Promoting technical publishing in Africa
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CTA. 1995. Promoting technical publishing in Africa. Spore 56. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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Promoting technical publishing in Africa 129pp ISBN 92 9081 103 X available from CTA
It has been a commonly held theory that the difficulties in promoting books in Africa has been due to lack of interest and therefore of demand. However at a seminar entitled Promoting technical publications in Africa held in Arnhem, the Netherlands in November 1992, this theory was shown, through workshop debate, to be incorrect. There is no lack of interest in technical books in Africa; on the contrary, many Africans would welcome the opportunity to be able to read much more. The problems lie in the fact that the book chain in many regions of Africa is poorly organized, there is a mismatch of supply and demand and the price of the books is often too high. These problems and many other facets of technical publishing were discussed, cause and effect analyzed and remedial actions proposed at the seminar whose proceedings have now been published. Promoting technical publishing in Africa 129pp ISBN 92 9081 103 X available from CTA