15 publishers from 10 countries meet in Cotonou for a workshop dedicated to creating ePub files from Indesign. The workshop will also be an opportunity for discussions on the commercialization of digital books between the publishers: Cassava Republic publishers (Nigeria) will share their experience - a cross between French and English speaking Africas!
This workshop, supported by the International Organization of La Francophonie, was organised with the support of Ruisseaux d’Afrique publishers in Benin, a member of the Alliance. Ruisseaux d’Afrique publishers celebrate their 20th anniversary in 2018, offering activities throughout the year. The Alliance will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ruisseaux during the workshop!
Since 2010, the Alliance Lab offers capacity-building workshops to independent publishers in French-speaking Africa. Several publishing houses in French-speaking Africa have developed a digital strategy.
The Alliance Lab regularly publishes surveys and analysis on digital publishing:
- Digital publishing in the mobile era in Africa, 2017, Octavio Kulesz
- Feasibility study on the establishment of digital printing structures for independent publishers in Francophone Sub-Saharan Africa, 2017, Gilles Colley
- All Lab studies can be accessed here.
The Alliance Lab provides tools: