We are a women-owned business operating out of Washington, DC and Batroun, Lebanon -- a beautiful town by the Mediteranean.

why e-books

We love our printed books but we think that e-readers are magical. They are the stuff of Harry Potter books and they can hold a Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy. We are not writers, we can’t harness the “power of words” but we sure know a lot about technology and design to bring you those words, in beautiful typography, at blazing speeds across the planet.

Why a social impact business?

E-publishing is on the rise and big tech companies are making a killing out of it. They take around a 30 percent cut. Before putting food on the table, an author still has to account for the fees of a traditional publishing house.

We offer barebone prices to help authors publish their e-books. Getting your book up in that proverbial cloud is only half the work. You still need advertising money to reach a “wider audience”. This is why we have put together a community fund where we pool money from foundations and crowdfunding campaigns. We also ask authors who’ve had success through civic-books to contribute 5 percent of sales proceeds back to the community fund.

Being a social impact business gives us the flexibility to focus on publishing books for the public good, no matter who wrote them or where they were written. We hope to empower disadvantaged voices, women, minorities, young and older authors who might be left out of the digital business.

Meeting up

If you want to fund books, publish something, if you have an idea, if you want to use your skills to help authors or our mission, please get in touch at info@civic-books.com. We can talk over email or schedule a call. If you are in Washington, DC or in Lebanon, we would love to grab a coffee.