In 2015 the Cairo International Book Fair will launch its first-ever professional program, which will run from January 29 through 31.
Aisha Al-Kaabi discusses the history and mission of her publishing house IQRAni, which is at the forefront of a publishing boom in the UAE.
Kotobi.com, a major new Arabic ebookstore launched at this year’s Cairo Book Fair, has potential to be a gamechanger for publishing in the region.
Syria’s civil war has decimated the local publishing business, all-but-ending the printing and sale of new books, and forcing many publishers and authors to emigrate.
Ongoing political uncertainty has resulted in a depressed local book market leading Egyptians to look elsewhere in the Arab world and further abroad to bolster business.
Egyptian journalist and bestselling author Ibrahim Issa believes the Arab Spring has added religious oppression to the existing political hardships of the region.