Colleen Higgs of South Africa’s Modjaji Books recounts the myriad ways a publisher can screw up.
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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.
Several African publishers are looking to plug a gap in the much-in-demand market for chick lit among African readers.
Hungary nationalized primary school textbook production to thwart what are viewed as ‘profiteering publishers'; Poland and South Africa are considering similar changes.
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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