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Voices From Sharjah’s Children’s Reading Festival

Ahmed Al Ameri

The ongoing Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival has become a major attraction for families and young readers in the region, and publishers are taking notice.

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Islamic Cultural Encounters in Sharjah

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Roger Tagholm reports from Sharjah, where the emirate is celebrating its turn as Islamic Cultural Capital with wide-ranging festivities the drew global guests.

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Five Experts Discuss Asian Translation and Translators

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The Asian Review of Books, recently invited 5 experts to discuss translations and the role they play in bringing Asian literature to English-speaking readers.

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Mobile Tech is the Next Frontier for Content

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg says the internet itself is not important, it's what the internet empowers people to do.

Reporting from the Mobile World Congress, Beatrice Stauffer notes the strong advances in mobile tech are creating opportunities for content providers.

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Licensing to the Arab World Poses Unique Opportunities

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Book rights directors Rebecca Byers of Plon-Perrin and Benita Edzard of Robert Laffont discuss the unique challenges and opportunities of working the Arab World.

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Major New Arabic Ebookstore Seeing Early Success

Ashraf Maklad, MD, Kotobi.com

Kotobi.com, a major new Arabic ebookstore launched at this year’s Cairo Book Fair, has potential to be a gamechanger for publishing in the region.

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New Law in Israel Curtails Bookstore Discounts

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A new law in Israel is designed to maintain publisher, bookstore and author profits by limiting discounts in the highly competitive bookselling market.

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Ahdaf Soueif on Cairo’s Post-Revolution Literary Scene

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Ahdaf Soueif spoke with The Daily Beast about life in Cairo since the uprising as well as its impact on the city’s writers and bookstores.

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In the Arab World Islam Sells in “P,” Unorthodox Sells in “E”

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Literary scout Simone Garzella looks at what’s selling in the the Arabic book market how the region continues to evolve amidst some troubled times.

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Doha’s Book Fair Strives to Put Qatar in a Positive Light

Abdullah Alansari has ambitions to continue to expand international participation.

Doha’s book fair may be overshadowed by Abu Dhabi and Sharjah, but it has ambitions to raise the cultural profile of Qatar in this fast developing region.

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