The first foray into the Afrikaans language e-Book market leaves much to be desired.
Afrikaans is a Germanic language spoken in Southern Africa. The language is related to Dutch and in it’s development borrowed from languages such as Malay, Portuguese, French, German and African languages from the south-eastern zone of Bantu languages.
10 Jaar van Afrikaanse Grappe was made available in December 2010 and to date the downloads have yet to show any promise. There is a fair amount of hype around the book so one might expect to see this reflected in sales.
All hope is not lost as the marketing campaigns are rolling out slowly in order to test the effectiveness of each one.
Lucky that the book was backed up by a traditional print copy. A bookseller picked it up the first week and sales are going well.
The book is available from QVRP as a download (PDF) for a discounted $8.
If you are outside South Africa and would like to buy a print copy, please contact Quintus at qvrp.net
For more information about the book please visit 10 Jaar van Afrikaanse Grappe