Iman Ben Chaibah launched Sail Publishing 12 years ago as an ebook-first company. She’s since added print books and an online store.
Emirates Airline Festival of Literature To Create an Independent Press
The 2022 in-person Emirates Airline Festival of Literature will feature the Emirates Literature Foundation’s opening of ELF Publishing.
Year’s End: IPA’s Bodour Al Qasimi Focuses on Publishing Solidarity, Freedom to Publish
IPA president Bodour Al Qasimi, caps a year of international meetings with publishers with a call for protection of the freedom to publish.
International Prize for Arabic Fiction: The 2020 Shortlist
Said by the jurors to ‘inspire questions about the destiny of the Arabic individual,’ six novels compete for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction.
During Dubai’s Emirates Airline Program: A Festival of Festivals
Alongside its public events, the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature aims to establish a Global Alliance of Literary Festivals with a conference for organizers.
Interview: Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Director Ahlam Bolooki
Programming a major literature festival in 2020, says festival director Ahlam Bolooki, is about responding to the times: ‘We see questions.’
The UK’s Curtis Brown Creative Writing Courses Get a Dubai Debut; Sharjah Stages First Emirati Book Fair
The London-based Curtis Brown Creative program is placing two author training sequences in the UAE, close on the heels of Sharjah’s first Emirati Book Fair.
Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in Dubai: ‘Peace, Tolerance, Happiness’
With programming for adult and children’s markets, the nine-day Emirate Airline festival in Dubai faces both the Arab world and internationalism.
In the UAE: Sharjah Publishing City, Kinokuniya Bookstores, Library Drones
News from the Sharjah Book Fair: as the Publishing City rises in Sharjah, nearby Dubai gets a smaller Kinokuniya bookstore. And UAE libraries contemplate drone deliveries.
Frankfurt’s The Markets: A Snapshot of the United Arab Emirates
Estimated at a value of €250 million, the UAE’s book industry is among the world’s most intriguing emerging stories, a fast-gainer in the lineup of The Markets: Global Publishing Summit in October at Frankfurt.
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