Burnet Media is an independent publishing house based in Cape Town, established in 2010. We specialise in working closely with authors to help them create the best possible books for their needs and direct markets, and for sale into the trade.
We publish into the South African trade through three imprints – Mercury, Two Dogs and Two Pups – and we present titles with international potential at the London Book Fair annually in March/April. We also produce customised publishing projects, and provide publishing consulting and production services.
Burnet Media books are sold and distributed into the southern Africa trade through Jacana Media and Booksite Afrika.
At Burnet Media, our emphasis is on providing authors and clients the knowledge and support they need to understand the publishing trade and the full potential of their books. This is our starting point for anyone considering a book, from which we can understand the best way for them to publish, whether it’s on their own, through us, or through another publisher.
Our preferred publishing model is then Platform Publishing, a niche that is ideal for authors with their own following or audience (their own “platform”), and thus access to a direct…
Burnet Media offers consultancy services to anyone interested in publishing a book, even if we don’t finance it or publish the finished product. This is particularly useful for authors or companies preferring to retain complete editorial and financial control over their projects and/or those looking to self-publish as professionally as possible. In some instances, there may be the opportunity for the author to use the Burnet Media infrastructure for sales and distribution.
REAL MEAL REVOLUTION: RAISING SUPERHEROES
Publishing consultant, involved in the complete production process of Real Meal Revolution: Raising Superheroes by Prof Tim Noakes, Jonno Proudfoot and Bridget Surtees, with sales and distribution in southern Africa.
“WOW! This book is really amazing. You have put it together with such care that it is now the best ever in the field.” – Prof Tim Noakes
365 POSTCARDS FOR ANTS
Publishing consultant, involved in the production process of 365 Postcards For Ants by Lorraine Loots, with sales and distribution in southern Africa, and logistical support for direct international sales.
“Well done and thanks to everyone involved – the book is just beautiful!” – Lorraine Loots
GARY BAILEY’S DIVORCE FOR DADS
Complete production of Gary Bailey’s Divorce For Dads by Gary Bailey and Nick Woodall, with sales and distribution in southern Africa and the United Kingdom.
“A great job putting together a book that was very close to my heart. I couldn’t have been more pleased with the end result.” – Gary Bailey
BEAT THE CRUNCH!
Fully customised and branded print run of 1,000 copies of Beat The Crunch! by Charl ten Oever (originally a Two Dogs title) – for financial services company Efficient Advise.
“Once again, thank you all for your great service and support during this project. A job well done!” – Charl ten Oever
Comprehensive publishing advice, plus full edit and production of the adaptation from stage show to book, of Learner Husband by Stuart Taylor – for the author’s distribution.
“I had an idea of what your services might entail, but you went above and beyond on every aspect of your input. You gave my labour of love a unified voice, a richness and the tone it required. In short, you took the ramblings of a comedian and his director, and turned them into a book. Thank you!” – Stuart Taylor