Specialising in educational, motivational, self help and true crime stories 




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Fin Press

Fin Press offers support to authors seeking to publish self-help, educational and informative books. Works that inspire and transform are warmly welcomed.  A soon to be released childrens book series based on memory techniques typify our niche.

Books that educate, inform, encourage and motivate are instrumental in helping us lead progressive fulfilled lives.  Such books can transform our thinking and inspire positive change.

Fin Press also has an interest in publishing true crime stories, ranging from colourful tales of artful dodgers to biographies of notorious and infamous villains of the past and present. Many readers have a particular  interest in why these people commit sins against others, especially when the pain and suffering they cause affects so many. Yet the true story behind  crimes is often never told – partly because it’s not what the legal system or society wants us to hear. 

Understanding what influences and motivates people to commit crimes is what makes such books so important. We need to hear the individual’s real story, not simply judge them according to society’s norms.  In some cases a prison sentence may seem inadequate punishment for years of illegal gains.

However, anecdotal evidence is correct, many criminals suffer far more pyschologically as a result of their own misdeeds than they do in any jail. It’s important to bear in mind that one can never be at peace, if one’s mind is full of regret.

We hope that such stories will not only entertain and thrill readers but also educate them, help them realise that the consequences of illegal behaviour are profound not only for the protagonist but for their family, friends and loved ones. If even one of these books can stop someone from entering the devils playground and committing crimes, then society will be better off as a result.


The Audacious Kidd, volume one of the extraordinary true story of Bertie Kidd, one of Australia’s most colourful characters.

The Notorious Kidd

Volume two of the eagerly awaited Bertie Kidd series was released on the 1st July 21 in Launceston. Due to Covid restrictions the Sydney launch has been delayed until further notice.

Kids and Teen Education

Coming soon is a range of childrens educational books based on mnemonics. This series will give young learners an indispensable array of tools to help them easily recall a wide range of facts, ranging from the chemical elements in the Periodic Table to the names of every country in the world – all thanks to mnemonics.

Outreach Programs

Fin Press is interested in helping the marginalised and unfortunate in a variety of ways including events, educational workshops and camps.  We aim to run one event per month starting in January 2020.  Please monitor this page for updates, and if you are interested in participating, please email the following with your particulars 

Upcoming Events

Fin Press holds regular events ranging from book signings and barbecues to book launches and Q&A’s with popular authors.  Stay in touch by subscribing to our newsletter or by emailing your details through to

Coming soon:

The launch of The Notorious Kidd Volume 2 of the Kidd Trilogy,


The book will be available for purchase and the author will be present to read and sign. There will be an assortment of food and a cash bar available.
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Nearing death, Bertie Kidd, one of Australia’s most infamous criminals, relives his past, telling author Simon Griffin what really happened in some of the country’s most notorious and unsolved crimes. Kidd’s account is an enlightening read of Australia’s underbelly that will change our history

The Notorious Kidd

Simon Griffin

True Crime

Available at all good book stores

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Upcoming Book

The true story of Warren Walter Woodcock promises to be a great read. Warren has had the kind of life many could only dream of. Playing in Australia's golden years of tennis, Warren showed prodigious talent as a young tennis player against such stars as Laver, Rosewall and Hoad. After suffering crippling childhood problems with poor kidneys and Polio he managed to develop into a world class player.

Warren secured coaching positions at arguably two of America's finest tennis clubs at Boca Raton in Florida and New York's Forest Hills, coaching elite stars such as Vitas Gerulaitis and Peter Fleming.  

 Warrens energetic life was a non-stop roller coaster of hilarious encounters, from training and driving pacers to becoming one of Australia's biggest bookmakers. This book will make you laugh, cry and everything in-between. Not since the classic 'A Handful of Summers' by Gordon Forbes has such a fun account of tennis been told.

Coming Soon

The true story of Rafael Luis Cesan otherwise known as El Rafa. This is a gritty tale that follows Rafa from the pinnacle of his career as one of Australia's leading Hip Hop Artists and events host to an area he never believed possible. However, as Rafa is about to embark on the trip of a lifetime his world turns upside down, when he is tapped on the shoulder by customs, just as he's boarding a plane on a first class ticket to Los Angeles.

Rafa was escorted back to a small office to be interrogated by the Federal Police. He was subsequently arrested and whisked off to the bowels of Surry Hills Police Station where his nightmare begins. Finally, he gets to testify and is gutted as the sound of snoring echoes around the court with his judge fast asleep.

This story will make you question our judicial system when an appeal to the Supreme Court was rejected. Protected by his peers the judge was deemed to have fulfilled his duties on the bench. This resulted in a land mark High court decision which was reported worldwide and came to be known as The Sleeping Judge case. 


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