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EPA Highlights 40 Emirati Publishers at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair

SHARJAH: The Emirates Publishers Association (EPA) is actively participating in the 32nd edition of the May 22-28 Abu Dhabi International Book Fair.

The EPA is showcasing a remarkable array of knowledge and literary works through its ground-breaking platform, ‘Menassah’, which features an astounding inventory of over 14,300 books.

Boasting an impressive collection of 438 meticulously curated titles from 40 esteemed Emirati publishers, the EPA aims to captivate the attention of publishers, academics, authors, and fair attendees alike, inviting them to delve into the extraordinary achievements of Emirati publishing houses. By championing a diverse range of publications under its umbrella, the Emirates Publishers Association seeks to foster a culture of reading among all segments of society.

The EPA’s commitment to catering to the diverse interests of readers from different nationalities and age groups enriches the knowledge landscape in the UAE, further solidifying the pivotal role of the publishing sector in driving societal, cultural, and economic development.

Supporting Emirati publishers

Abdullah Al Kaabi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Emirates Publishers Association, emphasised the significance of the association’s involvement in the book fair, along with the pivotal role played by Menassah, saying: “Our participation is a testament to our dedication to enhancing the cultural and intellectual fabric of the UAE. The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair presents a unique opportunity for regional publishing sectors to network with global industry professionals. By fostering meaningful partnerships during this momentous gathering, our members contribute significantly to promoting and expanding their businesses, thereby propelling the advancement of the publishing industry in the UAE and strengthening its creative industries.”

Mutual partnerships

The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair offers Emirati EPA member publishers a valuable opportunity to partake in matchmaking sessions. These sessions aim to facilitate connections with publishers from diverse countries, such as Turkey and China. Through these valuable interactions, publishers have the opportunity to explore potential copyright transactions and engage in discussions regarding books they are interested in selling or acquiring the rights to. It is a prime occasion for forging international collaborations and expanding the reach of Emirati publications.

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