Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press (HBKU Press) is participating in the 2019 edition of Frankfurter Buchmesse (Frankfurt International Book Fair), which opened on Wednesday.
The international exhibition hosts hundreds of publishing companies, publishing-related companies as well as media outlets from around the world each year in a spectacular event that allows publishers and media from around the world to interact and engage.
The world’s largest book fair draws record numbers of visitors each year, as some of the world’s biggest authors are set to give readings, lectures and sign books for attendees. HBKU Press’s presence will be among the ranks of the world’s top publishing houses along with hundreds of visitors daily.
HBKU Press’s booth represents over 10 years of the publishing house’s catalogue 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, a press statement notes.
At Frankfurter Buchmesse, HBKU Press plans to promote the brand internationally, enter into agreements to buy and sell the rights of books that meet their strategic vision, while establishing relationships with entities that can expand the reach of their titles. “Each year, we are proud to boast of HBKU Press’s many achievements to our colleagues in the publishing industry around the world,” explains Bachar Chebaro, executive director of HBKU Press. “This past year has been particularly rewarding as several of our books have won international awards and honours, among them the works of local Qatari and Arab talents.
“By highlighting and helping 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, HBKU Press is a “world-class publishing house that aims to support the vibrant scholarly and literary culture in Qatar”, the statement notes. 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 be a cornerstone of Qatar’s knowledge-based economy.
HBKU Press’s booth is located in hall 5.1, stand B143 at the fair, which is being held until October 20.
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