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Welcome to Crux Publishing

Crux Publishing is a boutique digital publisher that produces, distributes and markets a curated selection of high-quality, non-fiction (and, very occasionally, fiction) titles. Our key expertise is working with individual authors to create and execute a unique marketing plan that drives sales.

We believe that a digital-first approach to publishing (i.e. publishing ebooks) is the future for new and emerging authors, with printed copies offered on-demand or as special editions. Eliminating many of the traditional publishing costs such as printing, storage, distribution and retail allows us to offer industry-beating royalties of up to 50% of net sales revenue.

We not only offer authors a platform to showcase their talents but also allow them to reach a growing market of readers who like to read books on their ebook reading devices such as Kindles, iPads, Kobo eReaders and Nooks. We operate an open-submissions policy to encourage new authors and also digitally republish backlist titles for existing authors.


Why Crux?

Traditional publishers are interested in physical books that appeal to the mass market and can safely be sold in high volume through chain stores and supermarkets in order to drive down the unit cost. This narrow approach means that many excellent books are never published or become out of print when publishers turn their attention to new ideas.

Crux Publishing has a "digital-first" approach to publishing and marketing. We believe that this makes more books more widely available to readers and that it rewards authors more fairly for their writing. We also offer paperback editions that are sold through Amazon.

We provide a comprehensive service that includes all aspects of book production and distribution, saving you valuable time and upfront costs. We also have many years of international marketing experience.

We think we are pretty good, but don't take our word for it; listen to what our authors have to say...

"As a first-time author, working with Crux was just what I needed. No detail is too small for them and they understand the writer's process intimately. Being enthusiastically and patiently guided through every stage, from first draft to publication, was an absolute godsend."

David Price , author of 'OPEN: How we'll work, live and learn in the future'

"Every author believes their book is complete when they submit it for publication. Yet every publisher is not the same in the way they review, accept or reject applications. What is most impressive and gratifying about Crux Publishing is the integrity and helpfulness with which they responded, particularly their willingness to negotiate with a productive dialogue. Their suggestions and positive criticisms unquestionably improved the quality of my efforts for which I am most grateful."

Tasos Yacalis, author of 'The Life of Sosat Silacay'

"Crux understands 21st century publishing. This is a company that will work with you and support you; it offers a partnership that comes armed with considerable connections to new media. They take the time to know your work, and instead of the usual scattershot approach to marketing, they offer a tailored plan for each book. By comparison the big publishing houses feel very flat-footed. I feel empowered as an author; Crux has made me excited about the potential of writing again."

Lars Brownworth, author of 'The Normans'

"I have been very happy with Crux. As an author, you have a very personable relationship with them, they are efficient but flexible and open to input from the author while knowing their business at the book end."

Cathy O'Dowd, author of 'Just for the love of it'

"I have found Crux Publishing very easy to work with. The whole process of editing and fine-tuning my book for publication was smooth and very cooperative. Crux gave lots of great input and I was consulted at every step along the way. It has been, and continues to be a pleasure working with Crux and I recommend them to any authors who are looking for an on-going collaborative working relationship on the path to publishing their manuscript."

Ron Garner, author of 'The Disease-Free Revolution'

"I have found a mentor who has steered me through the dark waters, is always available at the end of a phone call, text or email, and who answers my many questions, however dull they may be, at the drop of a hat. My book has appeared in the market place with bewildering speed, in the highest quality, with every step, from cover design to synopsis, discussed with and by a publisher who is personable and enthusiastic, and, being an author himself, has made me feel instantly at home."

Anthony Cleary, author of 'Nobody Comes'

"I was delighted with the service we received from Crux Publishing. They went out of their way to explain the ins and outs of ebook publishing to us. Christopher gave us a super personal service that resulted in a fantastic book both for Kindle and for iPad. Crux also managed to do a great job promoting the book. I could not recommend them highly enough."

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