Jonathan Ball Publishers

Jonathan Ball Publishers is the
leading publisher and distributor of English consumer
books in South Africa and acts as agents for British and
American publishers. In addition, the Book Promotions
division represents a number of academic, educational
and independent publishers. We publish under the
imprints Jonathan Ball, Sunbird and AD Donker.


  • Allison & Busby Publications (UK); Ampersand
  • Press (SA); Ayebia Clarke Publishing (UK); Bloomsbury
  • (UK) (A&C Black: Arden Shakespeare, Berg, Bloomsbury
  • Academic, Bristol Press, Continuum, Duckworth,
  • Fairchild, Marston Professional, Methuen Drama);
  • Catholic Institute of Education (C.I.E) (SA); Catnip
  • (UK); Cengage Learning (AUS) (Nelson, Thomson
  • Publication); Collins (Collins Geo, Collins Language);
  • Constable and Robinson; Era Publication (AUS);
  • Faber & Faber (UK) (Corinthian, Icon, Short, Wizard
  • Books); Francolin Publishers (SA); Gecko Press (UK);
  • Granta; Hachette; Hachette Ireland; HarperCollins (UK)
  • (Authonomy, Avon, Collins, Collins Educational, 4th
  • Estate, Harper Audio, Harper Voyager, HarperCollins
  • Children’s Books, Harper Fiction, Harper Impulse,
  • Harper NonFiction, Letts Education, The Borough
  • Press, The Friday Project, Times Books, William Collins);
  • HarperCollins (USA) (Amistad, Avon, Collins, Harper
  • Audio, Harper Business, HarperCollins, HarperLuxe,
  • Harper Mass Market, HarperOne, Harper Paperbacks,
  • Harper Perennial, Harper Studio, Smithsonian, William
  • Morrow); Head of Zeus (UK); Headline (Business Plus,
  • Eternal Romance, Headline, Headline Review, Headline
  • Springboard, Tinder Press); Hesperus Press (UK);
  • Hodder & Stoughton (Coronet, Hodder & Stoughton,
  • Hodder Faith, Hodder Scape, John Murray, Mulholland
  • Books, Saltyard Books, Sceptre, Two Roads); Hot Key
  • Books; Icon (UK); Industrial Press Inc. (USA); John
  • Murray Learning; Jonathan Ball (AD Donker, Jonathan Ball, Sunbird); Kogan Page Publishers: Bloomberg Press
  • (UK); Little Brown Book Group (Little, Brown, Abacus,
  • Sphere, Piatkus, Orbit, Virago, Constable, Robinson,
  • Corsair, Atom, Trapdoor, Blackfriars, Hachette Digital);
  • Michael O’Mara Books Limited (Michael O’Mara);
  • Nosy Crow (UK); Octopus Publishing Group (Cassell,
  • Hamlyn, Godsfield, Mitchell Beazley, Spruce, Conran,
  • Gaia, Philips); One World; Orion (Everyman, Gollancz,
  • Orion, Orion Audiobooks, Orion Paperbacks, Phoenix,
  • Weidenfeld & Nicolson); Perseus Publishers Group
  • World Wide (USA); Phaidon Press (UK); Phoenix
  • Publishers (AUS); Plata Press; Portobello; Profile Books
  • (UK) (Economist, Serpent’s Tail, Sort Of Books, Tindal
  • Street Press); Quercus Publishing (UK); RDA Press;
  • Rich Press; Simon & Schuster (Abadda, AD2000,
  • Andrews McMeel, Atria, Black Library, Free Press,
  • Simon & Schuster, Simon & Schuster Audio, Viz); Short
  • Books; Sunbird; Taschen; Teaching Solutions (AUS);
  • Templar Publishing; Trevor Emslie (SA) (Stonewall
  • Publishers (SA): Stormberg Publishers, Sederberg
  • Publishers); Taylor and Francis Group (UK) (Accelerated
  • Development, Ashgate, Acumen, AK Peters, Ann Arbor
  • Press, Balkema, BIOS, BRE Press, Brunner, Cavendish,
  • CRC Press, David Fulton Publishers, Elsevier Publishers,
  • Europa, Focal Press, Fitzroy Dearborn, Frank Cass,
  • Garland, Gordon & Breach, Hodder Arnold ISIS,
  • LEA, Marcel Dekker, Martin Dunitz, Nelson Thornes,
  • Parthenon, Pickering and Chatto, Productivity Press,
  • Psychology Press, Radcliffe, Routledge, Routledge
  • Curzon, Routledge Falmer, Spon Press, Swedish
  • Pharmaceutical Press, Swets & Zeitlinger Publishers,
  • Willan Publishers); Wizard (UK).

Publishing Details

The following categories / languages can be published:

  • Biography - English
  • Fiction - English
  • History - English
  • Literature - English
  • Politics - English
  • Sport - English
  • Other - English
  • Non Fiction - English

The following formats can be published:

  • Book

Contact Details

  • Street Address:

    10–14 Watkins Street,
    Denver Ext. 4,
    Johannesburg, 2094

    Province: Gauteng

  • Postal Address:

    PO Box 33977,
    Jeppestown, 2043


Head Office Cape Town: +27 (0)21 469 8900

Key Personnel

Chief Executive Officer: Eugene Ashton


Publishing Director: Jeremy Boraine


Chief Financial Officer: Robin Cooper


Publisher: Ester Levinrad


Publicity Manager: Andrea Marchesi


Marketing Manager: Dedré Curle


Digital Sales Manager: Tamaryn Szamosvari


Member Registration

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