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Publishing Research Quarterly

, Volume 24, Issue 2, pp 98–110 | Cite as

The Greek Publishing Industry and Professional Development

  • Christina BanouEmail author
  • Angus Phillips
Original Paper

Abstract

In the Greek publishing industry, tradition and the desire for innovation go hand in hand. The industry is influenced by European developments in publishing and bookselling in terms of book promotion methods, the role of chain bookstores and the impact of information technology. Greece shares the features of other small book markets in Europe, whilst retaining the individuality defined by the Greek language and the country’s cultural and social conditions. This article provides an overview of the publishing industry in Greece through a review of the relevant literature and the available statistics. This work also focuses on the need to develop publishing skills through publishing education and continuous professional development.

Keywords

Greek publishing industry  Greek book market Greece Publishing education in Greece  Publishing education Greek publishing Market profile National book policy in Greece 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors would like to thank the following for their generous help in reading drafts of the paper and offering their suggestions for improvements: Dr. Maria Kanellopoulou-Bottis, lecturer, Department of Archive and Library Science, Ionian University; Dr. Petros Kostagiolas, lecturer, Department of Archive and Library Science, Ionian University; and Despina Verykokkou, Foreign Rights Manager at Polis Publications, Athens.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Archive and Library ScienceIonian UniversityCorfuGreece
  2. 2.Oxford International Centre for Publishing StudiesOxford Brookes UniversityOxfordUK

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