Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Sharjah International Book Fair spotlights translation at London Book Fair  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN Press - 14/04/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN Press) The Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) has concluded its highly successful participation in the 43rd London Book Fair, which took place at Earls Court in London from the 8th to the 10th of April.



Represented by Ahmed Al Al Ameri, SIBF Director, and Salim Omar Salim, SIBF Head of Sales and Marketing, SIBF made use of its participation to network with international publishers and other stakeholders in the publishing industry as well as to promote the programme of events for the upcoming Sharjah International Book Fair, including the Fair's acclaimed Professional Programme, which is set to take place over three days directly preceding the Fair.



In addition to exhibiting at the book fair, SIBF also presented an expert panel discussion focused on furthering collaborative cooperation between publishers in the Arab world and those in the greater publishing community. Titled 'Sharjah Book Fair 2014: Facilitating Translation Business between the Arab and the International Publishing Communities “ Common Cultural Pitfalls and How to Surmount Them', the discussion was chaired by SIBF Director Ahmed Al Al Ameri and featured Bassam Chebaro of the Lebanese Arab Scientific Publishers, Nermin Molloaglu of Turkey's Kalem agency, Tamer Said of the UAE's Kalimat Publishing, Eric Visser of Dutch publishers De Geus, and Jason Bartholomew of Hodder & Stoughton. The panel discussion was also the first opportunity for international rights sellers and buyers to register their interest to attend Sharjah International Book Fair 2014's Professional Programme



Speaking during his opening address, Ahmed Al Ameri underlined the importance of translation as a vehicle for driving the creation of cross-cultural understanding, saying, "We believe there are no cultural differences that cannot be overcome with the power of publishing. The more books pass from the Arab world to the Western world and vice versa, the more knowledge and experience we will share, the more understanding we will build, and the better a world we will leave to our children and grandchildren.



This ethos is in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, who conceived the Sharjah International Book Fair over thirty three years ago, with the aims of promoting literature and learning, boosting the publishing industry within the Emirates, strengthening commercial and educational links with the wider world, exchanging ideas, and preserving the crafts, skills and knowledge that make books so central to civilisation everywhere.



The panellists then went on to discuss and debate a number of highly relevant topics related to the field of translation, such as the similarities and differences between Arab markets and the rest of the world and the most common misunderstandings by international publishers when they first decide to do business in the Arab world



The discussion also looked at the standard publishing terms and conditions for Small Arabic publishers and explored issues such as who has the right to negotiate for international rights and how advances work in Arab world and internationally, in addition to comparing the structure of publishing in the Arab world to that which is adhered to internationally and providing a number of extremely valuable tips for publishers and others looking to do business with the Arab and international publishing community



About SIBF
The Sharjah International Book Fair was established in 1982 under an Emiri decree issued by His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, and has grown to become one of the 4 biggest book fairs in the world .The 11-day annual Book Fair is a direct result of Sharjah's dedication and commitment to developing and maintaining a culture of reading within the Emirate and the UAE, as is clearly encapsulated in the SIBF motto - For love of the written word.

 


MENAFN Press




  MENA News Headlines
 Oct 24 2014 - Qatar- Aljazeera to mark 300 days since arrests of journalistsThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula)   Aljazeera will be airing a special 300 second montage live on TV and online today to mark the 300 days since the arrest of its journalists Baher Mohamed, Mohamed Fahmy and ...

 Oct 24 2014 - Qatari, Iranian firms sign agreementThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula)  Qatar's Minister of Economy and Trade H E Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani yesterday visited the Islamic Republic of Iran, accompanied by a delegation that ...

 Oct 24 2014 - Ecuador invites Qatari investors in key sectorsThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula)  The visiting President of the Republic of Ecuador, Rafael Correa Delgado, invited Qatari businessmen to invest in some of the promising sectors of the Ecuadorean economy, ...

 Oct 24 2014 - Qatar- Interior Ministry signs deal worth QR329m at MilipolThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula)  The total number of people who visited the recently concluded Milipol Qatar exhibition reached 6,583 persons from 63 countries, according to a press statement.Brig Nasser ...

 Oct 24 2014 - Saudi- Rem Sibug leads winners in InterCon Monthly MedalArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Talented Filipino young golfer Christer Rem Sibug was back in winning mode after a vacation in his native Philippines when he claimed the centerpiece A-Division title last Friday ...

 Oct 24 2014 - Saudi- Lifebuoy bowlers strike double in Mobily CupArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Lifebuoy bowling team made an impressive start to the Thursday League 12th Conference for Mobily Cup winning a Team of the Week and Bowler of the Week double at the Bowling City ...

 Oct 24 2014 - Saudi- Alaska Aces trump Purefoods 93-73Arab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) MANILA: Everything was going well for debuting reigning Grand Slam champion Purefoods on Wednesday night until the Star Hotshots known last season as the San Mig Coffee Mixers ...

 Oct 24 2014 - Malaysia charges 3 with supporting ISArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) KUALA LUMPUR: A Malaysian court on Thursday charged three men with supporting the Islamic State (IS) after they were arrested while attempting to leave the country to join the ...

 Oct 24 2014 - Corruption 'paralyzes' Ukraine: PoroshenkoArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) ODESSA Ukraine: Corruption is 'paralysing' Ukraine's economy President Petro Poroshenko said Thursday on a pre-election visit to the country's most important sea port.Poroshenko ...

 Oct 24 2014 - New Swedish govt steps up spendingArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) STOCKHOLM: Sweden's new left-wing government presented Thursday its 2015 budget with the Nordic country's largest deficit in nearly two decades as it seeks to boost employment ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help