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Sharjah Publishers Conference to begin on November 1

Staff Reporter /Sharjah
reporters@khaleejtimes.com Filed on October 26, 2020

The three-day event will host eight-panel discussions on the key issues and challenges facing the publishing sector.

More than 317 publishing professionals and 33 speakers will take part in the 10th Publishers Conference from November 1 to 3, the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) has announced.

The three-day event will host eight-panel discussions on the key issues and challenges facing the publishing sector in the region and around the world.

The conference will begin with a discussion titled ‘Global publishing spotlight: Surviving and thriving during a pandemic’. Publishing professionals from around the world will speak on how the global publishing industry has risen to the challenge of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, and the lessons they learnt in the process. The details of the application process for the $300,000 SIBF Translation Grant will be presented exclusively to participants on the first day.

The conference will conclude with one of its most-anticipated features, the hugely popular “matchmaking” session, where publishers and industry professionals meet to discuss buying and selling of rights and strike new deals.

reporters@khaleejtimes.com

Sessions during the conference

  • Global publishing spotlight: Surviving and thriving during a pandemic
  • Publishing pivoting for the future: How virtual events and social media are connecting publishers and readers across the globe
  • Translated books: Finding new audiences
  • Emirati authors in conversation
  • It’s a woman’s world: Global women in publishing
  • Homeschooling and virtual learning: What is next for education publishing
  • Book piracy: What is the damage?
  • Listen up! The audiobook phenomenon: Growth and listening habits

Staff Reporter





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