Worldreader, which gives e-readers and e-books to children in Ghana, Kenya, and Uganda, has added several new publishers and partnered with the Caine Prize.
Till now Namibian publishers have focused on educational and religious books, but Windhoek’s Wordweaver is focusing on fiction, starting with 3 kids books.
In South Africa 70% of the titles come from the US and Europe, so priority during Book Week is on promoting books and reading from South Africa’s own.
Two African OUP subsidiaries have been blacklisted from bidding on World Bank contracts for the next three years.
Pamphleteering, propaganda and agit-prop have long been a part of the publishing process. It’s here to stay. But how far should publishers go in their activism?
Distributor l’Oiseau Indigo is establishing a market for French-language books from Africa in the Middle East in France and throughout the Francophone world.
South Africa’s Cover2Cover Books has founded the FunDza Literary Trust, with the goal of improving literacy in the teen and young adult market.
Nokia offered a preview of its soon-to-launch mobile reading platform, Nokia Reading, at the London Book Fair 2012
Ato Solomon Hailemariam, award winning YA author, founded PEN Ethiopia, to help promote and translate Ethiopian literature for audiences at home and abroad.
The latest digital publishing developments from Brazil, Africa, the Arab World, India and China indicate change and challenges for the major global players.