“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.” – Joyce Carol Oates

Our Story

What Now Publishers is an independent publisher that strives to publish stories by authors with unique voices. Everyone has a story to share and we provide the
advice and services for getting these stories out into the world.

Books have been a constant love in my life. A book is a best friend for life, its there during the good and can be a lifeline during the bad. After several restless years of working as a Psychometrist, and after having my daughter, I was inspired to follow my passion for books, people, and storytelling.

I enrolled in copy editing and proofreading courses and pursued an honours degree in Publishing at Wits University. I have been a bookseller, I have managed a bookstore, and to many I have been a personal library. I always wanted to be a writer, but realised that my skills are best suited in assisting others becoming the writer they want to be.

The name What Now came about in two ways. After meeting several self-published authors and aspiring writers they revealed that they often reach a point of not knowing what to do next. And while I was building on this idea, I was driving my daughter to school and had a common, mild South African road rage moment, and my daughter said to me, ‘What now Mommy’ and that’s when I knew the business needed to be called What Now.

If you are stuck in the What Now stage, we can help!

Nothing compares to the awakening of your imagination when reading an adventure novel, or the intense suspense of a psychological thriller, the joy of reading a precious picture book to your little one, or even being touched by someone else’s personal story.

At What Now Publishers we aim to unite and empower all people through literature.