A certificate course on book publishing will be conducted by the National Book Trust (NBT), with the North Eastern Council (NEC) in Shillong. Classes of the week-long course would be conducted at the council secretariat, Nongrim Hills. Students, professionals and those interested in book publishing, writing and reading can sign up for the course.
The introduction of this course aims to promote books and the habit of reading. So far the NBT has conducted over 100 certificate courses across the country. Several prominent experts from across the country will attend the classes as guest lecturers.
Classes on book publishing as a career, book designing, history of book publishing, business and finance of publishing world, authorship, printing technology etc will be conducted. The course will also focus on electronic publishing (e-books), including phone and mobile publishing, considering the emerging changes of the publishing world. NBT hopes that this will also create employment opportunities.
Source: Rining Lyngdoh