Tiffany Markman
How book publishing is changing in the age of digital

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Image credit: Becca Tapert on Unsplash
[Tiffany Markman] But is publishing dying? Is the bookshop morphing into the bookshelf?...

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Leigh Andrews
A story of storytelling: The business of writing with Michael Smorenburg

A story of storytelling: The business of writing with Michael Smorenburg[Leigh Andrews] Author Michael Smorenburg took attendees of the Red & Yellow School's first lunchtime lecture of the year post-July holidays on a journey from fact to fiction and back again in describing his personal writing process...

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Juanita Pienaar
Politics is just a game

Pierre Cassuto speaking about House of Cronies at the launch last week.
Pierre Cassuto speaking about House of Cronies at the launch last week.
[Juanita Pienaar] ZANews has just launched its new board game, House of Cronies, and we spoke to creator, Pierre Cassuto about what goes into publishing a board game and what sets this one apart from the rest...

Posted 9 months ago | Like
Leigh Andrews
"Just start now and be creative" - Pepe Marais on Growing Greatness

Pepe Marais and Growing Greatness.
Pepe Marais and Growing Greatness.
[Leigh Andrews] Pepe Marais is already a creative inspiration to many, so his recently published book, Growing Greatness, is sure to be well-received...

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Jessica Tennant
#Newsmaker: Sarah Browning-de Villiers joins Publicis Machine

#Newsmaker: Sarah Browning-de Villiers joins Publicis Machine[Jessica Tennant] Sarah Browning-de Villiers, former deputy editor at Cosmopolitan SA and the gal behind its #TamponTaxMustFall campaign, recently joined Publicis Machine as chief content officer in the narrative content marketing team...

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Riaan Sunny
Get better return from your advertising spend - Independent Media

Riaan Sunny[Riaan Sunny] Independent Online provides a brand safe environment for advertisers and agencies...

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Leigh Andrews
Why digital publishers need to rethink what they're doing

Jochem Wijnands, Dutch founder and CEO of TRVL. Image supplied.
Jochem Wijnands, Dutch founder and CEO of TRVL. Image supplied.
[Leigh Andrews] Jochem Wijnands, Dutch founder and CEO of TRVL (it's pronounced as an acronym), explains the need for a 'build it yourself' mindset and putting user experience first when it comes to digital publishing...

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Jessica Tennant
#Newsmaker: Brenwin Naidu on the Sunday Times' latest addition

#Newsmaker: Brenwin Naidu on the Sunday Times' latest addition[Jessica Tennant] Tiso Blackstar Group's automotive standalone supplement, Sunday Times Motoring is going to be inserted into the Sunday Times Lifestyle magazine section, as Lifestyle Motoring...

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Jessica Tennant
#Loeries2017: BBDO's Mike Schalit on the Creative#Director book launch

#Loeries2017: BBDO's Mike Schalit on the Creative#Director book launch[Jessica Tennant] The launch of Net#work BBDO's Creative#Director (#CD) coffee table book is set to take place at the culmination of Loeries' Student Portfolio Day directly after the DStv Seminar at a special cocktail evening later today around 17h00 on the ICC Balcony...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Jessica Tennant
#Newsmaker: Laura du Preez Moneytizes Tiso Blackstar Group's publishing game

#Newsmaker: Laura du Preez Moneytizes Tiso Blackstar Group's publishing game[Jessica Tennant] The Sunday Times recently launched Money - a new personal finance section which appears every weekend in the Business Times - which is edited by Laura du Preez, who joined the Tiso Blackstar Group in May this year...

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Jessica Tennant
#Newsmaker: Kojo Baffoe the Afropolitan

#Newsmaker: Kojo Baffoe the Afropolitan[Jessica Tennant] The Afropolitan recently celebrated its 50th edition with a gala evening where publisher Sean Press announced philosopher, Kaya FM radio host and writer Kojo Baffoe the new editor of the magazine.

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Greg Mason
10 ways publishers can increase and sustain website visitors

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[Greg Mason] After almost a decade in the marketing and publishing industry, Greg Mason shares the common mistakes publishers make and how they can sustainably grow their audience...

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Vaughan Patterson
Bespoke textbooks offer printers respite from the revenue-eliminating e-book model

Bespoke textbooks offer printers respite from the revenue-eliminating e-book model
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[Vaughan Patterson] Publishers have made their bread and butter off textbooks for longer than students have endured on microwave noodles and crackers...

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Leigh Andrews
#INMAAfrica: How mobile fits into the publishing puzzle

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[Leigh Andrews] "We're a print publication, we don't need mobile." While this may be true for now, current trends indicate that you can't afford to keep your head in the sand about the changing publishing model a moment longer, particularly in Africa...

Posted 2 years ago | Like
Nokwazi Mzobe
Book writing 101

Book writing 101[Nokwazi Mzobe] 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...

Posted 3 years ago | Like
Leigh Andrews
The independent publisher strikes back

The independent publisher strikes back[Leigh Andrews] 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...

Posted 3 years ago | Like
Louise Marsland
[TrendTalk] Amazon's new 'billboard' book store

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Image via Pexels
[Louise Marsland] Amazon just opened its first book store in Seattle stocked with books at the same discounted price as on its website. Is this a new disruption for the book publishing industry or just a giant interactive billboard for Amazon..?

Posted 3 years ago | Like
Chris Roper
Building data journalism products with users in mind

Building data journalism products with users in mind[Chris Roper] It's a truism, albeit an often neglected one, that journalists should write stories for particular, defined audiences, not for themselves, their peers or some fondly cherished but imaginary ideal reader...

Posted 4 years ago | Like
Anton Harber
Find bright new ways to connect to readers

Find bright new ways to connect to readers[Anton Harber] News reporting followed a tight style and format for decades, largely driven by technology and deadlines. We call it the inverted pyramid: the most important information should be at the top of a report and the material that can most easily be cut out sits at the bottom...

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Leigh Andrews
[Behind the Selfie] with... Lani Carstens

[Behind the Selfie] with... Lani Carstens[Leigh Andrews] This week, we find out what's really going on behind the selfie with Lani Carstens, Managing and Executive Director at John Brown Media, South Africa ...

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