NovoReads is the first publishing house in the world devoted solely to publishing manuscripts donated exclusively to charitable and philanthropic activities. We aim to produce books that are thought-provoking, accessible and attractively designed.

NovoReads is a literary imprint at the NovoReads For Charity department of Defend International. It publishes historical novels, content-driven and subject-led books that encourage discussions about important topics like religion-based violence, terrorism and aggression. Our titles will include high-quality scientific and/or academic books in the areas of medicine, biostatistics, epidemiology and interdisciplinary research.

NovoReads presents timeless books that push boundaries and inspire readers in multiple ways for decades to come.

NovoReads For Charity

Founded in Norway, NovoReads For Charity is a charitable and philanthropic department of Defend International.

Its mission is to do impactful work by raising awareness about gender equality, violations of human rights, injustice, slavery and crimes against humanity; and by facilitating the transfer of new understandings into the protection of the environment and public health.

The goal of the NovoReads For Charity is to contribute to the development of societies, globally and locally, by fostering a culture of solidarity, justice and accountability.

Its vision is simple. The department aspires to have a world in balance through identifying the real causes of conflicts and transforming them into tools that may increase the motivation to put an end to armed violence worldwide. The department works to realise this vision mainly by supporting the publication and promotion of manuscripts that provide novel ideas and useful insights into the aforementioned topics.

Defend International

Defend International (DI) is an independent, voluntary, health-related NGO which has as its main objective the promotion and protection of all human rights and fundamental freedoms. It forms a worldwide community of DI Defenders, supporters, friends, and subscribers with the greatest number in the Middle East and North Africa region.

Charitable Projects

Defend International supports a wide range of charitable and health related projects to offer immediate help and hope for a better future. Our donations have been used to provide access to surgeries for blind or partially sighted people in Africa and Asia and to support the Kurds, the Yazidis and the Christians of the Middle East. We would like to thank our sponsors and author(s), whose generous support have made our projects possible.

We will expand our charitable footprint through new programs that will benefit those affected by wars, disabilities or mental illnesses.

Novo Books: Novo Authors

Authors can donate their unpublished manuscripts to charity via the Novo Books For Charity Program. In this program, NovoReads fundraises on behalf of Defend International to ensure that the Novo team has the resources to help those in need.

Novo Authors are philanthropists who donate their royalties to NovoReads For Charity. Their books reflect the current realities of the world we live in at the moment. They play a pivotal role in advancing the wonder of writing as a conscious form of linguistic art by expressing feelings and ideas through the employment of patterned rhythms of stressed and unstressed syllables.

Have you decided to donate your manuscript to charity? If so, before sending an enquiry, please read the Submission Guidelines!