IPA Sustainable Development Seminar to be held in Kenya 2019

If Kenya’s 21st Nairobi International Book Fair passed largely unremarked in the wider world of publishing, one announcement is particularly of note. Nairobi will in 2019 host an IPA Seminar on Sustainable Development for African Publishers. NB If anyone spotted a TNPS post released suggesting it was the IPA Congress in 2019, that post has Read More …

Kenya Publishing Association launches quarterly e-journal. IPA holds regional seminar in Nigeria. Audiobooks in Ghana. The African Renaissance steps up a gear

2018 is proving to be a notable year for African publishing. NB: for the purposes of this essay I limit Africa to the sub-Saharan region. TNPS has on numerous occasions covered the Arab Renaissance that embraces North Africa and the Middle East. In Nigeria next week (May 9) the International Publishers Association will be holding Read More …

Kenya – book sales fall as VAT and piracy bite. Does salvation lie with digital?

The 20th Nairobi International Book Fair wrapped up yesterday after a five-day event themed “United In Reading.” But an otherwise colourful function in Kenya’s capital (the second-largest publishing fair in sub-Saharan Africa after Cape Town in South Africa), which was well-attended by both trade and the public (26,000 visitors), was overshadowed by the dark cloud Read More …