The American Library Association holds its third Sharjah conference for library professionals in the Arab world, cautiously worried at the US election news while pressing a transformative agenda.
In the UAE: Sharjah Publishing City, Kinokuniya Bookstores, Library Drones
News from the Sharjah Book Fair: as the Publishing City rises in Sharjah, nearby Dubai gets a smaller Kinokuniya bookstore. And UAE libraries contemplate drone deliveries.
‘Practical, Technical, and Philosophical’ Issues: Sharjah’s Ahmed Al Ameri
Aiming to create ‘a bridge between Arab cultures and with the rest of the world,’ Ahmed Al Ameri talks of his leadership of Sharjah Book Authority and his goals for Sharjah Publishing City.
Sharjah Publishing City: A Free Zone ‘For the World’
The Sharjah Book Authority announces more information about the soon-to-launch ‘publishing free zone’ and its tax-free incentives for book publishers.
Frankfurt’s The Markets: A Snapshot of the United Arab Emirates
Estimated at a value of €250 million, the UAE’s book industry is among the world’s most intriguing emerging stories, a fast-gainer in the lineup of The Markets: Global Publishing Summit in October at Frankfurt.
The UAE’s Bodour: ‘To Always Stay Ahead of the Curve’
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.
Rights Deals Soar at Sharjah Book Fair
Translation funding and robust international attendance at the Sharjah Book Fair’s professional program has given rise to more rights deals at the fair.
Sharjah’s Investment in Arabic Literature: 1,001 Titles by 2017
The UAE-based Knowledge Without Borders has announced the inception of a plan to release and promote “1,001 Titles” in Arabic literature in two years’ time.
The Arab World’s Book Fair Ambassador
Lebanon’s Nasser Jarrous has been fostering understanding between the Arab World and the West by helping open ‘closed markets,’ such as Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
In Sharjah, Calls for Discussion of Redefining Freedom to Publish
Ahead the Sharjah Book Fair, Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi of the Emirates Publishers Association called for a discussion on the principle of freedom to publish.