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About kimaglobal

Our mission is to publish books and e-books that make a difference to people's lives. We do this worldwide throughout the English speaking world. Our genres include all mind, body, spirit topics as well as titles with an 'alternative' approach to world wide problems.

Up and Running Again

It is a huge relief to us that our web site has now been cleaned of the malware and we are up and running again. All this thanks to the professional help of Courtney of  http://www.web-guru.co.za. She did a good job at an acceptable price.

Look out for new announcements in the coming days.

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Healthy Medicine

We are thrilled to have just published Healthy Medicine by Dr. Bernard Brom.

Healthy Medicine explains the simple principles which will guide you on your journey to health. It is not about techniques or remedies but rather about understanding why we get ill and our body moves towards disease and how to reverse this downward spiral.

Understanding what is happening when you or your clients are ill will empower you to ask the right questions and find creative ways to promote health rather than simply taking drugs to treat the symptoms.

This book provides the reader with an excellent overview of how healthy medicine can and should be. It is easy to read, informative and packed with personal anecdotes and case histories to illustrate points. It is a strong clarion call to move the practice of medicine forward to encompass a more integrative approach, in line with world-wide trends.

David M Nye Chairman SA Society of Integrative Medicine

Cost is R200.00 plus R50.00 for courier delivery.

Please send an email to info@kimabooks.com and we will expedite your order.

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Crash and Burn

Our popular site http://www.kimabooks.com has suffered a malware attack. We ask your indulgence while we go through this process of upgrading to a new template that will be more secure in the future.

We will be posting details of our newest titles here on this blog as a temporary measure. Please contact us on kima@global.co.za if you know what title you want and we can then get it to you. You are also welcome to phone us on +27(21)782-4463.

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More exposure in i-Author

As promised I have been working on exposing our author’s books on this book discovery platform. By now I am sure you all know that the biggest task in book marketing these days is getting noticed among the tidal wave of books which readers can choose from.

I have created a theme in line with our long time motto of “Books that make a Difference to your Life”. It would be much appreciated if you could have a look here to see what it looks like now. More titles will be added every day.

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Awakening to Angels

Book marketing these days is all about discover-ability. I just posted about Ingram’s aimed at bookstores, but there is another amazing tool called i-author aimed at the reading public which we are beginning to work with. I will be posting regularly about our new and popular books, beginning with Awakening to Angels. I invite you to discover it here. You will be able to read extracts from the book, like, make comments and share.3d-cover-on-w
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New tool for bookbuyers

Our international distributor Ingram, has announced a new service for book stores which they are calling i-page. All our international titles will be visible on one page and I must say that it seems to be an easy to use tool. Titles, authors and ISBNs are also searchable and once a book is selected it is a simpler matter to compile an order, no matter where you are in the world. I invite you to have a look here. We are not given to bragging, but I have to admit that our list is quite impressive!

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Book Launch

Tanya de Villiers  will be hosting a fun book launch at Skoobs in Montecasino, near Fourways Johannesburg on Saturday Morning 25th. February at 10.00. She will be offering interactive readings for big or small kids, copies of her wonderful book for sale as well as snacks for the grown ups and cupcakes for the kids.

For those who cannot get there and would still like to order the book, please click here. Continue reading

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Exciting new titles

We are really happy to announce five new titles all published in the last couple of months.

Two titles by Belinda Bras-Nel complement each other very well.

Awakening to Angels – How the Angels saved my Life delivers solid and uplifting content about how the angelic realm can help you in your daily life. More here (SA) or from Amazon.

Although the Angel of Death sounds like a grim subject Belinda approaches it with a realness that is comforting to those of us who have lost someone dear to us (and who of us hasn’t?). She includes several true life stories of transitioning to the afterlife as experienced by family members, which gives the book an appealing human quality. More here (SA) or from Amazon.

Children’s books are a new departure for us, but we could just not resist this charming production by Tanya de Villiers with appealing art by Marilie Fouché, especially since it will lead to children leading happier lives. It contains the EFT basic recipe for parents to help their kids overcome issues of unhappiness by tapping out what’s bothering them. More here (SA) or from Amazon.

I am guessing that we all know that the existing system of Law and Life, so long  a system of vassaldom, has to change. Natural Law is a system of justice which works for everybody and this treatise on how it can gradually be introduced is a brilliant in its clarity and outright common sense. More here (SA) or from Amazon.

The words we speak (or even think) can, according to the author, make or break us. Mo is an expert in how language (the spoken or written word or even subconscious languages like hand writing) can influence and change our lives. This book will inspire you to look at how you really express yourself and thus to make fundamental improvements to your quality of life. More here (SA) or Amazon.

Black Friday Sale (which lasts until the 21st December) for South African customers.

We decided to hold a Black Friday Sale which (to be generous) will last right up to Christmas. Our whole Floris Book range became to expensive for our local customers, so we bought the whole stock from them at a much reduced price and can now offer these wonderful volumes at up to an 80% reduction. It includes a lovely range of full colour case bound children’s books, never before offered. To this we added overstock items of our own which we now offer at absurdly low prices. They make wonderful Festive Season presents for thinking people. They are too many to list here, but we invite you to visit our web site for more information.

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Mammoth Sale

We have some really great news for all you readers out there. We have just slashed prices in some cases by as much as 75% which means that bargains are to be had across most titles in our range. Exceptions are front list titles and those for which we hold minimal stocks.

I am sure you are aware of the bad exchange rate between British Pound and the Rand, which has put the wonderful books of Floris Books out of reach for many. I have just negotiated a deal with Floris to buy the balance of the stock at a much reduced price. To use one example, a book that used to cost R345.00, now costs only R86.00. We will hold these prices while stocks last. In some cases we only have four copies in stock, so if you want something it would be best to order now to avoid disappointment later.

Please have a look on our web site now for a feast of reading at prices we are likely to never repeat. At these prices the books also make wonderful gifts, especially if you are on a budget.

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The Passing View

It is a truism that everything is changing very rapidly these days and especially so in the world of books and content. The role and relevance of bricks and mortar bookstores has become outdated. The pressure has been mounting for some years now on the traditional bookstore model and on retail in general.

What have been the main driving factors? Firstly e-readers have taken a big slice out of bookstore turnover and who can blame the public what with instant delivery wherever you are, and a choice of millions of books, many of them free. Secondly the practice of Showrooming must have made a difference too. Amazon now has a free App which allows one to scan any barcode and immediately give you the Amazon price for it, which of course is always cheaper because they do not pay the high rentals that Malls demand. The customer can order the item right there and then from their phone and get prompt and reliable delivery usually within two days.

As publishers we have been itching to get away from the need to supply bookstores because of the Sale or Return requirement (they essentially borrow our books), the large trade discount of 47.5% (which means that 52.5% has to cover the cost of everything else – printing, advertising, plus the cost of the courier to get that one book to them plus author royalties) and the endless problems in actually getting paid (sometimes months later).  Now we are getting our wish because local (South African) bookstores have radically cut down on their approved vendors in an effort to cut costs. We and other small independent publishers are not on the list.

Authors and readers still want to know which bookstores will stock their book, but this is no longer happening. It is better by far for the author to sell their own book and make a profit at it by building up their own support base, both online and physically through workshops, lectures and other exposure. They are the trusted source for their specialty and who could be more passionate about their book?

 

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