Imagnary House is on the lookout for new writing talent

Are you a children's books and young-adult literature writer in South Africa? Well, boutique publishing house Imagnary House is looking for you! The publishing house intends on extending its publication house for the next two years and is calling for submissions. Imagnary House is looking to...

15 Jul 2019

Penguin Random House to take legal action against Gangster State pirates

Penguin Random House has indicated that it will take legal action against those found disseminating a pirated PDF of Gangster State. According to the publisher, this distribution of the pirated copies on social media infringes its copyright as well as that of the author and it is unlawful in terms...

26 Apr 2019

Exclusive Books cancels Gangster State launch in Cape Town

Exclusive Books CEO Grattan Kirk has announced that the bookstore chain has cancelled its launch of Pieter-Louis Myburgh's book Gangster State at its V&A Waterfront store in Cape Town. The decision was made after a discussion between Exclusive Books, the South African Police (SAPS) and the V&A...

12 Apr 2019

FCJ Excellence Awards calls for entries

The FCJ Excellence Awards is currently open for entries until 30 April 2019. The awards programme is aimed at encouraging excellence and rewarding meritorious work in local and community print media. It is open to any permanent editorial staff member working for a local or community print...

1 Apr 2019

Entries for 2019 Property Journalism Awards are now open

The submissions for the 2019 instalment of the Property Journalism Awards for Excellence are officially open. Held by the South African Property Owners Association (Sapoa) in partnership with Excellerate, the awards recognise South African property journalists who have made a noteworthy contribution...

21 Feb 2019

RIP Stephen Johnson

Stephen Johnson, a notable South African publisher and the former CEO of Penguin South Africa, has passed away. Johnson was also the managing director of Random House South Africa for many years and was the managing director of the merged Random House Struik from 2009 to 2012. He was an...

7 Jan 2019

Oxford University Press reveals Word of the Year for 2018

Oxford University Press has announced that its Word of the Year for 2018 is 'toxic'. The word was chosen because it is a word that reflects the ethos, mood, or preoccupations of 2018, and has a lasting potential as a term of cultural significance. The Oxford Word of the Year is a word or...

22 Nov 2018

Chinese novelist sentenced to 10 years for describing gay sex

Independent Online reports a female Chinese novelist received a 10-year jail sentence for publishing books that contain descriptions of gay male sex. The author, who goes by the pen name 'Tianyi', attracted the scrutiny of authorities after one of her homoerotic novels, Gongzhan, went viral last...

19 Nov 2018

Sage Publishing invests in Pro-Truth Pledge with grant

Sage Publishing has supplied a grant to support the Pro-Truth Pledge, which is a project dedicated to promoting truthful behaviour and fighting misinformation by combining behavioural science with crowdsourcing. The company's commitment to social science research caused it to extend sponsorship...

5 Nov 2018

Folio unveils its 2018 Folio: 100 Honorees

Folio has revealed its 2018 Folio: 100 Honorees, which is a group of media professionals that are selected to represent the best and brightest minds in magazines and digital media today. The 2018 class of honorees includes Troy Young, Susan Goldberg, Kari Hodes, Jeffrey Litvack, Tom Harty, Gail...

5 Nov 2018

Local arts and fashion writer warns of international publishers after failed payment

News24 reports that local arts and fashion writer Malibongwe Tyilo has vented on Instagram about an international publisher that has allegedly failed to pay him for his contributions towards a book titled Africa Rising. The German publishing house is known as Gestalten. Tyilo contributed to the...

15 Oct 2018

BBM, Planet Sport Publishing adds PlanetF1 to Discover menu

BBM Messenger and Planet Sport Publishing have furthered its partnership by adding PlanetF1 to the BBM Discover menu. PlanetF1 allows motorsport fans to follow live grand prix action every race weekend and fans in more than 100 countries can browse races by date, check on grid positions, get...

23 Jul 2018

The Economist publishes first-ever Instagram novel

A Fipp contributor reports that The Economist published a graphic novel on Instagram called 'Data Detectives'. The novel was published on 15 June 2018 and was posted in two parts. Part one's post consisted of seven images and part two's post consisted of 10 images. How will the Data...

10 Jul 2018

Jewish Literary Festival 2018 to celebrate words, literature

The Jewish Literary Festival 2018 programme is set to explore an assortment of literary insights and commentaries that impact Jewish culture and history. It will also provide storytelling for the younger sector of the audience. Entrepreneur Howard Feldman will present a discussion on the 'Fear...

14 Jun 2018

Ruda Landman's new book focuses on change

Ruda Landman released her new book, Tell me your story, at Exclusive Books in Hyde Park, Johannesburg. Ilze Salzwedel facilitated a conversation between Landman and Gogo Dineo Ndlanz at the launch of the book in Hyde Park. Landman's book reports on the changes of the people she interviewed for...

20 Apr 2018

Rooibos makes appearance in Marvel Comics

Rooibos tea has made its way to the Marvel universe by appearing in the most recent edition of She-Hulk. The tea made its appearance when Jennifer Walters - or She-Hulk - gets offered Rooibos tea to calm her down. The SA Rooibos Council (SARC) reports that global consumption of Rooibos is at...

6 Mar 2018

CEO comments on Jacques Pauw's book launch malfunction

The CEO of Exclusive Books, Benjamin Trisk, has issued a statement regarding the cancellation of Jacques Pauw's The President's Keepers book launch. Trisk mentioned that there is an investigation underway to determine the circumstances of the power failure at the book launch. The CEO further...

9 Nov 2017

Power cut delays Pauw book launch

Jacques Pauw's The President's Keepers book launch was postponed on Wednesday night after a power cut at Hyde Park Corner in Johannesburg. Pauw was 40 minutes into a discussion about his book with former Business Day editor Peter Bruce when the power outage occurred. The launch was announced...

9 Nov 2017

Exclusive Books to continue sale of The President's Keepers

Exclusive Books will continue the sale of Jacques Pauw's The President's Keepers. The South African Revenue Service (SARS) and The State Security Agency (SSA) have both expressed displeasure with the book. The book's publisher was also reportedly told to withdraw the book from circulation within...

6 Nov 2017

SA's 2017 South African Literary Awards shortlist

Twenty-eight South African authors and poets have been shortlisted for the 2017 South African Literary Awards shortlist. The event this year marks the first time the !Xun and !Kun languages have been shortlisted. The awards is to take place at Kgorong Building, UNISA in Pretoria on 7 November...

19 Oct 2017

Highbury Media to handle Ramsay Media

According to Highbury Media, the company will take over Ramsay Media along with Getaway, Leisure Wheels, Popular Mechanics and Car magazines. The takeover is effective 2 October 2017. Click here to read more....

28 Sep 2017

South Africa Booksellers' Choice Award announces winner

Trevor Noah's Born a Crime and Other Stories was selected as the winner of the South Africa Booksellers' Choice Award on 22 August. Noah's book beat out five other candidates for the award. The awards took place at the Coastlands Umhlanga Hotel in Durban.

23 Aug 2017

Exclusive Books launches festive pop up podcasts

Exclusive Books has just launched their festive pop-up podcasts which include their latest best sellers and best reads. Reviewer and book event designer, Jenny Crwys-Williams, has been tasked with the production of the podcasts along with radio convergence specialists, Ultimate Media....

10 Nov 2016

New money-making 'Medium' for publishers

At a digital conference hosted by Ad Age, Medium CEO announced that the online publishing network has unveiled a membership option as well as a Promoted Stories tool. Both are intended to allow publishers making use of the platform to host commercial brand content and make money. Click here for...

7 Apr 2016

Brands & Branding gets unique cover

{{Image}}Ogilvy & Mather (O&M) South Africa and Affinity Publishing have announced a unique three-year cover design partnership on the Brands & Branding publication, with the first of the three books being unveiled at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). Previously rotated amongst...

18 Nov 2015

Crowdfunding sought for 'Sibo Saves Water', 'Sibo Looks Right' for schools

Sibo Saves Water was published in 2009 and has been in random schools and libraries since then. It covers all the issues that are important, as South Africa once again faces a drought. The author of the Sibo series, Ginny Stone, is currently trying to find funding to have it reprinted so that it...

10 Nov 2015

2015 edition of Brands & Branding out on 17 November

The 2015 edition of Brands & Branding in South Africa will be out on 17 November. Launched by Affinity Publishing, this year's edition has articles and brand development stories, plus a number of narrative insights taking stock of Branding 4.0 and includes a new major feature dedicated to FMCG and...

23 Oct 2015

South Africa's Dragon's Den launches book for entrepreneurs

To assist fellow entrepreneurs, the five dragons from the inaugural South African season of the television reality show 'Dragon's Den' have co-authored a book including their collective lessons learnt in business. Gil Oved, Lebo Gunguluza, Polo Leteka, Vinny Lingham and Vusi Thembekwayo...

6 Oct 2015

Charmont Media Global to publish Rolling Inspiration magazine

Rolling Inspiration, a lifestyle publication for people with mobility impairments, will now be published by Charmont Media Global. The magazine is the official mouthpiece of the QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA). Charleen Clarke, editor at Charmont Media Global, says, "It is already a...

24 Aug 2015

Become a confident public speaker with Make Yourself Heard

Make Yourself Heard - a how-to guide on success and communication has been listed on takealot.com. With over 20 years of extensive experience in communication skills training, presentations and confidence, author Monique Rissen-Harrisberg has been running The Voice Clinic since 1988. In her...

20 May 2015

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