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

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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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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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Dubai Arabic E-bookseller Rufoof Attracts 100,000 Users

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Dubai’s Rufoof e-bookseller offers 5,000 titles in Arabic and has attracted 100,000 users, 50% from Saudi Arabia, starting with free Islamic titles.

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Going to Abu Dhabi? Got a Great Story? Let Us Know

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If you’ll be attending the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair and have a great story to tell, a big piece of news, or just want to say hello, let us know.

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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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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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