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;

2012-01-01 13:45:45

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.

2012-03-26 13:45:45

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

2012-04-15 17:44:08

Ukraine: Study of translation flows from Ukrainian into 10 other languages (1991 to date)

TRANSLATIONS FROM UKRAINIAN AFTER 1991. FACTS, TRENDS, RECOMMENDATIONS is the outcome of a year-long study mapping translations from the Ukrainian language into ten other languages from the year 1991 to date.

2012-04-15 21:42:26

Armenia: Study of translation flows from Armenian into 12 other languages (1991 to date)

TRANSLATIONS FROM ARMENIAN AFTER 1991. FACTS, TRENDS, RECOMMENDATIONS.

2012-04-15 21:42:26

Georgia: Study of translation flows from Georgian into 12 other languages (1991 to date)

Topic: Translations; Country: Georgia

2012-06-01 00:00:00

Armenia: Publishing and Bookselling

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

2012-06-01 00:00:00

Armenia: Readership and Reading Habits Policy Study

The Armenian Readership and Reading Habits Policy Study, developed under the Book Platform project, is the first large-scale attempt to study current state of reading in Armenia, its frequency, readers' preferences, attitudes and habits.

2012-06-01 00:00:00

Georgia: Readership and Reading Habits Policy Study

The Readership and Reading Habits Policy Study, developed under the Book Platform project, is one of the first large-scale projects in Georgian Publishing sector. Objective of this research is studying book readers and buyers, considering their requirements and habits. During research process, many trends were highlighted which would be interesting for book publishers.

2012-06-15 00:00:00

Georgia: Publishing and Bookselling

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

2012-06-30 00:00:00

Ukraine: Publishing and Bookselling

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

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