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