Hello – and welcome to our store.

When you buy from Publisher.co.za you support South African authors and small-scale publishers …

That’s right. Although we do stock popular titles by major South African publishers, we are one of the few online stores that also provide a robust sales platform for authors and companies publishing independently.

Why is this so important?

Because it is extremely difficult and costly for indie authors and small-scale publishers to sell their books through mainstream channels due to high distribution costs. They also miss out on the economies of scale that typically accompany the traditional publishing model, and very often cannot cover their publishing costs when selling through these channels. So, without platforms such as Publisher.co.za, many of the titles featured in this store would struggle to find their way into your hands.

Did you know that authors/publishers make only 25% of the retail price when selling through bricks-and-mortar bookstores compared to the 70% they make when selling through Publisher.co.za?

Our passion is to put the power back into the hands of the indie author and smaller publisher, and your purchase through this store helps us do just that.

Customer support

If you struggle at all to purchase or pay for anything from us, please drop us a line or give us a call. We may not be big or sophisticated, but one thing we CAN promise you is that your business is very important to us and the authors/publishers we represent, so we will do everything we can to address your query as quickly and professionally as possible. We also welcome feedback on how we can improve your shopping experience.