Getting Published

What Bookstorm publishes
We publish a very select range of books for the general reading public in South Africa – books that will have a market in South African bookshops. Our focus is currently on non-fiction books for adult readers.

Through our Rainbird division we provide self-funded publishers with professional publishing services - More about Rainbird Publishing Services.

How to submit a manuscript
Bookstorm currently only publishes non-fiction titles aimed at the South African market. We don’t currently publish any children’s books.
We strongly suggest that you read Basil van Rooyen’s book Get Your Book Published in 30 (Relatively) Easy Steps for general advice on getting published in South Africa. Additional publishing information can be found on the Publishers Association of South Africa website

We do not publish many unsolicited manuscripts, but if you think that your book would suit our publishing list or would like to test your idea with us please send us the following information:

- a synopsis of your manuscript,
- at least 3 sample chapters,
- a description of the target market and,
- a profile of the author

to We will try to get back to you within a month, but can’t make promises in this regard – we are a small team and reading time depends on our general workload.

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