At Book Dash, we’ve addressed the problem of access to books in an innovative and unique way.
We used our expert knowledge of the production and publication process to squeeze out all the aspects of publishing that make it a lengthy and expensive process: we make ten books in just one day!
On a Book Dash Day, we gather volunteer teams of skilled creative professionals to create new African picture books:
- On average, each day comprises ten teams.
- Each team has a writer, an illustrator and a designer; all carefully selected to ensure beautiful, high-quality books.
- Each team has twelve hours to create their book.
- We provide expert editors, tech support, a great venue, good food and lots of coffee: everything the teams need to do their best work!
- Working in solidarity, the room buzzes with creative energy and inspiration.
- Everyone is a volunteer on the day and everything we create is our gift to the world. All the books are added to our website for anyone to access, adapt, translate or distribute, meaning our books have exponential, global reach!