Publishers have failed to translate many works to and from indigenous African languages for multiple reasons, from lack of financial interest to oral sounds which are untranslatable into print.
The second half of our report from the 2015 East Africa Digital Reading Summit in Kenya looks at efforts to develop and distributing more local digital content.
The first of a two part report from the 2015 East Africa Digital Reading Summit in Kenya looks at developments in e-reading and library ebook use.
Kenyan publishing is in a perpetual fight for survival, but sees potential in the digital revolution to open new means of distribution and production.
Half a dozen publishers who attended this year’s Yale Publishing Course shared their international publishing challenges. Do you have answers for them?
Abenea Ndago lookes at the persistent war between authors and their publishers in Kenya, where frustration is overflowing.
The Ugandan International Writers Conference revealed a wide-variety of new initiatives aimed at elevating the professionalism of African writing.
Worldreader now offers solar-powered charging stations for schools and libraries in Africa; France’s Bookeen is developing a new light-powered e-ink device.
Dani Zacarias of Worldreader argues book donations have a dramatic impact on the developing world and it is both easier and cheaper in the digital age.
Despite numerous challenges, people in emerging African markets are engaged in mobile reading, and reading more, writes Alexander Polzin of Worldreader.