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Worldreader strives to work with our publisher partners in a way that matches our mutual ambitions. We understand the important role that the publishing industry plays in the ecosystem of literacy and know that the success of our readers is tied to the success of publishers.
Our partnerships are therefore varied and dynamic: we’ve conducted practical digital workshops in Zambia, forged close partnerships with American publishers looking to make a positive impact and contributed to the Ghanaian and Kenyan publisher associations as members. If you are a publisher who wants to work with us email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The African Branch of Cambridge University Press, based in Cape Town, is responsible for all countries in sub-Saharan Africa. They have published several thousand titles by African authors since the establishment of the Branch in 1995 and publish in all 11 official languages in South Africa.
Hesperian Health Guides is a nonprofit health information and health education source that supports individuals and communities in their struggles to realize the right to health. Hesperian develops easy to read materials in many languages, including Amharic, Chichewa, and Swahili.
Kachifo Limited is an independent Nigerian publishing house set up in 2004 to give a voice to Nigerian storytellers. Kachifo is the publisher of Farafina Books, Farafina Tuuti, Farafina Breeze, Kamsi, and Prestige Books. Kachifo’s non-profit trust, Farafina Trust, promotes literature and literary skills in Africa.
Dorling Kindersley is a multinational publishing company specializing in illustrated reference books for adults and children in 51 languages.
Kwani Trust is a Kenyan literary network founded by Binyavanga Wainaina. Kwani is committed to the growth of the creative industry through the publishing and distribution of contemporary African writing; Kwani produces literary events and establishes and maintains global literary networks.
A wholly Kenyan-owned and -run publishing house, Longhorn Publishers publishes educational, trade, reference and children’s books. Longhorn Publishers endeavours to expand minds through knowledge.
Modjaji Books is an independent feminist press that publishes southern African women writers. Modjaji Books fills a gap by providing a platform for serious and ground-breaking writing by new and established women writers with brave voices.
An early supporter of Worldreader, Penguin Random House is the world’s largest global trade publisher and donates 150 titles to Worldreader BLUE Box projects in Africa.
Smartline Publishers is a book publishing and educational services firm. Smartline Publishers has helped pioneer both the advancement of the publishing industry in Ghana and the improvement in quality of material produced locally.
Pessoa is a literary magazine founded to spread literacy and education and promote contemporary authors writing in the Portuguese language. All of Pessoa’s content is free and available on the Revista Pessoa Portal. Pessoa is owned by Mombak, a company that publishes affordable e-books.
Lemaitre Publishing is a digital publishing house specialised in short non-fiction publications for the modern reader. Lemaitre Publishing’s main brands include: lePetitLitteraire.fr and 50Minutes.fr, all the publications are available in print and ebook format.
Primento is an independent ebook distribution company that works with more than 100 European publishers. Primento’s digital expertise and global distribution network provide traditional publishers with a one-stop service and a successful transition to digital publishing.
(Click on a country to see the names of our publishing partners.)