Joanne Fedler Media
Our sense of what is possible is always one story away.
Every book begins with a dream. A few special ones are born with us. We love true stories of survival, transformation and self-empowerment. We believe books have the power to change people’s lives. We publish the books traditional publishers say ‘won’t sell.’ Because we care about stories.
- books have the power to change peoples’ lives,
- in empowering authors to take control of their publishing journey,
- in publishing books that inspire, nourish and grow the spirit.
- A book is a gift that an author gives to her or himself and to readers;
- The value and success of a book does not depend on the number of copies sold but on the impact that book has on readers (even just a single reader);
- We collaborate with aspiring authors – we don’t ‘pick’ authors we believe will be commercially successful, but encourage writers to pick themselves;
- Every book is a testament to the life it honours and to the creativity of its author;
- Anyone who truly wants to become an author will invest in that outcome.
- Commercial and literary fiction (stories that inspire and uplift readers)
Publishing has changed in the past ten years and continues to change.
As a result, authors need to change too. Joanne Fedler Media was created to meet the new needs of the publishing market.
Download this infographic for more information on the difference between the old and new publishing models.
We can support you from inception to publication.
We can walk on this writing path with you.
Who we work with
- authors who have been working with me through my writing retreats and online courses;
- resourceful, empowered authors who are willing to invest in their books;
- authors who want to share their stories for the greater good of the planet.
Who we do not work with
- princesses (please see my Hay House talk here for an explanation of what qualifies as princess behaviour);
- writers with a first draft that has not been professionally assessed and edited;
- people who are unwilling or unable to invest in the publication process (through crowdfunding or otherwise).
In this way, we ensure that each book is of exceptional quality and reflects the values and purpose for which Joanne Fedler Media was created.
How to work with us
We assist aspiring authors to raise funds through the crowdfunding platform Publishizer. In this way, an author can raise money to produce the book before it is written, and build a platform at the same time.
If you already have a completed manuscript that aligns with our vision and you are able and willing to fund the publishing process or to create a crowdfunding campaign for your book, you are welcome to send us an inquiry at [email protected]
Please send us:
- a 200-word synopsis,
- your bio,
- your contents page (for self-help) and first chapter.
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The Turning is a collection of fifty poems from my life. This book is my way of turning and bowing to everything I have experienced, with astonishment and gratitude, and to tell the days, the people and the places I have known, I deeply love them.
What Mouse Knew
What happens when you are sad and don’t know how not to be sad?
Rat confides in his friend Mouse who sends him on a voyage of self-discovery. What Rat finds is that sad comes in all shapes. And that when you ask for help, a friend can sometimes un-sadden you.
The Adventures of Kenzie-Moo
Join Kenzie-Moo and her mum as they journey around Australia in a caravan where she meets a seal, sails on a boat, flies through the sky, using her cane and her big brave heart to navigate.
As she delights in the sounds and sensations around her, Kenzie-Moo invites you to explore the world in ways you’ve never experienced before.
If You Can Write, You Can Draw
In this simple guide to the basics of drawing, the legendary South African cartoonist Dov Fedler demystifies the act of putting pen to paper with the statement: My method for teaching is founded on one simple principle: if you can write, you can draw. Writing is drawing. And fun.
But They Look So Happy
When Xanti and her husband adopted two six-year old boys from a Mexican orphanage, they knew their sons had suffered untold abuse and neglect. But they couldn’t leave them where they were. Xanti believed love would heal all wounds. She was wrong. This is a heart-wrenching journey into one family’s experience of adoption as two adopted boys struggle to become part of a caring family and a mother faces the fact that her love will forever be unrequited. This is a heroic memoir by a debut author who learns to value everything she gave even in the face of rejection.
Things Without a Name
At 34, Faith has given up on love. Her cleavage is disappointing, her best friend is clinically depressed and her younger sister is getting breast implants as an engagement present. She used to think about falling in love, but that was a long time ago. Having heard one too many love-gone-wrong stories from the other side of her desk, Faith is worn thin by her work as a legal counsellor in a women’s crisis centre. Then one night, an odd twist of fate brings her to a suburban veterinary clinic where she wrings out years of unshed tears. It is a night that will slowly change the way she sees herself and begin the unearthing of long-buried family secrets so she can forgive herself for something she doesn’t remember, but that has shaped her into the woman she is today. Faith will finally understand what she has always needed to know: that before you can save others, you have to save yourself.
This Kind of Silence
Michele Susan Brown
Michele woke up one morning and could no longer hear. The doctors told her there was little chance she would ever hear again. Then one day, a colleague asked, “What is it, perhaps, that you don’t want to hear?” From that moment, she opened herself to a path of self-discovery. What began as a mission to regain her hearing became a journey of facing unspoken truths and breaking the silences that keep us trapped in the past.
This Kind of Silence is an inspirational story about gratitude for the small blessings in life, learning to listen again, and the quiet joys of stillness amidst the noise.
This Kind of Silence was honored a GOLD AWARD by the Nonfiction Book Awards, via Nonfiction Authors Association.