Nothing may sound better to publishers’ ears than the phrase ‘larger global markets for publishing.’ The UAE’s Sharjah Publishing City is a new trade zone now in development.
Sharjah Publishing City: A Free Zone ‘For the World’
The Sharjah Book Authority announces more information about the soon-to-launch ‘publishing free zone’ and its tax-free incentives for book publishers.
“Politics is Distinct from Publishing,” says Saudi Publishers Association
As new members of the IPA, the Arab Publishers Association wants to emphasize that they are an independent, professional, non-governmental organization.
Riyadh Int’l Book Fair Offers Window Into Closed World
Roger Tagholm reports from the Riyadh Int’l Book Fair, where his pre-conceptions about Saudi Arabia were challenged and cultures connected through books.
Why So Few US Translations of South Asian Lit? (Continued)
At Asymptote, Mahmud Rahman discusses why South Asian literary translation is hamstrung by a lack of institutional support and a dearth of competent translators.
Why So Few US Translations of South Asian Lit?
For translations of South Asian literature to become more prevalent in the US, there needs to be a breakthrough, surprise hit, writes Mahmud Rahman.
Sharjah “Rights Souk” Fosters Key Partnerships on Geographic Fringe
The latest Sharjah International Book Fair underscored its role in bringing together partners from countries and regions often on the fringes of other fairs.
Mark Linz: One Man We Can Thank for Opening Arabic Lit to the West
Mark Linz, the long-serving director of the American University in Cairo Press, died this month, but his legacy lives on in the editors, translators and publishers he fostered.
How Mapin Publishing Put Indian Illustrated Books on the Map
Bipin Shah, founder of Mapin Publishing, recounts how he ventured into publishing illustrated books on India for the rest of the world and built a global brand.
That Day: September 11, 2001 and Its Impact on Publishing
Publishing Perspectives editor Ed Nawotka shares his memories of September 11, 2001 and considers its impact on the publishing industry.