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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?


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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Ether for Authors: Is There an “Architecture of Collaboration” for Startups?

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This week’s web buzz takes in the troubled relationship between traditional publishers and startups, the death of Small Demons, writer dads, and more.

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What Reaches the World Isn’t Fully Representative of South Africa

Ivan Vladislavic

Today, South African writers aren’t just focused on race and politics, and are offering a much richer reflection of our society, says author Ivan Vladislavić.

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E-Publishing Growth is Organic in the Developing World


Emerging markets incorporate international digital publishing models, while at the same time putting their own stamp on them, writes Octavio Kulesz.

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Book Licensing Market Snapshots: Italy and South Africa


To succeed as a publisher in Italy you need to the get the consumer price right, while in South Africa niche publishing is promising, but digital is a long way off.

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Independent African Publishers Go Global Via App Stores


South Africa’s Snapplify has been working with a variety of small African publishers to distribute their publications globally through branded apps and websites.

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Why Frankfurt’s Invitation Programme is a Great “Way In” for Small Pubs

Coleen HIggs

Colleen Higgs, Publisher of Modjaji Books in South Africa recounts her life-changing experience as part of the publisher invitation program of the Frankfurt Book Fair.

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