Fanele is an imprint of Jacana Media. The word Fanele means \"necessary\" in Xhosa, Tsonga and Zulu. Jacana Media publishes stories that we feel are necessary to be told, but that would not necessarily be published using a conventional publishing model, under the Fanele publishing model.
Jacana believes that there are authors and organisations who have learnings and stories to share – learnings that may otherwise be lost or never reach a broader audience. The Fanele publishing model allows access to information and a sharing of knowledge.
Fanele offers a customised publishing service to NGOs, corporates and authors who have stories to tell and have a vested interest in making them available to the general public. The model provides for up-front funding of the production and printing costs of a book. Jacana then undertakes sales, distribution and marketing.
Royalties are paid to the funders or authors, enabling them to recoup costs over time.
The model is a wonderful way to celebrate the achievements of an organisation, or to tell the stories of individual heroes and group struggles.
Current and past collaborators include:
This unique publishing model allows funded organisations to produce a concrete end product which serves as a tangible outcome of successful implementation of funding.
Queries can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 011 628 3239.
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