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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

I Am a South African Author

Pinch and a punch for the first of the month!

I've been doing some thinking lately. I am a South African author. I was born in South Africa, and I was raised in South Africa. The furthest I've ever been out of the country was to Swaziland with my wife, for our honeymoon. Other than looking at the exchange rate (a poor indicator, to be sure), I have no real concept of what a US Dollar is worth, or what a Pound Sterling is worth, or what any other country's currency is worth to the average citizen of that country. I only know what a Rand is worth.

And yet, thus far, the vast majority of my books have been sold in the US or UK, in Dollars and Pounds. That's a bit ironic, and also a little unfair.

So I decided today, to showcase some of the places where my books are available in South Africa, starting with the paperbacks:

Paperback

Loot


Exclusive Books

My books are also available at Exclusive Books, which is a large bookstore in South Africa, with both physical sites, and online stores:

Exclusive Books

Alibris

And finally we have Alibris. It's not strictly a South African store, but they do have the ability to quote prices in South African Rand:

Alibris

E-books

On the e-book side, there aren't any actual South African companies selling my books. I guess this is because e-books have yet to really take off in South Africa, and as yet there aren't any stores here selling indie e-books. If you know of one, please let me know in the comments below, and I'll do my best to try and get my books available there.

In the meantime, there are two sites which are quoting prices in Rands, similar to Alibris above. They are Kobo and Inktera:

Kobo

Kobo

Inktera

A Petition to Magic at Inktera Heritage of Deceit at Inktera Stingers at Inktera Bily's Zombie at Inktera Heaven and Earth: Paranormal Flash Fiction at Inktera

Conclusion

If you've been looking for all the links to where you can buy my books in South African Rands... you're welcome!

If you know of any other places where you can buy my books online, please feel free to let me know in the comments below. Oh, and do also let me know if you're aware of any South African sites that sell independently published e-books, and I'll do my very best to get them available there.

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