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There is a wide variety of international and domestic publishing houses in Malta. Miranda Books, Book Distributors Limited and Miller Publishing Group Ltd. all specialise in the local book market, publishing interest publications aimed at visitors to Malta, as well as producing books on Maltese cultural and historical heritage. They also specialise in academic publishing under the imprint Agenda, in addition to producing children’s books and teaching aids in English and Maltese. Malta University Publishing also has a strong presence in the country and supplies Miller Distributions Limited with reading materials written by the university’s professors. Faraxa Publishing publishes translated versions of both literary and non-literary works. Merlin is the largest and most successful publisher in Malta and is three-time winner of the Best Publishing House Award.
Malta has a high ranking on the Global Competitiveness Report 2012–13 being placed 35 out of 144 countries, with a score of 4.7 out of 7 for intellectual property protection. In comparison, nearby country Jordan has a slightly lower ranking at 39 out of 144 and with a score of 4.5 (World Economic Forum).
There are less than half a million people in Malta with the population made up of English and Maltese speakers; this contributes towards a struggling publishing industry. There is some industry for educational publishers as the University of Malta is a key institution in the country. The Malta Book Fair takes place annually and is organised by the National Book Council and Malta Libraries. The five-day fair generally attracts around 18,000 visitors and aims to promote Maltese and foreign publications in Malta. The Periodical and Book Publishers Association (PBPA), also known as the Maltese Publishers Association is a national non-profit association for the industry, and is also a member of Kopjamalt, the Copyright Licensing Agency for the Maltese Islands.
The Malta Printing Industry Association (MPIA) is the governing body for the industry and was set up to improve the overall performance of the country’s print industry. Bonavia Offset Printer is one of the island’s printing-houses and has been in business for the past 135 years. They primarily deal in commercial printing. Dormax Press Co. Ltd. is also a leading printer in Malta and predominately deals in short to medium print runs. Progress Press is the leading printer for Malta’s newspapers.
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