Book Platform

Book Platform is a project of Next Page Foundation that assists in developing skills, in building international networks and in creating smart policies for a healthy, sustainable and open book culture in three countries of the EU Neighborhood Policy – Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine.

Why Book Platform?;xNLx;;xNLx;The particular symbiosis of culture and commerce is one of the key characteristics of the book publishing sector. The extend to which a given book sector is healthy is shaped by a combination of factors that involve the level of economic and technological growth and the existing regulatory frameworks but is also strongly determined by soft factors of human development such as literacy, education and level of citizens’ participation in public life. As a cultural industry, a strong book publishing can be a contributor to national GDPs and employment rates but is also an essential prerequisite for the development of creativity, critical thought, informed public debate and - ultimately - for more democratic societies.;xNLx;;xNLx;Creators, producers and distributors in the book sector all over the world are facing the same challenges ranging from changing reading habits and competition from the mass media to new technologies and threats to linguistic diversity. In developing and transitional countries, however, these are supplemented by critical limitations in infrastructure, lack of adequate public policies and restricted language markets.;xNLx;

Writing the Future: strategic thinking and fundraising for literature and publishing organizations and associations

Topic: Collaboration across the book sector Country: regional (Armenia, Georgia, Ukraine) Seminar in Tbilisi, Georgia on strategic planning and creative fundraising

Project kick-off

Over the next two and a half years the book sectors in Armenia, Georgia and Ukraine will be getting a helping hand in overcoming the challenges that publishing, writing and translating faces today. The project is for everybody that is professionally involved and concerned about the future of the book.

Audiences Outreach Strategies

Topic: Audiences; Publishing; Country: Armenia, Georgia, International

Armenia: Publishing and Bookselling

Publishing and Bookselling in Armenia. A summary of a survey carried out in 2012-2013

Georgia: Publishing and Bookselling

Publishing and Bookselling in Georgia. Results of a survey on book publishing and distribution, 2012-2013

Ukraine: Publishing and Bookselling

Publishing and Bookselling in Ukraine. Results of a survey on book publishing and distribution, 2012-2013

Fair-Play & Collaboration: Armenia

14-15 January, Yerevan. "Fair-Play and Collaboration: Intellectual property, working conditions and collaborative actions for writers and literary translators". The event was hosted by American University of Armenia.

Fair-Play and Collaboration: Georgia

25-26 Jan, Tbilisi, Georgia The third workshop in the series of authors/translators workshops "Fair-Play and Collaboration: Intellectual property, working conditions and collaborative actions for writers and literary translators", took place on 25-26 Jan in Tbilisi, and was hosted by the National Library of Georgia.

Fair-Play & Collaboration: Ukraine

5-16 Dec 2012, Lviv, Ukraine Fair-Play and Collaboration: Intellectual Property, Working Conditions and Collaborative Actions for Writers and Literary Translators in Ukraine 15-16 Dec 2012, Lviv, Ukraine Topic: Collaboration across the book sector; Intellectual property Country: Ukraine

The Role of Copyright System in the Promotion of Publishing as a Cultural Industry

7th Nov 2012 - 8th Nov 2012 Topic: Intellectual property; Publishing Country: Armenia

Launch
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