UNESCO: Sharjah

New recognition for the years of work that Sharjah’s royal family and civic leadership have dedicated to literacy and book culture: Sharjah follows Athens 2018 as “World Book Capital.” By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson Originally published at PublishingPerspectives.com Project Slogan: ‘Read—You Are in Sharjah’ The UAE’s Sharjah has been named World Book Capital for the… Read More

Translation: Bodour Al Qasimi on ‘New Impetus for Arab Publishing’

‘A culture without translation is a culture without windows,’ the UAE’s Bodour says. ‘A direct reflection of the challenges we face.’ Read More

'Promise, Energy, Surprise': Download A Free White Paper on 'The Markets' 2016

The pivotal international publishing regions to be featured at Frankfurt Book Fair on October 18 in The Markets: Global Publishing Summit. Learn about them in this free download. Read More

‘The First Free Zone For Publishing’: The UAE’s Bodour

Nothing may sound better to publishers than the phrase ‘larger global markets for publishing,’ which Sharjah Publishing City is being developed to create. The Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi speaks on October 18 as the UAE’s visionary in Frankfurt Book Fair’s The Markets: Global Publishing Summit. Read More

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

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