Ramy Habeeb, founder of Kotobarabia — the first Arabic ebookstore — explains the mistakes he made and what needs to happen now to make Arabic ebooks viable.
Digital Publishing Growth in the Arab World: Slow, But Steady
The Abu Dhabi Book Fair next week will showcase several Arabic digital publishing startups, including Qordoba Books, but there’s still unfulfilled potential.
Arab, Western Publishers Have a Responsibility to Egypt
By Edward Nawotka For obvious reasons, if you want customer service this week from Kotobarabia, Egypt’s predominant e-book store, you’re out of luck. The lifting of censorship will bring a flood of new books, but it’s up to Arab and Western publishers to ensure there’s a pluralism of views. Ramy Habeeb, founder and CEO of Kotobarabia, who spoke to us from …
LBF Digest: Tales of the “Hero Fair Goers”
By Ramy Habeeb, founder and CEO, Kotobarabia.com I think one of the most depressing things that a truly committed publisher can see are empty bookshelves. And that certainly was the case at the London Book Fair, where many publishers were unable to shelve their booths with that most precious of commodities, their books. When I first entered the fair, I …