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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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Sharjah “Rights Souk” Fosters Key Partnerships on Geographic Fringe

The rights 'souk' at the Sharjah International Book Fair was bustling.

The latest Sharjah International Book Fair underscored its role in bringing together partners from countries and regions often on the fringes of other fairs.

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Hachette’s Man in the Middle East

Matt Cowdery, Hachette's man in the Middle East

Matt Cowdery, Hachette’s representative in the GCC, reflects on several publishing issues impacting the region including importation certificates, the Arab Spring and more.

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Scenes from the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival

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The recent Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival offered a unique spectacle for readers and a snapshot of children’s book publishing issues in the Middle East.

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What are the Most Important Values for Children to Learn from Books?

Sharjah Children's Reading Festival

Children’s book writers should prioritize freedom, power, self worth, humor, kindness, love and hope, said authors at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival.

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Arundhati Roy Writing New Novel

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Arundhati Roy, author of The God of Small Things, announced at the Sharjah International Book Fair that she is currently working on a new novel.

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Sharjah: What Happens When Rulers Take Reading Seriously

Book rights sales are a top priority for the rulers in Sharjah

Is there an argument to be made in favor of state intervention in the book trade? If the growth of the book trade in Sharjah is any evidence, the answer is yes.

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A True Princess of the Publishing Industry

Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi founded  Kalimat and launched the Emirates Publishers Association, now a full member of the IPA

Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi founded the Emirates Publishers Association and pushed for it to become a full member of the IPA. Here, she explains it was so important.

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Bloomsbury UK Gives Sharjah Shaikh Memoir Royal Treatment


Bloomsbury UK threw a lavish dinner to celebrate publication of Taking the Reins, the 2nd memoir from Sharjah ruler Shaikh Sultan Bin Mulhammad Al Qasimi.

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Sharjah Celebrates 30 Years of ‘Love of the Written Word’

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A new professional program and $300,000 to support translations marked 30 years of commitment to reading and literacy at the Sharjah International Book Fair.

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