Rutger Bruining of StoryTerrace discusses his crowdfunding platform that enables families to commission a ghostwritten biography of a loved one.
Publishers would do well to ape the binge-watching phenomenon and encourage ‘binge-reading’ of popular series.
Lebanon’s Nasser Jarrous has been fostering understanding between the Arab World and the West by helping open ‘closed markets,’ such as Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
Alec Ross sees a future in which digital books can be delivered as unpiratable text messages and the big data revolution is democratized to smaller players.
The Sharjah Book Authority is offering a 2 million UED ($563,000) prize for a book translated from Arabic, as announced at this year’s Sharjah Book Fair.
In Sharjah this week, Ibrahim El Moallem, the founder and Chairman of Egypt’s Shorouk Group, was given a special award for his contributions to publishing.
The Sharjah International Book Fair kept international delegates entertained with a visit to an oasis, camel rides and ‘falcon petting.’
Ahead the Sharjah Book Fair, Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi of the Emirates Publishers Association called for a discussion on the principle of freedom to publish.
Ahmed Fahed Al Hamdan, President of the Saudi Publishers Association, calls the murder of Bangladeshi publisher Faysal Arefin Dipan an act of terrorism.
Bloomsbury chief Richard Charkin, the President of the IPA, spoke to the Arab Publishers Association, encouraging support for copyright and the freedom.