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Small Publishers’ Catalogue (Africa) – cover preview

Small Publishers' Catalogue - due out in March 2010 - putting African Small and Indie Publishers on the map!March 2010 will see the Small Publishers’ Catalogue available to buy. Here’s a preview of the cover, done by Jesse Breytenbach (crocheted image) and lettering by Hannah Morris. I love the cover and have loved working on this project with the help of Bontle Senne, Natascha Mostert and Fouad Asfour of Khanya College. We decided to put together a catalogue at the Small Publishers’ meeting we had in Jozi last August.

The Catalogue has listings from about 40 African small publishers, there are articles by Gary Cummiskey, Arthur Attwell and Aernout Zevenbergen as well as some useful resources. The Catalogue will be useful to a number of different audiences including Africana librarians, booksellers, writers, book development agencies, the media and readers who are interested in the behind the scenes aspects of the world of books and publishing.

The Catalogue should be in bookstores by the end of March 2010 and copies will be available at this year’s London Book Fair. Publishers who may not be able to get to the LBF will still be on the international publishing map.

 

Recent comments:

  • <a href="http://www.modjajibooks.co.za" rel="nofollow">Colleen</a>
    Colleen
    February 17th, 2010 @08:55 #
     
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    MegaDigital is kindly sponsoring the first 500 print run, which is brilliant of them.

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  • <a href="http://electricbookworks.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Arthur Attwell</a>
    Arthur Attwell
    February 17th, 2010 @11:19 #
     
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    Wonderful stuff, Colleen. And go Mega Digital! We love them, really.

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    February 17th, 2010 @11:41 #
     
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    That's great news, and what a fantabulous resource... but where is the cover, now that my curiosity is piqued? Am I having one of my moments?

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  • <a href="http://www.modjajibooks.co.za" rel="nofollow">Colleen</a>
    Colleen
    February 17th, 2010 @11:51 #
     
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    You are having one of your moments. It is bigger on my facebook page. You can see the wonderful crocheted texture...

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    February 17th, 2010 @11:59 #
     
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    Can't see it there either, just that little white block that means my computer is having a bolshy moment. Sigh. I asked my tame computer guru why I can only see about 60% of pics posted on FB, and he said it was their problem, not mine. But this suggests otherwise, plus I noticed a lot of "holes" when looking at recent launch pics on Book SA.

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  • Ben - Editor
    Ben - Editor
    February 17th, 2010 @12:11 #
     
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    Helen, I recall fixing this issue on your computer once - Firefox was set to "block remote images". Try unblocking them here:

    Tools > Options > Content > Load images automatically (should be ticked)

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  • <a href="http://helenmoffett.book.co.za" rel="nofollow">Helen</a>
    Helen
    February 17th, 2010 @14:18 #
     
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    Ben-E: My Hero.

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