A forward-thinking bookstore that represents indie authors in southern Africa
Welcome to Publisher.co.za, an independent online bookstore operated by Quickfox Publishing. We represent smaller publishers and authors publishing independently. The Publisher.co.za site was launched in 2009 and today stocks more than 250 independently-published titles – the largest store of its kind in South Africa – with a book list that keeps growing.
Authors get more when you buy from this store
We believe in supporting the visionaries in our world – independent authors who have chosen to go the solo route – whilst never forgetting that book buyers are the reason authors continue to write. The store’s focus is therefore on providing an easy and accessible ordering and delivery system for book buyers, with greater financial reward for authors brave enough to go the independent route. When you buy books from this store, 70% of the purchase price goes to the author. By contrast, authors earn only 30–35% of the retail price when you buy their books from a bricks-and-mortar bookstore, like Exclusive Books or Bargain Books. So buying from this store truly empowers the authors who have opted to list their titles here and it helps them more easily recoup their production and publishing costs.
Good old-fashioned customer service
While our store may live on the world wide web, we still believe in good old-fashioned customer service. We never want to be an Amazon. We like the idea that if you want to get hold of us, you can. If there is anything you’d like to know about the Publisher.co.za store, feel free to browse our pages or contact our offices directly and speak to a consultant.
We have a small staff complement – we don’t sell hundreds of books a day (yet) so we don’t have big fancy offices – but we are dedicated to providing honest and helpful service, as quickly as possible.
And if you’d like to assist other book buyers (and the authors), please leave a review when you purchase and read a book. Honest feedback is always welcome!
What does Publisher.co.za offer you, the book buyer?
- We currently stock only book products, but will soon be stocking downloadable ebook products, as well as other ‘published’ merchandise, such as CDs, DVDs and even game boards and card sets.
- We offer easy and secure payment options, such as credit card payments, Instant EFT, standard EFT (bank transfer), and direct deposit.
- The option to call or email our offices and place an order manually if you’re not yet comfortable with online shopping.
- The opportunity to support South African authors and indie publishers in the way that helps most – financially.
- Personally-autographed copies of the book, when available, or during special promotions.
- Books and products that are exclusive and generally not easily available elsewhere.
- Reliable product delivery – locally and internationally.
- Personal service backed by staff that care.
Thank you for taking the time to find out more about us. We trust you will enjoy your shopping experience!