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A mixture of regional and global publishing news, Publish Africa‘s function is to offer insights and inspiration to publishers across this exciting region – home to some of the world’s largest book fairs and literary events – and to encourage publishers within and outside Africa to take this publishing opportunity seriously.

A reminder there are over a half billion Africans online. More than in the USA. More than in Latin America. More than in the EU.

This 9th edition includes items on the IPA-Dubai Cares project to digitise remote learning across Africa, how Netflix Nigeria is adapting Africa’s literature for global TV streaming, the 2020 Comic Con Africa and a host of other Africa publishing news, as well as the usual selection of international stories that will resonate with Africa’s publishers.

Here’s how the table of contents pans out for Publish Africa # 9:

• Welcome to Publish Africa # 9
• African Publishing During the Covid-19 Pandemic
• IPA and Dubai Cares invites proposals for projects to digitise Africa’s education infrastructure
• 17th Ahmadou Kourouma Awards shortlist announced
• Netflix Naija begins its adaptation of Africa’s literature
• Comic Con Africa 2020 will be online and aims to “break the internet”
• Ouida Books on Instagram Live
• PublishDrive May 2020 Report
• Egypt govt. to support publishers during pandemic
• Sweden: Bookbeat’s new data-sharing tool
• Ghanaian writer wins World Environment Day competition
• Queenex Publishers make good use of twitter during lockdown
• Google Loon balloon-internet for Mozambique
• Uganda fails on its mother tongue teaching policy
• If your books are available worldwide, let people know!
• Kitab Sawti sees subscribers double during regional lockdown
• Ghana Learning Radio: Reading Programme
• US audiobook market value up 16% to $1.2bn in 2019. Unit sales also up 16%
• TikTok owner ByteDance moves into the 560 million listener $1.1 bn China audiobook arena
• The Gaborone Book Festival on Instagram
• Netflix globally releasing 44 Arabic films from MENA
• Thanks for reading

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