Aimed at adults as well as young readers, the new Sharjah Virtual Reading Festiva is being designed to stress cultural inclusion amid social distancing.
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.
The next publishing trade show to go digital is the United States’ BookExpo, with its public-facing BookCon set to have an outing online, too.
Awards this year go to winners in India, New Zealand, Kenya, Germany, Egypt, Spain, Indonesia, Finland, Italy, the UK, and USA.
The Sharjah Market Focus program at London Book Fair brings two pavilions to the trade show, as well as a stand featuring Sharjah’s World Book Capital year.
The 2020 edition of Bologna Children’s Book Fair will feature four of the most visible publishing leaders in today’s African markets.
Twelve Emirati writers appear during London Book Fair as part of the Market Focus Sharjah program, produced with the British Council.
The 2020 International Excellence Awards ceremony will be held for the first time in a London outside the European Union.