Friday, 14 December 2018

Amahle Mbelwa: "How I took seven steps to become a self-published author!"

It all started when I won the Mzansi Spelling Bee Competition in grade 12 and I got exposed to a lot of words and I saw that as an opportunity for me to challenge myself and construct something positive out of the words that I learnt.

I'm not the type of person who vents things out with just anyone hence I write everything down. I feel I have a lot of stories to tell which can inspire people who cannot vent things out. I didn't plan to publish the book because I just wrote for the sake of venting out but not until I met an author who actually helped me stating out the simple seven steps of becoming a self-published author.

Just before I go into giving details of how you can self-publish a book let me tell you more about my book that is titled "Gap Year". The book is specially targeted to primary and high school learners, specifically grade 12s, and teachers. It is basically to say, it's okay to take a gap year. It may not be by choice but due to certain circumstances. It is to advice grade 12s to relax and allow God to take over, and to know that there's a whole of things that can be done during the course of the gap year.

I want my success story to inspire other aspiring authors who already have  their stories ready but are stuck somewhere and are dabbling around the possibility of getting their work published. Here is the good news; there's a company that can easily take you through a seven-step process to becoming a self-published author.

I took the steps and today I'm a proud and young author whose story will inspire others to write, believe that their work can actually become a book. Here below are the seven steps to becoming a self-published author:

1. A completed manuscript.

2. ISBN allocation.

3. Book covers Design (Front/Back).

4. Editing/Proof reading.

5. Publication (Online/Hard copy).

6. Book Launch.

7. Sales/Distribution: (a) Amazon, Google Play Books. (b) Direct sales & Bookstores.

If you need help in taking these steps; please contact: Unicorn Conglomerate (Pty) LTD via this email: Cell: 074 707 5793.

On this note; you can also buy my book online by using these links
(GAP YEAR by Amahle Mbelwa):

By Amahle Mbelwa.

Thursday, 13 December 2018

WBC can sanction Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder despite ordering ‘direct rematch’ with Tyson Fury.

WBC can sanction Anthony Joshua vs Deontay Wilder
despite ordering ‘direct rematch’ with Tyson Fury

The World Boxing Council may sanction an historic April showdown between Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua despite ordering a 'direct rematch' between their heavyweight champion and Tyson Fury.

Wilder and Fury served up one of the most dramatic heavyweight title fights of the generation on December 1 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, when Fury twice climbed from the canvas to hear the final bell. Most expected the Gypsy King to be awarded the decision – and the green and gold WBC belt - after dominating the majority of the fight despite the pair of knockdowns, the heaviest of which came in the 12th and final round.

But Fury was left seething when the three ringside judges combined to deliver a split draw verdict, which he later described as the worst decision he has ever seen. As a result, the British Boxing Board of Control wrote to the WBC requesting an immediate rematch and it was confirmed on Friday that the governing body had voted unanimously in favour of the demand.

By Declan Taylor.
Full story at Yahoo News.

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Team Sky to end after 2019 as broadcaster withdraws from cycling to leave Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas futures in doubt.

Team Sky are looking for new owners from the end of 2019, and
Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas are potentially looking
for new teams altogether, with the news that Sky Plc
is to end its longstanding involvement in
professional cycling at the end of next year.

Sky have announced that they will withdraw from cycling at the end of 2019, ending their ownership and sponsorship of Team Sky and throwing the team that has taken Chris FroomeGeraint Thomas and Bradley Wiggins to Tour de France victory into major doubt.

The team, which is run by team principal Dave Brailsford and has come under growing scrutiny for the way they have conducted themselves during their nine-year existence, will only continue beyond next year if they can find a new backer to compete under a different name, leaving the futures of Froome and Thomas uncertain.

Team Sky first competed in 2010 and achieved its first Tour success with Wiggins in 2012, before Froome claimed his maiden title the following year. With Froome going on to win four Tours before Welsh rider Thomas claimed victory in this year’s event, Team Sky have triumphed in six of the last seven Tour de France events, though it has not gone without controversy.

By Jack de Menezes.
Full story at Yahoo News.

Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Chelsea star Eden Hazard: I've always loved Real Madrid.

Chelsea star Eden Hazard, who is out of contract in 2020,
reaffirmed his admiration for LaLiga giants Real Madrid.

Eden Hazard revealed he has "always loved Real Madrid" as the Chelsea star insisted he does not want to have any regrets at the end of his career amid mounting speculation.

Hazard's contract expires in 2020 and the Belgium international has been linked with a move to Champions League holders Madrid.

Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri said contract talks were happening every week, however, Hazard claimed he is waiting on the Premier League club as the 27-year-old reaffirmed his admiration for Madrid.

Full story at Yahoo News.

Monday, 10 December 2018

Oosthuizen claims victory at his home Open in Johannesburg.

Home favourite Louis Oosthuizen hailed a “perfect” victory after he claimed the South African Open title for the first time.

An emotional Oosthuizen held back tears on the 18th green having powered to an emphatic six-shot success in Johannesburg.

The 2010 Open champion carded an eagle, five birdies and three bogeys on Sunday to sign for a closing 67 and finish the week on 18 under par.

By Press Association.
Full story at Yahoo News.

Friday, 7 December 2018

Super Falcons to get N75M from billionaires Dangote, Rabiu for AWCON 2018 win.

The Super Falcons are champions of Africa for the 9th time (CAF)
The Super Falcons are set to be rewarded for their 2018 AWCON win over South Africa.

The Super Falcons of Nigeria are set to get a cash sum of N75m from billionaires Aliko Dangote and Abdulsamad Rabiu after winning the 2018 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations(AWCON).

Dangote and Rabiu are widely regarded as two of the richest men in Africa and the Nigerian women’s football team are set to benefit from their wealth.

By Tosin Abayomi.
Full story at Pulse NG.

Thursday, 6 December 2018

Oosthuizen fires nine-birdie 62 to lead South African Open.

South African Louis Oosthuizen fired a first-round 62
to lead the South African Open in Johannesburg
(AFP Photo/Andrew Redington)

Johannesburg (AFP) - Louis Oosthuizen made a spectacular return to the EPGA South African Open after an eight-year absence by carding a nine-under-par 62 Thursday to take the first-round lead.

The 36-year-old South African is one shot ahead of American Kurt Kitayama, who won the Mauritius Open last Sunday, and Zambian Madalitso Muthiya, ranked 1,330 in the world.

South African Zander Lombard lies fourth after a 64 over one of two courses being used at the Randpark Golf Club in a Johannesburg suburb.

Oosthuizen, the 2010 British Open winner and a runner-up in all four majors, called his first round in sweltering conditions over the shorter Bushwillow course "beautiful".

Full story at Yahoo News.