While at the Centre for the Book in Cape Town, Colleen Higgs together with Maire Fisher compiled and edited the first Small Publishers’ Catalogue – listing as many of the small publishers in South Africa as possible. Once she founded Modjaji Books, she decided to pick up that passion project and expand it into the African Small Publishers’ Catalogue, listing small and independent publishers from all over the continent. Each edition became more comprehensive, including not only lists of publishers but also advice for writers and articles on how publishers overcome limitations on cost, literacy, and access. Now, in 2021, we’re happy to announce that a new edition of the African Small Publishers’ Catalogue is in production and will be available in July 2021.
If you are a small or independent publisher in Africa and would like to be listed in the 2021 edition, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.
There is also place for editors, proofreaders, audiobooks, specialist libraries, booksellers, printers, and others who want to either be included in the classified ads or larger adverts to participate. You can email email@example.com for more information.
You can also take out advertising as a way of supporting this project. You can get the rate card from us too.