Why don't you just sell on Amazon?

My stories are widely available on online bookstores, including Amazon! However, some customers prefer not to support Amazon. The size of Amazon is also challenging for many independent bookstores and publishers. By purchasing directly from us, you know your purchase is benefiting an independent author and publisher.

How do I read an ebook?

All stories here are available in two formats: EPUB and PDF. PDFs are a common file format that can be opened by Adobe Reader, most internet browsers, Microsoft Word, or any app for readings PDFs. Use whatever device or program you prefer! 

EPUB files are a little more "book-like," and can be read on many ereaders, Adobe Digital Editions, or apps such as Google Play Books and Kobo Books, among others. 

Once you make a purchase, you will receive a link to download the story file onto your device. This link is also emailed to you! Once you download and save the file, go to whatever app or program you want to use to read the story. Then you can navigate to where you saved the story, and begin to read. Happy Reading!

What types of ebook formats are available?

Currently our ebooks are available in EPUB and PDF.

Are all your products in ebook format only?

No. We have print versions of Paris in Clichés, Is He Prince Charming? and Six Decades, Three Generations--One House available.


Shipping policy

All orders are processed within 4 to 6 business days (excluding weekends and holidays) after receiving your order confirmation email. This includes the time to print your book, for all print book orders. You will receive another notification when your order has shipped.

What are your domestic shipping rates and estimates?

Shipping charges for your order will be calculated and displayed at checkout. We ship to the US and Canada. Standard mail is free on marked as "free shipping". Shipping may take 11-13 days.

Do you ship internationally?

If you are located in a country other than the US and Canada and you are interested in making a purchase, just shoot us an email at info@amrahpublishinghouse.com. We can send you an estimate of the cost to get it to you. Because of our print-on-demand set-up, the price will be quite reasonable in most cases.

How do I check the status of my order?

When your order has shipped, you will receive an email notification from us which will include a tracking number you can use to check its status. Please allow 48 hours for the tracking information to become available.

If you haven’t received your order within 7 days of receiving your shipping confirmation email, please contact us at info@amrahpublishinghouse.com with your name and order number, and we will look into it for you.

I placed an order online, but still haven’t received a confirmation email - what do I do?

If you don’t receive a confirmation email letting you know your order is confirmed, something might have gone wrong! No worries though. Check your junk/spam folder first, and if you don’t see anything.

Refunds, returns, and exchanges

We accept returns up to 30 days after delivery, if the item is unused and in its original condition, and we will refund the full order amount minus the shipping costs for the return.

In the event that your order arrives damaged in any way, please email us as soon as possible at info@amrahpublishinghouse.com with your order number and a photo of the item’s condition. We address these on a case-by-case basis but will try our best to work towards a satisfactory solution.

If you have any further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at info@amrahpublishinghouse.com.


What is the Amrah Publishing House?

The Amrah Publishing House is the publishing venture which publishes Harma-Mae Smit's books. It is a small Christian publishing venture that offers stories of searching for love, struggling with loneliness, wrestling with faith, and learning the purpose of life.

Why do you call yourself "Reformed Christian"?

First of all, because I am a follower of Christ, and second of all because the content of my faith has been shaped by the Great Reformation--"Reformed" is the most well-known label for the particular Christian tradition I belong to. However, readers do not have to share the same background to be drawn into the stories found here.

Does every story have a Christian message?

Not every story lays out the five points of Calvinism, or walks the reader through a gospel presentation, but every story is written by a Christian with a Christian worldview. This worldview intimately shapes the stories, whether or not the nuances of God's existence are explicitly discussed.

Are all your stories super-religious?

All the stories are written by a Christian author, whose ideas about beauty, truth, love and so on have been shaped by the history of Christian thought. However, anyone from any background might enjoy these stories if they enjoy lighthearted reads about human experience. For example, Is He Prince Charming? retells the story of Cinderella from a new perspective.


How do I contact you?

See our Contact Us page, or email info@amrahpublishinghouse.com