Home to the best Indies for fans of books.

Here you’ll find the hidden gems; the best of the under-rated. Curiously good books that get missed all too often.


  • BOOKSTORE – you love books and you love supporting grassroots authors! So do we! With the rise of self-publishing, quality can be a gamble. Books curated on our site are vetted for quality. You’ll be directed to author’s own sales channels to purchase.
  • RECOMMENDATIONS – Rate your favourite Self and Indie published authors and share with friends. Please subscribe to our newsletter and or follow the Hawkeye Books facebook page.
  • NEWSLETTER BLASTS – Short newsletters on books, competitions, offers.
  • HELP AUTHORS EAT – supporting talented authors. Art and culture is the cornerstone of a community. Your support means the world!


Is I.T. doing your head in? Professional author presence from $60/yr available here.

  • PUBLIC RELATIONS – interesting written and digital news and social media about you and your books.
  • SEARCH ENGINE OPTIMISATION – our site has SEO specific software and administrators trained in SEO Optimisation. You will notice that more people can find you and your books.
  • VETTED BY HAWKEYE – Your book publicly vouched for as a quality read in the self-published space. You can use this across all your sales channels.
  • QUALITY ASSURED BOOKSTORE – Reader directed to your own sales channels. We don’t take a commission on sales.
  • ANNUAL SYDNEY HAMMOND SHORT STORY MEMORIAL AWARD – 1,000 word limit. Theme connected to topical social issues of the year. 2019 – Stories that celebrate and cultivate togetherness in diversity.
  • ANNUAL HAWKEYE PUBLISHING MANUSCRIPT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM – 40,000 – 80,000 word book. Winner awarded suite of editing, production, digital distribution and marketings services to self publish.
  • EDITING, PRODUCTION, DISTRIBUTION FOR SELF PUBLISHERS – we help self-published authors spend their money wisely, and produce superior quality books. Books have a low margin of return and many first-time authors pay too much for the wrong thing, and not enough for the right. Free initial production advice over phone, email or WhatsApp.



  • Topical releases, features and interviews – ready for print if required.
  • Access to quality imagery.
  • Quick response to queries.