Director, Book Lingo
Clare-Rose Julius is the founder of Book Lingo, a proudly South African publishing house with the main focus of producing high-quality self-published books. In 2012, she successfully completed her honours degree in Publishing Studies at the University of Witwatersrand and has been working in the industry for over 10 years. She possesses comprehensive knowledge of the South African publishing terrain and her area of expertise is in the field of self-publishing and distribution of books into South African bookstores as well as abroad through Print-on Demand (POD) and eBook technologies.
“For me, a printed book is still King. Nothing comes close to holding a book in your hands and browsing through the pages, while reading it. And most of all the classic smell of new ink on paper. Call me a nerd, but every time I receive a new book from the printer, I almost automatically crack it open and take a deep breath.” On e-books: “It’s by far the convenience of this medium. I can read anywhere and everywhere without carting my library of books with me. My Kindle and Google Play Book apps are synced on all my digital devices.”