South African publisher and founder of Modjaji Books Colleen Higgs is compiling a catalogue for small African presses in 2021.
The project, titled African Small Publishers’ Catalogue, started far back when Higgs worked at the Centre for the Book in Capetown. She, together with Maire Fisher compiled and edited the first Small Publishers’ Catalogue – “listing as many of the small publishers in South Africa as possible.” Upon founding of Modjaji Books, she expanded the project into the African Small Publishers’ Catalogue, “listing small and independent publishers from all over the continent.”
Newer editions featured additional content, including “advice for writers and articles on how publishers overcome limitations on cost, literacy, and access.”
The 2021 edition will be made available in July 2021. Small publishers interested in being listed should send an email to [email protected].
The curators of the list explain on the website that ‘”the catalogue reaches important people and players in the book world both locally and internationally. It’s a way of making your company more visible and thus more likely to be offered opportunities that you didn’t even know existed.”
The catalogue also has available advertising space for “editors, proofreaders, audiobooks, specialist libraries, booksellers, printers, and others” in the literary industry.
Go here for details.