The Sharjah Book Authority is offering a 2 million UED ($563,000) prize for a book translated from Arabic, as announced at this year’s Sharjah Book Fair.
The Sharjah International Book Fair kept international delegates entertained with a visit to an oasis, camel rides and ‘falcon petting.’
Ahead the Sharjah Book Fair, Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi of the Emirates Publishers Association called for a discussion on the principle of freedom to publish.
Ahmed Fahed Al Hamdan, President of the Saudi Publishers Association, calls the murder of Bangladeshi publisher Faysal Arefin Dipan an act of terrorism.
Bloomsbury chief Richard Charkin, the President of the IPA, spoke to the Arab Publishers Association, encouraging support for copyright and the freedom.
Questioned whether North Korea could join the International Publishers Association, IPA President Richard Charkin grinned and gave a simple answer.
As new members of the IPA, the Arab Publishers Association wants to emphasize that they are an independent, professional, non-governmental organization.
The UAE has more than 500 English-language schools, more than China, and they are not alone in the region in investing heavily in education.
Al Manhal the Arabic-language ebook education company, has attracted more than a million users and updated its database to allow full-text search.
Nathan Hull of Mofibo describes why he believes the Middle East and North Africa offer vast potential for publishers looking to expand internationally.