publishing business

Publisher Dareen Charafeddine on the Future of Arabic Children’s Literature

Beyond that, I thought I’d borrow from my other blog, Read Kutub Kids, a two-part interview with Kalimat publisher Dareen Charafeddine.


Shorouk-Penguin Partnership Inked: Project Seeks to Improve Translations in Arabic, English

Last night at Cairo’s Manial Palace, Penguin International President Andrew Phillips and Dar El Shorouk Chair Ibrahim El Moallem formally signed themselves into a partnership that was more than a year in the making: a joint Shorouk-Penguin project that will bring out both Penguin classics and local titles in Arabic.

What’s Bloomsbury Qatar Up To?

Two interesting pieces this week address what the new Arabic-English publishing venture, Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing (BQFP), has got up its bilingual sleeves. From Chip Rosetti in Publishing Perspectives: “We hope to have more than 50 titles (in both languages)… Read More ›