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Sharjah: A Book Fair Focused on Cultural Connections

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The Sharjah International Book Fair is focused on forging cultural connections and fighting Muslim extremism through books.

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Why is Sharjah Investing So Much in Its Book Fair?

Dinner in a desert wadi is one of the attractions for invited international guests.

The Sharjah Book Fair may seem to indulge foreign visitors with excessive perks, but it’s all for the good and growth of the Emirate.

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Holy Qu’ran, Ancient and Modern, Celebrated in Sharjah

Islamic arches at the exhibition

The Qu’ran is the star at the Islamic Book Exhibition in the United Arab Emirate of Sharjah, where the holy book being celebrated in a myriad of guises.

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Voices From Sharjah’s Children’s Reading Festival

Ahmed Al Ameri of the Sharjah International Book Fair

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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For a £25,000 Fee, Jeffrey Archer Is Still Extremely Quotable

Jeffrey Archer

UK author Lord Jeffrey Archer, still combative and unapologetic, believes bookstores are doomed, but is happy to continue cranking out bestsellers — as ebooks.

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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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Putting the Brand Before the Book Produces Profits

Helen Nathan

Helen Nathan came up with a brand and marketing plan before for her series of baking books for kids before the books were written. Today, licensing deals yield 4x her book royalties.

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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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