Smartline Publishers Ltd. is a book publishing and educational service firm.
Since opening our doors in 1996, Smartline has established itself as a clear leader in Ghana’s publishing landscape, pioneering both the advancement of the publishing industry in Ghana and the improvement in quality of material produced locally.
In addition to book publishing services, Smartline operates an education service firm providing educational material supplies (from classroom posters to encyclopedia set), software supplies, and library consulting services.
OUR CEO - ELLIOT AGYARE
Elliot Agyare has long been passionate about education & personal improvement. After founding a graphic design firm, he turned his attention to publishing and began Smartline Publishing Ltd.
Elliot is the immediate past president of the Ghana Book Publishers’ Association, and has served on many advisory boards at the very highest of publishing and educational circles.
SMARTLINE LAUNCHES IN ACCRA, GHANA, WITH TWO EMPLOYEES.
From the cane dining table with one desktop computer, Smartline commenced formal operations in Coastal Estates. Our initial focus was on supplementary readers and children’s picture books. Some of our earlier books were the first editions of Champion Runner, Mr Bempong’s House, Jeneba becomes a Monkey, Bushy Tail, and our first non-fiction book Survivors on the Gold Coast, the Basel Missionaries in Colonial Ghana, which was first printed in Ghana.
BSJSS PROJECT, OUR FIRST MAJOR PROJECT.
In its first attempt at something big, Smartline submitted its first books to the MoE for selection in the DFID/MoE Book Scheme for JHS Schools. A few of our local books were selected, together with other titles we submitted from Scholastic Incorporated. This was the first major breakthrough for the company and gave us the impetus to continue. With this, we embarked on the development of core textbooks for Primary and Junior High Schools in a number of core subjects.
FCUBE TEXTBOOKS FOR BASIC SCHOOLS IN GHANA.
Smartline submitted a number of titles to the MoE when tenders were opened for Core Textbooks. Three of our textbooks were selected and procured by the MoE. These books: Primary Mathematics for Primary Schools, Agric Science for JSS and Technical Skills for JSS became the approved books supplied by the MOE for three regions in the country for a number of years. We continued with our publishing programme and expanded them into other genres.
PARTNERS WITH WORLDREADER TO BRING DIGITAL / E-BOOKS TO UNDERPRIVILEGED CHILDREN.
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