Ouroboros

Edit 25th April 2016: Ouroboros is now available on Amazon.

I recently launched my new ebook, “Ouroboros”. Since then, I have been pleasantly surprised by the reaction. I have received positive comments on Twitter from David Didau, Mike Beverley and John Walker. David was also kind enough to write a positive review which you can read here and that includes the following:

“Although I consider myself more than a little familiar with Greg’s thinking, I still found plenty of fresh thought and experienced a couple of ‘A-ha!’ moments as concepts I’ve been mulling over for some time settled neatly into place. The point being, however much you think you know, you’ll probably learn something from this book. And if you’re a new-comer to the Ashman oeuvre then you’re in for a treat. Best of all, it costs less than a fiver!”

It is a short book at around 30,000 words. That just happened to be how it turned out. You can therefore probably read it in one concerted go. It includes my thinking on educational trends and some possible solutions for moving teaching forward.

I made a conscious decision to not publish the book via Amazon. This is a punk project and I wanted to see what I could do myself. I guess this restricts the potential audience but I’m after quality rather than quantity. My research suggested that Amazon take away a lot of control from authors. By publishing my book as a pdf, the reading experience is better; you can print it out or copy and paste from the file. I will review my position on this if there’s enough demand for a Kindle version.

You can purchase the book by clicking the “Add to Cart” button below and checking out via PayPal. It costs $15.00 AUD which, at the time of writing, is just over $11.50 U.S. dollars and just over £8.00 British pounds.

Add to Cart

You will then be redirected to a page where you can download the pdf. You will also get an email with a link to this page. The pdf comes stamped with your email address and transaction ID to discourage unauthorised redistribution. The distributor is a site called e-junkie – ask me about it if you’re interested in doing something similar yourself.

I hope your enjoy the book. Let me know what you think!

I also had a query from a teacher educator about using the book on a course. Feel free to put it on your reading list. However, it’s also probably a good idea have an institutional version that may be distributed through libraries. I have decided to charge $120.00 AUD for this so it makes sense for you if there are more than 12 people at your institution who might read it. If this is of interest then please contact me via the form below:


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11 Comments on “Ouroboros”

  1. […] Read about my ebook, “Ouroboros” here. […]

  2. […] here. I might also take this opportunity to shamelessly plug my new book (which you can buy here) which addresses the issue of expertise and the misconceptions that we have about […]

  3. […] any maths and when they realise this then they are likely to view the subject less favourably. In my new book, I show that the linear idea that you must first motivate students in order to get them to […]

  4. […] my recent book, I discussed ‘ouroboric’ processes in education. I suggested that some relationships that […]

  5. […] I’ve sold over 70 copies so far, even though it is only available through my blog site (here, if you’re interested) and it’s attracted a couple of positive reviews from David Didau […]

  6. […] setting fire to bins on unpoliced concourses. I wrote about my own experiences in a state school in my recent ebook but I didn’t go into the details of the behaviour. Suffice it to say that despite the school […]

  7. […] a bit late to this, but I just wanted to write about how much I enjoyed Ouroboros by Greg Ashman. It’s a very elegantly and sparely written account of Greg’s experiences of teaching in […]

  8. […] You can buy it from the sidebar of this blog or here. […]

  9. […] can still buy a pdf copy here for $15.00 […]

  10. […] Didau and Rose book also looks promising and let’s not forget my own bargain ebook, “Ouroboros“. Sadly, there is plenty of poor, trite writing about education so I suggest looking for […]


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