Books Industry in Afghanistan

International Journal of Communication and Media Science
© 2021 by SSRG - IJCMS Journal
Volume 8 Issue 1
Year of Publication : 2021
Authors : Sabghatullah Ghorzang
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Sabghatullah Ghorzang, "Books Industry in Afghanistan," SSRG International Journal of Communication and Media Science, vol. 8,  no. 1, pp. 1-4, 2021. Crossref,


Around 130 million books have been published in the history of humanity; a heavy reader will at best get through 6,000 in a lifetime. Most of them won’t be much fun or very memorable. Successful and prosperous society, modern and comfortable life who have they are studying and reading books. Regretfully Afghanistan is one of the miserable countries and societies that people never like reading and studying. Therefore, the Afghanistan book industry has been decreased. Also, Afghanistan is one of the countries that have been suffering for four decades from war. The percentage of illiterates is more than 60 percent. Instability or insecurity has been discerned as a primary factor of illiteracy.
The main purpose of this study is to discuss the brief history of the book industry in Afghanistan. Although the current situation of book publishing, imports and exports, and the last but not least researcher declare the current book structure, Market and legal system for printing and electronic publishing in Afghanistan, With regard there were some problems to faced authors, and also publishers both of them don’t have confidence as their career because there weren’t clear copyright Law and also Afghan government does not care about authors and publishing right.
This paper is mainly based on secondary data, and the data was collected from Pashto and Persian language resources. The researcher could not find a single source in the English language.


Book publishing, Copyright law, Electronic publishing, Afghanistan


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