Frequently Asked Questions
I want to carry your books or be an agent or buy direct:
We distribute our own books in South Africa and sell rights at the Frankfurt and London Book Fairs. We do not distribute for anyone that we don’t publish aside from the specific agencies that we represent in South Africa on behalf of the UK and US publishers.
We would like to be distributors for Jonathan Ball Publishers’ titles in a foreign country:
Please contact Jeremy Boraine on +27 (0)21 469 8900 for further information.
I have seen a title that I would like to buy, what is the process?
If you own a bookstore:
If you are a private individual outside of South Africa:
If you are a private individual within South Africa:
Jonathan Ball Publishers supply major book retailers such as Exclusive Books, CNA, Wordsworth in Cape Town, Adams in KwaZulu-Natal and other regional bookshops around the country. If you are interested in a specific title, you can contact your nearest bookstore. If the book is not in stock, the bookstore will then place an order with Jonathan Ball Publishers on your behalf.
I would like to obtain a catalogue:
Please download our current online catalogue here.
Will Jonathan Ball Publishers be the representative for our titles in South Africa?
Please submit your proposal to our Customer Services who will then forward it on to the appropriate decision maker within the company. Please find the address below:
P.O. Box 33977
I would like to interview an author or review a particular title. Whom should I contact?
Please contact our Publicity Department on +27 (0)21 469 8900.
How do I obtain permission rights?
For text excerpt requests, use of photographs, content and publishing rights for reproduction please follow the instructions here.
For rights queries (films, foreign rights) please contact Jeremy Boraine on +27 (0)21 469 8900.
How do I obtain electronic versions of your titles for sight challenged people?
We very often give permission to Tape Aids for the Blind to produce electronic and Braille versions. Please contact Ceri Prenter on +27 (0)21 469 8900 for further information.
How do I write to an author? Can you give me an author's e-mail address?
In order to protect their privacy, Jonathan Ball Publishers cannot provide contact details of our authors. However, we are able to forward your request and either the author or agent will be in contact with you.
Please contact our Publicity Department on +27 (0)21 469 8900 for further information.
How do I submit my CV?
If you are a job-seeker:
Due to high volume, individual members of staff cannot respond to unsolicited enquiries about available positions, including internships. You are encouraged to visit the Publishers’ Association of South Africa’s website, publishsa.co.za, where vacancies are advertised.
If you are a freelancer wanting to add your details to our database: