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International publishers Pearson Malawi are major players in the country, also publishing under the imprints, Longman, Heinemann and Pearson. Pearson publishes materials which correspond to the National Curriculum in a range of subjects and languages. Cambridge University Press is also represented here by Maneno Enterprises Ltd in Lilongwe and was established in 1997. The company is owned by Gaulphine Hyirenda and stocks CUP titles which are on an approved list for Malawian schools.
According to the Global Competitiveness Report 2012–13, Malawi is placed 72 out of 144 countries with a score of 3.6 for its intellectual property protection. In comparison to its neighbours, Mozambique is placed lower, situated 128 out of 144 countries with an intellectual property protection score of 2.6; whereas Zimbabwe is ranked 94 with a score of 3.1.
The Book Publishers Association of Malawi (BPAM) was established in 1996 and today promotes its members products throughout Malawi and other countries to enhance literacy. Some of the association’s key tasks include partaking in annual school textbook fairs where the country’s book market is taken to the six educational divisions and the annual book fair. BPAM is also represented at some international book fairs, such as: Zimbabwe International Book Fair, Nairobi International Book Fair and Cape Town International Book Fair. There are four main universities in Malawi: The University of Malawi, Mzuzu University, The Catholic University of Malawi and University of Livingstonia, therefore establishing a market for academic publishers.
Located in the capital, Blantyre Print and Publishing was established in 1962 and is the largest printing company in Malawi. The company publishes and prints newspapers, magazines and books. Other printing presses include Hub Media Group and Capital Printing Press, both of which are located in Lilongwe, which formerly stood as the country’s capital.