12 July 2022

Young SA author launches Crowd Funding Campaign to raise funds for book distribution deal

Submitted by Patuvuyo Mtiya
Young SA author launches Crowd Funding Campaign to raise funds for book distribution deal

Kyle Jantjies is 26yr old author based in Cape Town, South Africa. He is currently completing his MSc in Biodiversity and Conservation Biology at the University of the Western Cape. He also teaches Mathematics and Geography at a High School and holds a blackbelt in Ninjutsu.

He began writing in 2013 and wrote his first novel which was rejected over 30 times by publishers and literary agents. In the years following, he continued to write novels and received more rejections and finally in 2020 his book, The Tuloc Triangle got accepted by Malherbe Uitgewers, a publishing company based in Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa.

He currently has 13 published novels, both traditionally and self-published. In 2021, his book, the G.L.O.A.T. was one of the top five finalists in the Author Elite Awards for Best General Fiction novel.

His inspirational story has seen him featured on TV and Radio. He has spoken at a variety of events, most notably as a guest speaker at the Adam Small Literary Festival in Pniel, Franshoek and has hosted workshops for young aspiring writing writers at schools and libraries across Cape Town.

In 2021, he wrote and published 9 books in one year and has also recently released his newest fantasy series, Journey of Soul, a seven-novel series.

The series consists of seven books in total:

The Search for PowerInheritanceRoyal TiesThe Light and The DarkThe Green KingdomSoul TakerResurrection

In pursuit of his dreams, Kyle has persistently knocked on doors, approaching both distributors and books stores directly to get his books into stores and more readily available to the public. His young writers’ dream came true when a distributor agreed to take on his books. This means, that in the next month or two, Book One of Journey of Soul will hit the South African bookshelves and the rest of the books will hit the shelves gradually after. Following that, they will spread to international bookstores.

“For a self-published author, each book of course costs money to print, and the printing cost comes from the author himself,” says Kyle. “To support the volumes required for a distribution deal, this can be quite a hefty cost,” adds Kyle.

The young author has launched a crowdfunding campaign to raise the funds to help realise his dream.

“My goal is to raise R100 000 (6250 USD) by the 09 August so that my books can hit the shelves as they should,” says Kyle Jantjies.

“After seven years of writing and struggling, I finally managed to publish my first book, and now, 9 years later, my books have the chance to hit the stores BIG! But I need some help to get it there! And that’s where YOU come in. If you love my books, would love to see them on the shelves, love my story or simply want to help this South African boy reach his goals, then I’m asking you to pledge to my cause,” Kyle concludes.

To find out more about Kyle, his book or to support his campaign visit the following links: https://jumpstarter.co.za/projects/journey-of-soul-boxsetshttps://www.kylejantjiesauthor.com.

Supporters who make donations have the opportunity of receiving one of Kyle’s books couriered to their door as a thank you gesture from the author himself. 

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