Joseph Jenkins Inc.

Our Books and Publications

Slate Roofing » Snow Guards » Soldering »

We have been publishing since 1995

Our books have been published on numerous continents, been translated into numerous languages, and have received a multitude of awards.

Books by Joseph Jenkins

Best Sellers

The Humanure Handbook has sold over 85,000 copies.

Book Stores: Order from our distributor, Chelsea Green Publishing.


Self Publishing Top Ten Tips

Self Publishing Top Ten Tips

Also order on Amazon: Print Book or Kindle Book

Softcover, 5X8, 100 pages.

ISBN: 978-1-7336035-3-9



Humanure Handbook 4th Edition

Humanure Handbook

4th Edition, "Shit in a Nutshell," 300 pages, 91 illustrations, indexed. ISBN-13: 978-0964425880. 6X9 paperback.

PDF E-Book or Buy on Amazon or Kindle or in Australia


Slate Roof Bible, 3rd Edition

Slate Roof Bible, 3rd Edition

Published June, 2016. Hardcover, full color, 374 pages, nearly 800 illustrations. ISBN-13: 978-0964425828

PDF E-Book or Buy on Amazon or Kindle



Slate Roof Bible, 3rd Edition

The Compost Toilet Handbook

Published April 22, 2021 (Earth Day). 254 pages, 203 photos and illustrations, 161 color pages, hardcover, ISBN: 978-1-7336035-1-5; Trim Size: 6"x9"; $40.00 US. Also order at B&N, or on Amazon. MORE INFO



Joe began self-publishing when he turned his masters thesis into the non-fiction Humanure Handbook and published it in 1995. The first edition of the book was execrable, but it developed a life of its own and has gone on to sell 80,000+ copies and be translated in whole or in part into 21 languages over 4 editions. The book has received numerous book awards and been mentioned on such places as the Wall Street Journal, Howard Stern, Playboy, NPR, BBC, CBC, etc.


We have ecommerce sites at, and We publish books. We provide consulting services in two unrelated fields (slate roofing, and composting), and we have a Slate Roof Training Center.


Joseph Jenkins Inc.

143 Forest Lane, Grove City, PA 16127 USA

Ph: 814-786-9085; Fax: 814-786-8209

Open: 24/7 Online; Office and shop hours by Appointment.



We have received awards for our books as well as for our service to the slate roofing industry and the composting industry.


Copyright © Joseph Jenkins Inc.. All rights reserved.