Embracing young people’s pleasure in technology, the Sharjah leadership experiments with a VR presentation of literature for children, based on the the life of the UAE’s founder.
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.
Telling Publishing Perspectives about her ‘good, great partnership’ with London’s Quarto, Sharjah’s Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi announces that Kalimat Quarto will begin distribution in early 2017.
Sheikha Bodour, founder of the Emirates Publishers Association (EPA), discusses initiatives aimed at professionalizing publishing in the Arab world.
Let’s Read, a bold initiative to promote reading among preschool children in Gaza, launched at the Al-Shati refugee camp after overcoming many challenges.
Sharjah’s Children’s Festival drew together Arabic and foreign publishers for cultural exchanges; now annual, it aims to become the Bologna of the Middle East.
Yesterday, in Part 1, Erik Christopher looked at the e-book models offered to librarians by the United States’ two largest e-book retailers, Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble. Today, he considers the model offered by Overdrive and the future of lending as seen by the Open Book Alliance’s Peter Brantley. By Erik Christopher Despite the user-friendly devices and what they can …
SHARJAH: “The Arab-speaking world does not have a reading culture per se as in the West,” says Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi, daughter of the ruler of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. “Parents don’t read bedtime stories to their children and there is a tendency for parents to rely on schools to give their children their first reading experience.” As …
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