About Sumner Books

Sumner Books is an e­book and audiobook publishing company that provides unique and quality works to our readers and listeners all over the world. We also recruit some of the best writers out there today.  Our mission is to represent these talented authors and to make their works available in the easiest and most enjoyable way possible.

Founded in 2003, Sumner Books is a subsidiary of Creators Syndicate, one of the world’s largest distributors of columns and cartoons to newspapers, websites and other digital outlets. Some of our earliest books included collections of columns from political writers such as Roger Simon and Terrence Jeffrey to bodybuilding gurus like Joe Weider.

As the book publishing industry has grown and evolved over the years, we have shifted our focus from traditional print publications to electronic book and audiobook publications.

One of our first projects is to bring back the writings of Horatio Alger Jr. with the “Horatio Alger Series.” This new series includes professional editing, minor language modernization and explanations, commentary, illustrations and optional teacher’s guide or study questions. Publisher’s Weekly once called Horatio Alger “America’s most influential writer,” yet before Sumner Books’ revival, his works had been largely forgotten.

We are changing that, with the goal of offering at least 50 books as e­books and audiobooks.

At Sumner Books our goal is to bring attention to both established and up­and­coming authors. In addition to the classics that date back to the mid­1800s, we will provide never ­before ­published books to our readers and listeners as well as weekly blog updates from some of today’s best talent. Sumner Books continuously expands its collection in the hopes that our audiences will always find great books that come to life.

Classic Excerpts

“A boy who is thrown upon his own guardianship and his own resources develops manliness and self-reliance sooner than at home.”

From The Young Adventurer

“Suddenly Andy made a spurt and forged ahead of Conrad. The young aristocrat could hardly believe his eyes when he saw Valentine’s boat, impelled by a competitor whom he had despised, take the leading place. He flushed with vexation and made a desperate effort to regain his lost position.”

From Andy Grant’s Pluck

“You must remember, my dear boy, that hard work is better than luck, and more to be relied upon. Don’t expect to make your fortune all at once by finding a big nugget, but work steadily, and you will meet with more or less success.”

From The Young Miner

For Writers

Sumner Books is committed to helping our authors. We forumulate, publish and distribute all your e-books, and split profits with you right down the middle. 50/50.