Kaz Cooke’s new e- books boo
THERE aren’t many female issues Kaz Cooke hasn’t dealt with. From bosoms, feral periods, having better sex, getting out of a dud relationship to dealing with mental health problems, eating disorders and decisions about pregnancy in her own humorous way – Cooke has become a go- to for Aussie women and girls.
No matter the issue, the writer/ broadcaster/ cartoonist has a knack for talking about it in an entertaining way, always offering sensible advice and backing it with experts and meticulous research.
Now seven of her most popular topics, from her four bestselling books Women’s
Stuff, Girl Stuff, Up The Duff and Kidwrangling, are stepping into the world of cyberspace, after being made into an e- book collection.
Designed in handy mini sizes on single- theme issues such as breast health, menopause and sex with the lot, they are available in e- book form.
“I hope that we release more, but these are the ones that you don’t necessarily want to go into the bookshop and go, ‘ I’m pregnant and I don’t want really to be’ or ‘ I’ve got a breast lump and I don’t know what to do’.” she says.
“These are the things that are really made for single- issue downloads so you can privately read them on your phone or your device and you can recommend them to friends.”
Because women can be such great talkers and will share their stories, Cooke wants to make sure women have the correct information to share.
And with so much false and confusing information ( let alone all the pornographic content) on the net, Cooke wants women to know her books are trustworthy sources.
She very readily links the reader to the correct website for extra information – such as emergency hotlines and counselling websites and phone numbers.
“If the best website is from an American University then I will include it,” she says.
Cooke credits her publisher Penguin for putting in the time and researching the issues properly.
With all her success over the years, which started when she became pregnant and wrote Up The Duff, up to the latest e- book venture, Cooke really just wants to help women who need some good answers.
As a free service to women, Penguin
has made free the e- book version of Escaping Control & Abuse: How to Get Out of a Bad Relationship & Recover From Assault.
Anywhere that sells an e- book, people can download it for free.
“I really proud about that,” Cooke said.