Explore extracts from both print and electronic publications written by John Mason and staff of ACS Distance Education, sine the 1980's. 
These include work published by a wide range of different publishers, as well as work published by ACS Distance Education Publishing.
Our own publishing house has been actively publishing ebooks since 2011; all of which are available to purchase on this web site.

Aquaponics is the ultimate system for home food production.

In a small space, you can grow both vegetables, fruit, herbs and edible fish.

It can be as simple or complex, and as small or large as you want


One of the most important and earliest decisions to make when writing any type of story is "what point of view" to speak from.

When we talk about point of view (POV) in a novel, we’re usually referring to narration and perspective. The difference between first, second, and third person narration, with a note on the difference between third person limited and third person omniscient narration.

The following is advice extrapolated from one of our books - How to Write a Novel"

To see more about the book, or purchase a copy online, click here


Growing Corn

By ACS Bookshop on January 18, 2018 in Agriculture | comments

Corn is one of those plants most of us know, and eat in one form or  another. It is often grown in a home garden, but more importantly it is a major, significantly important crop. Farming grain crops like corn, or other broad acre crops like cotton or sunflower (grown for oil), is  part of a sector of agriculture called "agronomy".

We have developed both courses and ebooks that can help you learn more about agronomy, if that is your area of interest. If so, just ask for advice and we can help.


How Fruit Develops

By ACS Bookshop on December 20, 2017 in Horticulture / Gardening | comments
By understanding how fruit trees develop, grow and produce fruit, we can better understand how to treat them to produce and maintain healthier trees, and ultimately optimise the crops we are trying to grow.


Ungulates are mammals which have hooves or structures like hooves on their toes. They include most of our farm animals: horses, cattles, sheep, goats, pigs and others, as well as many very important wild animals.