Research on Publishing Business in Africa

On Publishing Business in Africa (OPBA) is an exclusive series of interviews which examines the state of publishing in Africa and highlights problems associated with it while suggesting practical solutions.

Issues affecting book production and distribution, the challenges of digitized publishing and the danger and power of self-publishing are some of the topics examined in this wide-ranging exploration of the book publishing landscape from the point-of-view of eight of the finest minds in the industry. On Publishing Business in Africa is a convergence point for the publisher, the writer and the reader.

OPBA features interviews with the following:

Eghosa Imasuen, Chief Operating Officer, Farafina Kachifo Limited, Lagos – Nigeria.

Louise Umutoni, founder and director, Huza Press, Kigali – Rwanda.

Richard Ali, Chief Operating Officer, Parrésia Publishers Ltd, Lagos – Nigeria.

Sulaiman Adebowale, director of Amalion Publishing, Dakar – Senegal.

Su’eddie Vershima Agema, founder and Chief Executive Officer, SEVHAGE Publishers, Benue – Nigeria.

Mamadou Diallo, in-charge of the non-fiction collection, Les Éditions Vives Voix, Dakar – Senegal.

Crystal Rutangye (Mlitt, Publishing Studies) freelance editor, Customer and Administrative Officer, Moran Publishers (2012-2014), Kampala – Uganda.

Emma Shercliff, publishing consultant and director, Cassava Republic Press (UK).

This promises to be insightful! Enjoy!


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