The International Publishers Association this year opens several targeted informational programs to Frankfurt’s trade visitors this week.
At the IPA seminar in Jordan, IPA vice-president Bodour Al Qasimi called on the book industry to celebrate its achievements and embrace new solutions for publishing in the Arab world.
As an international community, Hugo Setzer tells delegates in Amman, ‘We have a shared duty to educate, to inform, and to entertain.’
As delegates gather in Jordan, speakers are talking technology, literacy in areas of violent conflict, and challenges to the freedom to publish.
Limited discretionary spending, censorship, piracy, and weak public policy challange the Arab world’s book industry, says Jordanian publisher Fathi Al Biss.
The Tehran Book Fair Uncensored—now in its fourth year showcasing Persian literature free of Iranian censorship—has opened London and Paris.
The UK’s quarterly ‘Index on Censorship’ has opened its 45-year archive to free readership, a response to an era of fake news and leadership lies.
Azadeh Parsapour, the Iranian publisher and champion of work censored by Tehran, talks about the dangers her company and its authors must navigate to bring suppressed writings to a Persian-language audience.
At an event organized by Byte the Book and the Frankfurt Book Fair, publishers looked at how social pressures influence publishing.
Hugo Setzer’s Manual Moderno publishes some 40 new titles per year and has an active catalogue of around 400 books in Mexico, a market in which, he says, censorship “is coming very close.”