JOHANNESBURG – April 30, 2014 - Penguin Random House South Africa announced Wednesday the launch of Partridge Africa—the latest expansion for the fast-growing brand powered by Author Solutions, LLC, the industry’s leading provider of supported self-publishing services. Partridge Africa will serve South African authors, as well as the authorship of surrounding nations, by providing a comprehensive selection of professional publishing, design, distribution and promotional services.
“Since Author Solutions joined the Penguin Random House family, continued global growth remains at the forefront of our development as an organization,” said Andrew Phillips, Author Solutions’ president and CEO. “We have seen a high interest in our services from Africa for a long time now, and we are delighted to be working with Penguin Random House South Africa on this very exciting new publishing venture. The vision we have for Partridge is to provide the highest-quality service with products priced appropriately for the market. I have no doubt that Partridge Africa will be a huge success.”
Designed to meet the varying needs and goals of authors in Africa, this new publishing brand will offer authors direct access to a comprehensive range of professional publishing services that include the following:
“Our strategy is to nurture and grow our already fine reputation as the home of choice for some of the finest African writers. With the launch of Partridge Africa, we will be able to provide publishing services to more writers, said Steve Connolly, managing director of Penguin Random House South Africa. “This also heralds Penguin Random House South Africa’s latest expansion into a market rich with literary history, opening up fresh self-publishing opportunities to writers representing all of Africa’s vibrant storytelling cultures. Partridge Africa’s goal is to give authors with an avenue to showcase and share their stories by equipping them with the tools and services necessary to publish both across the continent and globally.”
Partridge Africa’s opening follows the March 2014 introduction of Partridge Singapore—a partnership between Author Solutions and Penguin Books Singapore, created to serve the needs of authors throughout Singapore, Malaysia and the region. Penguin Books India and Author Solutions introduced the Partridge brand with the February 2013 unveiling of Partridge India.
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