About Zero Books

The modern world is at an impasse. Disasters scroll across our smartphone screens and we’re invited to like, follow or upvote, but critical thinking is harder and harder to find. Rather than connecting us in common struggle and debate, the internet has sped up and deepened a long-standing process of alienation and atomization.

Zer0 Books wants to work against this trend.

With critical theory as our jumping off point, we aim to publish books that make our readers uncomfortable, books that require authors go beyond hot takes and received opinions. Zer0 Books is on the left and wants to reinvent the left. We are sick of the injustice, the suffering, and the stupidity that defines both our political and cultural world, and we aim to find a new foundation for a new struggle.

Recent bestselling/important Zer0 Books titles include: Kill All Normies, Capitalist Realism, The Writing on the Wall, Neglected and Misunderstood: Introducing Theodor Adorno, In the Dust of This Planet.

For authors: We accept unsolicited manuscripts. Please go to Author Inquiry and fill out the form. We offer traditional publishing contracts with royalties. We have an extensive Author Guide which explains all that an author needs to know about publishing books. Our sales teams sell to all chain and independent booksellers in the UK, USA, and English-speaking territories worldwide, plus online retailers. Our umbrella company is John Hunt Publishing Ltd.


ABOUT JOHN HUNT PUBLISHING

An independent publisher with sales teams worldwide welcoming new authors and unsolicited manuscript submissions.

For our authors we provide an automated production system, forums, a marketing database with over 40,000 contacts and other online tools to produce and market each book. We partner with our authors on marketing, reaching all the traditional bookstore markets for print books, worldwide, and all online retailers.

Everything is based on transparency. Authors can see everything that’s going on, including monthly accounts. They have access to our contacts database, can add to it, can even get involved in the business. Most of the people working here came into it as authors.

And it doesn't get any more transparent than this: below you will see a real-time snapshot of the data in our system. The numbers are just presented here to demonstrate the kind of company we want to be... where authors pool resources because we are stronger together.

JOHN HUNT PUBLISHING - BY THE NUMBERS
Direct from our database to your screen
  • IMPRINTS
  • 1,845 BOOKS PUBLISHED
  • BOOKS IN PRODUCTION
  • 389 BOOKS IN THE PIPELINE
  • 1,980 AUTHORS
  • 17% AVG. ROYALTIES PAID
  • 45,471 MARKETING CONTACTS
  • 80,000 SOCIAL MEDIA REACH
  • LIST SUBSCRIBERS
  • 3,048 ADVERTISEMENTS RUN
  • 3,303 ARTICLES PUBLISHED
  • 1,706 INTERVIEWS ARRANGED
  • 2,043 EVENTS ORGANIZED
  • SPECIAL OFFERS
  • RIGHTS CONTRACTS
  • 5,738 REVIEWS PUBLISHED

Explore our publishing program

SUBMISSIONS: Find out what we're looking for in a proposal.

OUR PUBLISHING PROCESS: The full text of our publishing user manual, so you know exactly what you're getting when you publish with us.

EDITORIAL SERVICES: Learn about additional services we offer to help develop your manuscript.

PUBLICITY SERVICES: Find out how you can ramp up sales by purchasing extra publicity for your book.

WEBSITE SERVICES: Set up a fully integrated website in minutes using our in-house website platform.

OUR COMPANY
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Made in Brooklyn by Amanda Wasielewski

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Coming Revolution, The by Ben Reynolds

Coming Revolution, The

Capitalism in the 21st Century

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Capitalism vs. Freedom by Rob Larson

Capitalism vs. Freedom

The Toll Road to Serfdom

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Animatic Apparatus, The by Deborah Levitt

Animatic Apparatus, The

Animation, Vitality, and the Futures of the Image

Deborah Levitt

Hontology by Mark Payne

Hontology

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