Mission

Zagava aims to publish and distribute books produced to the highest standards, both as far as the contents and the production values are concerned. Zagava’s books transcend the boundaries of the weird, the supernatural, the decadent and mystical.

History

2013, chance, if you might call it that, placed the manuscript of Reggie Oliver’s novel “Virtue in Danger” into my hands. It eventually became the first, then still jointly published Zagava book. What a wonderful opportunity, what great memories!

My beginnings in the booktrade date back to 2002 when I had started an antiquarian online bookstore.

My main bread-winning occupation back then was — and still now is — working as a camera operator and photographer.

For the next one-and-a-half years I fully financed and co-published a number of books with an editor from Romania, until severing those ties and becoming an independent imprint as Zagava in December of 2014.

Since then I have enjoyed the privilege and honour to publish a number of unusual and genre-defying books of many brilliant authors and artists.

I aim to reach the highest standards, both as far as the content and the production values are concerned. Zagava books transcend the boundaries of the weird, the supernatural, the decadent and mystical. Expect the Unexpected!


— Jonas Ploeger

Sustainability

Zagava books are printed on acid free FSC certified paper on Blue Angel eco-certified printing machines. Our electricity is exclusively sourced from regenerative energy. All packaging material is made from recycled paper.

All books are printed and bound in Germany.

Trust & Security

ZAGAVA is proud member of IOBA.org. “The Independent Online Booksellers Association is an international trade association founded in 1999 for the purpose of ensuring the preservation of traditional bookselling values in the face of rapid developments in the world of online bookselling. Members take responsibility for fostering mutual trust and respect between booksellers and customers by providing reliable services and conducting themselves with fairness and integrity, as detailed in the IOBA´s Code of Ethics.” (ioba.org/pages/code-of-ethics)

In addition, ZAGAVA is member of the German branch (VG Wort) of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisation protecting authors’ and publishers’ rights.

Furthermore this is a SSL certificated website to ensure a safe shopping experience.