Nigeria's Farafina Books publishes books by Africans for Africans.
Simidele Dosekun, chief operating officer (COO) of Kachifo, who runs the day-to-day business, adds it is critical for Nigerians to publish themselves, because “For too long, we have been misrepresented by others, especially by those who came and still come with colonizing, paternalistic and exploitative agendas. We have thereby to an extent lost touch with ourselves, our histories, culture and realities.”
Wishing them every success.
Rogue agent Andrew Wylie "threatens" to publish up to 2000 e-books on his own if traditional publishers refuse to play nice.
The FT article is behind a registration wall, but anyway, traditional publishers are apparently unfazed, claiming that Wylie has limited bargaining power because authors’ contracts cover e-book rights since the 1990s.
The Globe and Mail's take on the Future of the Book, Part 1.
One, the media should stop riffing on the “Le roi est mort. Vive le roi!” proclamation.
Two, “Evelyn Waugh’s entire oeuvre could easily fit inside Stieg Larsson’s three bestselling detective novels.” Jeepers creepers!
Marion Maneker: how WordPress changed the way we publish.
Is WordPress really the “son of Gutenberg”? Discuss. In sign language.