For people making books
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CTA. 2002. For people making books. Spore 101. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/47716
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'If education is the road out of poverty, books are the wheels needed for the journey,' said Richard Crabbe, a Ghanaian publisher who chaired the African Publishers Network from 1997 to 2002. The regular flow of information about books, publishing...
If education is the road out of poverty, books are the wheels needed for the journey,' said Richard Crabbe, a Ghanaian publisher who chaired the African Publishers Network from 1997 to 2002. The regular flow of information about books, publishing and publishers in Spore underlines the key role of the book in technical and agricultural areas, and CTA s long support to the emergence of a healthy publishing sector in ACP countries. The intricacies of publishing it is an art, a science, a business and a joy to insiders are mainly hard work, and the rest is inspiration and dedication. Recently, four more resource publications, in print and on the World Wide Web, have come on stream to help ACP publishers organise themselves, and to complement the growing range of services from regional networks of publishers and booksellers. The masterwork, The African Publishing Companion (see page 11) from Hans Zell Publishing Consultants, is rich in insight and experience; it is described in detail in the Publications section. From Book Aid International, the new BookLinks bulletin is a lively collection of news snippets, opinion articles and guides to resources for publishers and librarians alike. It is the successor to the fabulously supportive newsletter Partners in Publishing, and it hopes to continue the latter s coverage of francophone and lusophone Africa as well as English-speaking regions. Free on demand, and online, from Book Aid International, 39 41 Coldharbour Lane, London SE5 9NR, UK; Fax: +44 20 7978 8006; Email: email@example.com; Website: www.bookaid.org The Bellagio Publishing Network (BPN) has grown in 11 years from a club of fun-ders, publishers and mediators supporting publishing in developing countries into a network embracing practitioners and linking with regional networks. Its widely cast net captures all sorts of information of use to the ACP publishing profession: partnerships, training, studies, trade fairs, and new trends are all covered in a well-presented Website (www.bellagiopublishingnetwork.org). Contact: BPN, 103 Walton Street, Oxford OX2 6EB, UK. Finally, The Book Chain in Anglophone Africa: A Survey and Directory (Ed. Roger Stringer. INASP, 2002, 274 pp, ISBN 1902928112, GBP 30, or free on Website) gives concise and up-to-date descriptions of who does what, from governments, library associations to booksellers. Its sterile listings are enriched by revealing journeys along national book chains, country-by-country, with francophone perspectives. A French language edition is in preparation, and a parallel work is being considered for describing the book chain in francophone Africa. These will further complement a series of sound resource guides from the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications. Contact: INASP, 27 Park End Street, Oxford OX1 1HU, UK; Fax: +44 1865 251060; Email:firstname.lastname@example.org; Website: www.inasp.info