In today’s world it is all (or nearly all) about the marketing of books because millions of books and e-books are published annually, so we always look for an edge to get our amazing books noticed in a torrentially flooded market.
A new tool to help us has been developed which we think will make a huge difference. It is a specially developed Literary Widget (known as a Biblet) which will be widely distributed to book buyers in book stores around the world and through social media. We invite you to explore and welcome your feedback and comments.
The Biblet for The Reality Shifters includes a video book trailer, and an audio interview with the author Nadine May. Here is the link for your enjoyment.
We will be inviting current and future authors to participate in this program. There will be a cost of approximately $100.00 to participate, but we think that this will be well worth it. What do you think?
I think we can all agree that 2017 has been an eventful year. Certainly The Times they are a’changing.
We can all (those of us that are still here) look back and say that we have survived the challenges. They have gifted us adapability and self-reliance. We too shall overcome. I know that these two songs date from more than 50 years ago, but they had a pivotal influence on my life and that of an entire generation.
What will 2018 bring us? I suppose that it is anybody’s guess, but since it is an Eleven year it will be a year of mastery. The challenges of our individual pasts are certain to lead to mastery of our situation in 2018. It will be a year of revelation and exposure to Truth.
Our exciting new title Gaia Luminous by Kiara Windrider is an exciting overview of where we and the Earth are placed at this time and an intriguing look at what the future may bring. See here to look inside the book. We are particularly honored to have been chosen to publish this book because of the respected profile of the author and the good work it will undoubtedly do in giving insight to the readers into the future of our beloved planet and our role in its future. This alone gives personal peace and confidence… and cheers to that!
We will be featuring extracts from it in future blogs, perhaps as early as next week if we get requests.
Life is an Illusion and what is Real exists Beyond the Veil of this Illusion. The sensations of comfort and discomfort are the distinguishing features that give us a sense of Real. These features also guide the negative or positive calibre of all our experiences.
There are many factors which have an enormous effect on how we view our ‘realities’ and process all our challenges and the attitudes we develop as a result. In addition, the density of this realm is by its nature, very limiting and has skewed our ability to view a bigger scheme at work here. All of this is compounded by the fact that as we are the subject of our own experiences, an understanding of the invisible principles at work in our realities and within ourselves are even further obscured.
The physical world is the only reality that is tangible for us which is why it is so difficult to ‘see’ a reality beyond this one. The veil is a fascinating part of our existence on this planet because as it overshadows the Truth of what is Real, a mystery is created. The main principle behind this mystery is that as the True Nature of our Spiritual Identity is concealed, the dichotomy between what is real and the illusion has limited and narrowed our perception of what is true, authentic and important.
This is a brief extract from our new title The Pain Game Rules by Beverley Yolande
Click here to look inside the book.
I can hardly believe it, but Kima Global will turn 25 next month and our first title Rising out of Chaos – The New Heaven and the New Earth is still in print on Amazon. The author Simon Peter Fuller who has now retired to Sri Lanka is currently writing a new edition to be published as an e-book.
In honour of the occasion we are offering a free gift of a .pdf download of this seminal work, very much ahead of its time when first published , but now absolutely relevant to today’s world. This will be valid until the end of August 2017. Click here to get it!
We are still offering South Africans a range of titles at bargain prices. There are too many to list here, but please visit our web site to explore what is on offer.
We have been having a look at some of our older and under-appreciated titles and realise that we can offer incredible value on them, so in the next few days I will be posting these offers. They will be available until the end of March.
John Poynton writes exceptionally well, easy and flowing writing that carries you forward and telling an important story about the spiritually transformative effects of the Wilderness Experience.
So the first of the offers will be John Poynton’s Transformation Series where every buyer will get for books for the price of two when bought through us. Read more here.
This applies to our South African readers. Readers in the U.S.A., the U.K. or Australia will have to click on the appropriate flag and choose their currency.
Amazon customers will get a FREE Kindle edition when purchasing any of his books.
We have known for some time that bookstores are struggling, but the latest two developments at Exclusive Books (South Africa’s biggest and most prestigious book chain) smack of a new level of either desperation or at least a change of tack from selling books. Let me explain.
Firstly, an edict has gone out from the owner that all book purchases (even of one book) now have to be approved by head office. It seems like they no longer trust the managers to buy even on sale or return. This is likely to work out in practice that an approved list will be developed which will include only books from the most popular authors and the two or three biggest publishing houses. This will exclude orders to all the smaller and independent publishers like ourselves.
This sounds like the death knell to smaller publishers, but in fact we have been working on what are known as special sales (non book store sales) for some time now and have become less dependent on book shops. Our main motivation was the wafer thin or non-existent profit margin in bookstore sales what with the high discounts (47.5% + 2.5% payment discount) demanded, the costs of courier delivery and the returns. It is sad to see them go, but in the end no loss to us.
Secondly, the owner of Exclusive Books has (or will shortly) establish a Tapas Bar as part of his flagship store (Hyde Park in Johannesburg). A Tapas Bar to add food to the mix . Personally I can’t see how this will bring in readers. Still it may be a profit center which will compensate for the losses in the bookstore. Good luck to him!
What do you get? We will edit, supply the ISBN and make your ebook. We will design a cover and a Facebook banner. Once you have approved we will supply an .epub, a .mobi and a .pdf file.
The cost will be $500.00. This will suit a writer who is internet savvy, has a USA bank account, and the time and inclination to manage and promote their own book. That way they get to keep all the rewards.
We are still offering the 50% royalty option. On this plan we will do all of the above plus we will upload to all the major (and quite a number of lesser) platforms and manage the sites and the income. This can be quite a complex process, something not easy to master if you are doing this for the first time. The cost of this will be $400.00.
To sum up, we take away a lot of the technical complications, it costs you less, but you also only receive a 50% royalty.