Strengthening the Tunisian book industry

The Ministry of Culture, in cooperation with the Tunisian Publishers Union, aims to create a website indexing and promoting Tunisian books. By increasing the visibility and online sales of Tunisian books, the project, which accompanies a series of operational and legislative measures to strengthen the Tunisian book industry, should help to develop the national book market and fight against copyright infringement and piracy in the sector.

Project manager:
Fatma TARHOUNI
Position:
Secrétaire générale
Organisation:
Type of applicant:
Party
Beneficiary countries:
  • Tunisia
Funds allocated:
US $ 50.000,00
Cycle:
01-2010
Project implementation period:
April, 2011
Approved

Results:

Created an online database for more than 1,500 Tunisian books in three languages.

Resources:

Stories

Promoting Tunisian books in local and international markets is high on the Ministry of Culture’s agenda. This policy responds to Tunisia’s pioneering approach since 2000 to making cultural industries work for the country’s development. In partnership with the Tunisian Publishers Union, the Ministry launched a website where some 1,500 Tunisian books are featured and promoted. Thanks to the project, the necessary laws and procedures have also been put in place to stop copyright violations and piracy.