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September 2015 sees the Jozi Book Fair (JBF) take place at Wits University in Braamfontein, Johannesburg. I have searched the internet far and wide for information on the event, such as a programme detailing the lineup etc but (at the time of writing this article) the event website seems d...
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Saturday 23 May 2015 sees the Kingsmead Bookfair take place in Melrose Johannesburg.This event almost snuck by without me being able share it with everyone, luckily I found it in time. The Kingsmead Bookfair is now in it's fourth year and looking at the stellar line up of not just authors, but indu...
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As authors you need to love your readers. Right from the start, never release written content you don’t feel is absolutely in the best shape it can be. Ensure that your book covers are engaging and professional, the interior formatting makes for easy-reading and the wording has been finely tuned by...
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This year sees the South African Book Fair, hosted in Newtown Johannesburg.After the success of the South African Book Fair 2014, hosted in Cape Town it was decided to alternate the fair between Cape Town and Johannesburg to give those Joburgers who can't make the trip to Cape Town a chance to mix w...
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The January 2015 report on author earnings is enough to make most authors sit up and pay attention to the Amazon publishing machine. Headlines like 33% of eBook sales from Amazon.com are indie (self-published) authors or 40% of all dollars earned by authors on eBook sales from Amazon.com are earned ...
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I was very luck to recently catch-up with local South African author Lyn Pickering. I caught up with Lyn on her beautiful (and very green) property in Hilton, Kwa-Zulu Natal. After pleasantries were exchanged we got down to business. Once the coffee and cookies (a staple in any author's house) wer...
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Being into self-publishing, the highs (control) and the lows (selling), the pros (digital), and the cons (pirates!) I thought it was time I immersed myself fully in the topic. Now I don't mean drinking a cup of coffee on a Sunday evening and watching two episodes of "Murder She Wrote" immersed, I me...
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Audiobooks are gaining popularity and fast becoming a commonly-used medium of education and entertainment. The target market is constantly expanding, with both younger and older listeners enjoying the benefits of the audio format. The evolution of digital technology and related online platforms is m...
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Looking to create a great-looking 3D cover image to help promote you and your latest published book? Save yourself the time and money of having to hire someone to create this 3D cover image by spending just a few minutes watching our latest Youtube tutorial that will walk you through the process s...
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Self-publishing is a new trend that gives professional publishers nightmares, and rightly so. Let's face it, how many of us would ever get our books published if we had to go the traditional route? Did you know that Sylvester Stallone could not find a company to produce his first Rocky movie? Likewi...
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