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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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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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Boekpersoonlikheid van die week: Tania Smit

Ons gesels hierdie week met Tania Smit, skrywer van die varsgepubliseerde Hekelwoorde van my Hart en eienaar van die Facebook-blad met dieselfde titel. Tania toor met woorde en haar stories en gedigte dien as pitkos vir die siel en inspirasie vir baie:

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Book Personality of the week: Raashida Khan

Our book personality of the week, Raashida Khan, recently won the 2018 Minara Aziz Hassim Literary Award for her debut novel, Mirror Cracked. Raashida published her first book (an anthology of poems called Happy Birthday, Raashi) with Kwarts Publishers in 2017. She is currently working on a follow-up novel to Mirror Cracked, called Fragrance of Forgiveness. She answered a few questions about herself and her love of writing:

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Book Personality of the week: Cathy Donald

This week, we’re featuring Cathy Donald, author of The Reluctant Cuckoo and Miles to Go, both published by Kwarts. Cathy made time in between her busy day job as a medical doctor to answer a few questions about her writing and other passions:

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Passi Décor & Deli stel eerste resepteboek bekend

Die bekende Passi Décor & Deli, ʼn gunsteling onder inwoners van Centurion en Pretoria, het onlangs hul eerste resepteboek, Passi Kook: ʼn Storie om te Vertel, bekendgestel en Kwarts Publishers is trots om te kon deel hierin!

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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! 

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Book personality of the week: Danie Markgraaff

Danie Markgraaff is an architect during the day and enthusiastic independent author in his spare time. He has published a number of novels and hopes to pursue writing full time after retirement in few years' time.  We asked him a few questions about what make him 'tick' as a person and as an author.

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