author’s life when she comes back home and finds her mother in fear. Upon asking, the author finds out that an official report is lodged against her by a co-worker who always wants to be the best. This is the moment that changes everything. She always wanted to leave this job as she isn’t satisfied with her job. Is this the moment for her to leave the job?

 

 

Nothing and Everything All at Once

Book: Nothing and Everything All at Once 
Author: Sabrina Marie

Nothing and Everything All at Once is a story reflecting true events happened through the authors life. She explains the experience of sexual assault and how she recovers from it. This inspirational read is all about women empowerment and how women should face the world and become the best version of themselves.

 

 

Grandmother Fran’s ACCIDENTAL ARSONIST

Book: Grandmother Fran’s ACCIDENTAL ARSONIST 
Author: Carol Moxham Boot

This book has themes of crime. The full name of Grandmother Fran is Frances Plum. She is a native of an old farm community in Niagara County, New York. There are three main roles in this story and some side roles as well. Each character is connecting dots that will lead to the climax of the story.

 

 

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Impact of COVID-19 on Authors, Publishers and Book Readers

In recent times, the drastic growth of COVID-19 pandemic has its immediate, emotional and psychological impact on every individual worldwide. To everyone’s surprise, despite all the technological advancement and access, people are still facing a communication dilemma. This situation has now been deep-rooted among readers and writers in the publishing sector. The impact of COVID-19 on publishing industry is making it evolve and adapt digital means to operate.

For some, this period is expected to bring a monetary dropout, loss of expenses and lack of accessible resources. From the look of events, it seems that the small-scale book industries, independent bookstores and small publishing agencies may get adversely affected during these times.

This pandemic has affected published authors, book readers, publishers and distributors globally. Let’s take a look at some of its effects on those related to the publishing industry:

Big Revolutions in the Electronic Business

As we all believe that the present situation along with all its worries, has brought some untraceable revolutions in our lives. One of these is that avid readers and book enthusiasts are spending most of their time of self-isolation with digital reads including eBooks and audiobooks. With this sudden boom of interest in book reading, authors and publishers are now digitalizing the published content to catch maximum eyes and views.

Enhanced Personal Productivity

It wouldn’t be wrong to say that the crossword of uncertainties has certainly brought an innovative and surprising realization of reading to even those who never preferred to read. This is because book reading is one of the easiest solutions to kill most of the time with productivity and awareness during this lockdown phase, spread almost in every part of the world. Some may consider book reading as a perfect way to procrastinate and to get away with most of their day.

Economic Decline

The economic recession has its repercussions in the purchase of books since publishers have been knocked out from east to west by shutdowns. Many public book fairs and exhibitions have been cancelled or postponed, resulting in some issues for trusted publishing houses and distributors.

Rise in Online Sales

The bombardment of eBooks on the internet has managed to increase the sales as well as brighten up the future business prospects for online dealers in the book publishing and purchasing sectors. Similarly, famous writers and readers have come to know the importance of online written content as well.

Doors of Opportunity

Various online platforms are developed where there are handy audiobooks and ebooks with easy fonts to facilitate all. Hence, turning this business into a new hub of possibilities for all aspiring authors.

Increased Social Media Presence

With the increase of social distancing and staying indoors, business and individuals have started focusing on their presence on social media. This has also urged authors and readers to interact with each other as a lot of book signings, book readingsand other similar events have been called off. Live online sessions, online question and answer discussions and other methods have helped literature lovers to stay connected with their favourite authors.

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How to Stay Positive During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Ever since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic, the whole of humanity is in doom and gloom. With countries under lockdown, masses facing changes in their lifestyles, businesses struggling financially and negative news from the health sector escalating globally, it has become arduous for optimists to stay positive. In these trying times, only a positive attitude can keep stressful and worrisome thoughts away.

At times like these, aberrant thoughts overwhelm the mind, however, a little effort can act as a vital cog in the wheel of a prosperous life. Therefore, we are presenting a few tips that will help you stay optimistic during the Coronavirus pandemic.

  • Confine Your News Intake

While staying informed is vital, keeping a balance in your news intake is equally necessary. Do not overwhelm yourself with nerve-racking news. Remember that every post you see on social media especially, is not necessarily true. Therefore, stick yourself to authentic sources only. Instead of listening to the news the whole day, try limiting your time for the news intake.

  • Practice Gratitude

While you stay home safe and sound, keep reminding yourself of those suffering from the disease. Think of all the blessings you have and be grateful. Remember, you are not alone. The whole world is suffering. Therefore, be patient, stay home, keep safe, practice gratitude, help those in need and together we will weather this storm.

  • Meditate Regularly

Known as the exercise of the mind, meditation is a great way to calm your nerves. While you practice social distancing, follow a morning meditation routine. Breathe in all the positivity and exhale all the negativity within. It will not only keep you fresh but will also help you fight negative thoughts by releasing the endorphins which stabilize the mood and increase the feelings of well-being.

  • Revive Your Relationship with God

The belief that the Holy Master is having a keen eye on you and will not leave you alone in times of hardships itself alleviates the suffocation of difficult times. While you stay at home, work on your relationship with God. Spend some time worshipping and talking to Him daily.

Oh My God!

Book: Oh My God!
Author: Wad Hangol

Our beautiful book Oh My God! by Wad Hangol would turn you into a paragon of optimists. The book has a beautiful message of hope in it for its readers. The book is a collection of short stories that inspire readers to stay positive by attaining God’s satisfaction.

 

 

 

  • Write Your Heart Out

Writing is a creative outlet to express your concealed thoughts and feelings. They say writing heals your soul; therefore, we suggest you pour your heart out and give writing a shot. Talented budding-writers are already flourishing during social-distancing. Begin writing whatever you like, a story you long made up in your mind, versify your thoughts or store your life journey in the form of words. You will observe a positive change within you. Learn how to become an author by clicking here.

Once you end your story, share it with others to inspire them. You can send it to us at ‘submissions@austinmacauley.ae‘ to get it published. The sense of achievement will strengthen and empower you. You can also visit our submissions page for further details.

  • Invest Time on Your Hobbies

Hobbies are a great way to keep yourself busy and deviate wandering thoughts. While you stay at home with limited activities to do, find yourself a hobby that would not only be a good spare time activity but will also be therapeutic. Set a workout routine, try out your cooking skills or spend time with plants as they nurture optimism. Bring life into the hobbies you had long kept quiescent due to the busy routine. Also, practice recalling positive thoughts throughout the day.

  • Read as Many Books as You Can!

Research says reading alleviates stress up to 68%. We suggest you read books about positivity and inspirations. The following three books available at 30% off are a must-read for you.

Happiness: Get It, Keep It, Oh…And Enjoy It!

Book: Happiness: Get It, Keep It, Oh…And Enjoy It!
Author: Dr Louise Lambert

Happiness: Get It, Keep It, Oh…And Enjoy It! by Dr Louise Lambert is a guide to achieve long-lasting happiness through pragmatic strategies such as gratitude letter, self-compassion and giving and taking a social media retreat.

 

 

 

Understand, and You Will Be Happy

Book: Understand, and You Will Be Happy
Author: Azzah Bayoumi

Understand, and You Will Be Happy by Azzah Bayoumi is another inspiring read to live a happy life. The book guides the readers to understand life, choose the right paths and value time.

 

 

 

Overpower Your Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Book: Overpower Your Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Author: Hanan Al-bastaki

Hanan Al-bastaki’s Overpower Your Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is an inspirational guide to deal with negativity using a set of exercises that will help readers diminish negative feelings and thoughts.

 

 

 

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Our Top Boredom Busters for Kids During Social Distancing

In the past few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has gripped the entire world and made us bound to practice social distancing. It has also restricted kids from their routine outdoor activities. At the same time, social distancing has given an opportunity to parents and children to come closer and spend quality time together. This is an ideal time for parents to instil some good habits in their kids for which they did not get much time previously. One of these habits is book reading.

Parents must develop the habit of book reading among children at a young age as it improves creativity and knowledge, brings new ideas to young minds and also enhances vocabulary and language skills. Books are also a great way to keep children busy, especially during a time when going out is not a viable option. Considering all this, an issue which may be faced by some parents is making the right choice of books for their younger ones.

To recreate the magic of storytime with kids at home and make it easier for all parents to select the right book for their kids, we have selected our top children books for you.

Here are these five fantastic reads for all the little bibliophiles out there:

Munir the Millionaire

Book: Munir the Millionaire 
Author: Zainab Ali Albahrani 

This interesting children story revolves around ‘Munir’ who is an intelligent and observant kid. His keen observance makes his mind wonder about different ideas of earning money. What will he do to fulfil his lifelong goal?

 

 

 

Blossoming Kindness

Book: Blossoming Kindness 
Author: Yasmine Hammad 

Grandpa ‘Hadid’ will take you through his one-week venture with his four grandkids and develop in them the real meaning of kindness, tolerance and compassion. In this beautifully written story, Yasmine Hammad teaches us how we can blossom into a kinder and conscious version of ourselves.

 

 

 

Diversity

Book: Diversity 
Author:  Maryam Saqer Al Qassimi 

The author, Mariam is the winner of Sharjah’s Children Book Award in 2018. She highlights and celebrates the value of diversity in this book. Diversity focuses on the importance of cooperation, tolerance and teamwork. This story is a narration that will captivate young minds with attractive and inspiring illustrations.

 

 

 

The Strange Ring

Book: The Strange Ring 
Author: Ahlam Yahya Jhaaf 

The Strange Ring is an engaging story inspired from a folktale about a strange magical ring called The Great Name’s Ring. Three friends choose to experience an undertaking in the wake of finding the ring in an old box. They decide to go across the Arab countries. The mystery remains as what all these countries have to offer them.

 

 

 

At Grandmother Hissa’s House

Book: At Grandmother Hissa’s House 
Author: Abdulrahman Mohammed Almahimeed 

First of his books in kid’s genre, At Grandmother Hissa’s House is a melodious metaphorical venture for your kids to dream with their eyes open. It is a beautifully written story book for kids by the Saudi author.

 

 

 

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Self-Isolation: 5 Productive Things to do during Social Distancing at Home

With the world practicing self-isolation and social distancing during this unprecedented time to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus, everyone is looking for ways to stay entertained at home. It might be difficult for many of us to wrap our heads around the notion of staying at home for an extended period. So far, if your life revolves around binge-watching on Netflix and you are getting weary of this routine, it’s time to try a new approach.

Take this time of self-isolation as an opportunity to catch up on all the hobbies and activities that you keep postponing due to your busy schedules. We will provide you with a nifty guide that you can undertake to make the most of your downtime.

Focus on Your Mental Health

Being separated from our family, friends, and colleagues might take a toll on our mental health and trigger feelings of anxiety, loneliness and depression. While taking all the measures to protect our physical health amid COVID-19 pandemic, it is essential to do little things for yourself that reflects positively on your state of happiness and gratification.

Our book, Happiness: Get It, Keep It, Oh…And Enjoy It! by Dr. Louise Lambert provides actionable strategies that can be adapted by readers to live a meaningful and happy life. The book incorporates what science has to say on the subject and how you can successfully achieve a better version of yourself. Grab this fascinating read here.

Pick up a Lengthy Novel

Research shows that book reading for only six minutes can reduce your blood pressure and relax your muscles. It gives you a nice opportunity to enter into the world of storytelling, far from reality and stimulates your imagination.

One of our finest novels, Black Swan Saga by Rod Giblett is a perfect read that will take you to places you could only dream of. The story revolves around the legend of Saint George and the Dragons. When the princess finds out about the twisted version of the events, spread by an evil lord, she attempts to let the truth prevail that ultimately leads to a battle. The author has made a conscious effort to highlight the issues of global warming and climate change in the book. Get a copy of this amazing read here.

Spend Quality Time With Your Kids

Staying at home with limited exposure and activity can put a huge strain on a child’s mental health. So, parents need to ensure that their kids take precedence over work and house chores, by spending time with them to nurture their developmental needs. This takes us to the most fun and productive time in a child’s life, that is, the bedtime story.

Our delightful children’s book, The Strange Ring by Ahlam Yahya Jhaaf will take readers on an adventurous journey of three friends who find a magical ring that grants the desires. They wished for a trip across the Arab countries. To know more about the story, get a copy here.

Reconnect With God

It’s never too late to build your relationship with Allah and submit your will to His guidance. Spend time talking to God and hand your anxieties over to Him. It’s purely therapeutic!

The Knowledge and the Concepts of Creation Between Heritage and Modernity by Abdulrahman Omar Faheel Elbum is a thought-provoking read that contemplates the evolution of Islamic heritage in light of different publications. It argues about the issues of creation of the universe and human beings from these books and compares them with the interpretations of the Holy Quran. Get a copy of this remarkable book here.

Call on to Your Inner Writer

All of us have a writer or a poet inside us that is waiting to be unleashed. It is just the right time to flex your creative muscles. Dabble onto whatever your creative writing interests are, by dedicating some extra time to read a biography that motivates and inspires you to improve yourself.

Listen to Me is an incredible biography of Jawaher Mohammed Alnoami. The book provides a much-needed dose of motivation to the readers. It talks about overcoming the adversities of life and not to give up under any circumstances. Get a copy here.

We hope that you find our self-isolation advice useful and will grab onto some of our best books to read at 30% off, to keep yourself busy. If you are an aspiring author, you can visit our submissions page on our website for all the details related to submitting your manuscript.

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