Book publishing in Nigeria: problems and prospects


Nigeria shares with other developing countries a variety of problems in providing adequate numbers of high-quality books. Unqualified author-publishers, poor production, inadequate distribution, and lack of capital are all evident. A discussion of the advantages of having a well-developed indigenous publishing industry follows, along with recommendations for establishing and promoting such an industry.

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L. O. Nwali has published articles in the fields of library and information science, sports, and politics.

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Nwali, L.O. Book publishing in Nigeria: problems and prospects. Publishing Research Quarterly 7, 65–70 (1991).

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  • Publishing House
  • Book Publishing
  • Book Industry
  • Book Production
  • Nigerian Government