The IPA, the Arab World, and ‘Building Dialogue’: Bodour on the Controversy

In a Publishing Perspectives exclusive, Bodour Al Qasimi reacts to the International Publishers Association’s recent membership controversy and looks at the Arab world’s industry in globalization. Read More

At #PF16: The UAE's Bodour: 'Ahead of the Curve'

The publisher Bodour Al Qasimi arrives at Berlin’s Publishers’ Forum as one of the most influential and committed players on the industry’s world stage. Porter Anderson at Publishing Perspectives. Read More

Jailed ‘Free Saudi Liberals’ Creator Raif Badawi Receives IPA Prix Voltaire

Emphasizing ‘the plight of oppressed publishers and writers,’ the International Publishers Association confers its newly renamed Prix Voltaire on Saudi dissident Raif Badawi. Read More

The IPA London Congress: Confrontation and Debate

Dichotomies of local and global, major and modest, resonated throughout the International Publishers Association’s 31st Congress, convened in the run-up to London Book Fair. Read More

‘Putting Readers First’ At BEA: Gatekeepers, Curators, And ‘Too Many Books’

‘Readers Are The Power Brokers Who Matter Most’ Readers decide. Readers come first, as they are the primary filters. Imprints, choices, and selections should really mean something. Brand can’t be faked in this area. Publish fewer books; publish better books. The concept has begun gaining traction as it dawns on many of us that “discoverability”… Read More

10 Bounces Of A Moving Target: Publishing Goes Mobile

Can You Hear Me Now? No, it’s not just you. Among our favorite confusing topics in digital publishing these days, mobile really gets around (sorry). And that’s because it’s thought by a great many people to be the coming thing. Maybe the already here thing. Maybe the you are so late thing. Forget plastics. Graduate to mobile.… Read More