Imbali Academic Publishers

Partnering with authors in pursuit of knowledge

Imbali Academic Publishers was originally founded by publishing professionals, Liesbet van Wyk, Ute Späth and Glendor Crouch. With half a century of combined publishing experience, Liesbet and Ute now manage Imbali, with vast knowledge of the complete publishing process, including market research, commissioning, content and product development, production, marketing, sales and distribution. Glendor has since left Imbali to pursue other interests.

Under the Imbali General & Trade Publishers imprint, Imbali aims to explore and highlight the voices of southern African people.


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Liesbet van Wyk

After a career in academia and media, Liesbet found her calling in academic publishing where she worked in publishing and content development for Butterworths, Heinemann, Juta and Pearson.

Ute Späth

Ute started her career in marketing and sales; then discovered her passion in publishing, working for Juta, Heinemann and Pearson in various management and directorship positions.

We harness the power of the written, spoken, and imagined word — honing the influence of storytelling to foster an integrated, future-facing and self-assured Southern Africa.

Got a story to tell? Let’s hear your thoughts and ideas.

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Benefits for the Author


We see the relationship between author and publisher as an active partnership, where both parties stand to gain from a successful publication.


  • Retain copyright

    Authors remain the owners of their original content after publishing.

  • Adaptable contracts

    We have developed a range of adaptable contract options.

  • Profit and cost share options

    Cost and profit sharing agreements are available.


  • Marketing and distribution

    We offer an end-to-end solution for marketing and distribution via partnerships with other experts.

  • Personalised partnerships

    We have a partnership-approach that is mutually beneficial.


our ethos

Publishers play a crucial role in the conceptualisation and development, the curation and cultivation of knowledge in the shape of content.



We believe that education, learning and access to knowledge constitute a fundamental human right.
We believe in making content available to the reader in their desired format.
We believe in publishing and distributing content in print and digital versions.

Why choose Imbali


At Imbali, we nurture the power of ‘local’ and respect the effort that goes into creating content. As such, the copyright always belongs to the originator and creator of the content published by us.


We are proudly South African, living and working in a global world — and we strive to align ourselves with like-minded partners, to harness the potential that knowledge and literature can unlock.

We are passionate about the function of both the written and the spoken word in learning. Our ultimate objective is to become partners in the learning and education dialogues across southern Africa.

We enthusiastically support mother-tongue learning, and encourage reading and writing in a diverse language environment.

Our work is guided by the way people live and relate to one another in the 21st century. With a mission to improve literacy and encourage reading and writing, we support innovative, holistic education policy initiatives.

While we promote local content, we have an in-depth understanding of the global application of such content. We furthermore strive to review and consider the complex relationships between teaching and learning, and literature and language in everything that we do.

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While we promote local content, we have an in-depth understanding of the global application of such content. We furthermore strive to review and consider the complex relationships between teaching and learning, and literature and language in everything that we do.

our imprints

Imbali Academic Publishers was established to provide an attractive service offering to local authors and general readers. Under our flagship imprint we produce books for the academic market.

Under our separate imprint, Imbali General & Trade Publishers, we explore and highlight the voices of southern African people. This imprint includes fiction and non-fiction.

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