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What is a national book policy?

National book policy is:

A political commitment to consider books as part of a cultural economical strategically sector.

A global conception of the book industry which constitutes in itself an articulated chain.

A state/private sector consensus in order to:

  • Stimulate literary creation
  • Create a fiscal and financial environment favourable to the publisher and graphic arts 
  • Favour trade and distribution of books to foster:

-Preferential postal rates and elimination of customs taxes or other import taxes,
-Strengthen distribution mechanism, modernisation of bookshops and support to nearby bookstores
-Adoption of the sector of code of conduct in the field of commercial practices
-Measures to encourage export.

Adoption of a legal framework containing all measures concerning books.

Engagement in training for human resources for all book professions.