International publishers: Will have more programs for next Tehran International Book Fair

2023-05-20 13:39

Expressing their satisfaction with the achievements of the 34th Tehran International Book Fair, international publishers from different countries announced their readiness to attend this cultural event next year.

In interviews with the news headquarter of the 34th International Book Fair, international publishers considered this fair a good opportunity to exchange rights with publishers from different countries, including Iran.

In terms of buying translation rights and authorship rights, they evaluated this fair higher than their initial expectations and stated that they will attend the exhibition next year with more detailed programs.

Managers of some of these publishers have stated in interviews with the news headquarter of the 34th Tehran International Book Fair that in this fair it is possible to exchange rights with other publishers, sell books well, and meet international authors and translators. Based on this, next year, they will attend at the Tehran Book Fair with a more detailed program.

The Tehran International Book Fair has created a platform for cooperation between international publishers and has provided many contracts for the exchange of rights and books between them.

The presence of political and cultural representatives of different countries in this exhibition is one of its prominent characteristic. Ambassadors of countries such as Oman, Tajikistan, Japan, Oman, Turkey, etc. have visited the exhibition and participated in various cultural events.

Consultation with the representatives of the Iranian Ministry of Culture and Guidance to expand cultural relations has been on the agenda of these ambassadors.

The international section of the 34th Tehran International Book Fair is independently present in this fair.

This section was opened with the presence of the ministers of culture of Iran and Tajikistan and representatives from other countries.

25 countries from all over the world are present in this section and 62 booths are dedicated to foreign publishers. In this fair, this section is ready for visitors in 2 Latin halls or non-Arab countries and Arab countries.

Publishers from Turkey, Venezuela, Yemen, Qatar, India, Russia, etc. are present in this section.

Tajikistan is the guest of this year's exhibition and its booth was opened by the Minister of Culture of this country in the presence of the Minister of Culture of Iran and the Ambassador of Tajikistan to Iran.

This year, the international section, which includes countries and related organizations and institutions, has been combined with the foreign publishers section, which includes the publishers' sales section.

According to the international publishers present in this section, the Tehran book fair is an opportunity to exchange ideas and learn about the books published by international publishers.

Also, in the field of ‘copyright’ exchange, international publishers have told the news headquarters of the exhibition that the exhibition has provided a suitable basis for the exchange of ‘copyright’ with Iranian publishers and other countries. The international publishers present at the exhibition also get to know Iranian authors and consult on the purchase of their books.

What seems more remarkable than anything in this round of the Tehran International Book Fair is the popularity of foreign booths, especially the Arabic and English booths. Arab activists participating in the exhibition, while validating this issue, emphasize that they were surprised to see the success of the international section of the exhibition.

In this regard, large number of writers, university professors and cultural activists from Baghdad University visited the international book fair and highly praised its quality.

In this round of the book fair, as in the previous rounds, various meetings will be held with the presence of international publishers. Iranian and international publishers consult with each other regarding rights exchange. Furthermore, political representatives of other countries, including ambassadors based in Tehran, visit this exhibition and participate in its cultural events.

In this section international publishers have signed contracts with publishers of other countries, including Iranian publishers. They have also become familiar with the interests of Iranian audiences.

In interviews with the news headquarter of the 34th Tehran International Book Fair, some international publishers announced that they are familiar with the interests of the audience and will bring books to the Tehran Book Fair according to this issue next year.

The Tehran International Book Fair has created a platform for cooperation between international publishers and has provided many contracts for the exchange of rights and books between them.

Furthermore, the fair is an opportunity for foreign publishers to introduce the books of contemporary authors in their countries to other international publishers.

The attending of cultural officials from different countries has provided a basis for discussion about the expansion of cultural relations with other countries in this fair.

Also, this year, the English and Arabic website of the Tehran Book Fair had exclusive interviews with international publishers regarding their activities, and the English section can be accessed through this link and the Arabic section can also be accessed through this link.

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