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The pressure to publish is punitive: systems that control publishing choke creativity
The pressure to publish is punitive: systems that control publishing choke creativity
The southern hemisphere’s cold weather is a certain signal that the winter conference season is upon us.
Children’s book fair wants young minds to be turned on by reading
Children’s book fair wants young minds to be turned on by reading
South Africa is holding its first fair for children’s books – themed “Back to basics, bring back the culture of reading” – in Jo’burg...
Race to relay the Oscar Pistorius story
Race to relay the Oscar Pistorius story
The subject of this research-and-write-up contest is Oscar Pistorius. And that deadline is as soon after the conclusion of his murder trial as...
Bibliophile for all seasons
Bibliophile for all seasons
If you get to the end of the bewildering classic, A Tomb for Boris Davidovich, by the Jewish-Serbian writer Danilo Kis, you will see a...
From South Asia with love
From South Asia with love
Two busy women who made time to get together in one another’s Johannesburg homes to chat about books have turned their passion for literature...
Finding the sweet taste of writing freedom
Finding the sweet taste of writing freedom
In June this year, Hodder & Stoughton, the British publisher of John le Carré and Jodi Picoult, posted a benign notice on its company...
Supermerger sparks concern
Supermerger sparks concern
“Fear of Amazon” may not yet be a phrase in the dictionary, but it is the  sentiment that underlies the merger between Random House...
Africa's a bit of all write
Africa's a bit of all write
Among the 7 500-odd exhibitors at this year’s Frankfurt Book Fair, the world’s largest trade event for publishers, literary agents...
Print a book in espresso time
Print a book in espresso time
The Espresso Book Machine is not the most beautiful device you will ever see. It looks like a large, clumsy, see-through photocopier, which is sort...
Surf the global tide in language and survive
Surf the global tide in language and survive
South African literature, and especially fiction, faces many challenges, not least among them the low rates of reading in the general public, a...
Braille books see the light
Braille books see the light
The book, not just as a source of knowledge or entertainment but also as an intrinsically pleasing object, is a familiar theme. The point often made...

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