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Monday, June 27, 2011


Random House Struik has become the first mainstream publisher to release Afrikaans e-books on Kindle, Amazon’s revolutionary wireless reading device that lets you download books, magazines, newspapers, blogs, and personal documents to a crisp, high-resolution Pearl E Ink display that is easy to read in bright sunlight without glare.

The initial selection, published by imprints Umuzi and Zebra Press, includes popular titles such as Dwars: Mymeringe van 'n gebleikte Afrikaan by Max du Preez, Steve Hofmeyr’s Vier briewe vir Jan Ellis and Mense van my asem, as well as Emma en Nella and ‘n Ander ek by EKM Dido. These e-books can be found through worldwide Amazon Kindle Stores.

“We have seen a healthy appetite for our e-books both in South Africa and internationally and are very excited to be able to make both our English and Afrikaans authors’ titles available with major international, e-book retailers such as Amazon,” said Digital Director Mark Seabrook. “We are delighted to launch this initial range of Afrikaans titles in e-book format and thereby provide our Afrikaans authors with an international platform.”

Random House Struik (Pty) Ltd is South Africa's leading publishing house and offers readers the best of both local and international titles. It promotes books written in both English and Afrikaans through its many diverse and highly respected imprints, which include the Struik Lifestyle, Struik Nature, Struik Travel & Heritage, Zebra Press, Umuzi and Fernwood Press imprints.