Sharjah Book Authority prepares for the ninth Sharjah Publishing Conference (SPC) 2019
London, 20 September 2019: Sharjah Book Authority prepares for the ninth Sharjah Publishing Conference (SPC) 2019 (formerly Professional Programme).
SPC 2019 runs from Sunday 27th to Tuesday 29th October before Sharjah International Book Fair starts on Wednesday 30th.
Topics under discussion in the seminar programme include The Status of Freedom to Publish in the Arab World, The Rise & Frontier Hubs: The Growing Interconnectedness of the Global Publishing Industry, Digital Disruption of the Publishing Industry in Emerging Markets and Challenges in Licensing Translation Rights. One day is also devoted entirely to a spotlight on Africa with the International Publishers Association.
Publisher speakers in the programme include executives from HarperCollins, Penguin Random House, Source Books, Bloomsbury, Wiley, Masaa Publishers from Canada and Al Tawheed from Morocco. Other publishers in the ten years of the programme include Hachette, Macmillan, Wiley, Kogan Page and Simon & Schuster.