AUTHORS, BUDDING WRITERS ENCOURAGED TO WRITE AND SELL MORE BOOKS
Authors and aspirant writers gathered to discuss how to remain relevant in the times of artificial intelligence and how to optimise the digital platforms. This workshop was held in the Alberton Civic Centre on Saturday, 18 June 2022, and supported by the City’s library services.
Zukiswa Peters, manager of the City’s library services, emphasised that libraries remain a cornerstone of community development, and a haven for authors and budding writers even in the time of online publication platforms. Peters encouraged authors to continue writing books in indigenous languages to be able to reach wider audiences.
“The era of digital platforms is upon us and while it makes things easier for some to access reading material online, it is deterring others to access books due to the inaccessibility of data to many people. Therefore, we encourage authors and budding writers to formulate community-based book clubs to instill the culture of reading and buying books,” Peters said.
Meanwhile, on the day, many authors who were in attendance managed to sell hard copies of their latest offering to fellow readers and writers.