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Exclusive Books is offering full refunds to readers dissatisfied with socialite Bonang Matheba’s book From A to B.
The book was allegedly full of grammatical errors, and a reedited version should be on the shelves soon. In the meantime, Exclusive Books is so keen on saving its image its not even asking for receipts in exchange for refunds.
All customers please take note of the following. pic.twitter.com/dFypasaKbx
— Exclusive Books (@ExclusiveBooks) August 8, 2017
It has also cancelled all signings and events.
In the two weeks since its release, From A to B has rocketed to the top of the store’s bestselling list. Bonang’s rapper boyfriend AKA tweeted in congratulations before the recall.
#1 book vs. #1 album. 📚💰💽 …. wheewwwwww!!! Not so lonely at the top after all baby! 😂pic.twitter.com/PrN0VUROqI
— AKA (@akaworldwide) August 7, 2017
But most of the talk came after the recall announcement, and Exclusive Books trended for a few hours on Twitter before the vote of no confidence for SA President Zuma commenced, halting most other conversation.
Many Bonang fans were upset that the first-time author had been hung out to dry by her publishers, BlackBird Books.
Exclusive books is saying y’all must return the kweens book for a refund pic.twitter.com/yU67iFKFMv
— NEW ACCOUNT (@Thembeka__) August 8, 2017
They could’ve apologised, recalled the book, edited it & redistributed it, instead of waiting for Exclusive Books to send that statement.
— Tebogo Ditshego (@TebogoDitshego) August 8, 2017
Others were upset that Bonang has remained quiet over the whole affair.
Her silence ruined things. Exclusive books can’t risk their reputation. She should have done damage control. https://t.co/EqaNnptrxI
— iCherry Ka Babakho (@BiKeR626) August 8, 2017
— JennyVee (@VutomiVee2) August 8, 2017
And some were just excited for the drama of it all.
Exclusive Books offers full refund for that poorly edited book of Bonang 👀
GO GET YOUR MONEY 😁 pic.twitter.com/zXp0pLAOIE
— Lehare La Minora (@LehareLaMinora) August 8, 2017
Exclusive Books: all unhappy customers return your books for refund
— Oratile Mogoje (@MogojeO) August 8, 2017
Who bought Bonang’s book and wants me to return it to Exclusive Books for them? I promise I’ll return your money. 💀pic.twitter.com/QYOJtpfIfy
— 🌟 Sinenhlanhla 🌟 (@MyLifeAsSne) August 8, 2017