Tbilisi’s textbook industry is in crisis because of what the International Publishers Association calls Georgia’s ‘self-defeating’ government policy.
As do many parts of the international marketplace, India’s book retail districts like Delhi’s Nai Sarak face growing competition from online retail.
In an effort to combat counterfeit print textbooks, distributors partner with publishers on a protocol of inspection and alerts.
A market with few reliable statistics, Pakistan’s literary leaders work in Western publishing markets and its main play at home is in textbooks.
Tanzania has banned private companies from publishing textbooks, citing poor quality. Some stakeholders question the government’s ability to oversee textbook production.
In the UK, the PA opens its ‘Textbook Challenge’ to the educational community, while in the States, PRH backs its people’s PEN memberships.
Purchases of close to 200,000 copies of textbooks in some parts of the Moscow school system are deemed incorrectly influenced by municipal recommendations in favor of one publisher.
In its annual review of Germany’s entertainment media sector, PriceWaterhouseCooper predicts stable revenue from the German book market through 2020.
‘To provide students with critical, analytical and logical skills,’ Mozambique’s education minister says that his revamped approach for the country provides a unified catalog of textbooks.
The Kenyan Publishers Association voices its frustration with Nairobi’s book tax, rare in Africa. Those punished by it, they say, are public school students.