Looking for publishers to share the costs of building audiobook inventory for Africa’s markets, AkooBooks founder Ama Dadson heads to Frankfurt in October.
Copyright Clearance Center is working with CopyGhana and other African organizations to build effective infrastructure for licensing and reproduction rights.
Sarah Odedina and Deborah Ahenkorah have launched a literary agency specialized in mentoring and promoting African middle-grade and teen fiction.
Wanting to see more African characters in children’s books—both in Africa and internationally—publishers Sarah Odedina and Deborah Ahenkorah have formed a new partnership.
After almost 10 years in its original Kenyan setting, Muthoni Garland’s Storymoja Festival opens as an event in Accra, Ghana, newly relocated and pan-African in outlook.
Despite numerous challenges, people in emerging African markets are engaged in mobile reading, and reading more, writes Alexander Polzin of Worldreader.
Ghanian children’s book writer Meshack Asare discusses his mission to cover the rich regional diversities of Ghana and the continent as a whole.
Is the dependence on expensive devices a Western solution to an African problem? By Edward Nawotka Today’s feature story considers the challenges of digital publishing in sub-Saharan Africa. Amongst the key obstacles preventing further proliferation of digital reading across the continent is a lack of cash, political will…and electricity. Innovative programs such as Worldreader.org, which has distributed some 500 Kindles …
E-books can reach people in Africa who might otherwise never get books. Some even say the Internet represents “Africa’s Gutenberg Moment.” By Edward Nawotka Today’s editorial by Tolu Ogunlesi looks at a recent literacy campaign in Nigeria to inspire more people to read. The government led campaign is the latest in a long line of similar campaigns, many of which …
By Edward Nawotka This week at Publishing Perspectives we were hot on the trail of a number of developing stories; including J.D. Salinger’s lawsuit against his nemesis Fredrik Colting and artist Ai Weiwei’s call to boycott the internet in protest of China’s Green Dam computer filtering software (It worked! – see Bonus Material below). We also offered Ghanaian-American novelist Kwei …
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