Among issues discussed in audiobook market development: more business models and Spotify’s entry with à la carte pricing.
At Frankfurt: The IPA Puts a ‘Spotlight on Africa’
The IPA Africa Publishing Innovation Fund’s ‘Spotlight on Africa’ program at Frankfurt: Issues and Publishers.
Audiobooks: Ghana’s AkooBooks Is Relaunching With Beat
Exclusive: The new AkooBooks/Beat platform will reach 19 African nations with audiobooks, podcasts, and ebooks.
Book Aid International Programming: Books for 56,000 African Students
The ‘African Book Box’ program from Book Aid International is delivering books to 76 schools in Uganda, Ghana, and Zimbabwe.
World Book Day: Amazon Publishing’s #ReadTheWorld
Ready for free downloads, this is the fifth year of Amazon’s World Book Day giveaway in international literature, with seven translations.
Awards: Wales’ Dylan Thomas Prize Names Its Shortlist
A Welsh award regime based at Swansea University, the Dylan Thomas Prize has a six-title shortlist.
Emirates Publishers Association Sends Team to Ghana Book Fair
The UAE’s Emirates Publishers Association met with key African publishing organizations at the Ghana International Book Fair last week.
IPA President Bodour Al Qasimi Stresses Opportunity in African Publishing
The IPA president has made trips to four African markets, meeting with publishing leaders on challenges in the pandemic’s lessons.
Book Aid International’s Year: 867,567 Books to 19 Countries
Solar lamps as well as hundreds of thousands of books were in play in 2020 for Book Aid International’s logistics team and donor-publishers.
Akoss Ofori-Mensah: The Pandemic’s Impact on African Publishers
The Ghanaian founder of Sub-Saharan Publishers outlines the importance of the Africa Publishing Innovation Fund amid the pandemic.