Seen in the Ghanaian Times of Wednesday 12 September 2012 [apologies for not posting this earlier, but as the comments still apply, I will still post it]
GHANA BOOK AWARDS 2012
The Ghana Book Development Council request for entries for Write Publisher for Ghana Book Awards 2012 in the following categories:
The book should be published in Ghana between 2009 and 2012. Four (4) copies each of all entries should be sent to:
Ag Executive Director
PO Box MB430, Ministries
or hand delivered to either of the following:
Education Enclave, Legon
c/o Ghana Book Publishers Association Office
3rd floor, Workers College Building
closing date: 15 October 2012
For further enquiries, please phone 023-259-6800
PLEASE NOTE: ABSOLUTELY NO TEXTBOOKS WILL BE ENTERTAINED!!!
I have a few comments, or rather questions, on this advert.
- First of all what is “Write Publisher”?
- Second, what is meant by a “General Book” category?
- Thirdly I would like to ask about locations: does everyone know where Education Enclave is? or Workers College Building? There is no further indication of where these are, and personally I feel that this is a significant omission . I know we don’t have proper street names here in Ghana, but one can narrow down areas to make them more accessible to someone who is not familiar with Accra.
- My last comment has to do with the lack of an email contact, or a website. In this era there is simply no excuse not to have an email address, even if it is one that is totally web-based.
I do realize that most of the publishers would probably know of either the GBDC Secretariat or the Ghana Book Publishers Association – so presumably those placing the advert probably thought this information was superfluous. But then, why bother?
The question then to ask: What is this advert for? Isn’t it a type of promotion of books? and of publishing?