Istanbul wants to be a global centre of publishing. Is that at all realistic?

Two hundred publishers will be in Istanbul this week for the 4th annual Arabic Book Fair, regarded as the largest Arabic literary event approved by the Arab Publishers’ outside of the Arab countries. “Discover a New World” is this year’s theme. Emrah Kısakürek, chairman of Media Publishing Union which is organising the event at Istanbul’s Read More …

Turkey expecting a record breaking year in publishing as trade sector grows and book fairs and festivals boom

While the western book fairs naturally continue to grab the attention on the western publishing industry circuit, the real story of the Global New Renaissance is unfolding in the smaller markets that are largely overlooked. There has been phenomenal growth in interest and attendance, and consequently sales, at book fairs and book festivals around the Read More …