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PRESS RELEASE:100 million views later the popular blog series ‘Diary of a Side Chick Makhwapheni’ is being released into books

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DIARY OF A SIDE CHICK MAKHWAPHENI takes us through a life journey of Sharon Letsoalo. Besides dating and sleeping with men of other women, the wind of the city forces Sharon’s life to sail close to danger.

The blog series has been viewed over 100 million times online since 2014 and it is now being released into books, starting off with book 1 and 2. Fans can expect unread scenes and new twists.

You can read free excerpts of Diary of a Side Chick Makhwapheni on http://lesegomaake.co.za/category/doscm/.

The two books come out 31 July 2018. Fans can pre-order the books at www.lesegomaake.co.za/shop with discounts. They are also available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, and iBooks.

In 2014 Lesego Maake started this fictional blog story. “Unexpectedly, episode by episode, the blog stories started attracting thousands of readers through Facebook. 100 million views later, 450-plus episodes in, the ‘Diary of a Side Chick Makhwapheni’ series has loyal fans here in South Africa all the way to Kenya, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia, United Kingdom, Lesotho and the USA” – says Lesego.

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How to Approach the Media: PR Tips for Authors

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By Tiistso Maloma

This is a follow up to this last post, ‘10 Ways South African independent authors can market their books.’

It has been sitting in my computer for over a year. I thought it would be of use to someone out there.

I have noted the points herein since marketing my first book ‘Forget The Business Plan Use This Short Model’.

People get infatuated with soliciting press for their products, in this case books, it eats up more of their time without any results. I was guilty of it. Sometimes I still am.

The media is interested in what will help them sell, i.e. information their audience would love to consume.

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