ERIC Number: ED257081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
U.S. Books Abroad: Neglected Ambassadors.
Benjamin, Curtis G.
Emphasizing that books are keys to cultural development, catalysts to trade, and unparalleled (but "neglected") ambassadors of American culture, this report points out the need for a new international outlook on the part of the entire United States publishing community. The report calls for a renewed cooperative approach, which would bring disparate parts of the U.S. book community together with a common cause, to help fulfill the immediate educational and economic needs of Third World countries. Various chapters of the report discuss the following: (1) the sponsorship, purpose, scope, and method of the study; (2) the faltering state of U.S. book exports; (3) the influence of multinational publishing; (4) the impact of English-language publishing in continental Europe; (5) previous major U.S. book distribution assistance programs; (6) current U.S. assistance programs; (7) assistance programs of other countries; (8) deterrents to U.S. book exporting; (9) responsibility for U.S. books abroad; and (10) a suggested plan for the future Appendixes include the United Nations roster of developing countries, book types exported by the United States, and statistics of four book distribution programs. (HTH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC.