The African Publishers Network  (APNET) was formed in 1992 to promote indigenous publishing in Africa. APNET brings together national publishers associations from 45 countries in Africa. (Tainie Mundondo – [email protected])

Zimbabwe Book Publishers Association (ZBPA) is the national trade association.

ZimCopy is a collecting society that administers the economic rights of creators and authors in the field of literary and artistic works in Zimbabwe. It was founded in 1995 by five right-holder associations: Zimbabwe Writers Union (ZIWU), Zimbabwe Union of Journalists (ZUJ), Zimbabwe Book Publishers Association (ZBPA), and Zimbabwe Music Rights Association (ZIMRA). Since then, new members have joined and these include Zimbabwe Academic and Non-Fiction Authors Association (ZANA), The Zimbabwe Women Writers (ZWW) and Zimbabwe African Languages Writers Association (ZALWA).

Longman (Zimbabwe) Publishers,  College Press (MacMillan), and Zimbabwe Publishing House are the three largest educational publishers in Zimbabwe.

Longman (Zimbabwe) Publishers, a subsidiary of Pearson Education Limited, publishes educational materials for the full spectrum of education, starting at Early Childhood materials for pre-school children and continuing up to ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels, as well as tertiary education. 125, Tourle Road, Southerton, Harare tel. +263 4 621661/7 (Selina Mercy Chitapi – [email protected] zw)

College Press Publishers,  a local affiliate of Macmillan. 15 Douglas Rd, Workington Harare  tel. +263 (04) 754145 [email protected]

Zimbabwe Publishing House is a Harare-based publisher.  tel(04) 49-7555

Africa Community Publishing & Development Trust (ACPD) is a non-governmental organization established in 1995. It aims to enable marginalized groups to use their creative energies to build dynamic leadership, tackle poverty, take charge of their lives and make the decisions that shape their future through a community based, participatory process of publishing, organizing and development.3rd Floor Exploration House 145 Robert Mugabe Rd, Harare +263-(0)4-253608/9 [email protected]

African Publishing Group  [email protected]

’amaBooks is an independent publisher set up in 2000 to promote good writing in Zimbabwe through publication. Since then, ‘amaBooks have published 25 books: contemporary fiction about life in 21st century Zimbabwe, poetry and books on the culture of Zimbabwe. 

Amagugu Publishers in Bulawayo

Benaby Printing and Publishing in Harare [email protected] [email protected] cell 0734085211 (Sithembile)

Booklove Publishers in Gweru [email protected] cell: +263 778 071 917 Evangelista Makadho

Books of Zimbabwe  is publishers and dealers in rare books and prints. They have a shop in Bulawayo

Façade of Books of Zimbabwe shop in Bulawayo.


and run an online store. (Joseph Mahwehwe +263 775587143 [email protected])

Dorothy Duncan Braille Library prints Braille books that the Ministry of Education distributes all around the country. They are gradually moving into audio books production. (Sr. Catherine Jackson tel. +263 4 251116/7 [email protected])

Kimaathi Publishing House in Harare

Lleemon Publishers (Mrs. S Masundire- [email protected])

Lion Press is owned by Zimbabweans living the UK. Their titles have won NAMA Awards. ([email protected] Madzingo cell: +44 770 3838 30)
Mambo Press is a Catholic publishing house based in Gweru. tel. +263 054 224016/7 or 225807
Priority Projects Publishers (Mr Obey Bvute – [email protected])
Schoolbooks 4 Africa is a Harare-based company offering an international range of educational resources adapted to meet the requirements of the Zimbabwe Ministry of Education’s curriculum. Training in the use of these resources and also in new techniques in teaching are conducted by their partner in the Upskill Africa Program. They have also partnered with World Links Zimbabwe. 

Southern African Research and Documentation Centre
 15 Downie Ave Belgravia
, Box 5690 Harare tel. +263-4 791141 [email protected]

Southern Africa Printing and Publishing House/SAPES Trust aims to promote social science research, teaching, debate and publications in the Southern African region. Its research and teaching arm is the Southern Africa Regional Institute for Policy Studies (SARIPS) Other units include the Southern Africa Printing and Publishing House (SAPPHO) and the publication of SAPEM (Southern African Political & Economic Monthly) 4 Deary Belgravia, P. O. Box MP 111, Mt Pleasant, Harare [email protected] tel.+263-4-252962/3/5

Southern and Eastern African Trade, Information and Negotiations Institute (SEATINI)  is an African initiative to strengthen Africa’s capacity to take a more effective part in the emerging global trading system and to better manage the process of globalization. 20 Victoria Drive Newlands Harare, tel. +263-4-776418  [email protected]

University of Zimbabwe Publications in Harare

Usiba Publishers donated 108 SiNdebele books and novels to two orphanages in Bulawayo to help children understand their roots. Chairman Felix Moyo cell: 0712206634.

Weaver Press  is a small independent publishing house formed in 1998 to publish books from and about Zimbabwe. Weaver’s growing list focuses on political and social history, the environment, media issues, and women’s and children’s rights. Their growing fiction list now contains several prize-winning Zimbabwean authors as well reflecting many younger voices in their short-story anthologies.  

Wisdom Afrika Leadership Academy Publishing  5 Pomona Rd , Pomona , Harare 

Women and Law in Southern Africa Research Trust (WLSA) is a renowned Southern African feminist and human rights organization that coordinates and supports evidence-based interventions to promote and protect women and girls rights through legal and policy reform and changes to discriminatory socio-cultural practices. 16 Lawson Avenue, MiltonPark, Harare tel.+263-(0)4-253001-3, 2928337 [email protected],  [email protected], [email protected], [email protected], [email protected]

Zimbabwe Women Writers (ZWW) has local chapters in a great number of rural communities. It published books on women’s experiences, one of them on women ex-combatants’ memories. (Audrey Charamba – [email protected], [email protected])