The Ara program from the Kalimat Foundation in the United Arab Emirates is working to make reading accessible to sight-impaired children in the Gulf region.
Calling for ‘a more open dialogue regionally and internationally,’ Bodour Al Qasimi accepts UNESCO’s designation of Sharjah as World Book Capital 2019.
New recognition for efforts that Sharjah’s royal family and civic leadership have made, Sharjah follows Athens 2018 in the “World Book Capital” designation.
Among stories coming out of Frankfurt Book Fair: a new liaison between Brazil and the UAE, and a German bestseller signs with Amazon’s Edition M imprint.
With a major Arab presence in the Latin American world, how much do the regions’ book industries trade? The UAE’s Bodour Al Qasimi leads a trade mission.
Nothing may sound better to publishers’ ears than the phrase ‘larger global markets for publishing.’ The UAE’s Sharjah Publishing City is a new trade zone now in development.
The Sharjah Book Authority announces more information about the soon-to-launch ‘publishing free zone’ and its tax-free incentives for book publishers.
Estimated at a value of €250 million, the UAE’s book industry is among the world’s most intriguing emerging stories, a fast-gainer in the lineup of The Markets: Global Publishing Summit in October at Frankfurt.
The UAE-based Knowledge Without Borders has announced the inception of a plan to release and promote “1,001 Titles” in Arabic literature in two years’ time.
Sheikha Bodour, founder of the Emirates Publishers Association (EPA), discusses initiatives aimed at professionalizing publishing in the Arab world.