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Sapphire Press Titles – “Where True Love Reigns” – Now Available In-Store


Wish Upon A StarCherry MarblesKwaito LoveSapphire Press is the newly launched romance imprint of Kwela Books, an imprint of NB Publishers, the largest trade publisher in South Africa. Kwela Books was launched in 1994, and its focus has always been on publishing stories from and about Southern Africa.

Having published both fiction and non-fiction titles by well-known authors over the past fifteen years, Kwela began to notice the increasing need in South Africa for purely commercial women’s fiction. Sapphire Press is the result: a romance imprint “Where True Love Reigns”.

Says Nèlleke de Jager, publisher of Kwela Books: “Publishing romance is the backbone of many an international publisher, ditto for NB Publishers and their huge market share of the Afrikaans romance market. Thanks to Kwela’s in-depth understanding of the female chick-lit market, we hope to extend our market share to that of pure romance.”

The main characters of contemporary romances are always strong, independent women, women that are ready to take on the world. Sapphire Press romances capture such women’s stories – they are financially sussed, ready for love, and not prepared to compromise! Furthermore, these stories are genuinely South African: rooted in Johannesburg, Cape Town or KwaZulu-Natal.

The heroines often support their families financially, and they are inspired to become true career women, with supporting lovers at their side.

The first three titles will be available in stores across the country from 15 December 2010 for only R49.95. Two romances will be added to the selection monthly.


Sapphire Press Titles:

January/February 2011
Can He Be the One? by Lauri Kubuitsile
Poetry of Love by Tshego Monaisa

March 2011
Wish Upon a Star by Fezi Cokile
Love on the Menu by Lerato Matsaneng

April 2011
The Bridesmaid’s Lover by Tsire Mushoma
Dance of the Heart by Sibusiswe Dhuwe

May 2011
Kwaito Love by Lauri Kubuitsile
Cherry Marbles by Shukie Nkosana

June 2011
Love’s Courage by Mokopi Shale
The Player by Akhona Bota

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