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

Of Love and War
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 11,790. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General, Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Of Love and War is divided into 4 parts: Fighting, Dying, Remembering, and Living. Each part represents a small chapter to the overall story of the book.
Strange Nights
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 6,690. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General
A collection of rhyming poems and haikus - Samuel believes that poetry has the power to change lives, and so he spends every day trying to write something worthy of that power.
Denny's Arbor Vitae
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 23,010. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General, Poetry » Gay & lesbian
A collection of poems about family, inner perceptions, relationships, and friends. As the author says in the poem:
Three Centuries - Three Poets
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 31,110. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Poetry » Russian & Former Soviet Union, Poetry » Ancient Poetry
Lyn Coffin is perhaps the first professional English-language poet to devote her time and talent to the task of translating Georgian poetry, a poetry which, largely because of the language’s complexity, the extraordinary rhyming virtuosity of its poets and the often complex, half-Oriental, half-Occidental outlook of its culture has been considered one of the most resistant to translation.
Crash and Other Poems
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 16,000. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: 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
Exhale Again
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 4,570. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Poetry » Female authors, Poetry » American poetry » General
Attempting to capture all stages of emotional grief and triumph, Exhale Again centers around the power of love to heal, the will of the mind to persist, and the tenacity of the human spirit to hold onto faith in all circumstances.
The Last Asbestos Town
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 63,140. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » General
An Australian National law has been passed and a group known as the Asbestos Task Force (A.T.F.) is formed by the government to systematically remove all known asbestos from towns, cities, and suburbs.
The Time of Your Life
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 7,890. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General
Professor Emeritus of English at SUNY Orange, J.R. Solonche has been publishing poetry in magazines, journals, and anthologies since the early 70s.
Lower Reaches of the River
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 48,540. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Dorsey spins a tale of exploration out of a vision of reality in which emptiness stands at the center. Like the story’s characters, the reader is called upon to undertake a re-creation of self and to acknowledge natural magic found in our daily experience.
Mother's Ingredients
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 82,510. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Dysfunctional relationships
"This emotionally-charged debut memoir beats with heart and unexpected compassion on every page.” - Paula Priamos
Labors In Vineyards Of Desire
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 87,780. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
“Gibbons is the new Henry Miller, with less overt sex but many times more sensual.” -Tim Gillis, The Portland Phoenix
Until We Are Lost
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 99,710. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Until We Are Lost tells a story of a decaying world ravaged by war through five perspectives at different time periods. Through the combination of their stories, we witness two extremes of human potential: tenderness and care in the face of tragedy and selfish self-preservation. The story is about what it is in life that can turn a man towards either of those extremes.
Secretocracy
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 91,680. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
"The secret is out: Tom Glenn has done it again, using creative, page-turning fiction to hold a mirror up to the hard realities of modern life. [...] Political and emotional, Secretocracy packs a punch.”—Eric D. Goodman, author of Setting the Family Free and The Color of Jadeite
The Many Lies of Zoey
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 103,400. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
In his novel, The Many Lies of Zoey, author Tom Yarborough has created both a beguiling saga about the power of obsession and a provocative chronicle on the vagaries of idiosyncratic lives played out against the backdrops of New Orleans, Vietnam, Paris, Washington, DC, and Barcelona.
Things Behind the Sun
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 47,090. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
“Things Behind the Sun is a wonderfully realized story of love, devotion, and coming to terms with one's heritage and life commitments.” —Floyd Sullivan, author of Called Out: A Novel of 1908
The Secret of Rocks Hyraxes
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 94,900. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Secret of Rocks Hyraxes begins at an archeological dig site in present-day Iran where the skeleton of the oldest recorded human, Methuselah, has been uncovered along with a reportedly indestructible rat species. Montgomery ‘Monty’ Palmer, a scientist researching a cure for his father’s Alzheimer's, hypothesizes that the rats have been exposed to uranium, resulting in a mutation.
Mr. Blok
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 69,070. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » General
You, readers, will find Mr. Blok a likable fellow, who will not mind in the slightest being put aside, should he not succeed in holding your attention.
The Forthcoming Jilt
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 44,120. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
The culture wars collide in The Forthcoming Jilt, the brash, disturbing, satirical, and genuine poetic-prose memoir of Tim Bratkowski, America's oldest and foremost baby boomer.
Postcards From Waupaca
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 34,950. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The stories in Postcards From Waupaca are eclectic, ranging from heartwarming and nostalgic to thought-provoking and speculative.
Penance
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 75,920. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Literature » Literary
PENANCE is the first book in a series of crime novels featuring retired Boston homicide detective John Gilfillan.
They Are My Sisters
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 34,700. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Abuse / general
The book provides a unique and humanizing perspective on the issue of domestic violence.
La Velocidad de la Oscuridad
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 72,620. Language: Spanish. Published: March 31, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Scientists, Inventors
«La velocidad de la oscuridad se hará eco entre los músicos, los interesados en el arte, en la música y en la historia y entre aquellos que busquen labrar su propio camino en un mundo lleno de expectaciones y recursos, aparentemente, ilimitados» (Sel Kardan, presidente de la Escuela de Arte Colburn, Los Ángeles).
Alta Traición
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 84,440. Language: Spanish. Published: March 31, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Literature » Literary
La plasmación literaria de lo que ha supuesto Chávez para Venezuela y América latina ha traspasado los límites de la poesía épica y se ha manifestado en la ficción, como por ejemplo, en la novela Alta Traición. BBC MUNDO
High Treason
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 85,910. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Literature » Literary
In addition to representing different social classes, these characters are mobilized by the expectations, disappointments and terrible losses they experience. The result is an intimate image of the emotions felt by Venezuelan society in response to the radical changes the country has seen.
In the Suburb of Possible Suicide
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 92,620. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » General
In the Suburb of Possible Suicide originally titled Suicide Club was a quarterfinalist in Screenwriters Magazine and was an honored recipient of the “No Borders” distinction at the IFFM at the Angelika Theater, 1996.
I Follow Her Into The Shadow
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 13,970. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General, Poetry » Themes & motifs » Nature
From poem to poem, each image and blending sounds as the words fluidly possess the reader, one finds oneself in a sweet and delectable arena of literature, an open captive wade into the ocean of turning pages. With the demanding pulse of heavy language, these poems embody the spirit of trembling phrases and beautiful metaphors.
Clearing the Attic and Other Poems
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 18,150. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General, Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
“A writer of fiction (much of it hilarious) and essays both scholarly and personal (often the product of deep study), as well as a teacher who has opened the minds of generations of students, Louis Gallo is a poet of many dimensions …” - Ralph Adamo, editor The Xavier Review, author of Ever
Burn Down This World
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 93,740. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
“Like the fire raging in the distance, the past threatens to engulf the carefully constructed lives of these characters. Beautifully imagined, Burn Down This World is alive with history’s reverberations for a country and a family forced to come to terms with its own complicity and, finally, its courage. Sweeping and intimate, this is a deeply compelling and moving novel.” - Hester Kaplan
The Wolf Boy
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 116,540. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
A brilliant but untested young general, Hannibal of Carthage, is about to embark on an audacious war against powerful Rome, the enemy who defeated his father and threatens the future of his city.
The Veteran
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 37,280. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
"Joe Dover survives WW2 with a tremendous sense of possibility, only to become lost in America's moral landscape. Owens offers a poignant and beautifully detailed portrait of his veteran balancing freedom and responsibility in a rapidly-changing society." -- Rod Val Moore, author of A History of Hands.
Coffee Killed My Mother
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 61,230. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » General
Coffee Killed my Mother is a wonderfully written tale about a mother-daughter journey. The mother is delightfully eccentric while the teenage daughter is the practical part of the duo. As for the title, all is revealed at the end. Stramella's novel shows an admirable level of professionalism with its characters and settings, and promises great things for the first-time author. - Nancy Stancill
Patience with Each Rotation of the Earth
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 14,180. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General, Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Donny Barilla writes avidly and reinvents his poems with renewed enthusiasm. Topics such as the transitions of death, intimacy, sexuality, mythology, and nature find there way upon his page with the invention, intense imagery, metaphoric thought and the enigmatic relation of man and nature which coat the background of his poems and flood the pages from his creative palate.
Arrivederci New York
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 79,200. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
It's 1899. An illegal immigrant, Tony LaStoria, just ten years old, an unaccompanied minor, lands in New York and has to make his way in the world's greatest city.
Book Bin Baby
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 58,650. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Literature » Literary
BOOK BIN BABY is about a man whose mother was so caught up in mundane matters that she disposed of him as a baby at birth in the book bin of a library.
Another Missed Connection
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 8,260. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Poetry » American poetry » General
Daniel Senser’s poetic opus touches on themes of erotic love, fantasy, drunkenness and madness, among others. His work stands out for its mystical and spiritual elements, as well as its use of rhyme and musical language.
Walking
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 45,680. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Poetry » American poetry » General
A collection of poems titled WALKING was composed over several years, while physically moving (literally walking).
Homeless With Six Dogs
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 39,100. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
"On that fateful Saturday, around 12:30 pm, the landlady’s handyman, Aidan, a tall white-haired man with whisky breath and a Cockney accent waited for us to leave by the gate of what used to be my house. [...] What do you do when you and your dogs have nowhere to go?"
The Other Side of Sanctuary
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 103,870. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
"In The Other Side of Sanctuary, debut author Cheryl Crabb takes readers on an intimate and sometimes dark journey into the emotions that make up a young couple’s challenging marriage. What I loved about this story is the care the author took to get us inside the confusing emotions that occur when couples are pushed to the brink." - Christine DeSmet
Radical Acceptance
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 86,320. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
One poor decision can tank everything. Middle-aged Laurel Peterson has struggled for a lifetime to overcome her damaging childhood. She’s managing quite well as a successful graphic artist in Scottsdale, Arizona, when life comes crashing down.
Notes Going Underground
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 21,660. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
"Notes Going Underground is one of those books that other writers will secretly wish they wrote themselves." - James Mathews, author of Last Known Position
Stranger, Stranger
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 107,540. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
The encounters in the short stories in Michael Washburn’s latest collection take place at the fault lines of a violent and unstable society.
Beulah Who Thought She Was Swimming
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 19,840. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction
Beulah's story is entertaining for young and old. In a fanciful manner, it brings to life the wisdom of mystical texts including the Yoga Sutras and the Tibetan Book of the Dead.
When We're Grownups
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 109,620. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
These are stories to which you will return again and again, even and especially when there are more important things you should be doing. You hold in your hands the latest offering of short stories from a unique American voice.
Walking Over the Earth
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 178,850. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
"Here’s a woman, age 75, traveling alone without a cell phone, with only two bags, a computer, on a budget, and who stays in homes of people she doesn’t know, who goes whichever way the wind happens to be blowing, and she’s sitting right here in front of us."
To Lead or Not to Lead
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 29,790. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
“Sometimes it takes challenges to help one discover how strong they can be."
How Sweet to Die in the Sea
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 8,160. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Poetry » Contemporary Poetry, Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
How sweet, to die in the sea, Maybe, that is the only thing Which gives contrast to salt . My eyes are already tired of wars maybe in the waves will be used as a pillow in eternity.
Intuition of the News
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 78,630. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Literature » Literary
"A writer of great wit and superb imagination, Wexelblatt’s worlds are welcoming and all-encompassing." - Booklist
1638 East Palace
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 75,890. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General, Fiction » Literature » Literary
1638 East Palace resonates with heartfelt individuals who are searching for fulfilling relationships no matter what gender; women raising children, grandmothers raising their grandchild while sandwiched between concerns over their aging parents, the difficulties faced by a child with a disability, women who have been left behind and women who have been embraced.
Last Gentleman in the Middle Distance
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 95,960. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » General
Last Gentleman in the Middle Distance derives from interviews on Northern Manhattan park benches with elderly people who outlasted their Nazi attackers and inspired the author to shape characters in this book.
Jewish Stories
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 49,770. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2020 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
55 short stories from the world of Judaism from Moses to the present days.
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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: 79,080. 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.