Frontier Publications

"We have created Frontier Publications for one simple reason – we want to make beautiful travel books and souvenir publications. We are motivated by the idea of producing exquisite publications people will be proud to have in their home."

- David Kirkland


To date, Frontier Publications has published 14 books (refer below) and a stable of photographic souvenir publications on many of the destinations David has photographed. His flagship publications include The Pocket Guide series of Australian tourism regions, a coffee table book on Papua New Guinea and his gift book series of destinations in the South Pacific.

 

 

LATEST PROJECTS 2016:

 

SPECIAL EDITION GIFT BOOK FOR THE PNG PRIME MINISTER'S DEPARTMENT.

We have recently produced a special edition coffee table book on Papua New Guinea for the Prime Minisiter's Department of Papua New Guinea.

The prestige book, which has been customised to be handed out as a gift by the PM's Department, draws on content from the popular souvenir book we produced in 2015. However, it is twice the size of the earlier publication, it contains nearly 100 additional photographs, it includes several production embellishments and the book is delivered in a presentation box with a gold-foil design of The Bird of Paradise on the front (below).

Commercial production of the book is expected to start early in 2017 in anticipation of the APEC conference to be staged in Papua New Guinea in 2018.    

 

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TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY - 100 TOP TIPS.

We are in the final stages of producing a book of 100 top tips for travel photographers which will be illustrated by the best of David's photographs, captured over more than 20 years. The book (below) will be available early 2017.

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SOLOMON ISLANDS SOUVENIR BOOK.

Consideration is being given to producing a hard-cover souvenir book on the Solomon Islands, drawing from the substantial promotional photo library we have created on the destination over the past two years. A decision is likely by the end of the year. If we proceed with the project (cover below), the 150 page publication will be available early in 2017.

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2015: COMMERCIAL SOUVENIR BOOK ON PNG (3,000 COPIES SOLD)

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OCEANIA - THE SERIES (2014).

At the start of 2014, David begun working on his most ambitious publishing project to date - his OCEANIA series of coffee table books, aimed at recording the disappearing traditonal cultures of the South Pacific. It is anticipated this series, which will include some of the finest of his images captured over more than two decades - will be the legacy of his work in the region. The first book in the series - Tribal PNG - a 100 page hard cover book featuring some of his best images from Papua New Guinea is currently available as an order-on-demand publication.

 

Click on the cover below to see a short preview of what the first book the series will look like.

   

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OTHER RELEASES: A Gift from Papua New Guinea (July, 2011. Reprinted 2012).

David has just released his 13th title to date,  A Gift from Papua New Guinea (below), which includes the best of his photographs of the country, captured over the past decade. The 120 page, hard cover souvenir book is conveniently sized to fit in your hand luggage (20cm X 15cm) and it would make an ideal gift for people who have been to PNG or those who are planning to visit. Its recommended retail price is AUD$25.

Frontier Publications is seeking an exclusive, PNG based wholesaler to distribute the book. In the interim, a minimum quantity of 500 copies of the book can be purchased at a wholesale price of AUD$10 each. Interested parties should contact David directly ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ).

A sample of A Gift from Papua New Guinea can be viewed by clicking on the picture below.

If you would like to purchase a single copy of the book on-line, please order through our Australian distributor at http://www.acaciapress.com.au.  

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                                              Click on picture (above) to view book sample

 

 

Reflections of Samoa (Wall Calendar).

 

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The Pocket Guide Series

Each of these four publications contains more than 100 of the best photographs David has captured on the Australian regions and 40 entertaining and informative short stories. Small enough to fit in the glove-box of your car, thousands of copies of these books have already been sold. If you're planning to travel to Australia's Red Centre, the Northern Territory or Western Australia's Kimberley or Pilbara regions, you simply won't find a better introduction.

 

 

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THE POCKET GUIDE TO THE KIMBERLEY
Western Australia

Hard Cover. 17cmX14cm
120 pages, more than 100 photographs, illustrative
maps and 40 short stories.

Soon available in downloadable e-book format

 

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THE POCKET GUIDE TO THE RED CENTRE
Central Australia

Hard Cover. 17cmX14cm
120 pages, more than 100 photographs, illustrative
maps and 40 short stories.

Soon available in downloadable e-book format

 

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THE POCKET GUIDE TO THE TOP END
Northern Territory

Hard Cover. 17cmX14cm
120 pages, more than 100 photographs, illustrative
maps and 40 short stories.

Soon available in downloadable e-book format

 

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THE POCKET GUIDE TO THE PILBARA
Western Australia

Hard Cover. 17cmX14cm
120 pages, more than 100 photographs, illustrative
maps and 40 short stories.

Soon available in downloadable e-book format

Coffee Table Book

David's best selling book on Papua New Guinea contains 150 photographs and 50 short stories build around the two years he spent living in the country. His often humorous insights into the expatriate lifestyle and subjects including tribal fighting, compensation claims and sorcery provide for a fascinating introduction for anyone heading to the country often described as the world's last great frontier.

 

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Soon available in downloadable e-book format

 

The Gift Book Series

This format of souvenir publication has proved to be David's most popular book. Containing more than 100, full colour photographs of the tourism highlights of the destination, these hard cover books are the ideal gift to share with friends and family because they are small, light weight aand fit easily into your luggage. Thousands of copies are sold in each destination annually. 

 

 

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The Souvenir Series

Each of these A4 size, soft cover publications contains more than 100 of the best photographs David has captured of these locations. Thousands of copies of these books have been sold to travellers wanting to share their holiday with family and friends.

 

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To view David's most current projects, visit David's award-winning Blog at www.kirklandphotosblog.com

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