February 6, 2024

Osama Al-Muslim Reveals Behind-the-Scenes of His Book

Osama Al-Muslim Reveals Behind-the-Scenes of His Book

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Osama Al-Muslim Reveals Behind-the-Scenes of His Book Signing Event at Cairo Book Fair

Saudi author Osama Al-Muslim spoke about the behind-the-scenes of his book signing event, held at the Cairo International Book Fair last Friday, February 2, 2024

The fair witnessed a state of emergency due to the signing of Al-Muslim’s works, published by the Center for Arabic Literature for Publishing and Distribution, in Hall 2, Booth C36.

Al-Muslim expressed gratitude to the readers who attended from various Egyptian provinces. Noting his happiness at their presence but his regret at being unable to sign for everyone due to the unexpectedly large numbers.

He mentioned that the event organizers tried to manage the crowd, but it was impossible to sign for everyone. Initially, it was supposed to be five copies per person, but this was reduced to two books. Eventually it becomes just one due to the overwhelming turnout.

Al-Muslim expressed gratitude to the Center for Arabic Literature and Egyptian coordinators for their efforts. He mentioned he could have continued signing, but organizers and security had their limits. They were not solely dedicated to his signing as the fair is extensive and they are needed elsewhere. Some unintentional mistakes occurred.

After discussions with the fair’s management, he wouldn’t hold a signing event on Monday as planned. However, he promised continued discounts on his publications, including 50% and 80% off. He noted that all editions are currently available, even those previously sold out.

Al-Muslim denied rumors, clarifying he didn’t leave after ending the signing at 6 PM. The signing stopped at security’s request due to fainting incidents and the inability to maintain control. He agreed to stop signing out of responsibility and concern for safety.

Denying insults, Al-Muslim affirmed he encountered only love and support from the people of Egypt. He thanked Egypt and the readers again, promising better organization next year.

The signing event of Saudi author Osama Al-Muslim, held in Hall 2, Booth C36, faced an emergency due to intense crowding. Initially planned for “Plaza 1,” the location was uncertain until the last moments due to the overwhelming crowd. The event eventually took place at the signing “kiosk” near Hall 2.

Source: Osamah Almuslim

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