1.Survey on Basic Information on Publishing Status in Uganda
In preparation of the Pan African Authors Symposium scheduled for 3rd to 5th October 2016, UTANA is pleased to conducted a reconnaissance study and/visit to publishing house/firms to assess various issues that affect the authorship industry. Please take time to fill in the following data collection tool accordingly. UTANA executive is ready to visit your firm and have interaction with you regarding the information required and other issues on the statue of author-publisher relationship.
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2.Personal Reflection Tool for Authors
This is a self-assessment tool for individual authors, which is intended to help you reflect on your book and authorship career plan. Please complete the form by ranking yourself on each of the indicators provided – each on a scale of 1-10, where 10 is the highest mark and 1 the lowest.
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3.Promotion of Academic and Non Fiction Authorship in Uganda: Required Interventions Prof. Elisam Magara
East African School of Library and Information Science, College of Computing and Information Sciences, Makerere University, & Board Secretary, National Book Trust of Uganda, Kampala Uganda firstname.lastname@example.org, +256-772-495592+256-772-495592, +256-711-49559
The current educational reforms have been characterized by the increased education institutions right from pre-primary to university, which have correspondently increased enrolment in higher education. Although the academic and non-fiction authors are important resources for the development of an economy, there are still disjointed efforts in promotion of academic authorship in Uganda. The government has showed interest to support local publishers and definitely the local authors through various programmes like Decentralized Instructional Materials of the Ministry of Education and Sports. At the same time, there is a lot of potential academic writing and for non-fiction because of the demand of its products. Furthermore, the academic and non-fiction writers are the major force in building a reliable and sustainable collecting society in the country. This is evidenced by the increased enrolment in higher education and demonstrated appreciation of reading promotions in the country by various stakeholders including National boom trust of Uganda. There is also some progress in terms of the Copyright and other Neighboring Rights Act, 2006 that provides for legislation with regards for intellectual rights. To ensure that authors benefit from authoring of books, there is a need for a shared vision that requires the authors coming together and having a one voice to ensure the sustainability of academic and nonfiction writing. This paper presents findings on a reconnaissance feasibility study on the state of Non-fiction and Academic authorship. The paper also reports on the strategies for establishment for the formation of the Association and strategic interventions for the promotion of academic and non-fiction authorship in Uganda.