Cover2Cover is a young publisher that aims to get South Africans reading by providing local exciting stories that get readers hooked. So far it has seven books in its Harmony High series set in a fictional township high school and following the lives and loves of a group of young teens.

Jealous in Jozi; Image from FunDza

The books deal with challenges faced by many young South Africans: peer pressure, gangs, drugs, teen pregnancy, crime etc, as can be seen from the titles such as Sugar Daddy, Two-faced friends, Too young to die, From boys to men… The books are positive but not preachy, and are also real page-turners, with teens and their teachers giving overwhelmingly positive feedback from all over the country. The books, said one NGO in rural KZN, are starting a ‘reading revolution’ as for the first time many young South Africans are recognsing their world in a book, and so realising that reading can be meaningful to their lives.

Broken Promises; Image from FunDza

Cover2Cover is also developing two new imprints: one is Face2Face, focusing on true stories of extraordinary South Africans, and the other is Emerging Writers, which showcases the talents of up and coming young South African authors. The first title in this series will be published in 2014: In search of happiness, by Sonwabiso Ngcowa, a moving coming-of-age story of a young lesbian in Masiphumelele.


Cover2Cover is is also exploring innovative ways of producing and distributing books so that they are more easily available to the majority of South Africans.


Cover2Cover has a small, dynamic team, led by MD Palesa Morudu, and supported by Dorothy Dyer, Ros Haden, Mignon Hardie and Phoebe Sibomana.


Tel: 021 709 0128

Fax: 086 619 7713