Charkin urges trade to back Access Books

<p>Publishers Association president Richard Charkin asked publishers at the conference to support Access Books, a replacement for the Educational Low-Priced Books Scheme that will work towards creating a vibrant, self-sufficient African publishing industry.</p><p>Charkin was adamant that the scheme, which is hoping to win government funding of &#163;4m a year over three years, is a public-private partnership rather than a handout to sell cheap books.</p><p>Instead, Access Books will work with African academics to identify courses where no material is available and provide books for them. It...

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