Adelaide Books Publishers

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ADELAIDE BOOKS is a New York based independent company dedicated to publishing literary fiction and creative nonfiction. It was founded in July 2017 as an imprint of the Adelaide Literary Magazine, with the aim to facilitate publishing of novels, memoirs, and collections of short stories, poems, and essays by contributing authors of our magazine and other qualified writers.

We believe that in doing so, we best fulfill the mission outlined in Adelaide Magazine – “to promote writers we publish, helping both new and emerging, and established authors reaching a wider literary audience.”

Our motto is: We don't publish classics, we make classics.

All titles are published in paperback and eBook format and offered through our distributors for bookstore distribution in the US, and through Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble, and other major retailers for online sale worldwide. Optionally, we do hardcover editions with or without dust-jacket. Additionally, we offer the possibility of translating books into Portuguese and Spanish and publishing short-run paperback editions for distribution in bookstores in Portugal and Spain.

We offer to our authors two unique publishing contract options which guarantee full transparency of the pre-print and post-print publishing process, and generous royalties paid in a timely manner.

We are members of the Independent Book Publishers Association.

Smashwords Interview

What do your fans mean to you?
I still have to get used to idea having fans and followers. On Goodreads, I have 52. It’s not too many. But I know there are some I even don’t know about. A few years ago, I met at the book fair in Serbia two young guys interested in buying my latest book. It turned out they have and read all my books. That was fascinating for me!
What are you working on next?
The third book in the Michael Nicolau Series, “The Diary of the New York Baker.” It is due out in March 2017. It will differ greatly from anything else I’ve written so far. I am very excited about it.
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The Maverick Agenda
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 89,040. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2019 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Life is a journey. Most often than not, one of fun, humor, and laughter. For these two, this statement is about to take on a whole new dimension as they enter the realm of intrinsic encounters and Maverick Agendas.
The Latin Sub: Impure Thoughts, and One Man’s Definition of Mortal Sin
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 72,570. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2019 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
There was a sub that day in freshman Latin class at St. Aloysius High in suburban San Antonio, Texas, so all hell had broken loose.
Lacrimosa
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 61,390. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2019 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Lila has no memory of who she is or how she ended up walking the streets of Manhattan alone in July of 2232. She only knows she is being hunted by day and haunted through the night by dreams of a man she can’t remember apart from when her subconscious self holds him at gunpoint.
A Village Under the Streetlight
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 78,200. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2018 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
This rich, first novel by Thomas Palayoor takes place over the course of several generations, during which the world and the village in the title change cataclysmically. These changes are, however, cumulative.
Fall Tenderly
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 10,160. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2018 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » American poetry
"Amidst the soft and muted light, they glowed like burning embers, dancing in the wind around the tombstones, as I recall; it was an autumn rainbow of red and orange and gold to be remembered."
Certainty of One
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 27,130. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2018 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Certainty of One is the story of a psychiatrist, a patient, a journey of five friends who, upon venturing to the abyss of the loneliness in their lives, find the unity they share amid the chaos of wastebasket diagnosis, prescription pharmaceuticals and the wondrous paradox of the School Room of life.
As Alone As I Want To Be
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 95,290. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2018 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Essay » Author profile
The memoir is a feminist journey through a life lived deliberately—many lives, actually—as seen via an occasionally sardonic point of view, an eye for irony and humor and a consistent sense of awe.
The New World Order: Missing Link
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 83,490. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2018 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Philosophy » New age philosophy, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Political
MISSING LINK research is reflection on life and socioeconomic relationships in the context of an international conspiracy, unfortunately the result of a close encounter with the “secret” behind secret society.
Light There is to Find
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 57,880. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2018 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Light There is to Find, a literary novel, tells the story of a single week in Sara’s life. It weaves together fictive and non-fictive elements, examining what can occur when the privileged outsider attempts to understand the traumas of another culture while simultaneously trying to dodge the traumas associated with her own personal history.
Fly Fishing the River Styx: Stories With An Angle
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 48,550. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2018 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
“Dokey is a writer who can take common people and ordinary places and make them resonate with meanings that suggest themselves to the reader long after the book is closed.” San Francisco Chronicle
Where There is Breath, There is Life
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 71,310. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2018 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Women's health, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
“Karen and Susan’s story are a testament to the strength, commitment and love that defines their relationship. The “sudden event” of a ruptured brain aneurysm took them on a harrowing journey into hospitals, rehabilitation units, and care facilities. The title defines the journey from the perspective of simply the act of breathing and the hope that life i
Queenie's Place
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 80,700. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2018 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
QUEENIE’S PLACE, set in rural North Carolina in the early seventies, is the story of an unusual sisterhood between a thirty-something white woman from California and a fifty-something black women from the south.
The Speed of Dark
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 67,590. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2018 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Life Sciences / Developmental Biology, Nonfiction » Antiques & Collectibles » Art
The Speed of Dark reveals how the author, his mother the daughter of the French Rothschild banking dynasty and his father a world-renowned cellist, broke the chain of his lineage of art, music and banking to establish an important career in science.
I Heard A Fish Cry
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 54,380. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2018 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
In this collection of lovingly-crafted stories, I Heard a Fish Cry, Carolyn Light Bell portrays animals as witness, alter ego, adversary, and foil to illuminate human fallibility. These satirical, often playful, stories leave us questioning our own intelligence.
The Uprooted and Other Stories
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 117,920. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2018 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
Michael Washburn’s tales about the theme of "uprooted-ness" are reflections of our fractured world. They depict the adventures and trials of people unsure of their place in the world and desperate for a sense of belonging. Here are consistently surprising stories of incomparable power
Two-Hearted Crossing
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 84,610. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2018 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
TWO-HEARTED CROSSING tells the story of a flawed family, struggling to move forward in their suddenly upside-down world. It also tells a story of resilience, of survival, of hope and of love.
Patrimony
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 87,700. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2018 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Historical » General
During the turbulent sixties, the call for Quebec independence created a political and social maelstrom in Canada. PATRIMONY represents the essence of that still-smoldering conflict. Told from the viewpoints of two brothers and a sister, PATRIMONY is about what happens in a country when political ideology resorts to terrorism.
Lotus Blossom Unfurling
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 82,030. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2018 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Following WWII, Japan is broken and in ruins, the people are starving. Nobuko Ito, a Japanese-American trapped in Japan by the war, and temporarily denied the right to return to her home in California, decides to remain in Japan after learning both her parents have died.
Harvest the Wind
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 78,040. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2018 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Virginia Franconi left home at eighteen, like the hounds of hell were nipping at my heels. Now, in her mid-twenties, she returns to the family farm in Idaho. Her sour, belligerent father, once an iron-fisted ruler, is weak and frail, no longer a threat. Marc, Virginia’s brother, runs the farm.
Echoes from a Falling Bridge
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 89,330. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2018 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
In 1939, Nobuko Ito, a young Japanese-American woman, travels from her home in California to Japan, where she is to learn the culture of her ancestors. Tensions grow between the two countries. Soon her country and the country she has grown to love are at war. The next four years are brutal, both for those who go to fight, and those who remain behind.
They A Biblical Tale of Secret Genders
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 72,180. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2018 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
THEY is a groundbreaking work that will prove to be lifesaving for those in the LGBT community and enlightening and liberating to others.
Ten Stories to Manhood: Short Stories
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 25,750. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2018 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
An utterly charming and thoughtful meditation on the transition of a protagonist from youth to adulthood.
A Box of Dreams
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 26,740. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2018 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
A thought-provoking collection of flashes and longer stories: poignant, strange, humorous and humane. A Box of Dreams should be opened by all.
La Verdad según Michael
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 103,330. Language: Spanish. Published: March 17, 2017 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Una novela sobre un hombre adicto al amor. Una historia basada en hechos reales que recorre los treinta y tres años de la vida de Michael Nicolau.
Truth According to Michael
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 104,360. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2016 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A novel about the man addicted to love. Based on the true story, it follows thirty-three years in the life of Michael Nicolau. The story takes us on the long path of Michael’s soul-searching and understanding of circumstances that brought him to become a homeless man living in the Bowery Mission, a New York City shelter.

Books

Adelaide Literary Magazine No.6
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 157,330. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
International independent literary journal publishing fiction, nonfiction, poetry, authors interviews, book reviews, news from the publishing industry, art and photography, in English and Portuguese.
Adelaide Literary Magazine No. 5, Winter 2016
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 79,080. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Essay » Literature
Independent International Quarterly Literary Magazine publishing fiction, nonfiction, poetry, book reviews, and author interviews in English and Portuguese.
Adelaide Literary Magazine No.3, Summer 2016
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 45,760. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Independent International Quarterly Literary Magazine publishing fiction, poetry, nonfiction, book reviews, author interviews, and publishing news in English and Portuguese.
Adelaide Literary Magazine
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 44,970. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » European / General, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Poetry
Adelaide Literary Magazine is an international independent quarterly literary magazine published in English and Portuguese.

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