Exclusive Books launches festive pop up podcasts

Exclusive Books has just launched their festive pop-up podcasts which include their latest best sellers and best reads. Reviewer and book event designer, Jenny Crwys-Williams, has been tasked with the production of the podcasts along with radio convergence specialists, Ultimate Media....

10 Nov 2016

New money-making 'Medium' for publishers

At a digital conference hosted by Ad Age, Medium CEO announced that the online publishing network has unveiled a membership option as well as a Promoted Stories tool. Both are intended to allow publishers making use of the platform to host commercial brand content and make money. Click here for...

7 Apr 2016

Brands & Branding gets unique cover

{{Image}}Ogilvy & Mather (O&M) South Africa and Affinity Publishing have announced a unique three-year cover design partnership on the Brands & Branding publication, with the first of the three books being unveiled at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). Previously rotated amongst...

18 Nov 2015

Crowdfunding sought for 'Sibo Saves Water', 'Sibo Looks Right' for schools

Sibo Saves Water was published in 2009 and has been in random schools and libraries since then. It covers all the issues that are important, as South Africa once again faces a drought. The author of the Sibo series, Ginny Stone, is currently trying to find funding to have it reprinted so that it...

10 Nov 2015

2015 edition of Brands & Branding out on 17 November

The 2015 edition of Brands & Branding in South Africa will be out on 17 November. Launched by Affinity Publishing, this year's edition has articles and brand development stories, plus a number of narrative insights taking stock of Branding 4.0 and includes a new major feature dedicated to FMCG and...

23 Oct 2015

South Africa's Dragon's Den launches book for entrepreneurs

To assist fellow entrepreneurs, the five dragons from the inaugural South African season of the television reality show 'Dragon's Den' have co-authored a book including their collective lessons learnt in business. Gil Oved, Lebo Gunguluza, Polo Leteka, Vinny Lingham and Vusi Thembekwayo...

6 Oct 2015

Charmont Media Global to publish Rolling Inspiration magazine

Rolling Inspiration, a lifestyle publication for people with mobility impairments, will now be published by Charmont Media Global. The magazine is the official mouthpiece of the QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA). Charleen Clarke, editor at Charmont Media Global, says, "It is already a...

24 Aug 2015

Become a confident public speaker with Make Yourself Heard

Make Yourself Heard - a how-to guide on success and communication has been listed on takealot.com. With over 20 years of extensive experience in communication skills training, presentations and confidence, author Monique Rissen-Harrisberg has been running The Voice Clinic since 1988. In her...

20 May 2015

Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2015 deadline for entries extended

The deadline for entries for the Standard Bank Sikuvile Journalism Awards 2015 has been extended from Wednesday 18 March, to 1400 on Friday 20 March. The Awards, sponsored by Standard Bank, are open to all South African daily and weekly newspapers and online publications. This year the Awards...

17 Mar 2015

Final programme for Indie Book Fair

The programme for the Indie Book Fair taking place in Johannesburg on 20 and 21 March, has been released. The event is a celebration of independent writing, publishing and distributing. Cost for entry is R10 per person, and children under 12 enter for free. If you are interested in having an...

16 Mar 2015

New management book awards

A panel of the UK's top business and management leaders have judged the 2015 CMI Management Book of the Year Awards, run in association with the British Library and sponsored by Henley Business School. This year's winners are:• The Commuter's Read: Not Knowing by Steven D'Souza and Diana Renner...

11 Feb 2015

The Indie Book Fair 2015

Taking place at the Sunnyside Park Hotel in Johannesburg on 20 and 21 March, the Indie Book Fair is a celebration of independent writing, publishing and distribution. The organisers are a not-for-profit organisation AFNA (African Narratives) committed to the development of a vigorous grassroots...

10 Feb 2015

Cape Town author signs Hollywood book deal

Cape Town author Lauren Beukes will be working with a top Hollywood movie producer after signing a deal to have her bestseller, Broken Monsters, turned into a television series. She said she met Scot Aversano, acclaimed producer of Safe House and his team in Los Angeles while she was on a tour....

28 Jan 2015

Wa Azania clinches US book-publishing deal

Youth activist Malaika wa Azania's book, Memoirs of a Born Free: Reflections on the Rainbow Nation, is making waves in the United States. South African publisher Jacana Media said the book's international publishing rights had been sold to New York's Seven Stories Press. The book is based on...

23 Jan 2015

Third edition in FoodWeekly Cookbook series ready for festive season

{{Image}}The Sunday Times has released the third edition in the FoodWeekly Cookbook series in time for the festive season. The new collection is a packed compilation of the most requested, tried and tested of Hilary Biller's delicious easy-to-prepare recipes. Featuring a fresh new design, the...

5 Dec 2014

Behind the Door: The Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp Story out now

The non-fiction true crime book, 'Behind the Door: The Oscar Pistorius and Reeva Steenkamp Story', written by authors Mandy Wiener and Barry Bateman, launches today, 3 October 2014. Published by Pan Macmillan, it is available in hardback nationally in stores at R245.

3 Oct 2014

Pens Behaving Badly hits online shelves

Sunday Times Books has published 'Pens Behaving Badly', a selection of the best of Paige Nick's comedic Sunday Times columns and the wacky responses from readers. Nick is an award-winning copywriter, columnist and author of two novels, 'A Million Miles from Normal' and 'This Way Up'. It is available...

21 Jul 2014

Workshop on how to publish your book on Kindle

Join popular newspaper columnist and life counsellor, Rod Smith and self-publisher Val Waldeck on Saturday 12 July at the German Club in Westville. A morning workshop will cover all elements. The fee for the workshop is R250 per person. For bookings phone Shirley Williams on...

25 Jun 2014

Emilie Gambade new editor of Elle SA

Emilie Gambade, currently managing editor of Marie Claire, fashion editor for the Daily Maverick and regular contributor to the Mail & Guardian, has been appointed the editor of Elle South Africa as from 1 July 2014. Publisher of Elle and director of Isiko Media, Gisèle Wertheim Aymés,...

25 Jun 2014

Science voices 2014 - Call for entry

Interested in learning how to write about your research for a popular audience and getting published in the Mail & Guardian? We are looking for master's and doctoral candidates at South African universities who want to work with the M&G's science editor, Sarah Wild, to have their writing...

7 Apr 2014

Sunday Times features relaunched Lifestyle supplement

This Sunday, 6 April 2014, the Sunday Times relaunches its Lifestyle Supplement with a sassier, more provocative take on South African culture. Award-winning journalist, Carlos Amato, promises to inject new life as editor of the re-vamped supplement, which is published weekly with the Sunday...

4 Apr 2014

PR Net: Chris Roper, M&G editor on online vs print

Chris Roper made the shift from online editor of Mail & Guardian to editor in chief. He will speak to PR-Net about how news gathering and editing has changed and, in particular, if and how his thinking has morphed in this new position. Our venue for this lunch session is Sappi's Braamfontein...

3 Apr 2014

Student Zone, self-help tool for tertiary students launched by Oxford Press

Oxford University Press Southern Africa has launched a self-help resource called Student Zone, which is a central point where students, using a prescribed Oxford textbook, can find tools that have been developed to inform and assist them with studying, exams and preparation. Students are able to...

2 Apr 2014

Vega next stop for Loerie Awards Travelling Exhibition

The next stop for the free Loerie Awards Travelling Exhibition is the Vega school of brand leadership in Johannesburg from 14-17 April 2014. It will display innovative campaigns for winning brands and businesses across an array of disciplines, which include brand identity, architecture & interior...

20 Mar 2014

New look for commuter publication

The Metrorail's weekly commuter newspaper, MyLine, has had a refresh from communications agency Mikateko Media. Distributed to 80,000 Metrorail commuters across Cape Town and its surrounds, the publication sheds its tabloid newspaper identity for a contemporary, magazine look and feel. "The new...

18 Mar 2014

Sunday Times launches second FoodWeekly cookbook

Following the success of the first FoodWeekly cookbook, Sunday Times has launched a follow-up edition featuring the wide selection of popular recipes published in its food supplements during 2013. The 214-page compilation is arranged into 16 chapters, with themes that include recipes for breakfast,...

3 Dec 2013

20 years of DIY celebrated at Home Handyman

Celebrating 20 years of publishing DIY, Home Handyman has an array of prizes for new subscribers to mark the occasion. Launched in November 1993 by the Platinum Publications/Primedia Magazines' stable, it has been published by the independent Home Handyman Publishing company for the past 13 years....

22 Nov 2013

IGN Africa launches with local, international content

Ziff Davis International has partnered with Instance Media, the publisher of South Africa's games magazine, NAG and owner of the annual rAge Expo, to publish IGN Africa. Michael James, who will also lead commercial representation for the brand in the region, heads the latest IGN local edition....

22 Nov 2013

Ten years of good Taste

Woolworths' taste magazine turns ten in October and is considered one of the lifestyle magazines that has converted food lovers to true "foodies" and played a big role in shaping local gourmet culture. This is a result of handpicked staff, backed by the resources of one of South Africa's leading...

27 Sep 2013

Pica Awards extends early bird entry date

The 2013 MPASA Pica Awards have extended the early bird entry date to 29 August. PICA project manager Melony Boucher has been overwhelmed by the number of calls from editors, publishers and businesses managers alike, all requesting an extension to the early bird deadline. For the latest update,...

27 Aug 2013

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