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New resource for writers and publishers in the Caribbean

Posted on 25/04/2013
By Martin Petts

CaribLit launches at Bocas Lit Fest

A new website to help build a publishing infrastructure across the Caribbean was launched at the NGC BOCAS Lit Fest in Trinidad and Tobago in April 2013. CaribLit (www.cariblit.org) is a resource for writers and publishers to gain information about publishing, marketing, distribution and bookselling in the Caribbean.

The CaribLit website has been developed by the Caribbean Literature Action Group (CALAG), a working collective of Caribbean writers, publishers, academics, festival coordinators with a shared interest in promoting Caribbean writing and publishing.

The first CALAG meeting was initiated by the NGC BOCAS Lit Fest, Commonwealth Writers and the British Council in April 2012 and has continued with support from all three partners.

In addition to developing the new website, over the last year CALAG has also secured a pledge for an imprint to publish new Caribbean writing by UK publisher Peepal Tree Press and American publisher Akashic Books, facilitated representation at Havana, Kingston and London Book Festivals and arranged practical publishing master-classes held in Jamaica by UK publishers of Caribbean fiction.

The new website also offers practical advice, industry updates and reports from regional Book Fairs and events from across the Americas.

Find out more at www.cariblit.org


Image: © Book Industry Association of Jamaica