Thursday, January 7, 2010

amaBooks a 'Publisher to Watch'

The Africa Report has listed 'amaBooks as an African  'Publisher to Watch' - one of only 8 publishers out of around 800 in Africa. The other publishers selected are Langaa from Cameroon, StoryMoja and Kwani? from Kenya, Chimurenga from South Africa, Farafina Books and Cassava Republic Press from Nigeria, and Woeli Publishing from Ghana.
The article, written by Frank Bures in Nairobi, looks at recent changes in publishing in "Africa, which produces less than 2% of the world’s books, and where the continent’s 800-odd publishers face challenges unknown to those in the West: bad roads, terrible printers and a readership with little money to spend on luxuries like books. In recent years a new generation of publishers ... have been emerging, harnessing both technology and the global economy to put out books in a way that they never have been before."
To read the complete article, please click on the title above.

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