Electric Book Works Publishing reinvented for the digital age

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.

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EBW has been crucial to CORE’s success. They are not just our ebooks developer, they are our partner – they understand our mission, goals and audience, and incorporate that knowledge into each piece of work they do. This not only makes our ebooks better but, ultimately, contributes to better learning outcomes for over 115,000 students a year who learn with CORE’s textbooks. Luka Crnjakovic COO/CFO CORE Economics Education
EBW has made the enormous task of developing an educational resource a smooth and pleasant experience. We particularly appreciate their flexibility, honesty, and effective communication. It felt as though the team adopted the project as their own, and helped us make several production and design decisions. EBW’s effective workflow was adaptive to our needs and the project has been a collaborative effort in every sense. The iThink Biology team Azim Premji University
There’s no other team like EBW in the publishing industry right now. Once you’ve experienced their workflow, any other way of working will seem ridiculous! They are innovative, strategic, creative, and there’s no technical challenge you can’t throw at them. Their team are reliable, experts in their fields, and excellent communicators. They are an absolute pleasure to work with. Sam Beckbessinger Writer and entrepreneur
For Boundary Bay, we chose Electric Book Works to develop and implement our multi-format publishing workflow based on their innovative, open-source technology and great reputation in the industry. Their skills, professionalism, and knowledge of publishing are all exceptional – and they’re a lot of fun to work with! I strongly recommend EBW’s services to anyone working with books. Simon Collinson Publisher Business Development Manager TextbookHub
Throughout our work on Measuring the Economy, Electric Book Works has been a constant source of specialist expertise, insight and experience … fantastic to work with on a professional and personal basis – and no technical challenge has been too much trouble! EBW has helped us develop the online book into a high-quality product that we are really proud of and we look forward to continuing to work together. I would happily recommend EBW to others. Georgia Tasker-Davies Project Manager – Measuring the Economy Office for National Statistics
Worldreader has had the pleasure of working with Arthur and his team for several years and the level of profes­sionalism is always exceptional, as is the quality of the work. It’s a joy to work together and we look forward to future collaborations! Nancy Brown Associate Director, Content Worldreader
I have been extremely pleased working with Electric Book Works. In all areas of our work together, they have been reliable, produced high-quality work, are great thought-partners, and friendly. I would recommend them to anyone considering their services. Florence Middleton Associate Manager Room to Read
Saide is so impressed with the Electric Book workflow software and approach that we are exploring how to make this system support our development of commissioned open courseware for all. Alan Amory Senior Programme Specialist (Learning Technologies) Saide
Pan Macmillan has been working with Electric Book Works since 2015. The team’s approach is innovative and we can always depend on them to deliver high-quality work. Andrea Nattrass Publisher Pan Macmillan South Africa

Setting new standards for university textbooks

14 September 2021

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

Teaching economics with interactive tasks

20 May 2024

Rajiv Sethi, Homa Zarghamee, and their team are pioneering an innovative approach to teaching economic concepts: let students interact with models in real time by clicking, dragging, and typing. Read more

You choose the story: a climate-change adventure

1 October 2021

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

Searchable, shareable stories on organised crime

25 April 2023

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

Instant textbook layouts for authors

4 May 2023

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

Bold designs in print and digital publishing

20 December 2019

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

How thought leaders can publish a book in stages

20 September 2021

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

An interactive training kit, online and offline

20 September 2021

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

Publishing accessible, interactive research

20 September 2021

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

A print and online reference for professionals

22 September 2021

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

Designing trade fiction for print and ereaders

27 September 2017

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

Making the Constitution truly accessible

25 August 2017

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

Sustaining open-access healthcare with print sales

20 September 2021

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

Making free children’s books with Book Dash

27 September 2021

Book Dash publishes a range of children’s books in many languages. We worked with Worldreader to turn these into reusable HTML and ebooks that could be read on any device. Read more