New recognition for efforts that Sharjah’s royal family and civic leadership have made, Sharjah follows Athens 2018 in the “World Book Capital” designation.
Calling books ‘like glue, binding peoples together,’ the International Publishers Association’s president stresses commonalities over controversy in China.
As suggested by the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival’s slogan, ‘Discover a Lifelong Friend,’ Ahmed Al Ameri sees early-age immersion as crucial.
Mexico and Canada join the USA in the 2017 #ProjectReadathon ‘Million Minutes Campaign’ to release 300,000 books to Save the Children’s literacy programs.
When ‘an increasingly globalized and educated population’ demands more, ‘publishers are faced with the challenge of redefining an industry,’ in the United Arab Emirates.
‘The problem with the Kenyan society is that we read mostly for exams.’ The country’s publishers say they’re troubled by children’s lack of a reading habit.
A preview of BISG’s upcoming ‘Making Information Pay: Publishers Making a Profit By Making a Difference’ conference on May 26 focusing on the benefits of corporate social responsibility in publishing.
Colombia is still “a young country” in literacy. The Bogotá Book Fair is helping to change that, says the publishing association chief.
A report from Nielsen about India’s book market shows rising literacy rates and education, complicated by 22 languages and over 1,600 dialects.
Literacy nonprofit Worldreader was named by Fast Company magazine as one of the year’s most innovative companies for its work using digital books to fight poverty.