Growth Markets

Digitization and economic trends are giving rise to growing publishing markets around the world, including Brazil, Russia, India and China. Such markets are full of new business opportunities and untapped potential.

Holy Qu’ran, Ancient and Modern, Celebrated in Sharjah

Islamic arches at the exhibition

The Qu’ran is the star at the Islamic Book Exhibition in the United Arab Emirate of Sharjah, where the holy book being celebrated in a myriad of guises.

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Hong Kong Book Fair Gets Professional, Goes Global

Hong Kong Book Fair 2

The Hong Kong Book Fair, now in its 25th year, remains firmly focused on the Chinese-language titles, but has begun to add professional elements and global authors.

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Singapore’s Book Council on East/West Publishing Relations

R Ramachandran, Executive Director, National Book Development Council of Singapore

We spoke to R. Ramachandran of the National Book Development Council of Singapore about the country’s efforts to become a regional hub for literary arts.

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IQRAni: The Story of a Pioneering Emirati Publishing House

Aisha al-Kaabi

Aisha Al-Kaabi discusses the history and mission of her publishing house IQRAni, which is at the forefront of a publishing boom in the UAE.

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The Beijing Cookbook Fair: Tasting the $4bn Global Cookbook Market

The Four Wallas team with their first cookbook, Sri Lanka Food.

For Gourmand’s new Beijing Cookbook Fair, launched this year, publishers came from around the world for a taste of China’s and the world’s $4bn cookbook market.

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An “Ebook Frenzy” Hits Egypt

Kotobi.com

Mahmoud Aboulfotouh discusses the evolution of Arabic epublishing and how the launch of several new platforms in Egypt is creating excitement in the region.

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Argentina’s Book Market Reels from Economic Challenges

Buenos Aires' book fair remains a wildly popular event among Porteños.

Argentina’s publishing industry has suffered serious setbacks due to changes in government policies, but some see opportunity despite the challenges.

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Arabic E-books: A New Solution or Just a Revolution?

Kassem Al Tarras

The Arabic e-book market remains hampered by difficulties with display technology, piracy and censorship, problems that require new thinking, skills, and tools.

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Armenia’s Publishing Industry, Coming to a Book Fair Near You

L-R: Charle Malas, Armenian Pavilion Organizer; Varujan Vosganian, Romanian-Armenian politician, economist and essayist; and Hagop Havatian, director of the Vahe Setian /Hamazkayin publishing house of Beirut.

After 500 years of publishing, Armenian writers and publishers are coming out of the shadows, and presenting a unified face at world book fairs.

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Leading Ukrainian and Russian Writers Clash Over Crimea

Urkaine Russia

Leading Ukrainian and Russian writers are trading barbs over the recent annexation of the Crimea by Russia and the evolving situation in Ukraine.

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