Celebrate a Year of Book Lover’s Market

“Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light.” ~Vera Nazarian The 31st of May marks a year since Book Lover’s Market went live. A year of trying to let more light into our lives. And a year of selling books should be celebrated, right? Book Lover’s Market will be celebrating with poetry, stories and music at on the 2nd of June…

Introducing the Book Lover’s Hangout

Are you a book lover? Want to meet other book lovers and interact with like-minded people? Share your favourite book titles and find out what other people are reading? Meet the authors and quiz them about their work? If yes, then worry no more because Book Lovers Market hasrecognised your need and has something just for you: Book Lover’s Hangout. The Book Lover’s Hangout is a space created for you…

Review: Voices From My Clan

reviewer: Paul Zisiwe* price: R100 Africa is at a critical point in its evolution as both a continent and the cradle of a collective human heritage. A medley of processes of transition that have extensive implications on the formation of a new consciousness espoused by many theorists who speculated about a “new mind” – the next level of our civilization’s collective consciousness; are being moulded to a large scale on…

PRESS RELEASE: Voices From My Clan

BLACK LETTER MEDIA TO PUBLISH SOUTH AFRICAN PRINT EDITION AND EBOOK OF VOICES FROM MY CLAN Johannesburg, South Africa 13 November 2012 – Black Letter Media is pleased to announce it’s latest title, Voices from My Clan, a collection of short stories first published in Nigeria. Black Letter Media has acquired the rights to publish the short story collection in print in South African and as well as exclusive global…

Modjadji Books to publish The Small Publisher’s Catalogue 2013

Due to popular demand Modjaji Books is going to produce an updated “Small Publishers’ Catalogue – Africa” for 2013. We have an intern for December and January who is going to work on it. Email Colleen Higgs if you are interested in being listed in the catalogue. Listings will cost R250 for South Africans or USD28 (via paypal) which will include one copy of the catalogue posted to you wherever you are…

Poetry and Protest at Jozi Book Fair

I am so excited and I’m looking forward to Jozi Book Fair this weekend.  As you know, Black Letter Media publishes and sells books through Book Lover’s Market and Poetry Potion. We’re all about supporting the indie writer and the indie publisher and this is why being at Jozi Book Fair is special. Firstly, this will be our first exhibition as Black Letter Media. Secondly, Jozi Book Fair was founded by…

The Black Letter Media Celebration

Celebration time! So by now you know that Poetry Potion is 5 years old, what you might not have noticed is that we have much more to celebrate. Now that Poetry Potion is being published under Black Letter Media (Pty) Ltd, we also want to that, right… And then, Black Letter Media launched it’s online store June this years. The online store has been known as the BLM Store but…

Celebrating New Beginnings

Black Letter Media invites you to come and share in our Celebrating of Continuations and Beginnings. Milestones Poetry Potion celebrated five years of publishing and went in print for the first time this year We published our first collection of poetry and short stories titled The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! Volume 1 the BLM Store launched and is changing to the Book Lovers Market Join us for an…

The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story!

The sprint has been great! Thought about giving up but the stories and poems were too great to just give up on. Thank you to everyone that submitted. I’m excited to announce “The Short Story is Dead, Long Live the Short Story! volume 1” (I owe the title to Don Makatile). This short story and poetry collection features authors from SA to Nigeria: Lauri Kubuitsile (Botswana) Ashraf Booley (SA) Don…

Assistant Wanted

The Black Letter Media company – Poetry Potion and The BLM Store – is growing. I’m looking for someone to assist me with various aspects of managing and running Poetry Potion and the BLM Store. This person should be web savvy, have a flair for words and be available to assist with basic admin and coordination tasks. Details for the position: Position: Assistant Duties: Handle communications for the team, contribute…