Digital publishing : what issues for bibliodiversity in the Arabic-speaking world ? The 7th workshop of the International Assembly of independent publishers at the Abu Dhabi Book Fair

Pays de parution : Émirats arabes unis

The 7th workshop of the International Assembly of independent publishers will be held from 30 April to 2 May 2014 in Abu Dhabi, through a partnership with the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair, and the support of the International Organisation of the Francophonie and the Prince Claus Fund. It will convene 15 publishers and digital publishing experts from the Arab world and Argentina, with the common objective of :
• Helping publishers to overcome technical challenges encountered during the creation of ePub files in Arabic ;
• Discussing digital distribution platforms used in the Arab world ;
• Sharing experiences on online promotion and e-marketing ;
• Drafting recommendations to facilitate traditional publishers’ transition towards digital publishing and secure a better diffusion for digital publications in the Arab world.

All proposals and recommendations from this workshop will be communicated to public and standardisation authorities, and will be available on the Alliance’s Digital Lab.

Following the workshop, 3 May, from 11:00 to 12:00, do not miss the public speech on “Words and money”, a book by André Schiffrin translated and co-published by the Arabic-language network of the Alliance. More information here !

For more information on this workshop and on the International Assembly of independent publishers :