News Desk : Sharjah Book Authority, which was established in 2014 to guide and encourage investment in the creative industries envisioned by Sharjah’s ruler Al Qasimi as playing a role in the Emirate’s development. And the Publishing City project is poised to take its place as the anchoring component of that concept’s crown jewel.
The 36th edition of Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) will see the participation of 1,650 publishing houses from 60 countries. More than 1.5 million titles will be on display throughout the 11-day celebration of literature, knowledge and culture, which runs from November 1-11 at Expo Centre Sharjah.
Themed ‘A World Inside My Book,’ this year’s edition of the world’s third largest book fair will spread across 14,625 square metres and feature 393 guests from 48 countries who will take part in more than 2,600 events.
The details of SIBF 2017 were revealed during a press conference held on Wednesday at Sharjah Public Library by Sharjah Book Authority (SBA), organisers of the annual event. The conference was attended by HE Ahmed Al Ameri, Chairman of SBA; HE Mohammed Khalaf, Director General of Sharjah Media Corporation (SIBF’s official media partner) and HE Mohammed Al Omaimi, acting General Manager of Etisalat Northern Emirates (official sponsor), and Hannah Henderson, Head of UK/UAE 2017 Year of Creative Collaboration, British Council.
During the conference, Al Ameri highlighted the prestigious stature enjoyed by SIBF on the global literary arena after it had become an integrated cultural project inspired by the vision of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council Ruler of Sharjah.
In the fair The Omicon Publishing House Discovers new books and the most innovative digital publishing products.
This year from private publications sector Omicon Publishing House, the largest organisation of Bangladesh’s publication industry, has put up their stall with the representation of their famous brands Lecture Publications Ltd, Banglaprakash, Omicon Rights Agency & belivIT.
An efficient team of Omicon Publishing House were present in the fair led by Engr Mehedi Hasan, Publisher and Chairman, Mrs Dola Hasan, Director. Omicon has over three decades of extensive experience in publications in Bangladesh and with that they have successfully made effective communications with many publishing leaders of the world. They have had series of meetings on developing ideas, shared information, business strategies and innovations.
Omicon Publishing House have had their own booth at Bangladeshi book Hall no-7, stand ZC 17 and managed to display many books of their own on Bangladeshi history, culture, education, children adventure, literature and poem. Some of those books, which have had remarkable attention, are ”Genocide in Bangladesh 1971 and Attakotha 1971”, main attraction book is ”Momotamoyee”.