Book Publishing

Jonathan Ball Publishers buys Icon Books

Jonathan Ball Publishers, a division of South African media group Media24, has acquired Icon Books Ltd for an undisclosed sum and will take management control on 1 April.

‘Don’t let yourself be distracted by gender politics’ – BlackBird Books publisher Thabiso Mahlape’s career advice to the new generation of women

Thabiso Mahlape, the founder of BlackBird Books, has been profiled by the World of Women Project for the invaluable work she does in book publishing.

Calling all writers! Submit your novel to Jonathan Ball Publishers

Jonathan Ball Publishers is accepting fiction submissions from 1–15 November 2019.

Guide to submitting your manuscript to Jonathan Ball Publishers

Have you finished your book? Wondering how to get published? Have a look at Jonathan Ball Publishers manuscript submission guidelines.

How to get published in South Africa

How do I approach a publisher? How do I choose a publisher? What royalties should I expect?

How do we decolonise South African book editing? Don’t miss this Jacana Media event

On Wednesday, 2 August Jacana Media hopes to have a robust and thought-provoking debate and discussion. Don’t miss it!

The first of its kind: Jacana Media to host a live book-pitching session

On 4 August 2017, Jacana Media publishers and a panel of experts will gather for a live book-pitching session!

You have the power to save South African publishing! – a message from Paige Nick

Paige Nick has shared a ‘Sunday thought’ about the South African book world.