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HBKU Press Participates in Frankfurter Buchmesse 2019

HBKU Press is participating in the 2019 edition of Frankfurter Buchmesse (the Frankfurt International Book Fair) which opens on 16 October 2019. The international exhibition hosts hundreds of publishing companies, publishing-related companies as well as and media outlets from around the world each year in a spectacular four-day event that allows publishers and media from around the world to interact and engage

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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 ten years of the publishing house’s catalog of acclaimed works and innovative publications, from award-winning original titles in both English and Arabic, to translated works by globally recognized authors and translators. 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 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 honors, among them the works of local Qatari and Arab talents.

“By highlighting and helping to 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, Hamad Bin Khalifa University Press is a world-class publishing house that aims to support the vibrant scholarly and literary culture in Qatar. 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 to be a cornerstone of Qatar’s knowledge-based economy. 

The Frankfurter Buchmesse is a globally recognized cultural event that occurs annually. It is the most important international trade fair for content and the center of the international media world. The fair highlights the global publishing and media industry’s diversity and innovation.

HBKU Press’s booth is located in hall 5.1, stand B143 at the fair from 16 October to 20 October 2019.