Saturday, August 27, 2011

'amaBooks at the Jozi Book Fair

Following the launch of Where to Now? Short Stories from Zimbabwe at Wits University Writers Centre, 'amaBooks took part in the 2011 Jozi Book Fair at Museum Africa in Newtown, Johannesburg.
As well as selling books, meeting existing and potential writers, and attending round table discussions, including 'Women and South African Publishing', 'Social Media, Reading and Writing' and 'The Arab Spring', we attended several book launches. 'amaBooks led a discussion group on Publishing in Southern Africa during which links were made with fellow independent publishers from the region.
Contacts were also made with several independent bookshops in South Africa, so that copies of Where to Now? and other 'amaBooks publications are available in Xarra Books of Newtown, Boekehuis of Auckland Park, Love Books of Melville, Imbizo Gallery at the Johannesburg Botanical Gardens, Guyo Books of Makhado and Clarke's Books of Cape Town. Arrangements were made with a distributor, Bacchus Books, so that copies of Where to Now? will be obtainable from various Exclusive Books branches and other bookshops across South Africa.
Where to Now? can also be bought online elsewhere in the world, apart from the United Kingdom, through the African Books Collective, Amazon and other websites. Parthian Books will launch the book in the United Kingdom in March next year.
'amaBooks were supported in travelling to Johannesburg by Art Moves Africa, and for having a stand at the Jozi Book Fair by the Goethe Institute.