Demand for UK academic titles is growing and Western bestsellers are hits in the Mid East: just 2 reasons why the UK is the country focus as this week’s ADIBF.
The vast disparity of purchasing power, internet penetration, piracy, and censorship offers unique challenges to would-be digital publishers in the Arab World.
The Abu Dhabi Book Fair next week will showcase several Arabic digital publishing startups, including Qordoba Books, but there’s still unfulfilled potential.
Susan Abulhawa saw her Palestinian novel ‘Mornings in Jenin’ published in English, then French, and English again, before it was finally translated into Arabic.
Palestinian novelist Susan Abulhawa says ‘There remains a taboo and active silencing associated with our story.’ Is it true?
The latest digital publishing developments from Brazil, Africa, the Arab World, India and China indicate change and challenges for the major global players.
Lynn Gaspard of Telegram Books sees publishing as a change agent: ‘I feel I am contributing as much by publishing as by joining a political organization.’
After being cancelled last year, the Cairo International Book Fair is back, with Tunisia, the country that sparked the Arab Spring, as guest of honor.
The Abu Dhabi Book Fair is hosting an International Collective Stand and offers great opportunities to US and overseas publishers, registration ends January 20.
New publisher Just World Books uses POD technology to publish blogs as books, focusing on the latest, most pertinent international issues.