African publishers pay the price for putting all their eggs in one basket

The Angolan government has recently announced it will be spending an extra $40 million in 2019 on textbooks for schools, provided free of charge to students. Textbooks for schools and colleges are of course the mainstay of publishers around the world, but what if the governments ordering these books decide to shift production in-house? Publishers Read More …

20 World Book Day stories not to be missed

Unless you’ve been riding camels in the Gobi Desert in Outer Mongolia, snorkeling in the warm seas around Trinidad & Tobago, on safari in Botswana’s Kalahari, or relaxing on the Caspian Sea beaches of Azerbaijan, you cannot help but have noticed it was World Book Day this week. In fact, even if you were in Read More …

Rwanda aims to “have books everywhere” to encourage reading

Many countries have government ministers who juggle the improbable twin balls of sports and culture in their departmental portfolio, but it’s rare the two come together in any meaningful way. But that’s literally what is happening in Rwanda, where the Minister of Sports and Culture, Julienne Uwacu,  believes any platform where people converge should be Read More …