In Egypt, a new publisher for the Naguib Mahfouz estate’s Arabic-language rights means a fresh outreach to younger readers.
International Prize for Arabic Fiction: The 2023 Shortlist
The shortlist for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction comprises work from Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Libya, Oman, and Saudi Arabia.
Eman Hylooz of Jordan’s Abjjad: Ebook Provider for 124 Publishers
An Arabic reading app, Abjjad has 1.5 million registered users and works with publishers in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, and other markets.
At Cairo Book Fair, Publishers Expand Rights Trade and Marketing
Publishers are building up their rights and digital business at Cairo International Book Fair this year, despite regional economic challenges.
IPA States Its Concern for a Missing Egyptian Publisher
Kotopia’s Ahmed Mahmoud Ibrahim, the International Publishers Association says, was detained in Riyadh in October.
The International Prize for Arabic Fiction’s 2023 Longlist
Nine markets are represented by the 16 longlisted books selected by the 2023 jury of the International Prize for Arabic Fiction.
IPA’s Prix Voltaire Issues its 2023 Call Worldwide for Nominations
The ninth IPA Prix Voltaire is to be awarded in May at Lillehammer’s World Expression Forum (WEXFO). Nominations are open.
IPA: Egypt’s Prix Voltaire Laureate Khaled Lotfy Out of Prison
The Prix Voltaire-winning Cairo publisher and bookseller Khaled Lotfy was released from prison, the IPA reports, on November 19.
Sheikh Zayed Book Award at Frankfurt: Building Reader Demand in the Arab World
Across the diverse Arab world, the potential to grow readership is vast and two publishers say success depends on having great books.
Rights Edition: Brazilian Books Are Selling in Cairo
With a Brazilian Publishers Translation Grant, Portuguese titles are being translated into Arabic in Egypt. [Sponsored]