South African publishing is an exciting place to be at the moment. The scare of digital has dissipated, leaving publishers and booksellers to innovate. The rules are beginning to change and processes are redeveloping - publishers are discovering that there are other ways to sell books.
We all know I am an Exclusive Books ambassador in my own right, purely as a bookseller my love of books and career in publishing was harvested and allowed to run amok.
Last year, Exclusive Books launched a Social Bookselling platform called STICKERS, then they redeveloped their website and now they are back with a splash and giving readers that little bit extra. Cover to Cover an online magazine that taps a market for fun, lively and relevant book content.
Lood du Plessis, Deputy Loyalty Manager at Exclusive Books, says:
We want to offer more to our members. It is not just about selling books to people. Cover to Cover is our way of adding value to the Fanatics experience. Now you can get your monthly fix of book news right on your tablet or smartphone, available to read at your leisure. And the Magazine isn’t limited to Fanatics members only, it is free for everyone! In the coming months we are going expand the magazine onto the iOS and Blackberry10 platforms, making it even more accessible for everyone.
It's set to be an exciting project, perhaps this is the time for bloggers to splurge upon these pages... *cough* hint *cough*
You can download the eZine: