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The printing and publishing industries in Guyana are relatively small and almost entirely focused on the domestic market. Peepal Tree Press, first established in Leeds, England, is one of the localised publishers promoting the rise of Guyanese literature. The Press has won numerous awards for its publications. In 2009 Guyana’s president committed to a project to establish the first Caribbean publishing house in Georgetown in order to represent Caribbean authors and promote regional unity.

Guyana is placed 78out of 144 countries on the Global Competitiveness Report 2012–13 with an intellectual property protection score of 3.4 out of 7.0. In comparison, neighbouring country Venezula is ranked 143out of 144 and has a score of 1.7 for its intellectual property protection.

The Guyanese government has recently been in the media over a legal action posed by the UK Publishers Association. Guyana’s Education Ministry has been buying pirated books from companies which duplicate the copyrighted originals, and providing them to public schools. The action has been publicly defended by the country’s Cabinet Secretary, who stated it is justifiable due to financial concerns (2012).

Printing and Publishing organisations in Guyana
Beyond 2000 Printing Inc