It has been 25 years since we published our first book Rising out of Chaos by Simon Peter Fuller, which went to a second edition, has been translated into German and is still in print. Since then we have had many adventures in the world of publishing Body, Mind, Spirit books so I thought it would be appropriate to feature some of the higlights of that journey.
Between 2001 and 2010 we were regular exhibitors at the Frankfurter Buchmeße. During this time we sold many foreign rights (German, Czech, Brasilian and others). Eventually, the emergence of online rights markets and the declining value of the Rand made it no longer viable for us.
We also exhibited at many local trade fairs such as Natural & Organic, and Celebrate Life where we launched the concept of Café of Conversations which we held in Johannesburg (Michael Oak) and in Cape Town (Baxter Theatre, Novalis Ubuntu Institute and Celebrate Life). Led by a well known MC, we had four or five authors on stage speaking to a popular but rather controversial topic with audience participation further into the evening. Travel costs and the decline of trade shows has prevented us from staging any more, which is sad.
Backed by this wide experience, we have an ongoing passion for assisting authors to make a difference to people’s lives. This is what we love to do. We walk our talk in this regard!