‘Enriching the local and Arab cultural and literary landscape,’ Dr. Ali Bin Tamim says, is a goal of the 1.5-million-dirham Kanz Al Jeel Award.
Exhibiting publishers from more than 80 nations participated in an Abu Dhabi International Book Fair that staged more than 650 events.
‘We’re in a good position,’ says Storytel’s Yasmina Jraissati, after the audiobook service Storytel’s first five years in the region.
With praise for the boosts that awards programs can offer, two scholars agree that translation of Arabic fiction is lagging in world markets.
Iman Ben Chaibah launched Sail Publishing 12 years ago as an ebook-first company. She’s since added print books and an online store.
Books, says Hany Kamel, ‘align with TikTok’s mission to inspire creativity and bring joy.’ The social medium is at Abu Dhabi’s book fair.
As Sheikh bin Zayed allocates millions of dirhams for books at Abu Dhabi’s fair, the show announces action against copyright violators.
Writers from across the Arab world were celebrated for their “intellectual power” at the Sheikh Zayed Book Award’s 2022 ceremony in Abu Dhabi.
The 12-year-old international digital book service’s CEO Michael Tamblyn addressed the Abu Dhabi book fair’s conference.
In taking books to film or television, consultant Maha Abdullah tells publishers, full ‘localization’ may be better than mere translation.