The Sheik Hamad Award for Translation and International Understanding, from Qatar, is bestowing more than a $1m in prize money over 5 categories.
In the face of years of war and threats from ISIS, the Iraq National Library has begun to preserve its holdings through digitization.
Translator and writer Ghassan Hamdan believes that ‘introducing famous Iranian Sufis to Arab readers’ can help ease tension between the two cultures.
This July 25-26 London hosts a two day event organized by Saqi Books and the British Library celebrating Arab writing, as part of the 2015 Shubbak Festival.
Jordan’s EkTab and Egypt’s Kotobi are sell ebooks and print books online in the Middle East and Africa, where distribution poses a constant challenge.
Nathan Hull of Mofibo describes why he believes the Middle East and North Africa offer vast potential for publishers looking to expand internationally.
The displaced owners of Syria’s Bright Fingers Publishing House are opening Pages, a new Arabic and multilingual bookstore in Istanbul, this week.
The military conflicts in Syria, Yemen and Iraq have cut into MENA publishers’ ability to sell and distribute books, while piracy remains a top concern.
Publishers in the Middle East describe how they are trying to get around daily challenges, in particular falling book sales, resulting from instability.
Sheikha Bodour, founder of the Emirates Publishers Association (EPA), discusses initiatives aimed at professionalizing publishing in the Arab world.