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.’
‘A culture without translation is a culture without windows,’ the UAE’s Bodour says. ‘This is a direct reflection of the challenges we face.’
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.
In a Publishing Perspectives exclusive, Bodour Al Qasimi reacts to the International Publishers Association’s recent membership controversy and looks at the Arab world’s industry in globalization.
Raised in ‘a family that loves books and reading,’ the publisher Bodour Al Qasimi arrives at Berlin’s Publishers’ Forum next week as one of the most influential and committed players on the industry’s world stage.
New additions to the upcoming London Book Fair’s Main Stage lineup include Michael Sheen, Julie Smith, and Steven Bartlett.
PublisHer has announced that Lisa Lyons Johnston, Sandra Tamele, and Beatrice Yong-in Lin have joined its board with the new year.
More longlists in the 18th cycle of the Sheikh Zayed Book Awards: Translation, Criticism, Development of Nations.
Early numbers from the UAE indicate that the 2023 Sharjah International Book Fair has drawn at least 1.2 million visitors.
The 20th edition of Greece’s Thessaloniki International Book Fair will feature Guest of Honor Sharjah in May.