In the 2016 the Nigerian publisher Cassava Republic took a bold step. Next to their headquarters in the Nigerian capital Abuja, the publisher opened a subsidiary in London, the capital of the United Kingdom. It was the first publisher who set up shop outside the continent. It has been a success. In this article you … Continue reading Inside the UK’s most radical indie publishers
A journey of discovering your own country, your country of birth and youth and so on. This is a journey that Colleen Higgs has undertaken. She tells about in this article. She tells about one aspect of it, the journey into the literary world of South Africa and other countries of Africa. This journey is … Continue reading The Literati with Colleen Higgs Publisher of Modjaji Books
A writer needs a publisher. A publisher needs a writer. But how do these two find one another? When the publishing industry is under siege, as Kiarie Kamau states, the writer must be under siege as well. Read in this article what this Kenyan publisher thinks about the relationship between writer and publisher.
The South African Publishing House NB Publishers has made a good move in selling the rights to several books. The market is growing and there is a good interest in books coming from the South African soil. One of the hits is the journalistic account of the men surrounding former president Jacob Zuma. Jacques Pauw … Continue reading NB Publishers sells overseas rights to a number of South African books, including The President’s Keepers, Being Kari and The Quiet Violence of Dreams
You read a book and might think that the name on the cover is the name of the person who wrote the book, from the first word till the last word. The writer who wrote it all. The writer managed to come up with all the ideas, the structure, the plot etcetera. If you want … Continue reading The in-between world of little-known book editors
The role of a publisher is an important one. Publishing books. Publishing magazines, publishing magazines. Just a few weeks ago Kenyan publishers came together in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya and probably also the capital city of Kenyan publishers. Here you find an impression of the meetings.