Nemsi Books Publishing Company

The Home of Real Adventure Tales

Welcome to Nemsi Books

November 25th, 2001


We specialize in publishing the English translations of Karl May who is Germany’s most published author. His world famous “Traveler’s Tales” have excited young and old for more than a century. Here, for the first time, is an ever growing collection of his writings, translated into English by Karl May enthusiasts.

Our mission is to bring the enduring message of peace, tolerance and harmony, championed in Karl May’s original manuscripts, to the English speaking world.

But we do not restrict ourselves to purely Karl May’s work. We also publish other works of humanitarian interest.

Hence if you have written a book, what comes next? Obviously you would like to see it published.
But who will publish it for you?
There are many publishers, but few will take a risk with a first time author.
Our Publishing Company has a number of solutions for you here.

Old Surehand Trilogy now available in ePub format

January 1st, 2016

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Old Surehand … now in ePub format

Old Surehand is the name given to one of Karl May’s foremost Wild West heroes. In these pages you discover the dramatic tale of his life, which drove him restlessly across the prairie. His encounter with Indian tribes on the warpath and his trek across the arid reaches of the Llano Estacado keep the reader spellbound.

Get the books here:
Old Surehand I
Old Surehand II
Old Surehand III

Satan and Iscariot Trilogy now available in ePub Format

December 29th, 2015

SatanAndIscariotTrilogySmallThese three volumes form the  “Satan and Iscariot” trilogy. Actually, Karl May only called the third volume by that name whilst others called it “The Swindler of the Millions”.
The story that began in the mountains of the Northern Mexico territory, where the first of the three notorious Melton character appears in “The Rock Castle” continues in “Kruger Bei” with yet more murderous betrayals through the deserts of northern Africa. Finally it concludes in the final book, “Satan and Iscariot”, with a fast moving tale that returns to the southern territories of the Unites States, Louisiana, New Mexico and Arizona, a tale that relates the pursuit of these “Swindler of the Millions”, until the final judgment is rendered to the purveyors of lawlessness and murder.

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The Rock Castle
Kruger Bei
Satan and Iscariot

Oriental Odyssey VIII – Karl May / Michael M. Michalak – Softcover

November 20th, 2015

The Schut

The Schut

Finally! The last volume of the Oriental Odyssey series is available in Softcover format!
Kara ben Nemsi, Hajji Halef Omar and the faithful companions Omar and Osko are hot on the trail of the Schut. The wounded old Mübarek still seeks vengeance, but his injuries force him to seek shelter with Junak, the coal pedlar. Hajji Halef Omar, wanting to be a great hunter, does battle with a bear and is saved by Kara ben Nemsi. But the old Mübarek is not so lucky. The little troop almost falls into the trap set by the Schut’s men, is almost trapped in the infamous ‘Jewel Cave’, from which they manage to rescue Lord Lindsay and his Dragoman, and they almost fall prey to the Schut himself. Now read this final harrowing tale of how Kara ben Nemsi battles with the Schut in his own stronghold and pursues him in the final bid to bring him to justice.

Now available in Softcover …

Get your Winnetou Collector’s Edition today!

October 18th, 2015

62With only 9 more Fridays until Christmas it’s never too early to get started on that Christmas list. Nemsi Books is having a sale on it’s entire stock of adventure books, including the Winnetou Collector’s Edition. Come check us out and see for yourself why Karl May became Germany’s most prolific author in history.

Talking eBooks

April 9th, 2015

There is no reason that learning should not be fun and entertaining. And there is also no reason that entertainment cannot be educational. Taking this into account, Talking eBooks are a new educational tool for teachers and schools, the brainchild of Manitoba author Victor Epp. The DVD’s incorporate speech together with “follow along” text, allowing the listener to not only hear but also read the text of the story. What could be more fun than that? I can’t imagine putting out literature that is not accessible to all potential readers, whether they have reading, and visual or hearing disabilities. Talking eBooks levels the playing field, opening up learning and enjoyment to a wide audience. Talking eBooks also opens up the field to teachers and educators, speech pathologists and interveners, providing a useful tool in their arsenal.

Oriental Odyssey VIII – Karl May / Michael M. Michalak

October 19th, 2014

The Schut

The Schut

Finally! The last volume of the Oriental Odyssey series is complete!
Kara ben Nemsi, Hajji Halef Omar and the faithful companions Omar and Osko are hot on the trail of the Schut. The wounded old Mübarek still seeks vengeance, but his injuries force him to seek shelter with Junak, the coal pedlar. Hajji Halef Omar, wanting to be a great hunter, does battle with a bear and is saved by Kara ben Nemsi. But the old Mübarek is not so lucky. The little troop almost falls into the trap set by the Schut’s men, is almost trapped in the infamous ‘Jewel Cave’, from which they manage to rescue Lord Lindsay and his Dragoman, and they almost fall prey to the Schut himself. Now read this final harrowing tale of how Kara ben Nemsi battles with the Schut in his own stronghold and pursues him in the final bid to bring him to justice.

Now available in ePub format …

Inn-nu-woh, Vinnetou or Winnetou

July 2nd, 2014

No matter which of the above names are used, they all describe a Native American chieftain who has become a symbol of nobility. In fact, the German Supreme Court was of the following opinion;

Bei Winnetou handelt es sich nunmehr um einen Begriff, der sich einer ungemeinen Bekanntheit in Deutschland erfreut. Viele Leser aus allen Generationen verbinden mit dem Namen einen bestimmten Typus eines edlen Menschen, eines Indianerhäuptlings ohne Fehl und Tadel.

That is:

With regards to the name Winnetou, it is a concept that enjoys enormous fame in Germany. Many readers from all generations connect this name with a certain noble human being, an Indian chief beyond reproach.

But is Winnetou truly an Native American chieftain or a German archetype?

For that matter, is the land that Karl May describes really the North American continent or does it have another meaning? One must remember that Karl May wrote in his “Confession”;

A certain clique emerged from the Münchmeyer trial, which gave itself the task to deny any deeper meaning contained in my books so that they might accuse me of lies and swindle. Because of some lofty connections it was possible to deceive even those with moral sensibilities. And then there is the milieu that is covered by the content of my books. Whilst I lead my readers through the realm of the mankind’s soul, I give to its regions known geographical names. This makes comprehension much easier, however it provides the malicious cause to malign me. When I, for example, locate the realm of art to India for the sake of illustration, and the realm of religious intolerance to Belutschistan, without delay these unimaginative people deem that I truly visited India and Belutschistan. If not, than I am a literary liar and swindler. Accordingly Dante would have been the biggest swindler of all, since he claimed to not only have visited purgatory and hell, but also heaven!

So who is Winnetou and what realm is identified by America?

Please support the new Feature Film “Winnetou – The Beginning” that will do justice to Karl May’s work.

In Memory of Russell Means – A Great Warrior, Activist and Actor.

October 22nd, 2013

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A year ago today, Russell Means departed this world as the morning star appeared above the horizon. His passing was a great loss to us all. He shall forever be remembered as the man who believed in justice for not only his own people, but for all of mankind, no matter what color skin, religion or persuasion.

He shall not be forgotten and his spirit shall reside in the heart of every freedom loving being.

Visit the Russell Means Honoring Web Site

Michael – Victor Epp

September 2nd, 2013

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The chief spoke; “Nohtawenan saweyiminan oma Ka Kesikak”
Ohkom’s English response; “Our father, bless us this day”
Chief; “Ayis Kiyehewini pimatisiwin”
Ohkom; “For your breath is life”
Chief; “Sayweyiminan mena ota mamawai Kayayahk”
Ohkom “And Bless us here together”
Chief; “Meyinan, muskawisewin mena ayinesewin”
Ohkom; “Give us — strength and wisdom”
Chief; “Ta natohtamahk menata nahehtamahk”
Ohkom; “To listen and to hear”
Chief; “Namoya ayiwakeyimowin ta pimitsahamahk”
Ohkom; “Not to follow enviousness”
Chief; “Meyinan asumena ta wapahatamahk”
Ohkom; “Give us again to see”
Chief; “Sakastewini mena ka nanskomitinan”
Ohkom; “Sunrise and sunset”
Chief: “Hiy hiy ki anaskomitinan”
Ohkom; “Thank you, we are all most thankful”
Chief; “Pitane ekosi teyihki”
Ohkom; “Hoping that will happen”
The group now rose up from their places and formed a long line to shake hands and greet the two women, their own beloved Ohkom, the Spirit Speaker and Marie as well. Marie couldn’t believe the kind and gentle friendliness of these savage heathens.
Ohkom’s grandmother leaned over and said quietly, “It is not we who are the savages.”
Marie was thunderstruck that the woman had read her mind. Was it true that these people could read the thoughts of others? “No, no, not everybody,” said Ohkom, laughing.

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From the Author:

I was thinking about writing a book about a remarkable young man who lived to the age of forty-two with a disease called neurofibromatosis. That was about thirty-nine or forty years longer than predicted. The reason I knew him so well was that he was the son of a lifelong friend of mine. It wasn’t until I attended the funerals of the young man and a few months later of his father, my friend that I decided to do it.

Having no idea of how to begin or what to say in my book, I let it write itself as it were. Of course I had to protect the identity of my friend an his son, so I decided on a fictional flight of fancy, inserting as much of their personalities and activities into the narrative as possible. It took a few months to get it all done, because the story kept taking unexpected turns and I could literally do nothing except try to keep up with it. I wasn’t sure of what I had written when it was complete until I started editing.

Each time I went through the book I discovered new revelations I hadn’t even realized. One of the most striking things I discovered was the tremendous contribution to society made by people with “disabilities” to the community as a whole. Doctors and nurses and caregivers of course make their living serving these people, but aside from making a living, the benefits that accrue to them as a result of this work are monumental. And the volunteers, often considered the heroes of social services are tenfold beneficiaries of the lives of the people they serve.

You could say that if anyone can make the world a better place, it would be people with “disabilities” and not the world leaders as we might expect. It kind of turns the world on its head and makes a mockery of the “top down” system of benevolence.

As a bit of a fatalist, I am grateful to be chosen to write this narrative an hope that I have given it a credible effort. I sincerely hope the reader will find the same revelations I did.

Update: A new web site for Victor Epp’s book

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