With lectures, panel discussions, and commercial presentations in both German and English, the new Frankfurt Audio Stage in Hall 3.1 will be busy.
Small presses and writers gathered during the weekend in London at a ‘Book & Zine Fair’ to highlight UK and international content in Spanish.
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.
The UAE’s minister of culture Noura Al Kaabi outlines her hopes to support the country’s knowledge economy, education, and book publishing ecosystem.
‘About 90 percent of our Arabic catalog is our own content,’ says Ammar Mardawi, the country manager for Storytel Arabia.
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.
In its fourth year, Frankfurt’s technology-and-culture programming called THE ARTS+ returns in a new partnership with B3, the Biennial of the Moving Image.
The Authors Guild’s new statement sees unsettled business between Cengage Unlimited and authors over the publisher’s new usage-based royalty payments.