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BUY DIRECT FROM THE AUTHOR! is an independent online bookstore and book distributor owned by Quickfox Publishing  that represents smaller publishers and authors publishing independently. The site was launched in 2009 and today stocks more than 350 independently-published titles, with a book list that keeps growing

We believe in supporting the visionary small guys – independent authors – whilst never forgetting that book buyers are the reason authors continue to write. The store's focus is therefore on providing an easy and accessible ordering and delivery system for book buyers, with greater financial reward for authors brave enough to go the independent route.

While our business may be online, we still believe in good old-fashioned customer service. We never want to be an Amazon or a Kalahari. We like the idea that if you want to get hold of us, you can. If there is anything you'd like to know about the store, feel free to browse our pages or contact our offices directly and speak to a consultant.

And if you'd like to help other book buyers (and the authors), please leave a review. Honest feedback is always welcome. 

What does offer you, the book buyer?

  • Book and ebook products, although we're keen to expand our stock to include anything that is 'published' including DVDs, music, sheet music, audio books, games, and so on.
  • Easy and secure payment options, including VISA and Mastercard credit card payments, Instant EFT, Standard EFT, Direct Deposit, Ukash and MiMoney vouchers.
  • The option to phone our offices to place an order manually if you're not yet comfortable with online shopping.
  • The opportunity to support South African authors and publishers in the way that helps most – financially.
  • Personally autographed copies of the book, when available, or during special promotions.
  • Books and products that are exclusive and generally not easily available elsewhere.
  • Reliable product delivery – locally and internationally.
  • Personal service backed by staff that care.

Thank you for taking the time to find out more about us. We trust you will enjoy your shopping experience!






Quickfox Publishing, owned by Vanessa Wilson and the founder of, is a professional book production and publishing company that services South Africa's largest publishing houses, businesses, corporates, academics, training companies, professional speakers, coaches and entrepreneurs. With your brand in mind, we provide professional high-end design, book production and publishing services, ensuring that you put your best foot forward whilst meeting all the stringent quality requirements of the book trade, locally and internationally.

We also offer ebook publishing and distribution, as well as the conversion of print content to digital content with online hosting and/or international distribution options.


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