The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair | Abu Dhabi

Want to make your enterprise a bestseller? The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair is the perfect event for one and all in the industry to network with a wide range of professionals. The event is scheduled to be held  at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, the event is the most professionally organized, most ambitious and fastest growing book fair in the Middle East and North Africa. Abu Dhabi is the motor driving the professional and commercial development of the regional publishing industry, and is financially and philosophically committed to the long-term expansion of the global book business. The exhibition offers exhibitors, shell scheme packages and space only options. It also boasts of an Illustrators corner which is the hub for visual content. Also the ADIBF 2013 offers tables inside the Business and Rights Centre, an area only exhibitors and registered trade visitors can access. The GCC countries will be the focus at the ADIBF 2013 with major institutions from the Gulf exhibiting.

The Abu Dhabi International Book Fair once again boasts a unique catalogue of exhibitors, No other book fair in the Arab world offers such a comprehensive networking tool, with bilingual company profiles and contact details. Another feature of the exhibition is the eZone and Service providers area, the space where technology meets publishing.  The eZone and Service Providers Area is a dedicated area for new technology, digital content and publishing services. It is the the place for content developers and service providers to showcase their products and services to the Middle Eastern publishing community. In 2013 the eZone will continue to be the hub for all digital media related activities, events and discussion. The professional program designed for the eZone offers panels on digital content in Arabic, conversion of kids content to digital, Print on Demand (PoD) and many other cutting edge topics including product presentations by eZone exhibitors. The area stages some of the most exciting tech start ups and ambitious entrepreneurs from the Middle East and beyond. The show also has a ‘Cook book collective’,where cookbook publishers get a chance to benefit from the buzz of the show and present their publications in the Cook Book Collective, a collective stand within the Show Kitchen area.

The 19th Annual Conference Special Librarian Association– Arabian Gulf Chapter also takes place in Abu Dhabi from 23-25 April 2013  and will be  running simultaneously as the ADIBF. The “Signatures” initiative encourages readers and supports publishers! As publishers, we ask you to identify your best-selling and most promising authors and offer them the opportunity to appear at ADIBF’s prestigious authors program.

The key focus areas during the exhibition are, Educating publishers about copyright conventions and piracy, there will also be sessions on digital publishing, and the role of women in publishing. The ADIBF is a great opportunity to develop a network of contacts that can move exhibitors in the direction of great literature and that can help acquire rights to interesting books. Also its a platform to make Arab literature available to English-readers throughout the world.

The goal ofADIBF is helping cultivate a new generation of readers, The Arab world is one of the fastest growing book markets in the world, and the publishing scene in the Arab world promises to be one of the most vital and exciting of the 21st century. So come and create your own success story at the ADIBF 2013.

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