‘Publishers take on the same risks as writers,’ and the IPA’s Prix Voltaire is open for 2017 nominations—which so far have an Asian concentration.
‘Nominees will have recently published controversial works amid pressure, threats, intimidation or harassment’ in this now-annual prize in the freedom to publish.
With the Marrakesh Treaty ratified by the requisite number of nations, a guide to its background and provisions is available now from the IPA.
The International Publishers Association and others appeal to the Mauritanian government not to execute blogger Mohamed Ould Cheikh Ould Mkhaitir.
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.
Germany’s publishing leadership’s petition for #FreeWordsTurkey calls for protection of free expression after the coup attempt of July.
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.