Fiction

Wed – 8th Apr 2020

‘Jy mag niks geniet nie, want jy het iets verskrikliks aangevang’: Lees ‘n uittreksel uit Liewe mamma deur Esther Verhoef

Liewe Mamma deur die Nederlandse skrywer Esther Verhoef is ’n angswekkende roman oor ’n vrou se skynbaar perfekte lewe wat kruis met dié van ’n jong gewoontemisdadiger. Lees die uittreksel.

Tue – 7th Apr 2020

‘Sy val onomkeerbaar langs die trein in’: Lees en luister na ’n uittreksel uit Bloedsteen deur Irna van Zyl

Lees ’n uittreksel uit Bloedsteen deur Irna van Zyl en luister na ’n stukkie uit die audioboek, voorgelees deur Chris van Niekerk.

Your favourite local and international ebooks to keep you company 📚

We have a feeling that you will be spending a lot more time indoors over the next few weeks, so we have created some reading recommendations to keep you busy.

Mon – 6th Apr 2020

[Video] ‘Wat word vernietig as ons die toekoms in gaan?’ Willem Krog gesels oor Alleen onder die maan

Skrywer Willem Krog was onlangs ‘n gas op Die Groot Ontbyt waar hy met Johrné van Huyssteen gesels het oor sy jongste roman, Alleen onder die maan.

Acclaimed author Lauren Beukes returns with Afterland – a striking feminist dystopian thriller (PLUS Virtual Book Launch details)

A brilliant blend of psychological suspense, American noir, and trenchant science-fiction, Afterland is the high-concept feminist thriller that Lauren Beukes’s fans have been waiting for!

Amabookabooka: The Quarantine Chronicles

We have dusted off Amabookabooka – a novel podcast about books and the people who write them (for the people who read them) – to produce a lockdown series – interviewing an author a day for 21 days.

Don’t miss the virtual book launch of Gail Schimmel’s Two Months, with Pamela Power (8 Apr)

Join Pan Macmillan for the virtual launch of Gail Schimmel’s new novel Two Months!

Moenie die virtuele bekendstelling van Alleen onder die maan deur Willem Krog in Johannesburg misloop nie! (8 Apr)

Jonathan Ball Uitgewers en The Reading List nooi jou uit na die virtuele bekendstelling van Alleen onder die maan deur Willem Krog.

Solidarity Reads: Are you longing to escape? Get the Sibanda detective trilogy by CM Elliot at 21% off for 21 days

Join forces with Detective Inspector Jabulani Sibanda deep in the Matabele bush.

Fri – 3rd Apr 2020

Benoem vir die UJ-pryse vir 2020: In ’n land sonder voëls deur Harry Kalmer, Strafjaart deur Theo Kemp en Zola deur Johan Smith

Goeie nuus! Penguin Random House SA het nie minder nie as drié boeke wat ingesluit is vir die Universiteit van Johannesburg-pryse vir 2020.

Entertain and educate children during the school closures with Science, Scribbles and Stories – videos presented by Konnie Huq

Entertain and educate children during the school closures with Science, Scribbles and Stories presented by Konnie Huq

Solidarity Reads – get the ebooks at 21% off for 21 days! Our Dystopian Days – a world imagined or the real deal?

In keeping with our new normal as we remain in lockdown, we bring you two dystopian novels to feed your restless minds and fertile imaginings.

Thu – 2nd Apr 2020

April Madness – All Jonathan Ball Publishers ebooks under R100!

Lockdown getting you … down? Jonathan Ball Publishers has got you covered with an April Madness ebook promotion!

Wed – 1st Apr 2020

Hier is 4 nuwe Romanza’s om jou alleentyd op te kikker – ook beskikbaar in e-boekformaat

Die nasionale inperking het aangebreek, maar jy hoef die alleen deur die volgende 21 dae te gaan nie. Is jy mal oor liefdesverhale? Dan is ons vier nuwe Romanza’s net die antwoord. Ook beskikbaar in e-boekformaat.

Marguerite Poland’s A Sin of Omission shortlisted for the 2020 Walter Scott Prize

A Sin of Omission by Marguerite Poland has been shortlisted for the 2020 Walter Scott Prize for Historical Fiction!

Get all of Kopano Matlwa’s novels at 21% off! Coconut, Spilt Milk and Period Pain – all available as ebooks

Solidarity Reads: Delivering the best ebooks Jacana Media has to offer at very special prices – 21% off for 21 days.

Tue – 31st Mar 2020

Aandag alle ouers: Hier is 9 nuwe kinderboeke in Afrikaans en Engels om die jongspan (en vir jou) mee besig te hou

Wonder jy soms wat om met die kinders te doen? Hier is nege nuwe kinderboeke in Afrikaans en Engels om hulle (en jou) besig te hou.

How the book community can stay connected without leaving the house – some advice and ideas from Penguin Random House!

During these deeply challenging times, books can be a source of comfort and escape. Crucially, they are also a way for us to remain connected even while we’re physically apart.

Jonathan Ball Publishers buys Icon Books

Jonathan Ball Publishers, a division of South African media group Media24, has acquired Icon Books Ltd for an undisclosed sum and will take management control on 1 April.

Mon – 30th Mar 2020

Wonder wat jy gaan doen vir die volgende 21 dae? Jou gunsteling LAPA titels is nou as e-boeke beskikbaar

Die nasionale inperking het aangebreek, en jy weet nie hoe jy deur 21 dae gaan kom nie … Ons het die antwoord! Jou gunsteling titels is nou as e-boeke beskikbaar.