Our next online Modjaji seminar, Everything you wanted to know about getting published in South Africa but didn’t know who to ask, will be offered by Colleen Higgs, publisher at Modjaji Books.
Date: Thursday, 21 October
Where: Online via Zoom – attend from anywhere in the world!
Cost: R300 or purchase any Modjaji title in the months of September or October. Send us POP or post a picture of the book to social media and tag us.
Some of the questions that we’ll discuss are:
- Will I become rich and famous?
- Why do I want to get published?
- Should I find a publisher for my manuscript?
- Should I rather self-publish?
- What are the pros and cons of each option?
- How do I find the right publisher?
- When do I know if my book is ready for publication?
- How do I find an agent?
- Do I need an agent?
Colleen Higgs is a writer and publisher. She started Modjaji Books in 2007 and before that she worked at the Centre for the Book where she did many things including mediate the world of publishing for new writers. She is the author of a number of books including A Rough Guide to Small Scale and Self Publishing, five editions of the African Small Publishers’ Catalogue and a pamphlet series about writing and publishing. Modjaji Books is an independent feminist press that has published over 150 titles in 14 years and has sold rights internationally for a number of its authors. Higgs has participated in the Frankfurt Book Fair since 2011 and has been involved in many other local and international book fairs and literary festivals. Modjaji Books is a member of the International Alliance of Independent Publishers.
Her most recent book is a memoir, my mother, my madness published by deep south in 2020.