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How to get published in South Africa

Novice writer, Noah Ngwenya has been struggling to get his work published. Noah says he has tried to pitch his work to a couple of local publishers, but has had no break-through. On the other hand, he has received a positive response from a UK publisher, who requires him to pay £2300 on a joint publishing contract, however he cannot afford this. John spoke to him about his challenges with getting his novel published.

Mpuka Radinku from the Publishers’ Association of South Africa (PASA) called in to John's show to offer Noah advice on how to get his work published.

Radinku suggests that Noah go on PASA's website, where they have over 140 registered publishing companies, to find a publisher who may be attracted to his type of story. Radinku says Noah can also look at the self-publishing route, yet needs to speak to authors who have gone that route for advice.

Listen to the conversation below:

Self publishing as an option

Following a caller on the John Robbie show who has failed to get his book published, another caller offers advice on how he can go about self publishing on Amazon.

Listen to the advice below:

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