ERIC Number: ED233319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
The Latin American Book Market: Problems and Prospects. Studies on Books and Reading No. 2.
Augsburger, Alberto E.
Focusing on the present state of book development in Latin America, this report examines measures that might improve local book industries and meet the need for endogenous literature. The various sections of the report discuss (1) the demographic, economic, and educational factors governing the book market in the region and ways to evaluate its potential; (2) the intellectual aspects of book production, including equipment and facilities, training, and materials; (3) publishing considerations; (4) the physical aspects of production, including equipment and facilities, training, and materials; (5) aspects of distribution, such as marketing, developing new markets, and libraries; (6) aspects of circulation; (7) and book promotion considerations. The final section summarizes the report and offers suggestions for a regional book policy. (FL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Identifiers: Latin America
Note: One of a series prepared as background material for the World Congress on Books (London, England, June 7-11, 1982).