The South African president says the bill could give rights holders ‘a lesser share of the fruits of their property than was previously the case.’
From Turkey, South Africa, Sweden, China, Germany, Israel, Spain, Brazil, and Argentina, this year’s free books from Amazon Crossing arrive amid frontier-defying contagion.
The ed-tech company has partnered with the Answer Series to offer teachers free study guides as part of its new support platform.
Digital education content platform Snapplify plans to use this new round of funding to ‘expand more aggressively into new markets’
Citing figures that show only 14 percent of South Africans reading books, the South African Book Fair and indigenous language festivals address the issue.
The second international event in the PublisHer series featured performance, discussion, and networking at the International Publishers Association’s ‘Africa Rising’ 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.
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.
The Copyright Amendment Bill currently in preparation in South Africa, says Copyright Clearance Center’s Michael Healy, could well be as damaging as Canada’s Copyright Modernization Act has been.
PEN Afrikaans, like the International Authors Forum, echoes the International Publishers Association in criticizing South Africa’s Copyright Amendment Bill.