iwalewabooks offers artists, cultural workers and academics a roving space to explore aesthetic and intellectually rigorous modes of publishing
Author and poet Megan Ross designs books and cover artwork for a living. She speaks to Kwanele Sosibo about her process
A veteran author and part-time festival director, Nthikeng Mohlele can attest to the respective experiences being irreconcilable. Or are they?
Jacana Media was established in 2002. We are the preeminent independent publishing firm in South Africa. We’re devoted to our authors’ imaginations, both in fiction and nonfiction. We have no bosses. Radical thinking inspires us; actually, it propels us. Jacana is sometimes on the margins, we’re often in the future, but we learn all the […]
Writers, publishers and bookshops are trying to keep afloat during the extended lockdown with digital and virtual offerings
Publishers that flout sound peer review practices encourage bogus reports with widespread ramifications
"Too often I have been on platforms that bemoan the shortage of storybooks in the mother tongue."
Publishing in the academic world is extremely important, but why does it seem to be such a long, winding and twisted process?
The aim of the event is to encourage young people as well as illustrators and authors.
It’s a race that fits the Blade Runner playbook: five authors working on three “definitive accounts” all hurtling towards one deadline.
Bronwyn Law-Viljoen does not shy away from the manifold
challenges of publishing and running a bookshop.
An new website is making romance stories from the region accessible to a diaspora across the world.
South African-based author Sarah Lotz was scraping by before a British publishing house offered her a six-figure deal.
"Fear of Amazon" may not yet be a phrase in the dictionary, but it is the sentiment that underlies the merger between Random House and Penguin.
The continent was not portrayed as sexy at the Frankfurt Book Fair, but at least it led to sales.
It looks like a large, clumsy, see-through photocopier, which is sort of what it is. But it is a thousand times more powerful.
The marginalisation of local languages will continue and nonstandard English is the future to embrace.
Historically, only a tiny proportion of published books have made it into Braille. But technology now means no book is off limits, writes Peter White
Many in the publishing industry are wondering: Was Penguin’s Alison Lowry pushed — or did she jump?
Percy Zvomuya interrogates the phenomenon of book piracy in Peru, and wonders if the high cost of books in SA could lead to a similar situation here.
Reading habits were back on the political agenda in France this week when Hollande’s government, vowing to protect the printed word.
Bookstores around the world have been shutting their doors in the face of what looks a lot like publishing Armageddon. What’s a bibliophile to do?
Stephen King’s digital publication of "Riding the Bullet" in 2000 made him one of the pioneers of the e-book movement.
A new book from an unknown publisher lifts the veil on the potential of ordinary people’s tales
that were not put through the editing wringer.
The publishing industry is said to have been rocked back on its heels at news that ebooks have outsold hardback books on Amazon in the United States.
The founder and publisher of the economic publication Who Owns Whom, Robin McGregor, was found murdered in his bathroom on Tuesday.
SA publishers will be out in force at the Cape Town Book Fair. But what are the challenges behind the covers of their final products?
F Scott Fitzgerald and company produce great literature, but titles are often best left to publishers.
Percy Zvomuya reports on the recipients of the Academic and Non-Fiction Authors’ Association of South Africa grants.