Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) is joining hundreds of participants from the publishing industry around the world to participate in Frankfurter Buchmesse 2018, the Frankfurt International Book Fair in Germany, which opened this week and will run until 14 October.
Considered the world’s largest book fair, it drew a record number of visitors in 2017, as some of the world’s biggest authors gave readings, lectures and signed books for attendees. The participation of HBKU Press to the fair has lined them up among the rank of the world’s top publishing houses and exposes them to hundreds of fair visitors.
The HBKU Press booth, located in Hall 5.1, Stand B143, represents over nine years of acclaimed works and innovative publications, from award-winning original titles in both English and Arabic, to translated works by globally-recognised authors and translators. At Frankfurter Buchmesse, HBKU Press will promote their brand to the global market, enter into agreements to buy and sell rights of books that meet their strategic vision, and establish relationships with entities that can expand the reach of their titles.
According to Rima Ismail, Outreach and Special Projects Manager at HBKU Press, they experienced exponential growth in terms of output, the variety of genres and languages they translate, and reach in international markets, since they last joined the book fair in Frankfurt.
While we are here representing local Qatari and Arab talents and helping to facilitate the dissemination of local talent and local narratives to different regions across the globe, it is exciting to see that each year there is a marked rise in interest in HBKU Press as we continue to form new relationships and solidify existing ones with publishers around the globe.’
Founded on the principles of international best practices, excellence and innovation, Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press is a world-class publishing house that aims to support the vibrant scholarly and literary culture in Qatar. Through its participation in such fairs, HBKU Press aims to maintain its standing as the leading choice for publishing in Qatar, to attract and inspire new authors, illustrators and translators, and to be a cornerstone of Qatar’s knowledge-based economy.
The Frankfurter Buchmesse is a globally recognised cultural event that occurs annually. It is the most important international trade fair for content and the centre of the international media world. The fair highlights the global publishing and media industry’s diversity, and innovation.