Arundhati Roy, author of The God of Small Things, announced at the Sharjah International Book Fair that she is currently working on a new novel.
Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi founded the Emirates Publishers Association and pushed for it to become a full member of the IPA. Here, she explains it was so important.
Addressing the differences between the various international book markets is one of the missions we have here at Publishing Perspectives. It’s perhaps the key reason we exist.
Teaching literacy to our youngest should be a top priority of any society. When money is an issue, charities can help. Where to you donate and why?
Let’s Read, a bold initiative to promote reading among preschool children in Gaza, launched at the Al-Shati refugee camp after overcoming many challenges.
The Etisalat Prize for Arabic Children’s Literature was established promote reading among Arabic-speaking families and books featuring Middle Eastern characters
The Yale Publishing Course attracted 65 publishers from 18 countries. Bodour Al Qasimi, a children’s book publisher from the UAE, shares four key takeaways.
By Edward Nawotka Simon and Schuster Opens Subsidiary in India It is the last of the “Big Six” US publishing groups to enter the Indian book market. The staff of six will focus on sales and marketing of S&S’s existing list of English-language titles. Three Million New Editions in the U.S. in 2010 If you thought the 1.3 million titles …
Beleaguered bookseller Waterstone’s is counting on aNobii, a book-oriented social networking site originally developed in Hong Kong, to help save them. By Roger Tagholm LONDON: Troubled UK chain Waterstone’s is pinning its hopes on the aNobii app which it officially launches next month. Not much has been said about this so-called “social bookselling” website, but it was clear from talking to …
This article is part of a series on publishing in the Middle East which is sponsored by the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair. By Yasmina Jraissati On the eve of their fifth birthday, Twitter published some remarkable statistics: on average, per day users send 140 million tweets and 460,000 new accounts are opened. Without a doubt, we are living interesting times. The …