Who are we
Authors, artists, composers
All your data that we have access to, you supply to us knowingly. There are no hidden agendas.
Your rights1. You have a right to be "forgotten".
The Internet never forgets? The new EU privacy laws have put paid to that. You have a right (which you had with us always, anyway) to request all your data to be deleted from our records.
Alternatively, you can tell us which parts of your personal data we ought to delete.
2. You have a right to know where your data is kept and who has access.
If we have any data on you at all, it's kept on a secure computer; only our in-house team has access, and on a need-to-know basis only. If you didn't give us any, we don't have data on you.
3. You can limit our usage of your data.
But we don't do anything with your data anyway, other than complete the business transaction you requested.
4. To get any communication not directly relating to the topic at hand, you need to opt in.
We would like to send our authors communication on opportunities, and our readers information on launches, new releases etc - but now we need you to allow us to keep using your email address for this. So if you want to be kept informed, please send us an email with your permission.
5. Anonymity and pseudonymity
In dealing with us, you don't need the name on your birth register - just a "username", a pseudonym. We might need your real delivery address though, else your order might end up in Fairyland.
Disclosure and TransparencyWhat data do we have on you, and for what purpose?
If you are an AuthorWe are likely to have:
1. Your name. - Anonymity and Pseudonymity demands that you can deal with us anonymously or under a pseudonym. Where it comes to signing contracts though, we would like to know whom we are dealing with.
If you feel strongly about protecting your legal name from all including the people you sign contracts with, read this:
2. Your email address. We need this to communicate with you.
3. A place to pay your royalties to. This could be banking or Paypal details.
4. Possibly a shipping address. Logically, for sending you copies and other materials.
5. Public links to your social media for promotional purposes.
If you are a Reader or Reviewer1. Your "username" or any pseudonym, acronym, name or number you choose to deal with us by.
2. Your email if you ordered something by email, or something - like an ebook off our site - that was delivered by email.
3. A shipping address if you ordered something that was shipped to you.
4. Your banking / Paypal details only if you received a refund.
5. Social media links if you gave them to us to support an author with promotion or reviews.
Remember: You can ask for deletion of any of these at any time.
That's it! Feel free to ask questions, either in the comments of our blog, or by contacting us directly via our contact page.
Who are we?P'kaboo is an independent publishing company started in 2009 by a handful of authors, graphic designers and artists. Having started small, P'kaboo is steadily picking up more titles and authors.
A bit of historyWe started in August 2009 with a launch... of a paperback book, "The Mystery of the Solar Wind", at the Lynnwood Library, Pretoria. The launch was also the launch of our company.
Since then, we have hosted a fair number of launches and promotions. We have grown from two authors to several, added music books, audio CDs and multimedia to our selection, and learned how to create ebooks. We teamed up with a literary agency in Scotland who represents us in the UK; and our books are sold in many diverse shops and stocked by various libraries and school libraries on both hemispheres. Two of our authors are listed in The South African Journal of Commonwealth Literature. Many of our titles are available on Amazon, both in kindle book and paperback. Our genres have grown from one (YA) to ten.
Our history is still young. Join us while it's still the early days. Be an original P'kaboo author.
Read more on the P'kaboo Blog.
Our Vision:Reading, art and music build creative thinking, problem solving abilities and a questioning mind. We are envisioning a young generation that finds joy again in reading fresh new stories with real content that gives food for thought. For this reason our highest priority is to find compellingly written stories with excellent storylines.
Our Mission for Readers:To find you that unique book you would not find on a mainstream press.
Our authors have fresh, entertaining styles, uncomplicated by the over-styling practices in use at larger publishers. During professional editing, we work closely with the authors so that the story retains all of its character. When you read a P'kaboo title, you hear it straight from the author.
We provide the reader with lots of fresh crispy reads, available as ebooks for your pocket, convenience and technological tastes, and also as paperbacks for that genuine old-fashioned reading feel. In today's world of fast-paced computer games and films there is little that feeds a young imagination as effectively as a genuine book does. Imaginative young people are tomorrow's leaders.
Our Mission for Authors, Artists and Composers:We provide a launch platform for fresh crispy authors, artists and composers. Contact us to find out more.
Authors, Artists and Composers:
Focus on Authors:We are here to help you.
P'kaboo Publishers are not a self-publishing organization. We promote your work and pay you royalties on sales. However, authors are expected to get very involved in the process on all levels. Look at our Submissions page to find out more, or visit our blog.
Focus on Artists:To be a young designer or visual artist in today's world is tough. There is a lot of competition; you need to be the best. And often it is not easy to find a foot in the door for any kind of commission.
We can help you. Contact us!
Focus on Composers and Songwriters:We have a music section, and are actively marketing our musical material. Submit, submit!