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Mega Digital is Moving and We Have Big News!

Mega Digital is Moving and We Have Big News!

Dear Friends & Customers, I am writing to you to share our exciting news and to update you on the latest developments at Mega Digital. We are thrilled to announce that the CTP Group and Shumani Mills Communications have acquired shares in Mega Digital. We are proud to be associated with these two companies. Through this affiliation, we have decided to merge the digital arm of Shumani Mills Communications with Mega Digital, effective 1 May 2014. Mega Digital will now operate from the premises previously occupied by the Shumani Mills Digital division at 5 Koets Street, Parow Industria. This merge will allow us to entrench our position as a leader in the digital printing industry in South Africa by acquiring […]

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Link Love: Meet Mega Books, a No-Cost, Online Print-on-Demand Service for Authors

Link Love: Meet Mega Books, a No-Cost, Online Print-on-Demand Service for Authors

In a first for South Africa, Mega Digital, the Cape Town-based print-on-demand service, has launched Mega Books, a new online book store that allows self-published authors to list their books on a print-on-demand basis, with orders being drop-shipped to customers’ doors direct from the press. Authors can list their books on the site by registering an account and uploading print-ready PDFs into the Mega Books system. The book will be placed into the site’s catalogue and linked to its ecommerce engine, allowing customers to buy a hard copy and have it delivered as though from a warehouse’s stock, as the order is placed. Critically, there are no costs involved in the Mega Books service: the site takes a cut of […]

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Top Tips For Promoting Your Book Online

Top Tips For Promoting Your Book Online

  Book printing specialists Mega Digital have made it impossibly easy for authors to get their books self-published and sold online via their hot new online bookstore, megabooks. Mega Digital has been in the book printing business for close on 20 years and has taken their experience and knowledge of the industry one step further with the launch of their new online bookstore. Find out how to sell your books through megabooks and use these valuable tips to help you promote your book and increase your sales online: Start early! Put together a launch plan to promote your book and engage with people before and after it’s launched. Identify people who could write reviews, guest post on your blog, make […]

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Mega Digital attends Hunkeler Innovation Days (Switzerland 2013)

Mega Digital attends Hunkeler Innovation Days (Switzerland 2013)

Mega Digital Directors Adrian Tromp and Mike White attended the Hunkeler Innovation Days in Lucerne, Switzerland in February this year to view the latest continuous digital printing technologies available in the world. After the Expo, they visited customers in Switzerland, Italy and France where they could see the techology installed and in operation. Of course there was time for a bit of sight-seeing, which made it a pretty amazing trip!  

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Mega Digital at the 2012 Cape Town Book Fair

Mega Digital at the 2012 Cape Town Book Fair

Mega Digital exhibited at the 2012 Cape Town Book Fair at the CTICC again this year and had a fantastic time, meeting many aspiring self-publishers and new publishing clients. Our bodypainted model proved to be a show-stopper again, causing quite a stir at the event! We also displayed our Mega Memories photo books which proved extremely popular and some of the items from our new personalised gifts range which were a hit. The show itself gets bigger and better every year and we’ll definitely be back!

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Book Cover Design Checks You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Book Cover Design Checks You Can’t Afford to Ignore

Your book has been signed off and you’re finalising the perfect cover design – but before you rush off to your printer, have you checked the following?   Is your book title search engine friendly? In today’s technology driven world, it’s highly likely that your readers will search for your book (or a book on the topic you’ve written about) online. Do a Google keyword search (using a tool like www.googlekeywordtool.com) for the words that are most searched for on your topic and if possible, try to incorporate some of these keywords into your title or subtitle.  Does your book cover retain its impact online? With so many books being researched, sold and read online (on Kindles, iPads and even […]

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Publisher profile: New Voices Publishing

Publisher profile: New Voices Publishing

New Voices Publishing was created as an independent publisher in 2005. It was borne out of owner, Barbara Mueller’s passion to give aspiring authors, who might otherwise be missed by the bigger publishing houses, an opportunity to get their manuscripts published. “There was always the notion that books were only marketable if they could potentially generate a profit – but this meant that many beautiful memoires, books of poetry and the adventures of extraordinary people never made it to the shelves for the public to read,” said Mueller. “I was determined to make sure that the many lost gems out there were given an equal opportunity to be published – but in an economical way that everyone could afford.” Since […]

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Welcome to Mega Digital’s new sales executive

Welcome to Mega Digital's new sales executive

JOYCE KRIEL Joyce obtained a degree in Graphic Design from Stellenbosch University in 1993. After her studies she completed a computer graphics course and worked as a graphic designer in a design studio for a few years before moving to the printing industry, where she started off working as a designer and DTP operator. She then moved to production where she worked as a production controller and client service representative and after a short time, became Production Control Manager, managing the production control team and dealing with clients. In 2004, Joyce became a key accounts manager, handling the business’s top clients and also completed a management course at the University of Stellenbosch’s Business School in 2010. After fourteen years of […]

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Publisher Profile: Struik Christian Media

Publisher Profile: Struik Christian Media

Struik Christian Media is a leading publisher and distributor of Bibles, Christian and inspirational titles in South Africa, representing the top Christian publishers in the world. The company is a division of media giant Avusa Ltd, which is home to a number of well-known South African brands including Nu Metro Cinemas, Exclusive Books and The Sunday Times. It provides high quality, accurate and inspirational content across all formats and categories, including books, eBooks, DVDs, audio books, mobile books and gift product. Struik Christian Media (SCM) has developed a reputation in the publishing industry for being a ‘wholesome’ brand, taking pride in publishing high quality books that aim to inspire and change the lives of their consumers. Their foothold in the […]

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9 things it’s good to know about Print On Demand

9 things it's good to know about Print On Demand

Print on demand has opened up some interesting possibilities for authors and publishers. If you’re exploring whether it is a possible solution to your printing needs, here are 9 things it’s worth knowing. Today’s print on demand technology can produce a quality product as good as or better than longer run offset printing. In the past, print-on-demand often received a bad rap because of its poor quality, but times have changed. Using an experienced supplier with the right equipment, you can fully expect an excellent quality end product when printing shorter runs. You can easily customise books and create Special Editions with print-on-demand. The technology used allows for variable printing making it possible to customise books as needed with unique […]

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Top Tips for Self-Publishers

Top Tips for Self-Publishers

Self-publishing a book is popular for many reasons but being a successful self-publisher takes energy and determination. Here are some tips to help prepare you for this exciting venture and to help get you on the road to success. 1. Prepare yourself mentally. Self-publishing can be frustrating at times but if you have the drive and passion to launch your book, you’re half way there already. 2. Know your product. Make sure you know who your target market is and how you’re going to sell your book before you decide to go ahead with self publishing. 3. Have the interior of your book professionally formatted. A book with a professionally designed interior is easy to read, and creates confidence in […]

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Mega Memories at The 2011 MamaMagic Baby Expo

Mega Memories at The 2011 MamaMagic Baby Expo

The Mega Memories photo books received an amazing response at the 2011 MamaMagic Baby Expo which was held at the CTICC in October. The event catered specifically for parents (especially Moms) with ‘Everything you need from 0-6 years under one roof.’ Moms absolutely loved the concept of the photo books and the personalised calendars and many people commented on the impressive quality and excellent pricing of the Mega Memories photo books. Some pics of our stand at the show:

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