The challenge of developing a National Book Policy for a country is that it requires a global and specific knowledge of the book chain, from publishing to distribution, experience in several countries, in-depth technical knowledge of all the components of a book and an understanding of the improvement objectives targeted by the implementation of this Policy.
The National Book Policy Development Guidance (NBPDG) proposes guidelines for ministries based on the information collected and analysed regarding the national policies, cultural influences, the local authors, printers, publishers, logistics, availability of raw materials such as paper and ink, the duty and tax structure, policies, laws and regulations as well as importation structure influencing the supply chain of Books in a country.
BlueTree Group assesses the below aspects to identify the advantages and flaws of the existing policies and use it to recommend organisations and ministries to open discussions with policy and decision-makers on the improvement of the book supply chain:
BTG formulates a guideline based on:
- The book supply chain analysis in the country
- The fiscal aspects influencing the book supply chain
- Copyright policies and intellectual property rights
- Procurement advises for sourcing of raw materials for local printing and publishing
- Advise on book distribution tracking system
- Stock and supply management systems