Chapter 7 of Everyone’s Guide to the Consumer Protection Act by Clive Gibson and Geoff Hulllooks at “The Right to Fair and Responsible Marketing” as laid out in Sections 29 to 39 of the Act.
Read the excerpt which addresses issues such as negative option marketing and bait marketing:
To restrain or correct the worst abuses in the area of the marketing of goods or services, the Act introduces or re-enacts a number of provisions to address the following matters.
The Act sets out standards for fair and responsible marketing and provides a general prohibition against marketing that is misleading, fraudulent or deceptive, as described in section 29.
“The Call of the Wild is loud and clear in Botswana” says Mike Copeland in the introduction to the Getaway Guide to Botswana.
Copeland recommends Botswana for its preservation of untouched spaces where “pre-human-era fauna” can be found, but he advises that you prepare for the trip and make sure you are properly equipped:
The Call of the Wild is loud and clear in Botswana – it roars and bellows across the open spaces of this vast, almost flat country. There are not many countries left on our planet that have more than a fair share of pre-human-era fauna preserved into our modern age, and where they roam so widely and freely. Fortunate is the traveller who answers the call and experiences what Botswana has to offer. The adrenaline rush of predators in camp at night, of battering your vehicle through deep sand and water or mud, sipping sundowners while watching the sky turn red with the silhouettes of elephants drinking nearby, or just enjoying the silence and solitude of the salt pans: this is Botswana.
Books LIVE editor Carolyn Meads attended the “Three writers walk into a book deal…” session at the Franschhoek Literary Festival and filmed Helen Moffett reading a passage from the choose-your-own-adventure erotic novel, A Girl Walks into a Bar, which Moffett co-authored as Helena S Paige, along with Paige Nick and Sarah Lotz.
Nick discussed her writing process and the difficulty of naming body parts in sex scenes on the Get Your Book Published site:
1. From first draft, to published book, how much editing do you do?
I do zero editing when I’m writing the first draft of anything. In fact I try to read back as little as possible. There’s that thing where you hear your own recorded voice played back to you, and it sounds awful and you hate it. Well I have the same feeling when I read back something I’ve just written. The trick with a first draft is to get the story out of my head and down onto the page as fast as possible, and then I spend ages crafting and rewriting and editing at a later stage.
In the introduction to The African National Congress and the Regeneration of Political Power, Susan Booysen describes occupying two worlds in relation to the ANC, as a direct observer and an analyst-researcher.
Booysen goes into detail about what these two roles mean and explains that “The book straddles these two worlds, but is unapologetically analytical.” Read the excerpt:
In the following extract from Gert J Scholtz’s The Keys to Persuasion, the author discusses the “cat system”. This persuasion system is based on the author’s house cat, which he calls a “persuasion master”. Scholtz’s The Keys to Persuasion provides you with the tools to also become an expert at persuasion.
Meet a persuasion master: our house cat. Every evening, as I sit down at my computer, he jumps onto the desk and starts nudging me – softly at first, but more insistently after a while. The reason? He wants to lie on my chair. After some more caressing and nudging, he jumps behind my back and wriggles his way between me and the chair. On a cold winter’s evening, the warm cat at my back feels cosy and, after I have adjusted my seating, I let the cat be. He succeeds in claiming his position on the chair every time. How does he do this?
“January is full of surprises”, writes Christine Stevens in Harvest Diaries as she describes a morning on her farm when the grapes are starting to ripen, the chickens are not enjoying the heat and there are peaches ready to be eaten off the tree.
Read the full excerpt in which Stevens describes the fruit and vegetables that are harvested in January:
January is full of surprises. In the first year after we bought the farm, we were celebrating New Year’s Eve when a storm blew through this seemingly tranquil place bringing hail that devastated the ripening grapes. A couple of years later a strong north-westerly wind blew over row upon row of grape-laden vines. My vista is superb. Rows of vines are backed by imposing mountains. Bunches of jasper-green grapes hang from the vines.