Traditional Publishing

Traditional Publishing – Part Two

Last week we began our discussion about traditional publishing. This week, Mia Botha continues her interviews with Pan Macmillan South Africa, who answer our questions.

So you’ve finished your book and it’s time to publish. In the previous weeks we discussed self-publishing and now it’s time to turn our attention to traditional publishing.

A while ago, I wrote a post about 5 Things That Happen After You’ve Typed THE END, and since then I’ve received many questions about all the steps and processes. I thought it may be worthwhile to explore each step in a little more detail.

In ‘5 Things’, we covered:

  1. Step 1: The Final Draft and Rewriting
  2. Step 2: The Appraisal
  3. Step 3: The Edit
  4. Step 4: Proofreading
  5. Step 5: Publishing

Then we moved on to self-publishing:

  1. Self-Publishing – Part One
  2. Self-Publishing – Part Two
  3. Self-Publishing – Part Three
  4. Self-Publishing – Part Four

Last week, we started with traditional publishing:

  1. Traditional Publishing – Part One

The End | Traditional Publishing with Sandile Nkosi – Video 2

Last week we spoke to Terry Morris, MD of Pan Macmillan South Africa, who shared her advice with us. In this post we are talking about author platforms with Sandile Nkosi.

In this video you will meet Sandile Nkosi from Pan Macmillan South Africa.

Who Is Sandile Nkosi?

Sandile Nkosi Sandile Nkosi is the Digital and Editorial Coordinator at Pan Macmillan South Africa and is part of the local publishing team. Prior to joining Pan, Sandile worked in editorial for various publishing houses and has many years of experience in the South African publishing industry.

This is what I discussed with her:

  1. How does South Africa compare in the digital landscape?
  2. Let’s talk about author platforms.
  3. When is work considered ‘previously published’?
  4. When should we start building our platform?
  5. Who does what when it comes to marketing?
  6. Resources for your author platform.
  7. What do the bestselling authors have in common?
  8. Marketing advice.

This is a simple summary of the chat, but you will find lots of information in between.

Traditional Publishing – Part Two

If you have questions, you are welcome to contact us:

  1. Questions for Mia: or visit
  2. Visit Pan Macmillan’s website

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If you enjoyed this post, you will love:

  1. Traditional Publishing – Part One
  2. 30 Writing Prompts For November 2020
  3. Self-Publishing – Part Four
  4. Self-Publishing – Part Three
  5. Self-Publishing – Part Two
  6. Self-Publishing – Part One
  7. 31 Writing Prompts For October 2020
  8. Publishing
  9. Proofreading
  10. The Edit

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Posted on: 4th November 2020