The Sixth Arab Publishers Conference - Sharjah 2 and 3 November 2022
Announcing the winner of Dr. Abdel Aziz Al-Mansour Prize - Fourth Session 2022
The meeting of the Arab Publishers` Association with the president of the Kuwaiti National Assembly, November 2022
The meeting of the Arab Publishers` Association with the vice president of the Kuwaiti National Assembly, November 2022
Opening of the Kuwait International Book Fair 2022
The meeting of the Arab Publishers` Association with the Kuwaiti Minister of Information, November 2022
Press conference to announce the details of Cairo Exhibition 2023

Report of the Board of Directors of the Arab Publishers` Association

Report of the Board of Directors of the Arab Publishers` Association
About the ninth session 2019-2021
To the Ordinary General Assembly
held in Cairo on Sunday 30/1/2022

Colleagues and colleagues / members of the General Assembly of the Arab Publishers` Association


Final Media statement The Fifth Virtual Arab Publishers` Association Conference

The Arab Publishers` Association called on all specialists, researchers and interested parties to follow up its next conference scheduled for the fifth and sixteenth of this December under the title (Content Industry and Challenges),


Arab Publishers refuse the American Decision of moving the US embassy and Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel

The Arab Publishers Association, represented by its president, its board Members and Arab publishers collectively, announced their refusal of the American decision to move their Embassy to Jerusalem and considering Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.



Terms of award for the best Arab publisher
Cairo International Book Fair
Session (54)

And with reference to the holding of the Cairo International Book Fair in its 54th session, from January 24 to February 6, 2023, the Arab Publishers` Association announces the second round of the “Best Arab Publisher” award within the awards granted by the Cairo International Book Fair, in cooperation between the Arab Publishers` Association and the Authority. Egyptian General Book, according to the following conditions:
1. That the member applying for the award be registered in the records of the Arab Publishers` Association and have paid their financial obligations until the end of 2022.
2. The member must be a private publisher and not an institution, organization or Official body.
3. The applicant should be a participant in the 54th session of the Cairo International Book Fair.
4. The member must abide by the laws of intellectual property.
5. The member should not have been subjected to any punishment from his local Association or the Arab Publishers` Association during his membership period.
6. The forms of publications submitted for the award must bear the legal deposit and the international numbering.
7. The member should submit a list of his publications during the last five years.



Recommendations of the 6th Arab Publishers Conference
Held in the Emirate of Sharjah on 2-3 November, 2022 A.D.
(Arabic Content Industry & Post-Pandemic Challenges)

The sixth Arab Publishers' Conference concluded its work in the Emirate of Sharjah, the capital of culture, under the title of “Arabic Content Industry & Post-Pandemic Challenges”. The conference was generously sponsored  by His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Member of Supreme Council – Ruler of the Emirate of Sharjah, supported by Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi, President of the International Publishers Association (IPA), co-organized by Arab Publishers’ Association (APA) and Emirates Publishers Association (EPA), with the support of   Sharjah Book Authority(SBA) as a strategic partner, and in the presence of the League of Arab states (LAS)as a guest of honor since a panel/elite of speakers have participated on 2-3 November, 2022 A.D.
Among those in attendance were the representatives of National associations, Arab Book Fair Directors and Board Members of (APA), as well as a large group of publishers, intellectuals, litterateurs, journalists, jurists and library and information specialists.
The conference began its first day with speeches by Mrs. Iman Ben Chaibah, Vice-President of (EPA), Mr. Muhammad Rashad, President of (APA), then Sheikha Bodour Al Qasimi, and then Her Excellency Mrs. Noura Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Youth, Video-recorded words for His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary-General of the Arab League
The conference's themes were:
1.    Theme I: Book Fairs in the Time of Digitization.
2.    Theme II: The Impact of Digitization on Copyright in light of the pandemic between Challenges and Opportunities.
3.    Theme III: The Evolution of the Publishing and Publisher Industry & Addressing the Skills Gap.
4.    Theme IV: Opportunities to market post-pandemic Arabic books.
5.    Theme V: The Implications of the Corona Crisis on the Publishing and Education Industry.
6.    Theme VI: Reality of the Arabic language and the Influence of Contemporary Arabic Writers and Publishers thereon.
7.    Theme VII: Future of Arab Libraries and Freedom of Expression.
8.    Theme VIII: Global Supply Crisis and its impact on Publishing Sector.
The Conference concluded with the following recommendations:
1.    Attention should be paid to digitally available Arabic content in terms of quality and cultural value. Special attention should be paid to highlighting the aesthetics of the Arabic language and making the content available in a way that serves its heritage and solidifies its place in the conscience of the reader at present and in the future.


Prizes and Competitions   

Media statement

Announcing the winner of Dr. Abdel Aziz Al-Mansour Prize - Fourth Session
Science fiction novel

On the first of June 2022, the Arab Publishers` Association announced the fourth session of the Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Mansour Award on the subject (Science Fiction Novel), and on Wednesday, November 16, 2022, in conjunction with the Kuwait International Book Fair, and in a ceremony sponsored by the Minister of Information and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Abdul Rahman Al-Mutairi And it was hosted by the Golden Hall of the St. Regis Hotel, in the presence of a group of publishers, writers and intellectuals, led by the Assistant Secretary-General, Director-General of the National Library, Mr. Sultan Al-Daihani, and the sponsor of the award, the founder of “That Al-Salasil” House, Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Mansour, and in the presence of the President of the Arab Publishers` Association, Mr. Mohammed Rashad and the Secretary-General Mr. Bashar Chebaro, the Chairman of the Professional Development Committee, Mr. Haytham Hafez, and the Chairman of the Award Arbitration Committee, Dr. Ihab El-Najdi, it was announced that the “Book Juice” House - Egypt will win the Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Mansour Award for the Arab Publisher for the novel “The Blue Collar Girl” by the author Amr Abdel-Hamid and its value 20 thousand US dollars, in addition to a memorial shield and a certificate of appreciation. The award was received by the Director of the House, Mr. Mohamed Shawky.


Intellectual property rights  

It is an advanced electronic step through which it sought to define, preserve and support copyright and publisher rights, and it is also a step for communication and synergy with publishers, writers, writers and authors to provide a stable and stable environment in order to preserve intellectual property and protect the rights of creators and to serve present and future generations

For those of the Federation who wish to file a complaint regarding an intellectual property dispute, please fill out

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