UAE’s publishing industry: a vision of an avant-garde nation

By Bodour Al Qasimi 
When I spoke at Frankfurt Book Fair in October I wanted the audience to understand the core of publishing in the United Arab Emirates and what it means to be an industry leader. But more importantly, I wanted the publishing world to understand UAE publishers and our vision for the future of publishing in our country.

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IPA Country Report: Publishing in South Africa

South Africa's book publishing industry plays a vital role. PASA's Mpuka Radinka told us about the sector's prospects in a time of economic uncertainty and political interference.

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IPA country report: Saudi Arabia

In August 2015 the IPA General Assembly, comprising representatives from across the IPA membership, granted full member status to the Saudi Publishers Association (SPA). This step, according to SPA chief executive officer, Abdulrahman Alhamdan, immediately gave the SPA greater clout at home, and gave fresh impetus to its interactions with the Saudi government — particularly over freedom to publish.

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Israel's book market in 2015

Israel recently introduced a Fixed Book Price law, bringing changes for publishers and retailers. Leading publisher Racheli Edelman reveals the new climate for publishing.

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IPA country report: Bangladesh

In October 2015 the IPA General Assembly voted to grant the Academic and Creative Publishers Association of Bangladesh (ACPAB) IPA membership. It was a move that took the IPA's reach deeper into Asia via a country where language and the written word underpin the very identity of the nation.

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Russia's publishing market: threats and opportunities

Irina Gusinskaya from Alpina Publisher explains how the economic crisis is impacting Russia's publishing market. She tells us which titles and formats are selling best, and assesses the prospects for Russia's nascent ebook sector.

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New frontiers

from The Bookseller by Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi

I have always believed in the positive impact that dialogue has on narrowing divides and bringing about sustainable change, and it is for this reason that the Emirates Publishers Association (EPA) sought full membership in the International Publishers Association (IPA) soon after its creation.

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Fidibo: Supporting Copyright in Iran

Iran has never signed the Bern Convention and has no effective copyright legislation.

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Otunba Olayinka Lawal-Solarin on challenges facing publishing in Nigeria

Otunba Olayinka Lawal-Solarin is Chairman of Literamed Publications and one of Nigeria’s best-known publishers. He told IPA about his experiences in publishing and the challenges facing the book industry.

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Battling book piracy in Nigeria: new IPA report

Nigeria's rich literary heritage has produced great writers such as Chinua Achebe, Wole Soyinka, Ben Okri and Chimamanda Adichie.

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Publishing in Georgia: IPA country report

Gvantsa Jobava analyses the state of publishing in Georgia today, revealing how government interference is crippling the textbook sector.

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Market insight: publishing in Canada

Market insight: publishing in Canada

Our colleagues at the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP) and the Association nationale des éditeurs de livres (ANEL) have produced a comprehensive report on market conditions for publishing in Canada.

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France's ebook market: new research into buying and reading habits

The fifth SOFIA/SNE/SGDL survey on France's ebook reading and purchasing habits shows a growing market. We reveal the key trends.

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Japanese publishing market still downsizing, but opportunity in ebooks and education

We have a new Japan Country Report, prepared by Norio Yamamoto, CEO of Chuokeizai-sha Inc.

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