In 2017, the South African Book Development Council, in association with the Fibre Processing and Manufacturing Seta, implemented a re-imagined National Book Fair. Seated within National Book Week, the Fair facilitated the telling of a multitude of South African stories. The exhibition is sold out!. Tickets for the Literary Programme go on sale 1st July. Be sure to book early to avoid disappointment.
The Fair is a unique opportunity for the book publishing industry to collectively position itself as a relevant, inclusive and important part of South Africa and Africa’s development. It is an opportunity to interact and engage with all links in the value chain, with government and the public at large.
In turn, South Africans from all walks of life will be able to access the diverse content produced by its world class book industry, listen to, mingle and debate with a wide variety of authors.
The South African Book Development Council (SABDC) is the representative body of the South African book sector and its members include key stakeholders in the book value chain in South Africa. SABDC members are representative of all sectors in the book value chain and our observers are the DAC, the DBE and DTI. Our current areas of work are far reaching and extremely important with regards to book development in South Africa. Read more about us here.
Among the many South African stories that need to be told at the South African Book Fair 2018 are the stories of our publishing and related industries. South Africa is experiencing a cultural revolution, and the Fair is an opportunity for the publishing sector to entrench itself as a relevant, inclusive and representative part of South African and African development.
People in SA are only spending about 43% of their leisure time reading. What are some or the other things you spend your time doing?
RT @SASueBlaine: @SABookFair I think you have to capture people early and build a taste for reading when they are kids. @BookDash is helpin…
8% of our population says they'll occasionally read or consider reading in the future. What do you think we can do to reach them? In this context, "we" means all of us.