Recommended reading by Wellness Magazine features “Under the Olive Tree” by Dyan Belonje

In the ON OUR BOOKSHELF section of the Wellness Magazine April - June 2020 Issue, you will find books to feed your mind, body and soul. The recently published book Under the Olive Tree, brings together science and spirituality to explore the soul's journey through life - with all its ups and downs. Heartfelt advice and nuggets of wisdom are interspersed throughout the book, making it one of the most enlightening reads for overcoming challenging circumstances. Visit

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Mother’s Day Special Offer

Mother's Day Special Offer

A FREE GIFT WITH PURCHASE THIS MOTHER’S DAY! With Mother’s Day this Sunday, its the month to show our mom just how much we love her. We have a fantastic gift offer, especially for mom (or yourself) to celebrate! Purchase any one of the these titles, and get 1 of our selected titles FREE! The offer runs through next week too, because mom deserves more than just one day a year... GIFT IDEAS: Purposeful Parenting by: Jaci Muc-gavin - R145 Forgiveness - The Gift Of Love To Yourself by: Nicolette Lodge - R285 The Contract with Yourself by:...

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New Release: Where The Truth Lies

With the December break coming up, many bookworms are looking forward to lazy days spent absorbed in a nice, fat book. Newly released Where The Truth Lies by St Francis Bay author Susan Rae Fox offers exactly that kind of escape. Follow the engrossing tale of a devastated family fleeing from their grief, who escape to a foreboding, gloomy old mansion in Paarl, left to decay to a shell of its former glory. As the family members uncover hints of the rich and tragic history of the house, they all individually confront the darkness in their own pasts. Newly widowed William...

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Bob de la Motte wins an Old Mutual Spirit of Comrades Award


Quickfox Publishing author Bob de la Motte was one of three recipients to win the Old Mutual Spirit of Comrades Award held on Saturday 13th October 2018 in Durban. Matshelane Mamabolo, Sports Editor for Independent Newspapers, Gauteng, writes: "De La Motte's name will immediately ring a bell given his illustrious history in the Ultimate Human Race. His battles with Bruce Fordyce are legendary, De La Motte having finished runner-up three times to the Comrades King. The man who has since left the country to go and live in Australia was last night lauded for his book "Runaway Comrade", which highlights the...

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Through the Eyes of an African Chef wins “Best in the World”


Head chef at Africa Meets Europe Cuisine and self-published author Nompumelelo Mqwebu has bagged the “Best in the World” award for Through the Eyes of an African Chef at the prestigious 2018 Gourmand Cookbook Awards. With entries from 205 countries, these annual awards have been likened to the Oscars of the recipe-book world, and bring together chefs, writers, publishers and journalists from across the globe to celebrate the best publications the industry has to offer. To celebrate this momentous achievement, is offering buyers a R100 discount on Through the Eyes of an African Chef, so be sure to get...

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Multi-award winner in business shares his knowledge in Mastering Entrepreneurship


Many of us dream of starting our own business and being our own boss, but where does one start? A sensible first step is to listen to the advice of seasoned entrepreneurs who are familiar with the journey and the pitfalls that can be found along the way. Ismail Hassen, a multi-award winner in business hailing from Port Elizabeth, has just released a handbook for budding entrepreneurs, sharing his knowledge, tips, and practical solutions for building a sustainable business in South Africa. Starting from the very beginning of the entrepreneur’s journey (chapter one aptly titled ‘It all starts with a...

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Get swept away by U.P. Topka’s magical sports fiction novel


In this newly-released teen novel by U.P. Topka of Pretoria, we follow 15-year-old Eric Robertson on a hero’s journey, starting with the devastating death of his parents that sees him moving to the small town of Carnarvon to live with his grandmother. Reeling from the loss of his family and the life he left behind, Eric struggles to adapt to his new surroundings, an unhappy situation made worse by the cruel school bullies. While fleeing from the school after a traumatic encounter with them, Eric happens upon a magical set of golf clubs, each previously owned by a golfing great...

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“Thabo, the Space Dude: Last Days on Earth” blasts off


Our newest release on  - Thabo, the Space Dude  - has seen some exceptional opening-week sales, with author Lori-Ann Preston having to undertake a second print run mere weeks after her self-published adventure for tweens was released. In this charming book, Thabo’s parents announce to him that the family is moving … to Mars. Through a series of logbook entries, Thabo chronicles his last days on Earth as he struggles to process the news and prepare himself for the sad goodbyes and the new adventure that awaits. His logbook entries are complemented by comic-strip style illustrations by Lindsey Cumming,...

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Distribution vs marketing and the author’s role in driving sales


Many authors assume that when a book is uploaded for sale in an online store, the book starts selling on its own. This couldn’t be further from the truth. As a self-published author, you are responsible for some of the functions that would normally be handled by a traditional publisher, one of which is marketing. Once in the store, it is up to you to let potential customers know about the book and to drive the book’s sales. Think of your book as a product. Now, think of other products in the market. When you walk into a supermarket you...

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