Book lovers converge at Sharjah International Book Fair
Book lovers at the Sharjah International Book Fair last month. Image Credit: Ahmed Ramzan/Gulf News

SHARJAH: Sharjah Book Authority’s virtual initiative, the Publishers Club, has announced its next session entitled ‘Opportunities for Indian Publishers in Sharjah and the wider Middle East’ to be held on Tuesday, December 15.

Guest speaker, Ravi Deecee, Managing Partner of DC Books, one of the top five publishers in India, will lead the discussions, highlighting opportunities available to Indian publishers in Sharjah and the wider Middle East. The session will be streamed live via Zoom.

In conversation with the international publishing consultant Emma House, Founder of UK-based Oreham House, Deecee will share his perspectives on how the Indian publishing community can boost the Middle East and North Africa (Mena) region’s publishing landscape through exports, book sales and rights transactions as well as author appearances at the Sharjah International Book Fair, SIBF.

Key player

A regular attendee at SIBF for the past 12 years, Deecee will also showcase his experiences as a key player in the Indian book industry. The leading book publisher, DC Books is the first ISO certified book publishing house in India. Its e-publishing activities are managed through its sister concern, EC Media International, which functions as an eBook store housing books in more than 10 Indian languages.

The Publishers Club virtual series is a part of SBA’s ongoing efforts to support and advance the publishing sector by bringing together industry professionals on a unified platform to exchange knowledge and expertise and discuss strategies to advance the sector globally, while also presenting effective solutions for the unique challenges faced by businesses following the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.