A forward-thinking bookstore representing 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 quality titles, with a book list that keeps growing.

Authors get more when you buy from this store

We believe in supporting the visionaries of 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 selling price goes to the author. By contrast, authors earn only 25% of the selling 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 to 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 need 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.

If you enjoyed any of the products on this website and you’d like to do your bit in promoting local writing and publishing (and help other customers make an informed buying decision), we’d be most grateful if you’d leave a review. Honest feedback is always welcome and worth gold to authors! 

What does Publisher.co.za offer you, the book buyer?

  • Books and products that have been crafted with love and care by people who are passionate about what they do.
  • You will soon be able to purchase not just physical books, but a range of downloadable products, such as ebooks, video, audio, apps and games, even courses as these items become available on the store.
  • We offer easy and secure payment options, such as credit card payments, Instant EFTs, standard EFTs (bank transfers), and direct deposits.
  • The option to call or email our offices and place an order manually if you’re not comfortable with online shopping or don’t have easy access to the internet.
  • The opportunity to support South African authors and indie publishers in the way that helps most – financially.
  • Personally-autographed copies of books, when available, or during special promotions.
  • Books and products that are exclusive and generally not available elsewhere.
  • Reliable product delivery – locally and internationally (due to Covid-19, we’re currently shipping to the UK only).
  • 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!