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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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