Looking to ‘safeguard publishers’ in the COVID-19 crisis, Bodour Al Qasimi and the Emirates Publishers Association announce new aid for the UAE industry.
Aimed at adults as well as young readers, the new Sharjah Virtual Reading Festiva is being designed to stress cultural inclusion amid social distancing.
With Ingram’s and Simon & Schuster’s exits from London Book Fair, other publishers are watchful–concerned both for employee safety and for cost in case of a quarantine.
The Sharjah Market Focus program at London Book Fair brings two pavilions to the trade show, as well as a stand featuring Sharjah’s World Book Capital year.
‘Ninety percent of the guests are confirming their participation’ in the new May dates for the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, says Elena Pasoli.
Twelve Emirati writers appear during London Book Fair as part of the Market Focus Sharjah program, produced with the British Council.
While reporting big attendance numbers, the Sharjah Book Fair this year is most memorable for events affirming its deepening world publishing relationships.
Both the president and vice-president of the International Publishers Association led Sharjah’s Publishers Conference spotlight on African publishing.
The 2019 edition of Sharjah International Book Fair’s Publishers Conference is being expanded to three days and broadening the scope of its discussions.
During Sharjah’s ‘Guest City’ program at the Moscow International Book Fair, representatives of Sharjah and the Moscow fair signed an agreement to continue their literary cooperation.