Best-selling books from one of the UK's leading independent publishers
We are focused on crime fiction, thrillers, and mysteries. Our base is in vibrant east London, close to the creative and digital communities which inspire us. Our best-selling authors include Helen H. Durrant, T.J. Brearton, Faith Martin, Joy Ellis, and Taylor Adams. We're delighted to be working closely with talented authors to help them develop successful careers with thousands of copies of their books being sold, film, audio, and foreign rights sales, and buoyant positions in the best-seller charts. Our growth has been phenomenal and our goal is to continue discovering very talented authors. We're delighted to have been featured in The Bookseller and The Hollywood Reporter.
We sell a book every 15 seconds. In 2017, 1.4 million of our books were sold, with over 300 million pages read on Kindle Unlimited alone (equivalent to another 1.5 million sales). Recent successes include: "Their Lost Daughters" was a UK #1 best seller, and #3 in the USA. All four of Joy Ellis's books in the top 50 UK best sellers on Amazon. T.J. Brearton's "Gone" sold 25,000 copies in its first month, topping UK and US best-seller lists. Joy Ellis and Helen H. Durrant's mystery series have sold over 500,000 copies and rising. Faith Martin has had her first five books hit the UK top 20 best sellers. Taylor Adams' No Exit has sold translation rights in 14 countries.
Joffe Books is making the most of the incredible opportunities presented by digital publishing. We focus on crafting great books for readers, long-term relationships with authors, and fleet-footed marketing of the books we love. We have experience and expertise from working with diverse authors from the US and UK to successfully create substantial careers.
In order to offer its authors international exposure, Joffe Books recently appointed Lorella Belli Literary Agency to sell translation, audio and film rights.
Everyone who works here loves books, and our authors know the unflagging passion and dedication we bring to their work.
We look forward to continuing the conversation with you, so please get in touch.
In the words of our authors
"It’s quite hard for me to sum up exactly how I feel about Joffe Books in just a few lines. How would you feel about someone who changed your life for the better? I do wonder how many authors working for other publishing houses, feel truly appreciated and worthwhile." Joy Ellis
"Joffe has been a safe pair of hands right from the start and the publication process has felt, for the first time, like a genuinely shared effort. In particular, I love that edits (improvements) are encouraged at every stage and suggestions for jacket images are invited (the image for Deadly Lies is my own photograph). Joffe Books have shown faith, invested in the promotion of the DI Mariner series and suddenly the books are being read. By lots of people." Chris Collett
"As a debut novelist, I was fortunate to be published by Joffe Books last year. Their marketing reach is simply phenomenal – in 9 months, my thriller has sold over 25,000 copies on Kindle and paperback, released an audio edition, and secured a film rights deal with one of the UK's most promising directors. It's been an exciting year!" Taylor Adams
"Since working with Joffe Books sales of my books have gone from strength to strength. I’m sure I would not have had the success I’ve enjoyed without them. They are excellent at what they do, but more than that are approachable and friendly." Helen H. Durrant
“In four years we've come a long way, from micro-publisher to selling over a million books a year, working with some of the leading crime writers in the UK and USA. The age of Kindle means that we can bring great fiction out fast and with everything done in-house. It’s a really exciting moment to be doing this, because for the first time in history, a writer can send us a book and within months, if everything goes smoothly, be selling their book and having thousands of people all over the world reading it! In the end, everything comes down to great books by great authors. We just make sure the amazing readers discover them.” Jasper Joffe
An interview with Jasper Joffe on Mark Dawson's publishing podcast
An interview with The Rebel Magazine about what not do in a book submission and other topics:
An interview with Art Sleuth on books and hipsters:
"Our writings are as so many dishes, our readers guests, our books like beauty, that which one admires another rejects; so are we approved as men's fancies are inclined. Pro captu lectoris habent sua fata libelli." Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy
Educated at Hampstead Comprehensive School (Zadie Smith was in the year below), The Ruskin - Oxford University, and The Royal College of Art. Joffe has applied his experience as a writer, high-profile artist, and curator to the world of publishing with great success
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