Womancraft Publishing is committed to sharing powerful new women’s voices, through a collaborative creative process. Founded in 2014 by Amazon-bestselling author, Lucy H. Pearce, and based in East Cork, Ireland, we have published 18 titles by 10 women, so far. Our authors are based in the US, Ireland, Switzerland, Portugal, Ecuador and the UK, and several of our titles are in multiple languages – 9 in total.
Womancraft was founded on the revolutionary vision that women and words can change the world. We act as midwife to transformational women’s words that have the power to challenge, inspire, heal and speak to the silenced aspects of ourselves.
We share powerful new voices with new visionary ideas, empowering our readers to actively co-create cultures that value and support the female and feminine. This to us is deeply exciting and powerful work. We fully believe that values are not meant to be dry words, but juicy actions, lived out. Books are not meant to be mere paper, but the means of transporting ideas from place to place. Business is not just a way of getting rich at the expense of others, but a way to consciously change the world, one transaction at a time.
At the heart of our Womancraft philosophy is fairness and integrity. Creatives and women have always been underpaid: not on our watch! We split royalties 50:50 with our authors. We offer support and mentoring throughout the publishing process as standard. We use almost exclusively female artists on our covers, and as well as paying fairly for these cover images, offer a royalty share and promote the artists both in the books and online. We pay the living wage to our employees and provide flexible working practices that centre family, menstrual and health needs. We pride ourselves on being fair, open and accountable.
We are proud that Womancraft is walking its talk, living the new paradigm in the crumbling heart of the old: through financially empowering creative people, through words, images and products that honour the feminine. We only stock items on this site that we use and love ourselves. That complement our books and will enrich your life, that are designed and handmade with love and vision by independent women artists.
We work on a full circle model of giving and receiving: reaching backwards, supporting Treesisters’ reforestation projects, and forwards via Worldreader, providing e-books at no-cost to education projects for girls and women in developing countries. We donate many paperback copies to menstrual education projects, red tents, women’s groups and women’s libraries around the world including: India, South Africa, Haiti, USA, Canada, UK, Ireland... As we grow, we can give more back.
We build alliances with independent, women-run media outlets in order to share our books. We do not market to women, but speak from our place within the circle of women, sharing our vision, and encouraging them to share it onwards, in ever-widening circles. We are honoured that the Womancraft community is growing internationally year on year, seeding red tents, book groups, women’s circles, ceremonies and classes into the fabric of our world. We are the change we want to see in this world.