Tuesday, 1 November 2011

What we're all About

So back in 2006, BK Publishing was born. Publisher Benoit Knox started the company in his second year of studying Publishing at The University of Pretoria. He started out with a magazine; A Look Away. It was a quarterly magazine which showcased South African Arts and Culture and ran for about five years. That wasn't the only thing that BK Publishing had going though...

In 2009, Metz and Bop and the Big Library Theft was published. The book is made to inspire kids of all ages to take up reading through a series of short stories which all contribute to a larger story, depicted in comic-book format. Too much fun, right? Right. BK Publishing went on to turn this into a social entrepreneurship project, getting people to sponsor books and then taking them to underprivileged kids.

Then in 2011, Shaggy was published. This book consists of fourteen short stories written by Anton Krueger and Pravasan Pillay. Politically incorrect, dry and sarcastic, this book caters to a very specific niche market. Trivial to important people, important to trivial people, Oscar Wilde would have loved it I think.

But that's not all. I have saved the best for last! In September this year BK Publishing launched a brand new, game changing kids magazine: Supernova. Fully hand illustrated, Supernova is a magazine for curious kids from ages 9 to 14. Educators find it quite helpful in the classroom too. Check out the website if you don't believe me: www.supernovamagazine.co.za

Well, that's it for now. In this industry we never sleep, and there is always something to report, so watch this space...

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