Access to affordable books in developing countries
Access to affordable books in developing countries Sonny Leong, Executive Chairman Cavendish Publishing Limited London Sydney - USA Access to affordable books in developing countries Credentials PA Council Member Chairman, International Division Chairman, Independent Publishers Guild Trustee, BookPower
Past Committee member, ELBS The Company Largest independent law publisher in the UK Exports to over 80 countries, 50% developing countries Access to affordable books in developing countries Tertiary publishing FE, vocational and university (under and post graduate) education English Language markets
Global Issues Not big-item issue unlike Education for all (EFA) Perceived as elitist Piracy (organised crime) IPR Tax/VAT Import Duties Bureaucratic import procedures Access to affordable books in developing countries How to sustain a viable publishing/book trade environment Course/curriculum certainty Effective and efficient supply chain
Booklist/distributor/wholesaler/ bookshops Student numbers Book list, recommendation and value Level playing field Returns on investment Access to affordable books in developing countries
What are publishers doing now? International Students Editions Global pricing? Special pricing to markets/discounting Territorial rights Licensed reprints Local editions BookPower Scheme (Subsidised) Former ELBS Local/co-publishing Authors/printing
Sacrificing margins royalties Access to affordable books in developing countries More needs to be done Lobby for government assistance
Encourage local authorship Invest in tertiary publishing Eliminate customs and import duties Training in supply chain E-publishing/learning ? Access to affordable books in developing countries What next? Empowering knowledge through partnerships EFA African Publishers Network (APNET) Access to finance to support local
publishing Less red tape Customs Access to affordable books in developing countries MAKE IGNORANCE HISTORY We can do it together Thank you.
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