Fri, 19/04/2013 - 17:18
The Kwani? Manuscript Project, a new one-off literary prize for unpublished fiction from African writers, has announced a longlist of 30 titles, whittled down from 280 submissions.
Authors from Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Ghana, Cameroon, Uganda and Liberia are on the list, with the winners to be chosen by a...
Wed, 27/02/2013 - 09:43
John Smith & Son has seen a like-for-like sales increase of 14.3% in the year 2011-12, led by its Aspire student bursary scheme and growth in Africa.
The Scotland-based academic bookseller has reported that overall group revenue dropped by 3% to £37.9m, but profits increased by 10% after tax to £186,573.
Mon, 15/10/2012 - 15:28
When I first travelled to Africa I was told that the continent resembled the shape of a human heart. While publishing in the continent may be less romantic there is still a vibrant
publishing industry. Yes, there are challenges, as...
Mon, 17/09/2012 - 08:00
Bloomsbury is to publish the most ambitious inventory of Africa's mammals ever produced.
The six-volume reference work Mammals of Africa (February, £600) is the brainchild of scientist Jonathan Kingdon of the Wildlife Conservation Unit at Oxford University. Kingdon is also an artist specialising in drawing from...
Thu, 05/07/2012 - 09:50
Oxford University Press has said it will continue its education business in East Africa, despite having to pay out £1.9m to the Serious Fraud Office and $500,000 to the World Bank this week in settlement for misconduct over tenders for...
Thu, 18/12/2008 - 07:59
Espresso Book Machines could be piloted in Africa, amid hopes that they will help solve the continent's intractable book distribution problems. US producer On Demand Books (ODB) has helped found a non-profit organisation, Books On Demand for Africa (BODA), headed by Dirk Koehler, former publisher of the World Bank. Novelists Toni Morrison...
Fri, 31/10/2008 - 08:21
Kenyan Ngugi wa Thiong’o, Nigerian Ben Okri and Angolan Ondjaki have won the Grinzane For Africa prize in Ethiopia this week.
The award is sponsored by an Italian foundation, and was given as part of the celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the UN Economic Commission for Africa.
Ngugi won the Grinzane...
A leading educational publisher is looking to appoint an Africa Sales Manager to develop their sales in Africa through local sales and marketing and high level educational sales management.
Responsibilities include: growing company sales in Africa; working with the sales team to develop growth plans and market priorities; to conduct...