An Arabic reading app, Abjjad has 1.5 million registered users and works with publishers in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and other markets.
Publishers are building up their rights and digital business at Cairo International Book Fair this year, despite regional economic challenges.
Having participated in programming at the Cairo fair, the Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre opens a new partnership and site redesign.
Two trips, to Slovenia and Egypt, have opened the IPA president’s publishing-market travels this year.
Organizers of the long-running book fair in Cairo cite security concerns in excluding jailed Prix Voltaire winner Khaled Lotfy’s Tanmia Publishing.
In 2015 the Cairo International Book Fair will launch its first-ever professional program, which will run from January 29 through 31.
After being cancelled last year, the Cairo International Book Fair is back, with Tunisia, the country that sparked the Arab Spring, as guest of honor.
By Edward Nawotka In the wake of the cancellation of the Cairo International Book Fair, the American University of Cairo Press has announced its intention to launch it’s own fair, to take place at the end of March. Dubbed the Tahrir Book Fair, the event will take place on the AUC Downtown Campus on Tahrir Square. The publisher says the …
By Edward Nawotka For obvious reasons, if you want customer service this week from Kotobarabia, Egypt’s predominant e-book store, you’re out of luck. The lifting of censorship will bring a flood of new books, but it’s up to Arab and Western publishers to ensure there’s a pluralism of views. Ramy Habeeb, founder and CEO of Kotobarabia, who spoke to us from …
By Edward Nawotka We reached Egyptian novelist Ahmed Alaidy shortly after midnight while he was standing amid the hundreds of thousands of protesters in Tahrir Sq. in the center of Cairo. Alaidy, who works as an editor with Bloomsbury Qatar in Doha had come back to Egypt, initially to attend the now shuttered Cairo International Book Fair. “I could have …
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