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Freedom of Voice

“The Protection of Information Bill, which seeks to classify a wide range of information and curtail press freedom by regulating and punishing journalists, has sparked a nationwide debate on the notion of media freedom in a democratic society.” – from University World News (August 2010). Can we as a nation with a truly democratic constitution [...]

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Do you need just an idea or a complete manuscript?

To sign with a publisher, do you need just an idea or a complete manuscript?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of self-publishing vs going through a commercial publisher?

What are the advantages and disadvantages of self-publishing vs going through a publisher especially if your market is not just SA.

If you already have a digital e-book in circulation – how easy is it to reproduce it into a physical book?

How do you check for plagarism?

How do you legally own the book if you were under a pseudonym?

How critical is the editorial stage when compiling and publishing a poetry book?

Does copyright also apply when you use a famous quote?

Is there a disadvantage to using a pseudonym?

Is the royalty fixed by the publisher?

In going the traditional publishing route, how does one negotiate your own payment/royalties,etc? Or is this fixed by the publisher?

Marketing

Your questions and your comments on marketing.  Send us any questions you might have – our panel of experts will respond to any queries you have so we can build up an archive of common concerns with regards to self-publishing and marketing your book in South Africa.

Printing

Your questions and your comments on printing.  Send us any questions you might have – our panel of experts will respond to any queries you have so we can build up an archive of common concerns with regards to self-publishing a book in South Africa.

Publishing

Your questions and your comments on publishing.  Send us any questions  – our panel of experts will respond to any queries you might have so we can build up an archive of common concerns with regards to self-publishing a book in South Africa.

Editing

Your questions and your comments on editing.  Send us any questions you might have – our panel of experts will respond to any queries you have so we can build up an archive of common concerns with regards to self-publishing a book in South Africa.