Yvonne Ncube, Showbiz Correspondent
Sudden Dambuza, a South Africa-based author from Kwekwe sold over 50 copies of his eight novels over a two-week countrywide tour which he dubbed “The Zim Book Tour”.
While other authors cry that their books are not selling, Dambuza thought outside the box and today, he is celebrating victory.
Dambuza toured four cities in Zimbabwe, starting his tour in his hometown of Kwekwe and then Harare, Gweru and Bulawayo.
“I came home after a long stay in South Africa and then thought I wouldn’t just come home and be with family but instead took the opportunity to do a book tour. I decided on a book tour in Zimbabwe after a few people showed interest in buying and reading my books.
“I honestly didn’t have a solid strategy on how I would arrange the logistics, especially the venues for the book signing. But thanks be to God, it all worked out! By God’s grace, I managed to successfully tour four cities in Zimbabwe,” said Dambuza.
He said he managed to sell 55 copies during his two-week blitz.
“I’ve managed to sell 55 copies in the two weeks. I sold most books in Kwekwe which happens to be my hometown. The Bulawayo tour was more unique as I had an interactive session with those who came through to buy the books. It was just an amazing atmosphere,” Dambuza said.
Eight books were on sale which included the award-winning Storm navigation, The revolution, Road Maps, the award-winning Spiritual States of the Church, How to pray, How to navigate through relationships and Your Psalm 23. The books were selling for between US$5 and US$10.
Dambuza advised other authors to think outside the box.
“Writing is not easy, but we have to keep on growing by doing more research and interacting with other authors so that we learn more. No man is an island, so we need each other in this journey of writing and sharing meaningful information that will be passed on to generations to come.
“So, I’d advise other authors to think outside the box, stay in their lane but give it your best. Let’s do our best and let God do the rest,” he said.
Apart from being an author, Dambuza is a preacher who was born again in 2008. – @SeehYvonne