New Prize Urges Arabic Kid’s Publishers to Compete

In Feature Articles by Edward Nawotka

SHARJAH: “The Arab-speaking world does not have a reading culture per se as in the West,” says Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi, daughter of the ruler of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. “Parents don’t read bedtime stories to their children and there is a tendency for parents to rely on schools to give their children their first reading experience.” As …

What’s Being Said About Publishing Perspectives

In Feature Articles by Edward Nawotka

Marina Tristan, assistant director of Arte Publico Press — the oldest publisher of Chicano and Latino literature in the United States —  shared with us how her business would benefit by reading Publishing Perspectives, what she might like to read in the future, and which Europeans are surprising fans of Chicano literature. httpv:// WATCH: Marina Tristan and others on our …

Eco-challenge: Produce the Greenest Book Possible

In Feature Articles by Edward Nawotka

NEW YORK, USA & KARLSRUHE, GERMANY: Chul Kim’s brief was to produce “the greenest book possible,” one to serve as the catalog to accompany a new exhibit at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York City entitled “Design for a Living World.” As director of publications for the museum, it would fall on him to find the right suppliers …

The Woman Who Fought Back

In Feature Articles, Resources by Edward Nawotka

STOCKHOLM: “This will not come to any resolution. There´s too much at stake. All I can do is to write my book about it,” says Eva Gabrielsson, the long time partner of the late bestselling author Stieg Larsson. Gabrielsson’s memoir, tentatively called The Year After Stieg, is likely to generate a great deal of publicity, so much so that Gabrielsson …

Welcome to Publishing Perspectives!

In Feature Articles by Hannah Johnson

We are proud to announce the launch of Publishing Perspectives, an online newsletter focused on bringing you the latest international publishing news and opinions. Read about our newsletter and philosophy, or scroll further down to watch videos from our team. You can subscribe to our email newsletter by entering your email address in the box to the right. Get perspective …

UAE in NYC for BEA

In Feature Articles by Edward Nawotka

ABU DHABI: “It is very difficult to get American publishers to come to the United Arab Emirates,” said Beatrice Stauffer, the program manager for Kitab and The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair (ADIBF), “That is why we’re taking our story to New York.” Stauffer is one of dozens of publishing professionals hopping Etihad or Emirates flights to New York for …

Muslim Voices: In Tune with the Times

In Feature Articles by Edward Nawotka

NEW YORK: “As a man of culture, it is my view that we often neglect culture as a bridge between civilizations and people,” says Mustapha Tlili, the Tunisian scholar and novelist who is one of the principle organizers of a new cultural festival, Muslim Voices: Arts and Ideas, which runs from June 5-14 in New York City. Muslim Voices promises …

New AAP Prez Prioritizes Anti-piracy

In Feature Articles by Edward Nawotka

NEW YORK: When Tom Allen took over as President of the Association of American Publishers, his chair was still warm. Pat Schroeder, the former Colorado congresswoman sat in the same chair from June 1997 until April 30 of this year and gave Allen just one month to get up to speed before she took off for Florida and “to sail …

Ed Nawotka at the Abu Dhabi Book Fair 2009

In Feature Articles by Hannah Johnson

Publishing Perspectives editor-in-chief Ed Nawotka offers his impressions of the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, which took place in March 2009. SEE: A video of Chad Post, Open Letter, at the Abu Dhabi Book Fair 2009 EXPLORE: Information about the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair