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I need your help

I need your help
  I need your help. Freely sharing (self) publishing advice for authors is a passion. Guess what: blogging is a job that does not pay us. The reward for hours spent behind our keyboards is delivered in the form of comments from our happy blog readers. Totally worth it. However as a South African blogging into the international internet ether...
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Authors gone wild – A celebration of self-publishing at the MYeBook fourth birthday bash

Authors gone wild – A celebration of self-publishing at the MYeBook fourth birthday bash
  What!? Our self-publishing platform turned four? Hell yeah, and it was done in style. Friday 14th October 2016 will go down in many calendars as a night of celebration and literary debauchery. Wine was uncorked, authors conversed and new friends compared book-sizes. A far cry from the late night business plan birthed from the cavernous-cranium of MYeBook founder Dave...
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Death of options for South African authors

Death of options for South African authors
  Notice of termination of digital books services. Please be advised On the Dot a division of Media 24 (PTY) Ltd has decided to terminate its services in the e-book market and will shortly no longer be providing digital fulfilment agency services to customers. Sound ominous? It should. Like the sound of a thousand pages being torn simultaneously, another publishing...
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What it means being an African author on Amazon

What it means being an African author on Amazon
  Africa’s not for sissies is an oft-repeated phrase, but is Africa for authors? The lists of renowned African authors contain all too familiar names. Why does it seem that the depth of our selection of authors is perhaps less than that of the other continents? Why do we seem to produce less authors, or is that a misconception bred...
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An author book launch - My experience at Skoobs

An author book launch - My experience at Skoobs
  At Skoobs bookstore, Montecasino, in the heart of Fourways Johannesburg, I find myself attending the book launch of my friend (and now published author) Sonia Killik. Whilst browsing the weighted-shelves at this book-lovers Utopia I recognise several self-published titles. Seeing these books (cover-out, not spine-out nogal) on the shelves and in front of what must be hundreds of readers...
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