ERIC Number: ED233320
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Promoting National Book Strategies in Asia and the Pacific--Problems and Perspectives. Studies on Books and Reading No. 4.
Focusing on the present state of book development in the Asia-Pacific region, where countries are separated by vast distances, this report examines measures that might improve local book industries and meet the needs for endogenous literature. The various sections of the report discuss (1) the book situation and needs in the Asia-Pacific region; (2) the intellectual aspects of book production, including endogenous authorship, translations, editing, copyright considerations, and the need for professionalism; (3) the physical aspects of book production, such as printing facilities and equipment, paper supplies, production costs, cooperative publishing, and publishing for rural areas; (4) the aspects of book distribution, including distribution channels, wholesalers, retail bookshops, book clubs, postal rates, market research, and library development; and (5) techniques for promoting the book industry, such as book development councils, financial incentives, training facilities, and improving reading habits and children's literature. Appendixes contain statistical tables, a summary of discussions and recommendations from a Unesco regional seminar on book development in the Western Pacific, and recommendations of the Unesco Collective Consultation on National Book Strategies in Asia and the Pacific. (FL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).