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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:

National Book Week 2018: Take the leap – read (and write!) a book

We love books and reading at Kwarts Publishers and we have a passion for promoting the works of self-published authors. Each year, at the beginning of September, South Africa celebrates National Book Week. This year the initiative runs from 3 - 7 September.

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.

'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.

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.

Author participates in making music for Madiba today!

Hans Kilian, the author of a book called ‘Life of a Dock Rat’ which will be published through Kwarts Publishers, is one of 67 musicians taking part in a Mandela Day event organised by Smile 90.4 FM radio station.

Retired field guide publishes book about life in the bush

‘My life in the Bush’ is a brand new publication from Kwarts Publishers. Retired field guide, Mark Penney spent 20 years working as a field guide and a tourist guide in various South African game parks and reserves, including the Kruger National Park and Pilanesberg.

Over the years he had some interesting experiences and decided to write a book sharing some of the stories of encounters with the unpredictable wildlife of Southern Africa.

Kwarts skrywer se self-gepubliseerde boek al reeds in derde druk

Veels geluk aan Chummy de Bruin, samesteller van die kortverhaalbundel, Kalahari-stories, wat onlangs deur Kwarts gepubliseer is. Hierdie artikel het op Vrydag 14 Julie 2017 in die Volksblad-koerant verskyn. Hierdie pragtige publikasie het ook goeie publisiteit ontnvag toe dit op die Kyk-net program, Kwela op TV verskyn het. Ons is trots op jou Chummy!

Debut novel puts the spotlight on mental health stigmas in rural communities

Madness in Duggart is a debut novel by Pretoria based author Mamotladi Ivy Matloga, published through Kwarts Publishers. This novel is dedicated to the author’s brother, Phashe Mananyetso, who suffers from a mental affliction and explores the stigmas around mental illness in a rural South African community. 

Veteran Skipper Hans tells about life on the waterways of the V&A Waterfront and Port of Cape Town in his book - ‘Chronicles of a Dock Rat’

Kwarts Publishers is currently busy working on an interesting new publication of great historical value called ‘Chronicles of a Dock Rat’. This book is written by Hans Kilian who worked for 20 years as a skipper in the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town and tells of the experiences he had on the sea and the people he met.

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