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Episode 189: Mike Wronski chats the top 5 Social Media platforms in SA.

Date: 22 Sep 2016
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Triggerfish to animate The Highway Rat
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An adapted version of Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler's children's book, The Highway Rat, is to be animated by Triggerfish Animation Studios. The animation will premiere on BBC One during Christmas 2017...

13 Sep 2016

#InnovationMonth: TOPS at Spar produces wine-printed book
#InnovationMonth: TOPS at Spar produces wine-printed book

South African liquor retailer, TOPS at Spar, has released Novel Novel, a 120-page compilation of stories written by the TOPS and Tales online community and printed in a mixture of both wine and ink...

13 Sep 2016

Jess Mouneimne launches her book, Being Boss
Jess Mouneimne launches her book, Being Boss

Jess Mouneimne has launched her new book, Being Boss, at an event in Cape Town, hosted by TV personality Siv Ngesi, a long time friend of Mouneimne...

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Reading for enjoyment
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Every month Jet Club gives away books to the value of R1000 to four Jet Club kids' school libraries. Leah Raees Govender of Palmcroft Primary School in Phoenix was a recent winner...

Issued by The Publishing Partnership 9 Sep 2016

Sally Andrew wins Nielsen Booksellers' Choice Award
Sally Andrew wins Nielsen Booksellers' Choice Award

Penguin Random House author Sally Andrew won the Nielsen Booksellers' Choice - Book of the Year Award for her book, Recipes for Love and Murder: A Tannie Maria Mystery at the 2016 Nielsen Bookseller's Awards ceremony, held at the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town...

Issued by Penguin Random House SA 2 Sep 2016

Penguin Random House South Africa wins 2016 Sefika Trade Publisher of the Year Award
Penguin Random House South Africa wins 2016 Sefika Trade Publisher of the Year Award

Penguin Random House South Africa received top honours in the category Trade Publisher of the Year at the 2016 Sefika Awards ceremony, held at the Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town...

Issued by Penguin Random House SA 1 Sep 2016

New Sefika Award honours legends in bookselling industry, new author
New Sefika Award honours legends in bookselling industry, new author

The South African Booksellers Association along with the Publishers Association of South Africa (PASA) celebrated the annual Sefika on 30 August 2016 to honour the booksellers and publishers around South Africa that promote reading...

1 Sep 2016

New children's book introduces new illustrator
New children's book introduces new illustrator

After Estée Cockcroft, a former colleague at Boomtown wrote her first children's book, The Eye in the Yellow Bow Tie, Carmen Smit fulfilled her dream to illustrate a children's book...

1 Sep 2016

John Brown Media appointed as content agency for Leisure Books/Leserskring
John Brown Media appointed as content agency for Leisure Books/Leserskring

John Brown Media is thrilled to announce that it has been selected as the content agency to produce the catalogues for the iconic Leserskring/Leisure Books audience of book lovers...

Issued by John Brown 26 Aug 2016

South African crime writer to team up with thriller superstar James Patterson
South African crime writer to team up with thriller superstar James Patterson

South African crime writer Jassy Mackenzie will contribute a book to James Patterson's imprint, BookShots. Patterson will be writing, collaborating on, or personally curating every title published by the new imprint...

Issued by Penguin Random House SA 22 Aug 2016

Fred Khumalo's new novel on the sinking of the SS Mendi to be published in South Africa and the UK
Fred Khumalo's new novel on the sinking of the SS Mendi to be published in South Africa and the UK

The SS Mendi was a passenger steamship that sank in the English Channel in 1917, killing 646 people, most of whom were black South African troops heading for France to serve in World War I...

Issued by Penguin Random House SA 16 Aug 2016

Soccer Warrior and Soccer Laduma join forces
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Mamba Media has officially moved their flagship Soccer Warrior brand to SA's largest and most widely read source of soccer news, the Soccer Laduma newspaper and website...

Issued by Mamba Media 2 Aug 2016

[Newsmaker] Lerato Tshabalala - editor of The Afropolitan
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Lerato Tshabalala has been appointed as the new editor for The Afropolitan magazine. She's set to bring a fresh new editorial outlook to the publication, which readers have been enjoying for the past 10 years.

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It cannot be ignored that advertising is what made the World Wide Web what it is today right from the humble beginnings...

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Booksellers' Choice Awards selects 2016 shortlist
Booksellers' Choice Awards selects 2016 shortlist

The SA Booksellers Association has announced the shortlisted finalists for the 2016 Booksellers' Choice Awards, from 150 nominations...

14 Jul 2016

Niche male-oriented consumer publication for sale
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Due to the impending retirement of the publisher, there is a niche consumer publication on offer. It has an active website with good potential for further development as well as a digital offering in addition to print...

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As Bizcommunity's reputation as a premier global resource for industry news from the African continent increases, so our 600+ Press Office holders and company listings are reaping the benefits...

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The SpaceStation gazes into the future with pioneering industry event
The SpaceStation gazes into the future with pioneering industry event

Last week, in Cape Town and Johannesburg, The SpaceStation, one of South Africa's premium digital media sales companies, hosted Digital Salt, focusing on digital publishing and advertising...

Issued by The SpaceStation 1 Jul 2016

2016 Sunday Times Literary Awards winners announced
2016 Sunday Times Literary Awards winners announced

The winners of the 2016 Sunday Times Literary Awards have been announced at an event in Sandton, with Nkosinathi Sithole and Pumla Dineo Gqola winning awards...

27 Jun 2016

Ndalo Media Books launches with a book on Personal Brand Intelligence
Ndalo Media Books launches with a book on Personal Brand Intelligence

Ndalo Media launched the book, Personal Brand Intelligence (PBQ) - an inspiring and holistic look at how your brand can evolve intelligently to influence society, by bestselling author, Timothy Maurice Webster...

27 Jun 2016

Ndalo Media launches book division the brand intelligent way
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Ndalo Media has announced the launch of its book division, Ndalo Media Books, the fifth addition to the group's existing business units of print publishing, digital publishing, content marketing and events...

Issued by Ndalo Media 24 Jun 2016

The Publishing Partnership and Amorphous New Media win Edcon publishing account
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The Publishing Partnership (TPP) and digital agency Amorphous New Media have won Edcon's publishing business for its print and digital publications...

Issued by The Publishing Partnership 23 Jun 2016

Strategic Marketing Africa unpacks insurance industry opportunities
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Africa is one of the world's great untapped markets for insurance products and services. However, the challenge for the industry's marketers is overcoming mistrust and a lack of consumer understanding...

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Market Research and Insight Yearbook now out
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Kogan Page and the Market Research Society (MRS) have published the Market Research and Insight Yearbook: Transforming Evidence into Impact...

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Book writing 101
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I've always wanted to write a book, I even attended one of those free book writing seminars. I was thinking seriously about putting pen to paper when I mentioned my plan to a client and she suggested I create a book...

By Nokwazi Mzobe 30 May 2016

Swisscom fined USD72m for abusing dominant position in sports broadcasting
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Switzerland's main telecom group Swisscom has been fined 71.8 million Swiss francs ($72.5 million, 64.70 million euros) for abusing its dominant position in sports broadcasting, the Swiss competition authorities said on Tuesday.

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Is print media dead?

It is no longer business as usual, but there is a future for print in Africa, yet...

By Samuel O. Adeyemi 26 May 2016

The independent publisher strikes back
The independent publisher strikes back

The digital independent publisher, having endured most of the disruption of recent years, has emerged into the sunlight with its true worth being recognised and a champion in the form of the ACME network by its side...

By Leigh Andrews 23 May 2016

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