*+-Publishers in the Middle East describe how they are trying to get around daily challenges, in particular falling book sales, resulting from instability.
*+-Sheikha Bodour, founder of the Emirates Publishers Association (EPA), discusses initiatives aimed at professionalizing publishing in the Arab world.
*+-Mohammed Berrada, one of Morocco’s leading authors, discusses his decision to write in Arabic, the influence of France, and literature in Morocco.
*+-In the UAE, the new Sharjah Book Authority will offer printing services to regional publishers, as well as offer distribution, research and events.
*+-Though the Doha International Book Fair opened under the cloud of the killings in France, it proved interest in reading is growing in the oil rich country.
*+-The Sharjah International Book Fair is focused on forging cultural connections and fighting Muslim extremism through books.
*+-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.
*+-Dan Brown’s talk at the Sharjah Book Fair, his first fair appearance outside the US, will be televised throughout the Arab world.
*+-Craig Hawes describes how his book of short stories set in Dubai was pulled from bookstores in the UAE and reflects on the state of censorship in the country.
*+-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.