Piracy in the publishing industry cannot be controlled completely but it can be reduced substantially. Despite growing popularity of literary works by newcomers as well as established authors, publishers are facing tough times in many countries due to piracy, said Hugo Setzer, President of International Publishers Association.
As you enter the workshop room of the 38th Sharjah International Book Fair you see how children were learning to make masks, you stop at the doorway, stunned by several dragon and unicorn craft box heads ready to greet you.
Books are great tools in connecting cultures and bring people closer. Libraries play a pivotal role in this regard, open horizons for everyone and bring countries closer, said Chairman of Sharjah Book Authority (SBA) Ahmed Al Ameri.
Sharjah Girl Guides turned up in force at the Sharjah International Book Fair 2019 (SIBF) to promote their ‘Cookies for a Cause’ fundraising initiative. SIBF attracts around 2 million visitors each year, making it an ideal platform for SGG’s Brownies (7 to 11 years) and Guides (12 to 15 years) to promote their delicious wares and make sales in order raise money for a good cause.
Speakers at a session at the Sharjah book fair made a telling point: the importance of learning more than one language (“Experts discuss importance of bilingualism,” Nov.6, Gulf Today).
If acting is about dexterously camouflaging the self, Gulshan Grover has done this for nearly four decades. The ‘bad man’ of Bollywood, whose onscreen persona people loved to hate, is a man who has mastered the craft by acting in over 400 films.
It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Now, a popular actor has taken this saying to heart and he is now making a pioneering effort to teach both young and old the way to read visuals.
Sharjah Broadcasting Authority (SBA) has released a book titled “Calls from His Highness Ruler of Sharjah to Sharjah Radio’s Direct Line Programme, at the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) 2019.
World politics, once centred on the two poles (US and USSR), became unipolar after the collapse of the USSR and would soon become a multi-polar world with at least six countries having decisive power. India is trying to establish its place in the changing world, said former Indian diplomat and author TP Sreenivasan.
Almost an hour before the celebrated Indian poet and author Vikram Seth arrives at the auditorium at the Sharjah International Book Fair 2019 where he is to speak to school students, the hall is full. Only standing space is available and there are still two more busloads of children to be accommodated.