Posts tagged "Publishing"
Books That Matter: How David Philip Publishers Managed to Reissue Banned Books During Apartheid

Books That Matter: How David Philip Publishers Managed to Reissue Banned Books During Apartheid

David Philip Publishers has shared an excerpt from Books That Matter: David Philip Publishers During the Apartheid Years, a memoir by Marie Philip. David Philip Publishers was established in 1971, with the aim of publishing “books that matter for Southern Africa” and challenging mainstream apartheid thinking. In 1992, Nadine Gordimer of the founders: “David and Marie...
Interviews on this Blog, 2010 – 2014

Interviews on this Blog, 2010 – 2014

Interviews have been an occasional feature on my blog since I started it in late 2010. Given that most of them receive a steady interest, from 2015 they will have a weekly spot. Here is what has been published until the end of 2014. Have fun browsing! And if you wish to publish an interview...
Frankfurter Buchmesse 2014, Mittwoch: Büchermachen in schwierigen Zeiten #fbm14

Frankfurter Buchmesse 2014, Mittwoch: Büchermachen in schwierigen Zeiten #fbm14

Die Frankfurter Buchmesse hat uns im Griff, wir hetzen von Termin zu Termin. Aber es gibt immer wieder Gelegenheit zum Blick über den Tellerrand, besonders im Veranstaltungszentrum “Weltempfang” in Halle 5.0. Auf eine Veranstaltung möchte ich Sie besonders hinweisen:   Büchermachen in schwierigen Zeiten | Publishing in Times of Conflict Salon Weltempfang, Halle 5.0, 14.30...
„Take Risks“. Interview with Gary Cummiskey, Dye Hard Press, South Africa

„Take Risks“. Interview with Gary Cummiskey, Dye Hard Press, South Africa

The latest issue of African Poetry, published by the Centre for African Poetry (CAP) focuses on Gary Cummiskey’s Dye Hard Press, as part of a planned regular feature highlighting the work of book traders, agencies, educational institutions, publishers and bloggers with a notable commitment to African poetry. Since 1994 Dye Hard Press in South Africa...
Books and Publishing in South Africa: A publisher’s journey to tech and back

Books and Publishing in South Africa: A publisher’s journey to tech and back

This is a reblog from Arthur Attwell‘s own blog. In 2005, I left a big-publishing job and, without knowing it, set out on a mission to reimagine publishing for emerging markets. Since then I’ve worked on dozens of innovative technology projects, from creating musical ebooks to teaching maths on tablets. And now, after nine years...
Verlage ohne Leselust

Verlage ohne Leselust

Erinnern Sie sich an Jackie Kennedy, die spätere Jacqueline Onassis? Und wissen Sie auch, was sie machte, nachdem ihr zweiter Gemahl sich auf den ewigen Segeltörn im Himmel verabschiedet hatte? Lektorin wurde sie, bei Doubleday in New York. Ein schöner, ein strahlender Beruf sei dies einst gewesen, konstatiert die kanadische Zeitung „Globe and Mail“. Und...