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.
Independent publishing has become increasingly popular over the past few years. Thanks to modern day technology, the reality of getting a book published is now within reach of aspirant authors. To ensure that the book is professionally produced is only the first step of the process. Self-publishing requires a lot of hard work, especially when it comes to marketing and distribution. It is very important for independent authors to equip themselves with knowledge that will empower them to understand the world of independent publishing in order to maximize exposure and sales.
To book your seat, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Cost: R250 per person including coffee/tea and light lunch.
Please book before 19 August 2017. For bookings, send e-mail to email@example.com
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:
LINDI BHEMBE: 082 940 6911 / firstname.lastname@example.org
ANITA STANDER: 079 9278 132 / email@example.com
08.30 - Registration
09.00 - Welcome by MC - Tiyani Nkuna
09.20 – 9.50 How to get your book published – Anita Stander and Janet von Kleist
09:50 – 10.10 How to promote and market your book and yourself as a brand - Kay Madisakwane
10.10 - 10.25 – Coffee Break
10:30 – The importance of social media as a marketing tool (Andrew Christie)
11:00 – Guest speaker: Nomcebiso Ngqinambi
11:20 – Guest speaker: Moagi Keretetse
11:40 - How do I distribute my book and get it out there - Lindi Bhembe
11.55 - Closing - Tiyani Nkuna
12:00 – 13:00 – Finger lunch and networking opportunity
Anita Stander: Anita Stander has worked as Production Manager for Kwarts Publishers since 2012. She obtained a BA (Communications) degree from NWU University in 1992. She works closely with independent authors, consulting on all aspects of the publishing process.
Janet von Kleist qualified as Graphic Designer and Visual Artist from The Open Window College in 2010. She is experienced in all levels of visual communication. Her field of expertise is book design and layout.
Tiyani Nkuna is the author of three books and her fourth will be published soon. She is a qualified Quantity Surveyor, and has a passion to encourage and uplift others. She is the founder of Hope for Women, an organization that seeks to give hope to women who find themselves in difficult circumstances. She is also a motivational speaker and blogger.
Andrew Christie is an independent business consultant and speaker. His passion for books led him to found ‘Books & Everything’, a Facebook group of more than 3,000 writers and readers from all over the globe. Andrew has a great passion for books and authors, and shares his vast knowledge of social media to assist independent authors.
Guest author 1: Moagi Keretetse is an author, preacher and blogger. He has published a book called “Manual for Fulfilling your Purpose: Lessons from the Book of Nehemia”. He serves as an elder at Cosmo City Church, Johannesburg
Guest author 2: Nomcebiso Ngqinambi is a successful business woman and the author of a book called, “Excuse me, who gave you that job?”, which will help people achieve desired results in the workplace. She has a vast background in soft skills training including customer service and negotiation skills, and dealing with employers and employees from diverse backgrounds.
Lindi Bhembe is an entrepreneur, founder and owner of an online Christian bookstore – The New Chapter Bookstore. She is passionate about uplifting other people and sharing the gospel through her business and products that she sells. Lindi holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communication (Bond University SA) and just registered for her Honours in Marketing (IMM Graduate School).
Kay Madisakwane is a phenomenal businesswoman and entrepreneur. She runs a successful security company and also consults for other businesses. She is a marketing guru and strong motivational speaker.