Welcome to APPL - Academic Press and Publishers Library. APPL is a leading publishing house with a commendable track-record of quality publications in English and Bengali. It is unique in its specialization of publishing academic, scholarly and educational books. APPL is successor to the reputed firm, Academic Publishers (AP) established in 1982. Late Habibur Rahman, a well-known leader of the publication industry in Bangladesh, was the founding Managing Director of both AP and APPL. His pioneering work helped build the organization on a sound foundation.
APPL continues to strive to present readers and buyers publications of excellent quality and high standard. Its Managing Director Mrs. Shahina Rahman working under the policy guidance of a Board of distinguished Partner-Directors has been able to bring out as many as eighty-eight quality books on diverse important subjects from 2001 to 2008.
APPL has cooperative linkages with reputed publishers and authors at home and abroad. It is working with resolve and dedication to explore new and expanding horizons in the world of publication.
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Dr. Mizanur Rahman shelley
Dr. Mizanur Rahman Shelley, a former teacher of Dhaka University, former civil servant, and a former Minister of the Government of Bangladesh, is the Chairman of APPL. Dr. Shelley is also Founder Chairman of the Centre for Development Research, Bangladesh (CDRB) and Editor of Socio-Economic Journal Asian Affairs, now in its 28 year of publication. He has been working as Overseas Director of American institute of Bangladesh Studies (AIBS) since 1989. He is author of many scholarly and creative books.
Late Habibur Rahman, Founder Managing Director
Mr. Habibur Rahman had an experience of more than 25 years in publishing, was the Founder Managing Director of APPL. He was with the Oxford University Press in its Dhaka and Karachi branches. He received training on publishing in the UK and top-lebel management training on Publishing Management in Bangkok under a UNESCO want. He was also the Managing Director of the Academic Publishers, the fore-runner of APPL.
He was a National Consultant to Universal Primary Education project (in National Curriculum & Textbook Board) in 1986 and also to Higher Secondary Education Project under UNDP as Textbook Publishing Specialist in 1997.
Late Habibur Rahman
Founder Managing Director, APPL