UNDERSTANDING BOOK PUBLISHING
By John O. Okpoko
The book is unique, skill oriented and business driven, aimed at imparting onto students, teachers and the general public, the importance of publishing as a means of communication. It has the potentiality of developing our culture makes it possible for our culture to be transmitted from one generation to another. Publishing is important to the development of any nation and society in the contemporary time. Today, a person who cannot read, write or publish will be diminished in importance or marginalized, and publishing brings out creativity in man; absence of it is a sign of indolence and intellectual bankruptcy in a society and can lead to retardation of development. Reading, writing and publishing are inextricably interwoven and serve as catalyst to development. The work popularizes book publishing as strategic business that can stave off unemployment among the youth and reduce ignorance, illiteracy and poverty. Book could be published from a wide range of issues ranging from politics, economics, history, education, arts, sciences, agriculture etc. One thing about book is that if a book is not educative, it will be informative, or entertaining. A book is never useless in its entirety. It is a means of transmission of cultural heritage, as well as a means of dissemination of information and knowledge. Book is a repository of knowledge and the best companion to man.