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 :