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The National Book Development Board, also known as the Book Publishing Industry Development Act, was a clear demonstration of the Filipino government’s attention to the important role of books in nation building. The law created the National Book Development Board (NBDB) which is tasked primarily to formulate and implement a National Book Policy with a corresponding National Book Development Plan geared towards the development of the book publishing industry.

NBDB’s mission is to promote the continuing development of the book publishing industry, with the active participation of the private sector, to ensure an adequate supply of affordable, quality-produced books not only for the domestic market but also for export.