Broken Publications

Publisher info

The way book publishing should be: collaborative, creative, communicative.

My favorite word is Broken. In fact, I love this word so much that I named my publishing company Broken Publications. The logo is a broken heart.... but the reason for this decision wasn't to be depressing. It was because there's a certain beauty in something broken, something imperfect. You have to be able to duct-tape and safety-pin yourself back together after you've been broken... and anyone who says they haven't ever been broken is probably lying. The strongest and purest beauty comes after you've dragged yourself out of the ugliest part of your life.

We want to bring the beauty of imperfection to surface. There is a certain shimmer within the cracks of life, be it learning, growing up, or growing wiser. This is the shimmer that we want to expose and allow people to appreciate, even if the mask has to be torn in order to accomplish this. It's that small bit of light that needs to shine through the cracks in our lives.

As an independent publisher offering non-exclusive contracts and collaborative creative control between author and publisher, we aim to introduce a new way of publishing while maintaining our focus on what matters: the message and the creators of it.

Founded in 2010 by Jennifer-Crystal "Jen" Johnson, working with Broken Publications is a personable and unique experience. We offer services for a fee as well as non-exclusive contracts for a share of royalties. The royalty rate for authors is at 40% net royalties, way above and beyond the industry standard. Because we use print on demand technology, we save on printing costs. Because we contract work to other telecommuting workers, we save on office space and utilities, not to mention the outrageous gas prices.

If you'd like to see what Broken Publications can do for you, feel free to contact us & submit a query. Let's get some amazing work published!

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Where to buy in print


Napkin Poetry
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,640. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2010. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
"My hands are loosely resting On a large brown steering wheel. There is loud, Sensually rhythmic music Pounding from my speakers. I am alone." - [A Drive In The Dark] ... "Picking Shards of glass From a Broken picture frame I am reminded Of myself" - [Nervous Laughter] ... "He said, She said, The wall said nothing In reply to all their Nothing." [In Reply To Nothing]

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broken    cafe    coffee    coffee shop    coming of age    creative    emotional    emotions    fear    heartfelt    imperfect perfection    introspection    journal    life    life lessons    love    napkins    poetry    practical wisdom    raw    self expression    soul searching    teenager    thoughts    writing   

Smashwords book reviews by Broken Publications

  • Still Lake on May 31, 2012

    I absolutely LOVED reading this book. I loved it so much that I literally read it all in one sitting. It's got everything that a good, creepy horror novel should have: suspense, death, fear, and mystery. I was really able to immerse myself in the characters and events of this novel, and I definitely recommend that any and all horror and thriller fans check out this book. It is absolutely awesome reading! Even though it's great horror, it isn't gory or distasteful; it is presented well and there's enough going on to keep even my attention. Great work, Sara - I look forward to further books from you! Jennifer-Crystal Johnson Original review at