If I was a publisher and you were a lady
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CTA. 2000. If I was a publisher and you were a lady?. Spore 85. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/46701
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The ABC of Book Publishing: A Training Manual for NGOs in Africa, Janet A Nyeko. A JANyeko Publishing Centre-CTA co-publication. 1999. 116pp. ISBN 9970 510 01 2. CTA Number 961. 20 credit points.
Of all the initiatives over the last decade to advance the art and profession of publishing in Africa, The ABC of Book Publishing is genuinely outstanding for the way it explains the publishing process clearly, comprehensively and compactly. It deals with all sorts of questions. Should an NGO set up a publishing unit, or go outside, and when? How should a house-style be defined? Why are African authors cool towards African publishers? What s a profit margin? What is a running head? (It s the little word Publications at the top of this page.) How do you index a book? And to reinforce the lessons, detailed exercises complete the key six chapters, before some helpful annexes are given on proof-reading, publishing terms (two hundred of them), ISBN numbers, and addresses. These are 100-plus pages of pure professionalism. Publishing in Africa and beyond will be all the better for this book. If you and your organisation have dreams of publishing seriously, and will read just one book this year, do it now, get this book. The ABC of Book Publishing: A Training Manual for NGOs in Africa, Janet A Nyeko. A JANyeko Publishing Centre-CTA co-publication. 1999. 116pp. ISBN 9970 510 01 2. CTA Number 961. 20 credit points.
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