In all of publishing’s talk about developing markets—Brazil, China, India—and its focus on commercial opportunity, Africa is all but forgotten. That has to change.
David Waweru of Nairobi’s WordAlive Publishers shares insights on the inspiration, resilience and patience necessary to succeed as a publisher in Africa.
South Africa’s Modjaji Books is updating its catalog of small publishers and literary magazines in Africa, with the aim of expanding coverage to the entire continent.
When working in Nigeria, for example, bribes can expedite customs and secure contracts. Do the ends justify the means, or might you threaten your whole brand?
Nacéra Khiat of Algeria’s Editions Sedia discusses how training in Casablanca by the Frankfurt Book Fair has brought together disparate publishers from across the Magreb.
Tunisia’s ISLAMeBooks, one of several new digital start-ups in the Arab world, is looking to help explain Islamic practice and theology to a wider readership.
African Violet and Other Stories showcases the winning and shortlisted stories for the 2012 Caine Prize for African Writing and shows off a dynamic range.
The UK Publishers Association is threatening the government of Guyana with legal action over the purchase of pirated textbooks for use in public schools.
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.