South Africa

South African novelist ZP Dala praises Salman Rushdie, ends in mental asylum

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

New details, and condemnations from English PEN, American PEN and many other quarters, are still coming in following reports that South African novelist ZP Dala has been admitted to a mental asylum in Durban, after remarks in praise of Salman Rushdie, author of The Satanic Verses, and attacks on [...]

Meet the winners of TOC's Startup Showcase, Pt 1: Paperight

By Dan Eldridge
February 19, 2013 // 0 Comments

For those of you who either weren’t there or don’t happen to be familiar with it, the Startup Showcase that took place during last week’s Tools of Change (TOC) Conference in New York was something of a mini-entrepreneurial competition between 10 different publishing-related [...]

Espresso Book Machine comes to South Africa

By libertyc
July 29, 2012 // 1 Comment

South African IT news site IT Web reports that the University of Johannesburg has just acquired an Espresso Book Machine of its very own. Most of the article summarizes what we already well know about the print-on-demand machine and its uses for printing and binding store-quality paperbacks in mere [...]

DRM, license terms present barriers to e-book ownership

By libertyc
May 4, 2011 // 6 Comments

A South African website, iol.za, is carrying an article in its Personal Finance section about the way license terms and DRM mean that e-book buyers are effectively “renting” e-books rather than “owning” them. It covers the Amazon Orwell e-book removal and Bezos’s apology, and the way [...]

New romance ebook store – EBookDiva

By libertyc
March 31, 2010 // 0 Comments

Out of South Africa, this new store is dedicated to romantic fiction. In addition to selling books they have a section allowing readers to publish their own work online. The store divides ebooks by cost and sub-genre and includes a number of free books. Books are mainly sourced from Harlequin Mills [...]

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