A ‘lack of imagination on the part of publishers is hampering the development of a reading culture in Kenya,’ says the Kenyan author Peter Kimani.
The head of Malawi’s copyright agency, Dora Salamba, says the public doesn’t understand the damages that piracy can do to rights holders.
‘We need a true national book policy that recognizes the importance of reliable data,’ Isabelle Kassi Fofana will tell the IPA’s Africa Seminar in Nairobi.
Currently, Nielsen Book tracks books sales data in one African country, but Andre Breedt says there are plans to expand sales tracking across the continent.
At the Nairobi IPA Africa Seminar in June, Gbadega Adedapo will lead a discussion on the ‘Lagos Action Plan’–set in motion at last year’s Nigerian seminar.
Looking for publishers to share the costs of building audiobook inventory for Africa’s markets, AkooBooks founder Ama Dadson heads to Frankfurt in October.
Delegates to the IPA Nairobi seminar will hear about the work of Puku, a foundation rushing to generate children’s books in endangered African languages.
Ahead of the International Publishers Association seminar in Nairobi, Kenya Publishers Association chair Lawrence Njagi looks at agenda-setting issues.
The June ‘Africa Rising’ seminar from the International Publishers Association will feature the Arab League’s Maha Bakheet on copyright issues.
An award-winning teacher, a leader in indigenous-language publishing, and a publisher called “the father of African publishing” are on the bill in Kenya.