Today more than 860 million adults are illiterate and more than 100 million children have no access to schools. From this perspective the global need for books and their promotion is enormous. National Book Policy promotes the need for a coherent policy that will ensure access to books is made easier for all. This book, both clear and masterful in its simplicity, demonstrates the extent to which the development of book publishing in each country is primarily a matter of political volition, personal commitment and dialogue. In addition to the technical aspects covered, (model book law, policy guidelines, textbook production policy) this book affirms book publishing is always possible even in difficult circumstances. Written in a way that is accessible for those responsible for implementing book policy in many countries who are not necessarily sector specialists. This book is the fruit of twenty years’ experience in developing countries – particularly in Latin America – where implementing such a policy has made many people aware of the often astonishing increase in their publishing potential.
MOTS CLES · Distribution des livres · Droit d'auteur · Industrie de l'édition · Industrie du livre · Législation · Manuel · Pays en développement · Production de manuels scolaires · Promotion du livre · Vente de livres