Johannesburg’s Philani Dladli was homeless when he decided to sell books he found and read, offering them on a sliding price scale based on his own review.
Isobel Dixon of the Blake Friedmann Literary Agency has helped bring a wide array of authors to a global audience, including many from South Africa.
The Project for the Study of Alternative Education in South Africa (PRAESA) has been named the winner of the 2015 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.
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
Colleen Higgs of South Africa’s Modjaji Books recounts the myriad ways a publisher can screw up.
The South African government has decided to severely restrict purchases of textbooks, undermining a market largely dependent on education sales to the government.
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.
Colleen Higgs of Modjaji Books discusses the challenges of running a independent women’s press that publishes the work of southern African women writers.
The International Alliance of Independent Publishers will be holding their International Assembly in Cape Town this year from September 17-21.
The shortlist for the 2014 Caine Prize for African Writing features finalists hailing from Kenya, South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Zambia/Ghana.