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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.

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. 

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!

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:

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.

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.


Celebrating independent authors on National Women's Day

On 9 August we celebrated national Women’s Day! Pictured are just a few of the many phenomenal independent authors that have touched our lives with their writing. To all these amazing women -We salute your strength, talent, perseverance and ‘giving’ spirit! 

Size matters: Consider your print options

When it comes to printing a novel, we have to consider the options with regards to the size of the printed book. In order to maximize your profits as an independent author, it is crucial to keep the unit price of your book as low as possible - without compromising on quality. Here are some helpful pointers from Kwarts Publishers.

Proceeds of Happy Holidays Anthology helps in the fight against illiteracy in developing countries

The idea for Happy Holidays -Anthology of Short Stories, edited by “Books & Everything founder, Andrew Christie, and which includes diverse stories from fourteen authors, was not only to spread a little cheer over holidays but to raise funds for the fight against illiteracy in developing countries.

'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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