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'Happy Holidays' - Anthology in support of the World Literacy Foundation

Kwarts Publishers and ‘Books & Everything’ are teaming up to spread a little holiday cheer. We are putting together an anthology of new stories that reflect the happiness of the holiday season. And all to assist the World Literacy Foundation. We invite writers from near and far to submit short fiction that is funny or fun, or will just put a smile on the reader’s face. And it is all in aid of a good cause.

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Kwarts Publishers hosts Informative Seminar for Independent Authors

An informative seminar for independent authors will take place at Blue Valley Golf Estate Club House in Midrand on the 2nd of September 2017, presented by Kwarts Publishers and New Chapter Bookstore. If you are an aspiring author, planning to publish a book or you are a published author, you will benefit from the advice of professionals within the industry. This will also be an excellent opportunity to network with other independent authors and role players in the industry.

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Author participates in making music for Madiba today!

Hans Kilian, the author of a book called ‘Life of a Dock Rat’ which will be published through Kwarts Publishers, is one of 67 musicians taking part in a Mandela Day event organised by Smile 90.4 FM radio station.

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Retired field guide publishes book about life in the bush

‘My life in the Bush’ is a brand new publication from Kwarts Publishers. Retired field guide, Mark Penney spent 20 years working as a field guide and a tourist guide in various South African game parks and reserves, including the Kruger National Park and Pilanesberg.

Over the years he had some interesting experiences and decided to write a book sharing some of the stories of encounters with the unpredictable wildlife of Southern Africa.

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Kwarts skrywer se self-gepubliseerde boek al reeds in derde druk

Veels geluk aan Chummy de Bruin, samesteller van die kortverhaalbundel, Kalahari-stories, wat onlangs deur Kwarts gepubliseer is. Hierdie artikel het op Vrydag 14 Julie 2017 in die Volksblad-koerant verskyn. Hierdie pragtige publikasie het ook goeie publisiteit ontnvag toe dit op die Kyk-net program, Kwela op TV verskyn het. Ons is trots op jou Chummy!

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Debut novel puts the spotlight on mental health stigmas in rural communities

Madness in Duggart is a debut novel by Pretoria based author Mamotladi Ivy Matloga, published through Kwarts Publishers. This novel is dedicated to the author’s brother, Phashe Mananyetso, who suffers from a mental affliction and explores the stigmas around mental illness in a rural South African community. 

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Veteran Skipper Hans tells about life on the waterways of the V&A Waterfront and Port of Cape Town in his book - ‘Chronicles of a Dock Rat’

Kwarts Publishers is currently busy working on an interesting new publication of great historical value called ‘Chronicles of a Dock Rat’. This book is written by Hans Kilian who worked for 20 years as a skipper in the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town and tells of the experiences he had on the sea and the people he met.

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Maryna se boek oor die kosmos maak opslae

Maryna Blomerus se boek 'Meer as 'n Metafoor' is in 2016 deur Kwarts gepubliseer. Hierdie onafhanklike skrywer wou graag uiting gee aan haar begrip en persepsie van werklikheid. Meer as 'n Metafoor is na meer as twee dekades se lees en dinkwerk aangepak in 'n poging om 'n geringe bydrae te lewer tot die begrip van kwantumteorie. Na 'n onlangse resensie in die pers deur bekende kunstenaar, skrywer en filosoof Koos Kombuis, het daar groot belangstelling in hierdie publikasie opgevlam. Koos Kombuis verwys na die boek as "...Onverwagse kosmoskragtoer in Afrikaans"

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Indie authors: Does your book cover design measure up?

Are you an independent author in the process of publishing a book? Writing the book may be the hardest part, but there are many aspects of professional book design that writers who decide to go the self-publishing route need to pay attention to – a winning cover design is one of them!

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Khensani never gave up on her dream to inspire others

Khensani is young lady from Mokopane in the Limpopo province. She had a dream to inspire others through her writing. With the help of Kwarts Publishers she was able to publish her book called "Motivational Thoughts about life'' Khensani is a great example of what can be achieved if you do not give up on your dreams!

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