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Making Life and Lemonade, a new novel by beloved author, Mamotladi Ivy Matloga!

Independent author, Mamotladi Ivy Matloga, needs no introduction! Her debut novel, Madness in Duggart, received rave reviews and just when the wait was too long, her second novel, Making Life and Lemonade, is seeing the light! Kwarts Publishers are once again the proud publisher of Ivy’s book and asked her a few questions about the project:

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Gangster State: A Book Review by Monde Nkasawe

Award-winning investigative journalist Pieter-Louis Myburgh’s book, titled 'Gangster State - Unravelling Magashule's Web of Capture,' has made shocking allegations against ANC secretary general Ace Magashule. Read Monde Nkasawe's excellent review of this controversial publication.

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Dis 'n kuns om 'n kortverhaal te skryf

Om ‘n kortverhaal te skryf is dalk makliker gesê as gedaan. Dis werklik ‘n kuns om dit kort te hou... As jy jou hand wil waag aan die skryf van 'n kortverhaal is dit raadsaam om eers bietjie huiswerk te doen. Hier is waardevolle inligting oor wat die definisie en aard van ‘n kortverhaal is. 

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Stuur jou storie in vir Kwarts se 2019 Afrikaanse Kortverhaalbundel!

Wou jy nog altyd jou hand waag aan die skryf van ‘n kortverhaal? Of het jy lekkerleesstories geskryf wat iewers lê en stof opgaar? Stuur dit in om gekeur te word vir Kwarts Uitgewers se Afrikaanse kortverhaalbundel wat aan die einde van 2019 uitgegee word!

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Why so many independently published books just to do not sell

Perhaps you’re asking this exact question as a self-published author? You sat down and wrote your novel, working long hours to edit and get your book baby ready for self-publishing. Then: the disappointing sales. Maybe it’s time to be honest and examine the reasons why your book isn’t selling:

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Twee Kwarts-publikasies ingeskryf vir Ingrid Jonker-prys

Die Ingrid Jonker-prys is 'n literêre toekenning wat jaarliks aan Afrikaanse en Engelse debuut-poësie toegeken word en is ingestel ná die dood van Ingrid Jonker in 1965. Twee van Kwarts se talentvolle skrywers, Yolanda Faye Holden en Tania Smit, het hierdie jaar hul debuutbundels voorgelê!

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Hekelwoorde van my Hart op die verhoog by KKNK 2019 in Oudtshoorn

Die gewilde bundel, Hekelwoorde van my Hart, gaan binnekort by Die Klein Karoo Kunstefees op Oudtshoorn ‘n buiging maak!  Die Kwarts-span is ongelooflik trots op hierdie gewilde bundel met gedigte en skryfstukke deur Tania Smit! Kom beleef die vertoning in die magiese atmosfeer van een van die oudste klipkerkies in Oudshoorn, waarvan die hoeksteen reeds gelê is in 1860.

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Local publishing scam exposed on Carte Blanche

Recently, the investigative journalism television programme, Carte Blanche, exposed a South African publishing company who scams authors who want to self-publish out of large amounts of money without delivering on their promises. We would like to comment on this and set the record straight.


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Book Personality of the week: Mamotladi Ivy Matloga

This week’s book personality doesn’t need an introduction. Talented author, Mamotladi Ivy Matloga’s first published novel, Madness in Duggart, put the spotlight on the stigmas surrounding mental illness, especially in rural communities and was very well received. Her second novel, Making Life and Lemonade is currently in its production stage, and Kwarts Publishers is very proud to be part of this amazing woman’s writing and publishing journey. We asked her a few questions about herself:

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Book Personality of the week: Tiyani Nkuna

Meet Tiyani Nkuna. Since 2011, she has written various popular religious titles published by Kwarts. Tiyani launched her freshest titles, Prayer Strategy for Married Couples and Prayer Strategy for Singles during the last few weeks. Kwarts Publishers are proud to be associated with this talented woman and asked her to answer a few questions about her writing, passions and herself: 

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