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Can Quality Writing still be Found?

DistributionRobert Pirsig’s famous book Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance was all about quality, right? The question is where is the quality these days? It is no doubt there, but how to find it amongst the torrent of words?

Yes, there are many who will offer (for a fee) to give your book the exposure it deserves, but those that do that only care about the exposure and have no interest in quality writing. It is all about the marketing, because even winning a literary award doesn’t guarantee you sales.  It is all rather tragic, unless writers eschew their wish to recover costs and even make a few pennies from their anguished hours at the keyboard.

What if good writers just gave their work away for free?  It is getting closer and closer to that scenario with the millions of free books being offered on sites like Kobo Books and Amazon.

Writing as a publisher with over twenty years of publishing experience I have to tell you that I do not see independent publishers surviving much longer unless all our suppliers (typesetters, printers, web masters etc.) are willing to give their services for free. Would that mean that we abandon our standards; our ordered lives? Possibly, but that would also mean abandoning our quest for quality.  Our motorcycle will not be maintained and that might be a dangerous and even fatal path.

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Kima Global Publications for 2012

We are an independent publisher and book distributor based in South Africa – Cape Town offering holistic books and tarot decks that cover unique range of body, mind & spirit books & EBOOKS. Our genres include: Practical Esoterics, Spiritual-Visionary or Fantasy fiction for adults, teens or young adults, Alternative Healing: Alternative Medicine; Holistic;Therapies,Healthy eating, Philosophy: Controversial Topics; Self help, Animal communication, New Age ideas, and Practical spirituality.

New titles!

Brief Authority
by John Poynton     for more info…

ISBN: 978-1-920535-25-4
Price:  R160.00
Pages: 277 pp
Publication date: August 2012

A novel that continues to explores the one of the great issues of our time: the conflict between materialistic and spiritual world views.

Brief Authority gives an insider’s perspective of one of the great issues of our time: the conflict between established materialism embraced by standard science, ‘Dressed in a little brief authority,’ and the growing holistic, spiritual view.

A Light Being’s Journeyfrom Pre-history to Present Day
by Roger Nichols   For more info...

ISBN: 978-1-920535-22-3
Price:  R160.00
Pages:  pp
Publication date: August 2012

The fascinating untold history of the Earth from the perspective of a Higher Consciousness Being.
A history of the world from creation to the present day from a spiritual perspective. Includes spiritual solutions to present day world problems.

Food Consciousness
A Food Relationship Revolution
by Shannon McKeown  for more info…
ISBN: 978-1-920535-28-5
Release date:September 2012
Food Consciousness is a weight loss journey that brings forth success from the inside out. It teaches readers that the answers to sustainable weight loss have always been with them once they discover their God-Self. Food Consciousness provides the missing link to the mystery of why most diet books fail.

Ultimate Transformation – life beyond the veil

by Marietta Theunissen   For more info…

ISBN: 978-1-920535-17-9
Price: R150.00
Pages: 172 pp Paper back

Release date: June 2012
A fresh and compassionate approach to dealing with Death, Dying and the Afterlife by a well-known TV clairvoyant.

This book deals with the tricky subject of passing over in a non-threatening way, making it easier to accept the abundant life that is possible beyond this dimension.
In September the Afrikaans edition will be in print.  for more info…

New Creation

by John Poynton    for more info…

ISBN: 978-1-920535-19-3
Price: R 160.00  
Pages: 232
Release date: May 2012

A novel that explores the soul of the African Wilds along with one of the great issues of our time: the conflict between materialistic and spiritual world views.

A Descended Master
by Patrick Desplace
with Lorraine Davies    For more info…

Price: R 160.00 
Pages: 300
Release date: January 2012

A masterful treatise on how the esoteric world really works from a master at his topic. This is a journey that we all in our hearts wish to go on (should we dare to). It becomes easier to take up the challenge of the deeply esoteric with Patrick Desplace on the page beside you. This is a hugely rewarding book.

Tarot Dynamics Unleashed
by Anna Burroughs Cook     For more info…
ISBN: 978-1-920533-07-6
Price: R160.00 
Pages: 312

Release date: January 2012

Should you be new to the Tarot or the Tarot Dynamics method, you will find that the examples, definitions and information in “Tarot Dynamics Unleashed” is just as easy for the beginner or intermediate Tarot student or enthusiast to understand as the author’s first book Tarot Dynamics.


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