Strategic publishing for thought leaders
Electric Book Works is an award-winning publishing studio. Organisations hire us to develop and design print and digital books that create change.
We’ve helped teams create textbooks, reference books, histories, training material, research, fiction and more. By publishing to the web, alongside print and ebooks, we overcome the limitations of conventional distribution and help you measure impact.
Our multi-channel approach gives you the reach of the Internet, the convenience of Kindle, and the gravitas of print, all at once. Read more about web books here.
The Economy is an open-access economics textbook used at over 350 universities worldwide. The team and technology behind its production set new standards for multi-format publishing. Read more
Survive the Century is a book, a game, and a climate-change adventure: on every page, your choices determine how the story unfolds, and whether humanity survives till 2100. Read more
The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime produces eye-opening stories for law enforcement, government, researchers, and journalists. To get more people reading them, they brought us in to turn their PDFs into searchable, shareable web pages. Read more
Coko asked us to create bold, beautiful design templates for their textbook-writing platform, so that authors can instantly see their book laid out in its final form, while they are writing. Read more
We Have a Game Changer is the story behind the stories at iconoclastic news service Daily Maverick. To celebrate their first ten years, we produced their history in a beautiful print edition, a crafted ebook, and a mobile-friendly web book. Read more
Measuring the Economy is an open-access guide to economic measurement in the modern world, developed and released in stages by the UK’s Office for National Statistics. Read more
How do you deliver interactive forms, colourful graphics, and video to trainees in rural Africa, where Internet access is limited? We created an interactive website and offline app for teaching community leaders how to create great playgrounds for children. Read more
Most research disappears into PDFs that no one reads. Instead, we worked with WISER and FCFA to publish their community-based climate work as a fast, mobile-friendly website. It’s shareable and interactive, and we can track how readers engage with it. Read more
When professionals need answers, they want them fast and trustworthy. To provide both, you need the instant access of a website and the gravitas of a printed book. With ‘Law Made Simple’ we set out to achieve that for our client. Read more
When you read a novel from a discerning publisher, every aspect of your reading experience has been carefully crafted. It’s our job to do that well, for print and ebooks. Read more
In partnership with the CSIR we created the first accessible public-domain version of the South African Constitution in all eleven official languages. Read more
Non-profit healthcare publisher Bettercare relies on us to develop and maintain its library of open-access textbooks as a website and printed books, sales of which sustain the organisation. Read more