In opening her bid for leadership in the International Publishers Association, the UAE’s Bodour Al Qasimi says publishing ‘shouldn’t be an industry stuck in time in how it treats the majority of its workforce.’
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.
Sweden’s laws require libraries to serve citizens in their native languages, a project supported by a donation of thousands of Arabic books from Sharjah’s Kalimat Foundation.
A fast-updating ticker from Amazon Charts is displaying how many pages have been read in nine AmazonCrossing translations that can be downloaded free through April 24 in recognition of World Book Day.
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.
Ahead of the 32nd International Publishers Association Congress in India, we look at the big issues speakers will address, including geo-political issues affecting publishing.
UNESCO’s World Arabic Day focuses on the world’s 5th most-spoken language with a number of high-profile speakers, including the ruler of Sharjah.
Six writers and their mentors are beginning the ninth annual Abu Dhabi desert nadwa program of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction.
As the 11-day Sharjah International Book Fair is formally opened to the public, its chief patron warns of the importance of the ‘light’ of literature.