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Colour to Life - Chiildrens Book
HOT OFF THE PRESS! Colour to Life is a colouring and drawing book for adults and children of all ages.

See the latest creative competition results here...



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October 2015

How do new authors retain 100% copyright?

We often get requests from people who have already signed up or used a vanity / subsidy publisher and that means there's not much we can do to help them. Click here for a great article on Book Designer, exposing some hidden truths.

What makes us different?

Hardshell Publishing are independent and we assist authors to successfully navigate the self-publishing process.

This means you, the Author:

  • Stay in control of your project;
  • Retain 100% of the copyright to your work;
  • Make 100% of the profit on book sales; and
  • Your books are published in your own name (or business name).

That's the biggest difference between what we do (independent) compared to a vanity publisher.

If you find a company who wants to publish your book "in their name", it means you relinquish some or all of your rights. This can cause issues for many self-publishing authors who end up paying more and getting less.

If you are interested in our services that offer you 100% of the rights to your own work, please don't hesitate to get in touch.


August 2015

eBooks and Amazon Kindle

Hardshell Publishing work with many authors who wish to publish eBooks as well as printed books.

We offer individual packages, combined ebook + printed book packages and all publications can be registration in your own publisher name.

Amazon Kindle is our preferred affiliate eBook seller and is also the biggest player in the eBook market. Please contact us if you would like your book formatted correctly for uploading to Amazon Kindle.


January 2015

Did you know that the name Hardshell Publishing was inspired by the painting 'Turtle Reef Treasure.' Painted by South Australian artist and creative director of Hardshell Publishing Rommie Corso.

The painting is available as high quality prints, greeting cards and postcards from Zazzle!

View the Hardshell Store on Zazzle and create your own low cost art prints and gift cards!


August 2014

T-shirt printing
Create your own t-shirt designs - no minimum order! Click here for more details...



Creative kids add colour to the Hardshell website! See their artwork here...
Very clear from the results that WE ARE ALL creative and imaginative at a young age. The younger ones had no trouble expressing their imagination, whilst many of the older children were more technical in their expressions...


Port Cricketer has Art at Heart...
Well, I made the news this week with my book Colour to Life and a bit of publicity for my local cricket club! I will be at this years Art at the Hart Artists Markets in Port Adelaide with market specials on books and art gifts.. I will be providing free art materials for people wanting to have a go at drawing or kids who are interested in entering a creative competition! Hope to see you there! Read the full story here...

Rommie Corso with Colour to Life - a creative, colouring book for kids

Colour to Life: Children’s Creative/Colouring Books
Author/Illustrator: Rommie Corso
ISBN: 9780980645705
RRP: $12.50
Purchase books online - click here - or contact Hardshell Publishing direct.


Creative Competition Launched!
Open to children aged 12 years or under who are residents of Australia. Must have parent/guardian permission to enter... Please feel free to email the entry form to friends
and family and help us to encourage creativity in kids!
Click here for more details...


What is a Schaffa?
Hardshell Publishing recently assisted Screamdance in producing a unique hard cover book that documents the Schaffas from all over the world!
Visit the Schaffas website to find out more...


Our logo is now officially trademarked!
Did you know it takes more than 9 months to officially register a trademark! A trademark adds 'asset value' to your business and provides protection to your brand or logo.
Click here to find out more about what it means to trademark your logo...


Colour to Life is now on Facebook!
Creative ideas, drawings, competition details and more!! We invite parents to send in your child's colouring and creative pages for display and to share the creativity with others!
Visit our new page and tell us what you think! And please pass this link on to your friends who might be interested in upcoming competitions and more!!


Fine Fruit ~ Grand Opening ~ in Glenelg South Australia!
Congratulations to Fine Fruit who opened their new store in 148 Jetty Road, Glenelg in July 2010. Hardshell Publishing produced the new logo design for the shop, which is a provider and seller of fresh fruit and vegetables and 'fine' food products!


Media Release June 2010
Innovative children’s book launched onto Adelaide market (PDF 60kb)


Colour to Life, children's book is now available! Colour to Life is a creative, colouring and drawing book for children. Children use Colour to Life by colouring in the pictures in the book and also by drawing their own ideas, thoughts and feelings, in response to the phrases, written on every page. Colour to Life can be ordered online. Click here for more details...


Small-town country cook becomes a big success!! The Aussie Dumb A*Se Cookbook is now available via the website www.theaussiedumbarsecookbook.com



Hardshell Publishing provides articles relevant to visual communication, education, creativity and publishing. New articles will be posted every now and again so please check this page for updates!

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