Bodour Al Qasimi continued her tour of IPA members to better understand the different challenges and opportunities in different IPA member countries. Her latest stops were in Spain, the UAE and Greece.
Ahead of welcoming Spain as the Guest of Honour at Sharjah International Book Fair, IPA President, Bodour Al Qasimi, visited Spanish publishers in Madrid to present the work of IPA and hear about the concerns of the Spanish publishers.
Sharjah International Book Fair was the opportunity for Bodour Al Qasimi to visit publishers closer to home, in a meeting with the Emirates Publishers Associations.
See this article in Publishing Perspectives for coverage of the meeting.
Finally, on the occasion of Thessaloniki Book Fair, Al Qasimi met with Greek publishers.
Eva Karaitidi, GM of Hestia Publications, like so many, worked hard to find the opportunity in the challenges facing the publishing industry in 2020. As a fifth-generation publisher, her passion is inspiring. Listen to Eva's interview about her experiences. @IntPublishers pic.twitter.com/zQf1QbnFDu— Bodour Al Qasimi (@Bodour) December 2, 2021
Founder of Eurasian Publications Phaedon Kidoniatis believes that the IPA and Greek publishers are on a path to a new and better relationship. The IPA is ready to work alongside Hellenic publishing to improve the market for all stakeholders. @IntPublishers pic.twitter.com/r0qdtGiy7I— Bodour Al Qasimi (@Bodour) December 2, 2021
During the pandemic, many Greek publishers struggled to reach their audience with the loss of events like book fairs presenting a huge obstacle. To learn more about this, listen to the interview of President of the Athens Book Publishers Association, @polakapola @IntPublishers pic.twitter.com/GjVjuJZBK4— Bodour Al Qasimi (@Bodour) December 2, 2021
Flexibility and being open to change have meant that young publishers like Marilena Karamolegou, co-founder of Domo Publishing, have been able to weather the storm of the pandemic. @IntPublishers pic.twitter.com/SpttI4bHAq— Bodour Al Qasimi (@Bodour) December 2, 2021