March 10, 2024

Saudi Literature, Publishing, and Translation Commission at the 2024 London Book Fair

Saudi Literature, Publishing, and Translation Commission at the 2024 London Book Fair

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The Saudi Literature, Publishing, and Translation Commission is gearing up to participate in the 2024 London Book Fair, one of the most significant cultural events globally. This participation is scheduled from March 12 to 14.

The involvement comes within the framework of the Commission efforts to support and develop the literary movement, enhance the presence of Saudi publishers in international forums, and affirm its commitment to supporting and advancing the publishing industry.

The Commission’s pavilion at the fair will feature various activities highlighting its efforts in three sectors:

  • Supporting the Literary Movement: The pavilion will host the Ministry of Investment to immediately serve foreign investors and attract them to the local publishing market. Additionally, the Commission supports the Saudi Publishing Association by drawing authors, literary agents, and foreign publishers to the local market.
  • Developing the Publishing Industry: Introducing book fairs, literary agents, a pioneering publishing program, and the translation initiative to highlight their strategic importance and active role in elevating the cultural sector in Saudi Arabia. These initiatives offer substantial support to professionals in the field.
  • Enhancing International Communication: Believing in the importance of connecting the local and international publishing sectors, fostering development and business networking, exploring global experiences, building practical relationships, and marketing local productions and services internationally.

The pavilion will also host the Ministry of Investment to immediately assist foreign investors and attract them to the local publishing market, supporting the Saudi Publishing Association’s efforts to draw authors, literary agents, and foreign publishers to the local scene.

The Commission provides opportunities for literary agents and agencies licensed by it, as well as Saudi publishing houses wishing to participate in its pavilion. The names of the participants have been announced on the Commission’s accounts.

The participation of the Saudi Literature, Publishing, and Translation Commission in the 2024 London Book Fair marks an important step towards enhancing Saudi Arabia’s presence on the international cultural stage, reaffirming its commitment to nurturing and evolving the publishing industry. The London Book Fair is the world’s largest marketplace for storytellers, bringing together bookmakers, publishers, copyright and publishing rights experts, and global commissioners and licensors, where participants engage in rights negotiations across print, audio, and television mediums.

 

Source: AlRiyadh

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