Adelaide Books Publishers

Publisher info

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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Where to find Adelaide Books Publishers online

On Love
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 8,420. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2022 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Poetry » Canadian Poetry
I am a novelist, creating stories out of thin air, yet not thin air, since each story is a part of my life, and a part of me has been aching to create since I first learned the wonder of words and what they could achieve on a sheet of paper.
Disappearing from View
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 40,770. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2022 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
No matter when you live your life, you will experience, amidst ephemeral periods of joy and harmony, that the world is constantly changing, and what you once thought was solid and stable, disappeared from view, sometimes for the better, and other times not.
Watching and Letting It All Go
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 41,890. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2022 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
These fictional stories explore both the process of watching and “letting go,” as well as what that opened up for these characters as they struggled with what they could and could not control in their lives.
Not so Surprise Endings
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 50,460. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2022 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
This is a collection of stories which explore how, why and what happens when certain things end.
The Man Who Came to Rent
Price: $7.97 USD. Words: 77,720. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Sam and Sean are a pair of longtime friends from Montreal, inspired to write their debut novel while working at a couple of video stores in their hometown for nearly a decade. They encountered people from all walks of life, including politicians, professional athletes, musicians, top one-percenters and even an astronaut.
Acts of the Women
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 75,330. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
“Patrick W. Andersen’s thrilling new novel, Acts of the Women, is a celebration of the women of the New Testament. Beautifully written in a humorous tone, the author seamlessly weaves together vivid prose with intelligent but surprising conclusions based on years of biblical studies.
The Whims of War
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 122,550. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Historical » USA
THE WHIMS OF WAR is an historical novel taking place in Philadelphia between 1775 and 1780.
When the Dam Breaks
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 90,410. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
A 1928 disaster and government deceit, past and present, frame the modern conflicts of a city manager in this riveting story of political intrigue.
Only Yesterday
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 71,800. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
ONLY YESTERDAY is a novel about passion, remembrance, and acceptance.
The Ghost of a Lie
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 85,490. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
The Ghost of a Lie is the story of Doctor Joseph Murphy, a recently widowed middle-aged man who has come to the realization that he has lived his life as a lie.
Natchez at Sunset
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 66,240. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
“Terry Engel has written a wondrous novel. It's the profound romance of a man for the land, the grace of place, the sounds and smells and sweat of real people in a real out-of-town world, the not-so-well-to-do exurbs, smart people, sensitive people, thoughtful people, doing their lives justice in a place and a way we don’t read about so much these days.
Christmas Brittle: Seasonal Fiction
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 47,420. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Thirteen short stories and two one-act plays comprise this unusual collection of tales that take issue with the American tradition of “The Christmas Season.”
House Stories
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 43,560. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
"Bob Knox has a unique ability to tap into the zeitgeist of the time, to show us not only who we are, but who we might become." -- Patry Francis, author of The Orphans of Race Point and All the Children Are Home.
The Bank Street Peeper
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 88,080. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
“… the text is full of humour, pathos, bathos and some darker elements. I think this is a splendid piece of work.”—Peter Snell, editor, Vine Leaves Press
Estrellas: Moments of Illumination along El Camino de Santiago
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 62,170. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Meditations
“Despite evidence to the contrary, I do not think of myself as a particularly courageous soul. I am not content to bask in my accomplishments nor do I spend much time tooting my own horn. I wasn’t raised that way.
The Burning People
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 75,100. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Coming of age
The Burning People begins with the ending of Mary-Frances’s life. Mary-Frances, a beloved mother and wife, takes her last breath in Bent Branch Falls in 1973.
Brothers, Fathers, and Other Strangers
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 80,990. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
BROTHERS, FATHERS, AND OTHER STRANGERS includes stories about family dysfunction in a not-so-blended family, work, Adolf Hitler’s imagined alternative lives and possible reincarnation, the spirit of Kurt Cobain, an green angel giving an aging alcoholic man a second chance at redemption, men struggling to find some meaning in their lives, and more.
140 Miles of Life: A Remarkable Journey to Self-Acceptance & Love
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 99,030. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
“I inhaled every word of this courageous, thoughtful, and incredibly honest book. A must read for everyone looking for the path to liberation and freedom to BE.” -- Zainab Salbi. Women's rights activist, writer, and public speaker. Founder of Women for Women International, Champion for Women Survivors and Inspirational Global Journalist.
Roger's Thought-Particles
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 61,450. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » General
“Piatigorsky not only grasps the language of science, he presents a compelling look inside the mind, leaving readers to ponder whether thoughts are our own or transferred from one another by simply being in the same room.” --Tara Lynn Marta, Author of Look Back to Yesterday and Dreaming Through the Eyes of God
Time and the Tree
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 71,330. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » General
Time and the Tree is a modern fable about the nature of time and the quest for happiness. It's darkly funny, deceptively simple, and a necessary read for testing times.
Bliss: Forever Elusive & Unique
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 67,460. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
BLISS is a delightful journey down many avenues, each of them sparkling with their own particular brand of magic. The stories are not just poignant. They leave you with a warm glow.
Snapshots
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 27,260. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
This collection features 75 diverse short stories arranged by five themes: hope, fantasy, nostalgia, shadow and light. Like snapshots, these stories capture moments and reveal truths we might otherwise miss.
Rainy Day Comrades
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 81,670. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Eddie Punzalan is a gentle and big-hearted but somewhat naïve insurance agent and artist originally from Guam. After three decades, Eddie is reunited with friends from childhood. He lives in Chicago where, even after several years, he feels alone and very much like a failure.
An American Lullaby: And Other Stories
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 61,870. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Dennis Nau lives with his wife, Rita, in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, population 14,000. A life-long Minnesota resident, Dennis grew up in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metropolitan area but has lived in small towns for much of his life. He and his wife have started a number of businesses and almost half of them have been successful.
Mark's Way
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 108,090. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When a man has those he loves the most in life brutally taken from him, how far will he go to extract revenge? How far does a young woman fall before she is able to regain her pride and dignity?
The Commune
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 86,900. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
"... Novelist, former dancer, scholar, and critic Erica Abeel's forthcoming novel The Commune, fictionalizes the internal conflict of 1970 feminists between life with and without dependence on men. - Sheila Weller in The Saturday Evening Post, author of NYT bestseller "Girls Like Us."
The Last Crusade
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 81,870. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
When an undercover CIA operative is killed in a hit and run accident in Bavaria, her daughter, Ashley and husband, Matt, a decorated Desert Storm vet, are distraught -- and suspicious.
My Feats in These Shoes
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 44,840. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
"I found my Feats in These Shoes engaging and poignant with a strong call for us all to continue taking giant steps toward who we want to be and what we want to do." --James Reed, bestselling author and Chairman of REED - Britain's biggest and best-known recruitment brand and the largest family-owned recruitment company in the world.
Francesca
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 81,450. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Religious, Fiction » Literature » Literary
It is 2055, and there’s a new pope. It’s Jessica Simon, an American, a wife and a mother. She’s taken the name Francesca.
S-Bahn 5:32
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 66,370. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
"With the flick of a sentence Ben Rosenthal can open up worlds of comic -- and not so comic -- devastation. S-Bahn 5:32 is a shrewd, dark, funny and sometimes heart-shredding collection." - Sam Lipsyte
Unconscious
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 90,440. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Gerald Arthur Winter’s narratives thrive at the fringe, where the heart of darkness is offered as a delicacy to pique your appetite for more.
Nincompoop
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 111,250. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
“Dark, funny, sharp, intelligent and real-unpretentious, with a big heart and deep soul, Picardi writes from the perspective of the outsider, the out-of-town newcomer to New York, exposing the hypocrisy and mendacity of New York ambition and greed. John Picardi is Dawn Powell’s soulmate.”—Kate Christensen
Truth and Fantasy
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 56,300. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Essays
"In Truth and Fantasy: Essays, Joram Piatigorsky provides widespread insights on numerous topics, always with a nod to imagination...These well-written, concise essays weave together his thoughts on complementary themes from his extraordinary creative life." -Stephen S. Lash, Chairman Emeritus: Christie's
Hologlyphs II: Afterlight
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 19,960. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Poetry » American poetry » General
“S.K. Yeatts’ Hologlyphs II: Afterlight is a luminous book of poems that seem to be gathered from the estuary of his senses…It is a book that deserves to be read again and again.” --Robert René Galván, Author of The Shadow of Time
The Day the Sky Broke Open
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 40,540. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
“Throughout this book is the metaphor to archery. Arrows fly; arrows land; arrows miss; arrows hit. The aim isn't merely metaphoric. It's a missed opportunity: a mother to know her son, a father to be the protector... the boy.
The Education of Nicholas Petrovich
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 138,150. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » General
"There's an animal exuberance in Gene Christy's storytelling that makes you want to keep reading, from one trial and adventure to the next, all the way to the end." - Christopher Nye, Chairman of Orion Magazine
No Regrets
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 22,100. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
There's a bizarre funeral, a victrola in a car trunk, and a lot of Irish sass. The novella opens at a funeral for a grumpy old man. The only people there are distant, money-grabbing relatives.
Why Is There Something Rather Than Nothing?
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 18,230. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Poetry » American poetry » General
“Louis Gallo’s poems are always beautifully crafted yet accessible. They are savvy yet heartfelt, ironic but wistfully so.”—Gail Howard, poetry editor, Thema Magazine
Seeing, Believing, and Other Things
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 23,380. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Poetry » American poetry » General
“From the first time Dr. Peter Scheponik’s poetry arrived in my editor’s inbox, it was clear this was standout material in a league with the best I’ve read in all the years I’ve been publishing literary magazines.” —Nadia Giordana, publisher, executive editor, WINK: Writers in the Know magazine
Untethered Balloons
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 10,620. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Poetry » American poetry » General
“Untethered Balloons: Poems is a delightful collection of poetry drawn from the imagination of a life well-lived. Through deep reflection, clever wordsmithing and a sense of nostalgia, the poet offers vivid renderings of his personal experiences that provide insight and evoke a wide range of emotions. Prepare for a colorful journey that will leave you feeling…untethered.”—Maria Taney
Bad Ideas for Living
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 76,820. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » General
Alan is a failing agent at a barely solvent talent agency. He's under investigation for sexual harassment, his flight attendant wife might be sleeping with a small-town crossing guard, and he's tens of thousands of dollars in debt––all from strippers and “tantric massages.” Something's gotta give.
Years Later
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 8,370. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Poetry » American poetry » General
The best feature of Solonche's poetry is its diversity. Everyone who encounters this volume (including the postman who delivers it to you) will find something in it to understand and remember – and a great deal to enjoy.— Tony Beyer
The Lucky Man: An Act of Malice
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 85,980. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
Jack Spencer made a fatal mistake. One that landed him in the Pacific, literally without a paddle. As he struggles to survive the elements that the perilous blue throws at him, Jack comes to terms with the truth. He's guilty.
Stella's Umbrellas
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 20. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Children’s books » Stories in Verse
The only thing bigger than her extraordinary umbrella collection is the secret behind their hidden magic.
Rebirth In Acadi
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 97,050. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » General
REBIRTH IN ACADI is the story of a passing African-American named Louise Dennis who in the late twentieth century, determined to enjoy a prejudice-free life while learning more about the post-Civil War duel in which her illustrious antecedent Dr. Albert Bancroft was killed, moves to the Louisiana river road town where the duel occurred.
A Grey Divorce Support Group: From Pain to Peace
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 46,570. Language: English. Published: May 6, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Biographical
Grey divorce, defined as a divorce for people over fifty years-old, is a big issue right now as the rates of it are climbing. In this novel, the author reveals the main issues and causes of grey divorce through the vehicle of a fictional support group.
The Journey
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 105,910. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Historical » USA
A historical novel THE JOURNEY deals with a family’s migration journey from Germany to Russia and finally to America.
The Other Side of a Tapestry
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 91,270. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Romance » General
The Other Side of a Tapestry tells the story of Teri Addison as she attempts to decode a puzzling letter written in Spanish to her deceased mother from a former family maid.
Hell Hath No Scorn
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 25,970. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
The story follows Ann Noyd, a successful suburban Minnesotan whose life has seemingly never been better.
Healers
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 56,380. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2021 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
“Brooke Reynolds has revealed herself to be a mistress of the art of writing fiction that slices into our deepest, darkest fears with surgical precision and deadly efficiency.” Julia Kavan, Horror Author and Editor for Massacre Magazine.
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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: 79,140. 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: 45,780. 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: 45,120. 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.