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In South Africa, Crowd-sourced Publishing Tackles Book Poverty

Book Dash

A new start-up in South Africa, Book Dash, focuses on creating and giving away free, high-quality books to needy children and encourages them to become lifelong readers

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The 29 Errors a Publisher Can Make…And Counting

Colleen Higgs

Colleen Higgs of South Africa’s Modjaji Books recounts the myriad ways a publisher can screw up.

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Could Government Policy Destroy South African Publishing?

Arthur Attwell

The South African government has decided to severely restrict purchases of textbooks, undermining a market largely dependent on education sales to the government.

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How to Establish Robust Trade in Emerging Ebook Markets

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For an ebook distributor to succeed in a developing market they need to adapt to methodologies, in particular payment mechanisms, already prevalent in that market.

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The Trials of a Small South African Publisher

Colleen Higgs

Colleen Higgs of Modjaji Books discusses the challenges of running a independent women’s press that publishes the work of southern African women writers.

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International Alliance of Independent Publishers Assembles in Cape Town

International Alliance of Independent Publishers

The International Alliance of Independent Publishers will be holding their International Assembly in Cape Town this year from September 17-21.

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2014 Caine Prize for African Writing Shortlist Announced

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The shortlist for the 2014 Caine Prize for African Writing features finalists hailing from Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Zambia/Ghana.

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Where’s the African Chick-Lit?

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Several African publishers are looking to plug a gap in the much-in-demand market for chick lit among African readers.

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Can Textbook Nationalization Curb “Profiteering Publishers”?

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán

Hungary nationalized primary school textbook production to thwart what are viewed as ‘profiteering publishers'; Poland and South Africa are considering similar changes.

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Best World Children’s Book Award Winner Talks to PP

Anita Pouroulis

By Dennis Abrams South African writer Anita Pouroulis, a former primary school teacher from Johannesburg, won the Best World Children’s Book Award at the China […]

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