As all eyes turn to the New York Book Expo, more than 6 million people are attending book fairs around the world this May

As we all know, there are three big book events every year – the London Book Fair, the New York Book Expo, and the Frankfurt Book Fair. And if we stretch the imagination a little we can count a few other big book fairs – Guadalajara and Bologna, for example, and lately Shanghai and Beijing Read More …

May’s Tehran International Book Fair will showcase 141,000 European and Arabic language books. Millions of dollars worth of books will be sold

Saeed Abedini, managing director of Iranian International Publishers Association, is reporting that alongside the Persian titles at the Tehran International Book Fair this year will be 109,000 titles in European languages and a further 32,000 titles in Arabic. The eleven-day Tehran fair kicks off May 2 and is expected to see at least two million Read More …

“A library as large as a city.” Iran’s Fidibo offers ebooks to commuters on the Tehran Metro

Iran is not a country topping the priority list of most publishers and authors, and there are challenges to publishing and distribution in Iran many in the west would find uncomfortable. But we would be wrong to dismiss the Iranian book market out of hand. This, after all, is the country that has the largest Read More …