Citing robust international publishing output and efforts to tackle problems, Bloomsbury’s Richard Charkin gives an overview at Abu Dhabi.
‘With piracy, we cannot pay for either rights or good translations,’ says publisher Hassan Yaghi. His Dar al-Tanweer has offices in three nations and sees the Arabic publishing world’s challenges well.
‘The increasing globalization of information has made people aware that they have their own indigenous culture and literature,’ says Mark Camilleri of Malta’s National Book Council.
At the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, Nigeria’s Richard Ali talks about the multilingual hurdles faced by those working in publishing in Africa.
Publishing is returning to its pre-industrial models when everyone was a creator, transforming into a network where emotions matter most, says Richard Nash.
Leanpub’s Peter Armstrong discusses the benefits of Lean Publishing, or publishing your book as it is written to acquire feedback from your audience.
Mahmoud Aboulfotouh discusses the evolution of Arabic epublishing and how the launch of several new platforms in Egypt is creating excitement in the region.
Dakar, Senegal’s Amalion Publishing is an up-and-coming house that only publishes books by African authors and does so simultaneously in English and French.
Chip Rossetti of the Library of Arabic Literature introduces an ambitious new publishing project offering classic Arabic texts to English readers for the first time.
Chip Rosetti blogs for the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair about digital publishing and iPad apps from Rufoof