The second iteration of the Salon de Livre Africain du Paris featured some 60 publishers from France and 11 markets in Africa.
Rights Edition: A Young Egyptian Publisher for Naguib Mahfouz’s Writings
In Egypt, a new publisher for the Naguib Mahfouz estate’s Arabic-language rights means a fresh outreach to younger readers.
Eman Hylooz of Jordan’s Abjjad: Ebook Provider for 124 Publishers
An Arabic reading app, Abjjad has 1.5 million registered users and works with publishers in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and other markets.
At Cairo Book Fair, Publishers Expand Rights Trade and Marketing
Publishers are building up their rights and digital business at Cairo International Book Fair this year, despite regional economic challenges.
Mumbai’s Bookstore and Library Trilogy: An Eighth Anniversary
With its bookstore on the ground floor and its library upstairs, India’s Trilogy serves a loyal following: ‘Getting books is our only headache.’
London’s Al Saqi Bookstore Is Ending a 44-Year Run
A prized center of Arabic language, culture, and literature in London is closing amid mounting economic and post-Brexit challenges.
Bookwire in France: A ‘New’ Audiobook Market
Bookwire’s half-day ‘All About Audio’ conference highlighted trends in the fast-growing but still-young popularity of audiobooks in France. (Sponsored)
Beyrouth Livres: A First Staging in a Troubled Market
The new iteration of the francophone book fair in Beirut was designed ‘to have the author meet the public’ in beleaguered Lebanon.
Juan Pirlot de Corbion on YouScribe: Betting on Africa
‘Every mobile can became a pocket library,’ according to digital book distributor Juan Pirlot de Corbion at YouScribe.
Frankfurt Fellow Nicolás Rodríguez Galvis: ‘A Unique Chance’
A Frankfurt Fellow now back from the trade show, Nicolás Rodríguez Galvis talks about his work at Paris’ Éditions Métailié.