JusJoJa: 14 January 2020: Publish

Our new prompt for today, January 14, is Publish

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To publish a book or even a blog post takes a lot of time. I’m not going to say that using long hours to publish is a waste of time. It seems that publishing is a long journey up to when the book is published. I’ve tried my hand at publishing a few e-books and one hard copy. I first published an ebook on my flash fiction pieces. That wasn’t a big success because I didn’t have a programme to send a pdf to create space. At the end I published it and it didn’t look good. Then I did an Afrikaans ebook through Smashwords which was/is much better. This is a book on what I have written every week on the challenge run by myself. Not bad, but I put hours and more hours in for some weeks to publish it. I am also part of a writing group where we write our memories on our past. I’ve got heaps of writing. Every year we publish (print) a book, taking about six to ten of our stories written during the year. 

The year before last I decided to publish the first part of my Memoirs. I published the stories of my first six years. I used the old “create space” and made a hard copy in print on demand and then also an eBook at the same time. I enjoyed publishing this book. When I hold it in my hand I am proud to say that it looks good. My friends also said it was worth publishing the story of my life. I’m now busy with my schooling years. Halfway with my primary years. It’s still a long way from publishing, but I enjoy working on my memoirs. 

Just Me: A Memoir by [Kruger, Ineke]
First part of my memoirs.

Just Me: A Memoir Kindle Edition

by Ineke Kruger (Author)

New book: My diary May 2019



I started my writing journey in 2012. Every Friday afternoon interested writers join the “It’s write Easy” writing group in our local library in Upper Hutt, New Zealand. We write short anecdotes about our lives, read it to each other and comment on each others writing.

Every year we as writers put a book together using pieces of writing from the past year. This year I wrote daily entrants in my diary for the month of May. I plan to publish it in an online book(eBook).

All done: My book is live now.

My book is on the market as an eBook and paperback.

Paperback link:


I hope you will enjoy reading about a young girl migrating from the Netherlands to South Africa. This book is about the first six years of my life.

The second volume will be About me growing up in South Africa during the early 1950s up to where I started my first teaching job late 1960s.

New cover for my Afrikaans ebook

I had a problem with my ebook Toeka-Tokkel 2015.  The cover kept on being too small.

This afternoon I decided to use another photo. It happened at last. My cover was accepted.

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E-book update!


There was quite some interest in my book.

Two blog friends immediately downloaded it.

Big thank you to you:





During the 5 days free download, the following people downloaded it.



Pavel Bangla



Kimberley Cooper reviewed my book first.

She enjoyed reading it and picked “Off with her head”  as the best one.

Perdebytjie commented

“Ek het begin lees aan jou boek..geniet dit sover baie! “(10/18)

10/25 I got this wonderful review on my book from Perdebytjie. Baie dankie Dina ek waardeer dit baie

“Ek het jou boek klaar gelees en ek hou baie daarvan.Die stories is lekker kort en pittig en ek hou veral daarvan dat jy dit in verskillende kategorieë ingedeel het.So hier en daar is ‘n taalfoutjie wat deurgeglip het,maar dis nie hinderlik nie.Mooi so en begin sommer met die volgende boek!”

Hester reported the following on my FB page. Thank you Hester for your lovely feed back. Awesome!

I’ve been dipping into your flash fiction stories and I just read “A place to call home”. Loved it. You managed to weave more than one fictional story line around the pigeon’s imagined lifestyle and aptly expressed the emotions you experienced, all in ±200 words.Very impressive.

You may find my face book page on my writing here:


E-book free to download!

For the next 5 days my book

Flash Fiction

Book 1

is free to all of you.

Free dates  16 up to 20 October.

I would appreciate it if you, my dear followers and bloggers,  read and review it.

Without your support I can’t do it!

Thank you so much!