Electric Book Works Publishing reinvented for the digital age

We turn books into fast, interactive websites.

When thought-leaders need their publications to have the scale of the web and the authority of print, we’re their team.

Perhaps you want to create an online textbook, a professional handbook, or a book series that grows your brand. Are you frustrated with the limitations of conventional book distribution? And with never knowing if people engage with what you publish?

Read more about books as websites here. Our multi-channel approach gives your books the reach of the Internet, the convenience of Kindle, and the gravitas of print, all in one place. We’ll work closely with you to get your content to readers however they need it, wherever they are.

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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
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

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

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

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

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

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

Literature for a multi-format world

27 August 2017

Our work for renowned publishers, such as Pan Macmillan, incorporates a balance of technology and design. The age-old craft of creating a beautiful printed book is translated into digital media. Read more

Making the Constitution truly accessible

25 August 2017

In partnership with the CSIR we created a public-domain version of the Constitution in all eleven official South African languages. Read more

Multi-format, open-access healthcare

20 August 2017

Non-profit healthcare publisher Bettercare relies on us to develop and maintain its library of open-access textbooks as books, ebooks and a website. Read more

Making free children’s books with Book Dash

20 August 2017

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