A meeting of the Arab Publishers` Association with the General Manager of ALECSO
Arab Publishers` Association meeting with the Tunisian Minister of Cultural Affairs
Opening of the Tunis International Book Fair 2023
Seminar on How to reach professionalism in publishing
Handing over a collection of Arabic books and references from the APA to the Somali National Library
Opening of the Palestine International Book Fair 2023
Meeting of directors of Arab book fairs, January 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.



Press release
Palestine International Book Fair (13th Session)

His Excellency the Prime Minister, Dr. Mohammad Shtayyeh, the Palestinian Prime Minister, received on Saturday, 9/9/2023 AD - on the sidelines of the Palestine International Book Fair in its thirteenth session, and in the presence of His Excellency the Minister of Culture, Dr. Atef Abu Seif, and the Chairman of the Organizing Committee of the Fair, Mr. Abdul Salam Attari - a delegation from the Arab Publishers` Associatiom, headed by Mohammed Rashad, President of the Arab Publishers` Association, and members of the Association's Board of Directors participating in the exhibition, namely:  Mr. Khaled Jaber, Assistant Secretary General, Mr. Ahmed Al-Sayegh, Mr. Bakr Zeidan and Mr. Jaafar Muhammad Haif, members of the Board of Directors, and Mr. Sameh Dandis, President of the Palestinian Publishers Union and member of the Board of Directors of the Arab Publishers` Association.
The meeting was also attended by Mr. Jaber Abu Fares, President of the Jordanian Publishers Association, Mr. Ahmed Al-Rawahi, Director of the Muscat International Book Fair, Mr. Ghassan Hussein and Dr. Fatima Al-Bodi, members of the Arab and International Exhibitions Committee of the Arab Publishers` Association, and a number of Arab publishers from the countries participating in the fair.
At the beginning of the meeting, His Excellency Prime Minister Dr. Mohammad Shtayyeh welcomed the delegation of the Arab Publishers` Association and all attendees.



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.



Published by Arab Publishers' Association

A study on publishing in the Arab World

The Arab Publishers' Association has published a study called "Publishing in the Arab World... the Corona pandemic era and its Ramifications". The study discusses publishing in the Arab World during 2020 and 2021. Mr. Mohammed Rashad, the chairman of the APA, has stated that there're unprecedented challenges that face publishing in the Arab World as a result of the recession caused by Corona virus in the region. Rashad has asserted that there's a good Arabic content and unprecedented flourishment in the publishing industry specially in the KSA, UAE, Jordan and Morocco. Still, the Corona virus has majorly affected the publishing in Lebanon. Both, the economic crisis and the Corona virus have contaminated publishing there. The study is prepared by Dr. Khaled Azab. It discusses publishing through topics alongside with numbers and analysis including: digital publishing and reading, universities, publishing, and the Arabic language. It also concerned about the academies of the Arabic Language and how their role in supporting the Arabic language and the publishing movement receded. The Arab Academy of Damascus has played a role on publishing a number of significant books over the years. The climax there was in 2014 as it published 21 books, the number decreased to 5 books in 2021.
Although The Academy of the Arabic Language in Cairo published a number of great dictionaries and annuals, they were distributed limitedly and were not digitally available. While The Jordan Academy of Arabic has prepared an effective scheme to produce knowledge by digitally producing all its Publications alongside with the scientific translation project and publishing the manuscripts.


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

The following form and send it to the General Secretariat office by email: nsharif@arab-pa.org


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