Further action against media in Turkey prompts international publishers’ criticism; and Amazon KDP names a new recipient of its Spanish-language award.
Awards recognizing UAE-specific work and international Arabic literature are announced as the International Publishers Association names its next president to a two-year term.
Books will remain exempt from VAT in the United Arab Emirates, even as a 5 percent VAT rate takes effect in the country in 2018.
Athens learns it’s UNESCO’s World Book Capital 2018 and that its largest bookstore, the 118-year-old Eleftheroudakis, is going under.
When does looking outward answer internal struggles? When, as Emirati publisher Bodour Al Qasimi says, trade diversification answers a local crisis.
In a Publishing Perspectives exclusive, Bodour Al Qasimi reacts to the International Publishers Association’s recent membership controversy and looks at the Arab world’s industry in globalization.
Books priced at 15 cents, daily membership at 22 cents: India’s mobile Juggernaut platform has arrived to low-ball the competition. A publisher to watch on the new horizon of the international stage.
Raised in ‘a family that loves books and reading,’ the publisher Bodour Al Qasimi arrives at Berlin’s Publishers’ Forum next week as one of the most influential and committed players on the industry’s world stage.
In a region with undependable publishing and distribution, self-publishing is not unusual, says Thailand’s Trasvin Jittidecharak ahead of London Book Fair.
Emphasizing ‘the plight of oppressed publishers and writers,’ the International Publishers Association confers its newly renamed Prix Voltaire on Saudi dissident Raif Badawi.