The UAE has more than 500 English-language schools, more than China, and they are not alone in the region in investing heavily in education.
Al Manhal the Arabic-language ebook education company, has attracted more than a million users and updated its database to allow full-text search.
Nathan Hull of Mofibo describes why he believes the Middle East and North Africa offer vast potential for publishers looking to expand internationally.
Publishers in the Middle East describe how they are trying to get around daily challenges, in particular falling book sales, resulting from instability.
Sheikha Bodour, founder of the Emirates Publishers Association (EPA), discusses initiatives aimed at professionalizing publishing in the Arab world.
Mohammed Berrada, one of Morocco’s leading authors, discusses his decision to write in Arabic, the influence of France, and literature in Morocco.
In the UAE, the new Sharjah Book Authority will offer printing services to regional publishers, as well as offer distribution, research and events.
Though the Doha International Book Fair opened under the cloud of the killings in France, it proved interest in reading is growing in the oil rich country.
The Sharjah International Book Fair is focused on forging cultural connections and fighting Muslim extremism through books.
The Sharjah Book Fair may seem to indulge foreign visitors with excessive perks, but it’s all for the good and growth of the Emirate.