From Gulf News: Aimed at cross-promotion of each other’s cultural initiatives, the new Serbia-Sharjah agreement will come into play at book fairs.
Embracing young people’s pleasure in technology, the Sharjah leadership experiments with a VR presentation of literature for children, based on the the life of the UAE’s founder.
In the UAE, the new Sharjah Book Authority will offer printing services to regional publishers, as well as offer distribution, research and events.
As the 2018 Sharjah International Book Fair has its ceremonial opening, the emirate’s royal family reaffirms its commitment to literature and a knowledge economy.
‘It is of vital importance that both industry and governments produce data on publishing,’ IPA’s Michiel Kolman tells Sharjah’s publishing conference.
Sharjah’s work promoting Arab book markets includes its annual rights center at Sharjah International Book Fair, which will host 350 companies this year.
UK publisher Austin Macauley is working from the Sharjah Publishing City to gain better access to the Arabic market. Plans are underway to publish English books in Arabic and vice versa.
During BookExpo at the Javits Center next week, trade visitors and rights specialists will be in two different parts of the city, as the New York Rights Fair makes its debut at the Manhattan Pavilion.
The spaciousness and energy at Abu Dhabi’s National Exhibition Center make the just opened book fair there a sprawling, energetic event with a professional program at its heart.
Sharjah collaborates with Conakry, Guinea—the 2017 World Book Capital—to restore the city’s Djibril Tamsir Niane Library. And Kalimat is in production with its Gallimard translation exchange.