ERIC Number: ED220083
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Mar-7
Reference Count: 0
The Book Industry in Tanzania. Occasional Paper No. 15.
Kaungamno, E. E.
This comprehensive treatment of the state of the publishing industry in Tanzania provides a general description of the book trade in Africa, including discussions of the types of publishers active in Africa and of the recording of African publishing output, and a review of publishing activities in Tanzania, which covers the history of Tanzanian publishing, commercial publishers in the country, the types of books published by the Tanzanian Ministry of National Education, printing operations sponsored by the Tanzanian government, the Tanzanian mass media, the import and export of books by Tanzania, book distribution in the country, Tanzanian library services, the Tanzanian Copyright Act of 1966, and the role of the Tanzanian Book Development Council. A list of Tanzanian newspapers and magazines in publication during 1979, tables listing statistics on book production in Tanzania from 1972 to 1975, a list of Tanzanian printers and publishers active in 1974-1975, a brief study of book prices in Dar Es Salaam bookshops, and a 27-item reference list accompany the text. (JL)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tanzania Library Service, Dar es Salaam.
Identifiers: Africa; Imports; National Bibliographies; Tanzania
Note: Working Paper presented at the Meeting on the Place and Role of Cultural Industries in the Cultural Development of Societies (Montreal, Canada, June 9-13, 1980).