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.
On October 18, 2016, The Markets: Global Publishing Summit will showcase seven publishing regions you can’t afford to ignore. Here we offer brief glimpses into each of these markets.
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.
Questioned whether North Korea could join the International Publishers Association, IPA President Richard Charkin grinned and gave a simple answer.
Craig Hawes describes how his book of short stories set in Dubai was pulled from bookstores in the UAE and reflects on the state of censorship in the country.
Chip Rossetti of the Library of Arabic Literature introduces an ambitious new publishing project offering classic Arabic texts to English readers for the first time.
By Ali Alsaloom The United Arab Emirates has moved from the camel to the Cadillac in a very short amount of time. Where our Bedouin forefathers once lived just to survive another day in the punishing desert climes, we drive air-conditioned cars to air-conditioned malls. So it might seem strange to suggest a return to the camel, yet that is …
By Hannah Johnson BlackBerry Torch Announced (But the UAE Doesn’t Get Any) Research In Motion unveiled its newest device, the BlackBerry Torch. It has a touchscreen and a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. In addition to all the usual smartphone features (fancy camera, LED flash, GPS chip, and 32G of storage), the Torch also uses an updated text reflow function in the …