ISBN 9780964607828
Pages 124
Dimensions 216 x 140 mm
Published 1996
Publisher Bellagio Publishing Network, UK
Format Paperback

The Challenge of the Market

Privatization and Publishing in Africa

edited by Philip G. Altbach

The transition from state to private enterprises in Africa is a major economic and political issue in Africa today. This timely book focuses on the transition from state to private enterprise publishing in Africa. The problems encountered and the prospects for effective publishing and book distribution are discussed by professional contributors with extensive experience in African publishing. An overview is provided, with case studies from Zambia, Ethiopia, Francophone West Africa, and Ghana.
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Review

'...stimulating collection of papers...should be acquired by all libraries with interests in publishing and book development in Africa, and it belongs in the personal library of all those in the African book professions.'

The African Book Publishing Record