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A mixture of regional and global publishing news, Publish MENA‘s function is to offer insights and inspiration to publishers across this exciting region – home to some of the world’s largest book fairs and literary events – and to encourage publishers within and outside MENA to take this publishing opportunity seriously.
This 8th edition is a bumper pandemic catch-up issue, covering key regional and global events from earlier this year.
Here’s how t he table of contents panned out:
- Welcome to Publish MENA #8
- Thinking ahead to the post-pandemic publishing world
- Before we proceed: Percentages – a cautionary tale
- The world’s biggest book fair clocked 3.5 million visitors
- Morocco’s Casablanca International Book Fair pulled in half a million visitors
- Mexico book market plummets 88.2% amid pandemic
- Abu Dhabi, Riyadh and Tehran among MENA book fairs cancelled in 2020
- Storytel raised $96.5 million in fresh funding
- Digital-first Storytel thrives as other publishers struggle amid the pandemic
- 2020 Prix Orange du Livre goes to Morocco’s Youssouf Amine Elalamy
- “A perfect moment for ebooks.” – Bloomsbury
- South Sudanese novel wins PEN Translates Award
- Morocco’s National Library went digital as country locked down
- New global subscription service for English-language Manga publishers
- 2021 Sheikh Zayed Book Award opens for submissions
- “Severe and lasting damage” as 2/3 of French publishers miss out on the 30% digital surge during lockdown
- Simon & Schuster Q1 revenue up 4%, driven by 16% growth in ebook and audiobook sales
- YouScribe launched in Burkina Faso
- Sweden’s Nextory sees 94% revenue and 110% subscriber growth in Q1
- Abdelouahab Aissaoui wins International Prize for Arabic Fiction
- “A life saving growth of 300% in our D2C e-commerce sales during lockdown” – Verso
- Mills & Boon launches unlimited subscription service
- StreetLib CEO Giacomo D’Angelo participates in Abu Dhabi panel discussion
- Thanks for reading
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