Publishers Pan Macmillan, Cambridge University Press and Writing Inc are all releasing new content onto the bookly platform.
“South African publishers are changing their perception of digital and mobile,” says Levon Rivers, Head of Inventions at NATIVE VML.
“We are encouraged that bookly is part of this shift and we’re pleased that powerhouses such as Pan Macmillan, Cambridge University Press and Writing Inc are signing on with our platform.”
Pan Macmillan has started out with their ‘Youngsters’ series, a fresh entertaining chain of pocket books featuring prominent South Africans such as Khaya Dlanga and Shaka Sisulu; as well as first chapters from new releases by David Baldacci and Helen Eve.
“Pan Macmillan is excited about making content available on bookly and looks forward to being part of the growth of the literary digital platform,” says Smangele Mathebula, Digital Publisher for Pan Macmillan SA.
Cambridge University Press is bringing on 15 titles in various official languages including isiZulu, Setswana and Siswathi and Sesotho. Writing Inc will be submitting three works by Harvey Tyson, which will be published in a weekly serialised format.
“Not only are more publishers signing on, but we continue to inspire the next generation of writers through the bookly writing platform.
Both the reading and writing sides of the platform are being utilised by our community extensively. It’s great to see bookly growing!” concludes Rivers.