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Tue, 19 Nov 2019 04:11:44 GMT Print Industry 60 ‎14 Iranian books translated into Turkish to be unveiled‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/283526/14-iranian-books-translated-into-turkish-to-be-unveiled Speaking to IBNA, Ali Fereidouni, Secretary of the Grant Plan of Iran's Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance which is aimed to promote the translation and publication of the Iranian books into other languages said that these books will be unveiled concurrent with the seventh day of the 27th Book Week of Iran at the ceremony to be attended by Turkish Ambassador to Tehran and the Cultural Attaché of that country.   Fereidouni said that all 14 books have been published through the support given by the Grant Plan and will be unveiled at the literati House of Iran's House Institute.   He also announced that a training workshop, "Methods of Reaching World Market of Publishing" will be held on Wednesday in the Literati House on Wednesday.   The Armenian translation of Iranian novel for young adults ‎‘Call me Ziba’ ‎by Farhad Hassanzadeh will also be unveiled on the same day. The book was picked as the top work in the Festival of Center for Iran's Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults in 2016.               ]]> Print Industry Mon, 18 Nov 2019 14:13:46 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/283526/14-iranian-books-translated-into-turkish-to-be-unveiled ‎26th Tehran’s ‎International Printing Exhibit to host 531 companies http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/283473/26th-tehran-s-international-printing-exhibit-to-host-531-companies According to IBNA correspondent, the press conference of the 26th Tehran’s ‎International Printing, Packaging and the Related Machinery was held today in Tehran’s Chamber of Trades where Head of Iran’s Union of Lithographers Ahmad Abul-Hassani said this year, the event is held in an area of 43000 square meters from which 25000 square meters are useful. This year, the exhibition will host 31 foreign companies and 472 domestic ones.      “Iranian print house owners and related companies have shown too much interest in attending the event, but due to the space limit, we can’t host all of them,” he said. “Among the foreign countries, China and India will have special stands in the exhibition. Moreover, participants from Germany, Belgium and Italy will present their latest products,” he added. Main Activity Group in the event includes: Print origination equipment • Plates and plate-making equipment • Printing machinery, sheet- and web-fed • Printing materials – paper, board, foils, films • Inks, coatings and varnishes • On-press ancillary equipment and controls • Print finishing/binding equipment • Press room handling equipment. The Packaging Main Activity Group includes:  Packaging printers and converters • Form, fill and seal machines • Packaging materials/consumables • Labelling and label application equipment • Packaging machines • Pack performance and quality testing • Packaging design and consultancy • Logistics systems.   As one of the biggest events in the "Middle East and the most important event of its kind in Iran, Iran Pack Print exhibition works to establish and maintain relations between Iran and international pack and print industry.     ]]> Print Industry Sun, 17 Nov 2019 10:52:39 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/283473/26th-tehran-s-international-printing-exhibit-to-host-531-companies Seminar for Promotion of Iranian, Islamic Works due http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/283159/seminar-for-promotion-of-iranian-islamic-works-due According to IBNA correspondent quoting from the news department of the 27th Book Week of I.R. Iran, in the upcoming event which will be held jointly by Iran's Book House Institute, the Grant Plan initiated by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance will be introduced. The plan aims to promote the translation and publication of Iranian books into foreign languages.   The Center for Organization of Translation and Publication of Islamic Wisdom and Humanities will also cooperate in holding the Seminar for Promotion of Translation and Publication of Iranian Islamic Works.   The event is meant for providing a ground for dialogue with international publishers, mutual understanding and interaction between the Center for Organization of Translation and Publication of Islamic Wisdom and Humanities and the local publishers.   Over 60 cultural and scientific figures publishers and the representatives of literary agencies will attend the event.   With the Moto "The Good Mood of Reading", the 27th Book Week of I.R. Iran will be held on November 14 to 21 all around the country.           ]]> Print Industry Mon, 11 Nov 2019 18:19:10 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/283159/seminar-for-promotion-of-iranian-islamic-works-due Festival of Iranian Reading Promoters ‎introduced http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/283237/festival-of-iranian-reading-promoters-introduced Participants in this festival are volunteered individuals and groups who ‎focus on promoting reading. In different cities and villages, these people ‎often work voluntarily to promote reading without requesting any help ‎from government agencies. Usually, these people and groups pay for their ‎activities and the expenditure of their activities is provided by popular ‎support. ‎   Selected reading promoters with Minister of Culture Although, they often operate locally and regionally, their activities are ‎more effective than government agencies. However, the government has ‎tried to play an important role in expanding these activities at the national ‎level by providing more support.‎ History There are two major events associated with the book on the official annual ‎calendar of Iran. The first event is in the middle of the spring and in the ‎framework of “the International Tehran Book Fair” and another one in the ‎middle of the fall at the same time as “the Book Week” would have been ‎held. The focus of activities in “the Book Week” is to promote reading. In ‎addition to providing a comprehensive report on one-year activities of Governmental and nongovernmental institutions in the field of books, a ‎variety of programs are held throughout the country. In celebration of this ‎week, many NGOs contribute. In recent years, the participation of ‎nongovernmental organizations has dramatically increased. ‎ One of the programs with active participation of NGOs is appreciation of ‎selected individuals and groups in the field of promoting reading and its ‎first round was in 2014. ‎ The festival was held with the aim of identifying, introducing and ‎encouraging the promotion of reading and with the attendance of more ‎than 90 participants (individual and group) in its first round. After the ‎Pathology of the First Festival and according to the experience gained in ‎the first round, the second period held with the participation of more than ‎‎450 individuals and groups who presented passionately in a serious ‎competition. And it was decided that the third period would be held with ‎fundamental changes in the run and by a consortium of non-governmental ‎groups who are active in the field of promoting reading.‎ From the fourth period and with the formation of a network of groups ‎who promotes reading, policy issues and the implementation of this ‎festival have been entrusted to this institution.‎ Partner organizations ‎ The main organizer of the festival is the network of groups who promote ‎reading which is an institution composed of more than 20 non-‎governmental active groups in promoting reading.‎ Iranian Library and Scientific Information Society, Book House Institute ‎of Iran and the Institution of Public Libraries also work with the network. ‎ Executive method After the Festival recalls, individuals and groups active in promoting ‎reading across the country, prepare the case and send it to the secretariat ‎of the festival and then this case will be judged.‎ In the first period of the festival there were two sections: A section for ‎individuals and another one for institutions and organizations. From the ‎second period, in addition to the division of the individuals and ‎organizations, a special section was added to the festival. ‎   Book distribution in rural area Special sections include:‎ ‎1-‎       Selected Librarians who Promote Reading ‎2-‎      Selected Bookstores who Promote Reading ‎3-‎       Featured Kindergartens Promoting Reading ‎4-‎      Selected Teachers who Promote Reading Festival Features This festival has special privileges that distinguish it from other common ‎activities. The most important ones are as follows:‎ Being nongovernmental: This festival is exclusively focus on popular and ‎voluntary programs that are run by the people. ‎ Creativity in line with local and regional needs: Most of the projects and ‎activities are very local and in line with local capacities, needs and ‎aspirations. Each group has established creative and innovative activities ‎based on their needs, backgrounds and experiences.‎ Low costs: Most of the festival's projects and activities are "healthy and ‎well-prepared" economically. The projects which are led by charities, and ‎also the programs which are conservative and formed by small cultural-‎economical activities, are very low cost.‎ Bold presence of Women and Girls: These groups have proven that ‎women are ahead of men in voluntary and enthusiastic engagement and ‎engagement.‎ The use of virtual social networks as an opportunity to promote reading: ‎Taking advantage of the capabilities and features of "cyberspace" is the ‎other feature of these activities. So that, in most projects to maintain good ‎communication, websites, blogs, emails and even virtual networks (such ‎as Facebook) and mobile-based virtual networks (such as Viber, Telegram ‎and Instagram) have been used. ‎ This feature finds more importance when we see that many of them have ‎been implemented in remote towns and even rural areas. Moreover, this ‎shows the extends of the capabilities and the range of IT-based activities.‎ Organized actions in group: While many people (and even experts) claim ‎that in the community the culture of group work among the people has ‎been diminished, plans submitted to the festival show that more than ‎‎80% of them are managed in a groups and supported by the people. This ‎is an important point which is expected to be considered in governmental ‎and nongovernmental sector planning.‎ Focus on children and teenagers: A look at the groups and individuals ‎who involved in promoting reading books and attending the festival shows ‎that the main focus of activities is on children and young adults.‎ Referees and Arbitration Criteria The scientific committee of the festival consists of five main members who ‎are selected from experts, professors, and book and reading activists. ‎These referees were from the faculty members or critics, writers, literary ‎prize winners, editors of publications, and pioneers in the field of library ‎and information science.‎ The criteria include:‎ ‎-‎         Sustainability in impact ‎-‎         Creativity and innovation ‎-‎         Attracting popular participation ‎-‎         Being volunteering ‎-‎         Creative use of existing facilities ‎-‎         Attention to deprived areas ‎-‎         Consistency with native culture ‎-‎         Modeling capability   A bakery shop has provided spaces for reading Some selected groups of festivals: ‎ Vira Cultural Arts Society: For promoting the culture of reading along ‎with implementation of storytelling projects in parks, schools and ‎kindergartens in Ilam province, one of the deprived provinces of Iran.‎ Children's Literature History Research Institute for program of "Read ‎with Me": For promoting extensive and continuous reading among ‎children of deprived areas and those who live next to borders of our ‎country, performing artistic activities in connection with books and ‎reading, training professional coaches to promote reading.‎ Book City Institute and Children Literature Research Bimonthly: For ‎preparing lists of winners of Flying Turtle Award, Evaluation of children ‎and teenagers activities in each chapter and compilation of precious ‎books in the list of “Flying Turtle” award and running meetings of ‎signature celebration for books in the bookstore.‎ Wisdom of Sepahan: Running reading classes for children and young ‎adults, creating groups for promoting reading, conducting the "Children-‎Book" conferences, holding multiple bookshops in different cities, ‎creating a library or book bag to lend books to elderly people in Isfahan ‎province.‎ Mehr Award: For organizing dormitory inhabitants of a charity ‎organization to read and evaluate books for preparation of list. The girls ‎managed to run reading sessions, meet writers, and perform several other ‎social and cultural event around books and reading. ‎ Student Book Donation Group: Collecting new and second-hand books ‎from publishers and citizens and distributing them in villages, charities, ‎and support organizations, holding book readings competitions, buying ‎books for children and teenagers through charity activities.‎ House of Librarian: Assign a residential unit in Tehran as a four-level ‎library for the neighborhood. Creation of two libraries: one for "Child and ‎young adult" and the other for "Family", conducting periodical ‎exhibitions, teaching correct reading and enjoying reading, performing ‎storytelling and familiarizing with traditional Iranian spaces, providing ‎advice and guidance for setting up a library.‎ Children's Cultural Development Center: The establishment of 15 ‎libraries in deprived villages and rural areas. Equip and activate dozens of ‎existing libraries, teaching families and teachers to manage local libraries White House Rainbow Group: this group from Isfahan province has ‎focused on reading among elders, positive motivation to aging and ‎empowering the elders and strengthening the bond between the young ‎and old generation ‎ Nakhlak Group (Abadan): for doing most of its activities in deprived ‎areas conduct cultural and reading programs for nearly 3,000 students (in ‎groups of five). In each program, one of the famous poets of the country is ‎also accompanied students.‎ Citizenship Education Center for Development (Planting): This center is ‎one of the most active groups in Ahvaz which has had many activities in ‎the field of promoting book reading. The most important of these ‎activities is the equipping of libraries in deprived areas of Khuzestan, ‎conducting campaigns to promote books, and holding meetings for book ‎critique and promotion of book reading.‎ Nick Gaman–e-jamashid Charity Association: This association has ‎implemented coherent programs to promote reading in the province of ‎Bushehr.‎ ‎-‎         Their activities includes: the launch of a campaign to equip 30 ‎schools in deprived areas ‎-‎         Efforts to make libraries in deprived areas and villages in Bushehr ‎-‎         Establishing a library equipping campaign ‎-‎         Equipping 30 schools through popular encouragement ‎-‎         Installing bookshelves in school and attracting the views of ‎charitable people for its resources.‎   ]]> Print Industry Sun, 10 Nov 2019 13:01:38 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/283237/festival-of-iranian-reading-promoters-introduced Iranian Festival for Bibliophile Villages http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/report/282969/iranian-festival-for-bibliophile-villages The program ‎was launched jointly by a variety of different stakeholders including official ‎and civil organization as well as NGOs and private sectors. In order to ‎participate in the festival, the villages are required to present both their ‎past and present capacities and achievements as well as their plans for ‎development of reading initiatives and facilities within the village. ‎ History After the introduction of Iran’s Book Capital, there was a need to take ‎some actions for villages and rural areas. Therefore, ‎a special plan was designed as villages could introduce their ‎special capacities and launch new programs to develop it. ‎ Since the early introduction in 2014, in 5 years, four calls were made ‎and a significant number of villages replied and applied for the title. ‎   In the first year, about 620 villages participated in the festival and this ‎increased to 1300 villages in the fourth year. The profile of each village, ‎including reports on their past achievements and activities and ‎documents on their future plans, undergoes a series of assessments and ‎evaluations. Finally 20 villages are introduced as the candidates and then ‎only 10 villages are designated as Bibliophile Villages. ‎ Objectives ‎1.‎ Development of infrastructures and activities at the rural level for ‎promotion of reading;‎ ‎2.‎ Provision of a field for collaboration between public and private ‎stakeholders as well as NGOs and independent reading activists;‎ ‎3.‎ Allocation of public and private capitals and resources for ‎promotion of reading and books;‎ ‎4.‎ Indirect promotion of future plans and middle and long-term ‎planning at local level;‎ ‎5.‎ Supporting new and innovative ideas for reading promotion;‎ ‎6.‎ Decentralization and tendency toward planning at the local level;‎ ‎7.‎ Design and implementation of attractive and popular programs for ‎reading promotion.‎   Partner Organizations ‎●‎ UNESCO National Commission ‎ ‎●‎ The National Organization for Municipalities and Rural Management ‎●‎  The Institute for Public Libraries ● ‎Scientific Association for Library and Informatics ● ‎Association of Writers for Children and Young Adults ● The Union for Publishers and Booksellers ● Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance ● ‎Presidential Deputy for Development of Rural and Underprivileged ‎ Areas ‎ ‎●‎ Network of Bibliophile Villages   Executive Procedures The festival is the result of joint efforts by a variety of stakeholders from ‎public and private sectors in rural settings and for the promotion of ‎reading and development of related capacities. In order to participate in ‎the event, the villages are required to provide reports and documents on ‎their past achievements as well as their plans for future activities. These ‎reports should be signed by local authorities and the head of village ‎council and posted to the general secretariat office of the festival in ‎Tehran. ‎ There are two broad categories for the activities and initiatives of every ‎village:‎ ‎●‎ Infrastructural activities such as building and equipment of ‎libraries, allocation of land for such purposes and other ‎construction affairs;‎ ‎●‎ Promotional activities such as reading contests, book fairs, festivals, ‎inviting writers, and any other activity for the promotion of books ‎and reading culture.‎ According to this, every village will submit a profile. Then the secretariat ‎and the consultative body will evaluate the past activities and future plans ‎in two distinct phases and eventually decide on the name of candidates ‎and the final list of bibliophile villages. ‎   Results The festival has not only influenced reading in villages and rural ‎societies, but also it has shown significant social outcomes. Reading has ‎actually served as an axis for social coherence and harmony. There is a ‎meaningful change in the general image of the village. State officials ‎and key businessmen who hardly step into the villages are seen several ‎times during campaigns and ceremonies. Village council members find ‎new and more fundamental infrastructures to build for the people, the ‎infrastructures that empowers people to think and to talk and to build ‎even more. ‎ Also, people find new contents and subjects to fill in their newly ‎discovered social media; they can even talk about their experiences of ‎collective reading to other people all over the country and globe. ‎Geographical barriers have already been shattered, now is the time to find ‎new languages and subjects for expression. Village kids find and follow ‎their favorite authors in social media. ‎ Whatever is done in the name of books and reading in these villages ‎certainly goes far beyond the activity of reading promotion, reading in ‎these villages acts as a social institution. It is a space and a device for the ‎wider presence of women in social affairs.‎ Considering the fact that in the past, much has not been done in a planned ‎and coherent manner for reading promotion in villages, this event has ‎been welcomed by the villagers and has been widely reflected in rural ‎settings. ‎ Official media including national radio and TV channels widely cover ‎reading events and communities, regional and national newspapers and ‎magazines allocate new columns to reading events, making room for ‎further development of the project. ‎ ]]> Print Industry Thu, 07 Nov 2019 11:54:39 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/report/282969/iranian-festival-for-bibliophile-villages Reading promotion plans in Iran implemented ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/report/282933/reading-promotion-plans-in-iran-implemented Esmail Yazdanpour- These groups and individual book promoters have started forming networks and communicating with each other, thus learning from each other and using new ideas and methods for reading promotion in every corner of the country. As a result of these emerging networks in different cities and villages, municipalities are planning fresh cultural projects around books and reading, village authorities have recognized village libraries as centers for public to participate in rural development projects.   Moreover, individual and organizational reading projects are now recognized and are finding new languages and platforms for communication of ideas and experiences. All these are is boosting writers, publishers, book distributors, bookstores and libraries who in turn, find their specific location within the network. Even the social media, once recognized as a threat to the book, is serving the flow of books and promotion of reading within different layers of society. Today reading promotion initiatives in Iran have found their due central position and every cultural, educational, environmental activist, has discovered the pivotal role reading promotion campaigns can play for development of any benevolent project. This is a brief report on some of the main initiatives for reading promotion in Iran. Although such a general report cannot cover all the creativities and new energies that are activated in the field, it clearly shows a map of the prodigious position of such projects at every level of the Iranian society.   ‎1. Designation of Iran’s Book Capital Iran’s Book Capital is a project for annual selection of a city as ‎National Book Capital. The general idea is borrowed from UNESCO's ‎World Book Capital but in practice, it has been specially adopted ‎according to specific conditions and requirements of Iranian society. ‎   In the first call for proposals in 2014, 64 cities from around the country ‎submitted their reports and plans for the title. ‎ After a series of expert assessments, 10 cities reached the final stage and ‎were introduced to the nomination committee. Based on the objectives ‎and evaluation indicators, the nomination committee, introduced five ‎cities of Ahvaz, Yazd, Bushehr, Gonbad-e Kavus and Neyshabur as final ‎candidates. ‎ In the final stage, the nomination committee announced Ahwaz as book ‎capital of Iran for 2015. That was due to "innovative, participatory, effective ‎and coherent programs, and the use of the capacities of the private sector, ‎public organizations, industries and sports and cultural centers for book ‎promotion." ‎ In the second call, 99 cities participated and submitted their plans and ‎programs for book promotion in 2016, leading to presentation of Bushehr, ‎Neyshabur, Shiraz, Yazd, Shahrekord and Ray as final candidates and the ‎final winning of Neyshabur as the second book capital of Iran for 2016. ‎ The third call was answered by 102 cities from around the country, which ‎led to the nomination of Evaz, Kashan, Bushehr, Zarand and Shahrekord ‎as final candidates. Eventually, the city of Bushehr was designated as book ‎capital for 2017.‎   In the fourth year, the cities of Mahabad, Sadra, Kashan, Dezful, and Yazd ‎were introduced as final candidates and it was the historic city of Kashan ‎that won the final title. ‎ Objectives Were: ‎ ‎1.‎ Development of infrastructures and activities for book promotion ‎in large and small cities; ‎ ‎2.‎ Development of cooperation between civil, non-governmental ‎institutions with public and state organizations; ‎ ‎3.‎ Using the public and private capital and facilities for the promotion ‎of reading; ‎ ‎4.‎ Promotion of cultural planning for promotion of books; ‎ ‎5.‎ Acknowledging and supporting innovative ideas for book ‎promotion;‎ ‎6.‎ Decentralization and promotion of planning at local level for book ‎promotion and other cultural activities; ‎ ‎7.‎ Development of attractive and popular programs in the field of ‎reading. ‎ Affiliated institutions and organizations •         UNESCO National Commission ‎ •         Iranian Organization of Municipalities and Villages •         The Institution for Public Libraries ‎ •         Iranian Society for Library and Information ‎ •         Association of Child and Adult Writers •         Union of Publishers and Booksellers •         Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance •         National Library and Archives of Iran •         Network of bibliophile cities of Iran  ‎ Executive Procedures: ‎ After the call, every city forms a special council for the programming and ‎coordination of activities. The members of council may include different ‎state organizations and municipalities as well as representatives of private ‎and civil organizations including active NGOs in cultural and reading ‎affairs, representative of public and private libraries, and some relevant ‎private sectors including bookshops. ‎ The council will prepare special report on the situation of book in the city ‎and will work on plans for development of reading infrastructures and ‎facilities in the city. This gathering of different sectors results on fresh ‎arrangements, agreements, plans and cooperations. ‎ Accordingly, the city designs and documents a comprehensive plan and ‎propose it as their plan for national book capital. All relevant stakeholders ‎including representative of public and state institutions, municipalities ‎and NGOs are required to sign this plan. ‎ The program is scheduled to run in the next year. To ensure the ‎implementation of the program, the City Council must approve it. Some ‎other forms of guarantees are in the form of agreements, contracts, ‎administrative circulars and official reports.‎ The secretariat for national book capital evaluates the profiles of each city ‎in two levels. Then five cities are nominated and from among them a city ‎will be selected as the capital of the book. A few days before Nowruz and ‎the start of the Persian New Year, this designation is announced by the ‎President, Vice-President or any other high-ranking state official. ‎   Characteristics The program for annual designation of a city as book capital of Iran has a ‎progressive and developmental approach and can coordinate many local ‎infrastructures, facilities, people, events and resources for the promotion ‎of book. The program encourages and empowers both the people and the ‎state to plan and coordinate their efforts for promotion of reading ‎activities at local level. The independent NGOs and local book promotion ‎groups and individuals are finding the urban facilities at their reach for ‎further activities.‎ The secretariat annually publishes new and emerging ideas which is a ‎source of inspiration for the activists across the country.‎ ‎Also, the state local authorities find the real capacities of books and ‎reading communities for execution of further social, cultural and ‎developmental projects. ‎ The program has found many other great results that are hard to observe ‎and list, but the active presence of women and young people at every level ‎of planning, organization and implementation of the programs is hard to ‎overlook or ignore. ‎ Achievements ‎ During the past years, independent scholars have conducted a number of ‎field researches and assessments. These annual assessments have shown a ‎considerable increase in reading activities and book-related events. ‎ Another assessment conducted by National Cooperative for Book ‎Distribution, shows a significant increase in demand for more books in ‎the cities that have shown interest in nomination. The increase in more ‎evident in the case of books for children and young adults where it ‎reached to more than 70 percent. ‎ In addition to the evident increase in reading activities, the program also ‎created new opportunities for the presence and activities of women, ‎children and young adults in social activities. ‎ Surveying the reading activities of the four cities that are introduced as ‎book capital shows that most of them have developed sustainable and ‎independent reading promotion programs that evolve through time. ‎ Every year, the secretariat publishes an illustrated and detailed list of ‎selected ideas and activities for promotion of book is published as a new ‎book: Ideas for Book Promotion in Cities. ‎   Social Impacts ‎ The program for selection of a city as Book Capital of Iran has become ‎an attractive program for the media and newspapers. Since the early calls ‎and announcements in late September, the press, different news agencies, ‎as well as radio and TV channels warmly cover the news and events ‎around it. The main reflection, however, happens in local media and local ‎social networks. ‎ Local media including websites, newspapers, as Radio and TV channels ‎regularly and much enthusiasm cover the news and views on the event. ‎Such a warm welcome by the media creates productive waves in the ‎society and increases the level of participation of the people and a variety ‎of governmental and private organizations in the event. ‎   ]]> Print Industry Wed, 06 Nov 2019 12:07:31 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/report/282933/reading-promotion-plans-in-iran-implemented ‎650 companies to participate at 26th Tehran’s ‎International Printing Exhibit ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/282943/650-companies-to-participate-at-26th-tehran-s-international-printing-exhibit Speaking to IBNA, Head of Iran’s Union of Lithographers Ahmad Abul-Hassani said this year Iranian print house owners have so welcomed the exhibition and the number of participating activists has increased by 20%. However, he said that the limited space of the exhibition is a drawback and they have been able to accommodate just 60% of companies in 10 halls in an area of 25,000 square meters. The exhibition is trying to acquire two other halls to enlist the other participants. In the 26th Tehran’s ‎International Printing, Packaging and the Related Machinery, Exhibition the Packaging Main Activity Group includes: Print origination equipment • Plates and plate-making equipment • Printing machinery, sheet- and web-fed • Printing materials – paper, board, foils, films • Inks, coatings and varnishes • On-press ancillary equipment and controls • Print finishing/binding equipment • Press room handling equipment. The Packaging Main Activity Group includes:  Packaging printers and converters • Form, fill and seal machines • Packaging materials/consumables • Labelling and label application equipment • Packaging machines • Pack performance and quality testing • Packaging design and consultancy • Logistics systems.   As one of the biggest events in the "Middle East and the most important event of its kind in Iran, Iran Pack Print exhibition works to establish and maintain relations between Iran and international pack and print industry.         ]]> Print Industry Sun, 03 Nov 2019 15:13:33 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/282943/650-companies-to-participate-at-26th-tehran-s-international-printing-exhibit Four training workshops to be held at 3rd IPAP http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/281596/four-training-workshops-to-be-held-at-3rd-ipap Speaking to IBNA, the executive director of the 3rd Iran’s Printing and Packaging Industry Exhibition Reza Rahmani said: “Concurrent with this event, various workshops will be held aimed to improve the knowledge and technical information of the participants and activists of the Iranian publishing industry.”   “Attended by the experts and professionals, the first workshop from this series titled “Marketing of the Social Networks in the Field of Printing and Packaging” will be held on Thursday, October 3,” he said.   “Two other workshops are “The Importance of Security and Anti-forgery Printing” and Strategies for Clean Production in Paper Industry” which will be held respectively on Thursday and Friday,” he added.   IPAP in Teheran targets all suppliers along the entire value chain for printing technologies-from prepress/print, premedia/multichannel, postpress, converting and packaging, materials, equipment, services and infrastructure.   The exhibition will run by October 5, as 150 domestic and foreign companies ‎are participating in the event. ‎       ]]> Print Industry Wed, 02 Oct 2019 12:51:41 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/281596/four-training-workshops-to-be-held-at-3rd-ipap Iranian encyclopedia center, Jordanian institute sign publishing agreement http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280661/iranian-encyclopedia-center-jordanian-institute-sign-publishing-agreement According to IBNA correspondent, the agreement is on publication and distribution of Arabic version of ‘The Great Islamic Encyclopedia’ which is compiled in Iran.   Based on the agreement which was signed by Mohammad Kazem Mousavi Bojnourdi Director of the Center for the Great Islamic Encyclopedia and Mohammad al-Sharghawi Executive Director of Dar Ward Al-Urdunnīyah, the Jordanian institute will take the responsibility of publication and distribution of Arabic version volumes of ‘The Great Islamic Encyclopedia’.   The volumes are planned to be circulated in all Arabic and non-Arabic countries as well as academic and cultural centers and international academic circles.     ]]> Print Industry Tue, 10 Sep 2019 14:03:18 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280661/iranian-encyclopedia-center-jordanian-institute-sign-publishing-agreement ‎150 companies to participate at 3rd Iran’s Printing Exhibition http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/280344/150-companies-to-participate-at-3rd-iran-s-printing-exhibition Speaking to IBNA, Hamed Irani, CEO of of Barsaz Rouydad Pars, the company which holds the 3rd Iran’s Printing and Packaging Industry Exhibition (IPAP) said that for this year the area of the exhibition has increased by 25% and it is expected that more visitors will attend the event.   “Another pavilion has been added to the area of the exhibition and the syndicate of paper and cardboard producers will really hold educational courses to be taught by experts,” he added.   Iran’s Printing and Packaging Industry Exhibition (IPAP) in Teheran targets all suppliers along the entire value chain for printing technologies-from prepress/print, premedia/multichannel, postpress, converting and packaging, materials, equipment, services and infrastructure.   Shahr-e-Aftab Sun City is Iran’s latest and biggest exhibition center. Conveniently located between Tehran City and the international airport with access to several highways and public transportation connections, it offers 1.3 million square feet of exhibit space in 16 halls.         ]]> Print Industry Mon, 02 Sep 2019 13:24:51 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/280344/150-companies-to-participate-at-3rd-iran-s-printing-exhibition ‎26th Tehran’s ‎International Printing Exhibit due in mid-December ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/279782/26th-tehran-s-international-printing-exhibit-due-in-mid-december Speaking to IBNA, Head of Iran’s Union of Lithographers Ahmad Abul-Hassani said in earlier years we held the exhibition at a time which was coincident with Christmas holidays so in the international section we didn’t have so many participants. Therefore, we decided to hold the event sooner both last year and this year. “This year’s exhibition has been organized to be held in 13 halls,” he added. In the 26th Tehran’s ‎International Printing, Packaging and the Related Machinery, Exhibition the Packaging Main Activity Group includes: Print origination equipment • Plates and plate-making equipment • Printing machinery, sheet- and web-fed • Printing materials – paper, board, foils, films • Inks, coatings and varnishes • On-press ancillary equipment and controls • Print finishing/binding equipment • Press room handling equipment. The Packaging Main Activity Group includes:  Packaging printers and converters • Form, fill and seal machines • Packaging materials/consumables • Labelling and label application equipment • Packaging machines • Pack performance and quality testing • Packaging design and consultancy • Logistics systems.   As one of the biggest events in the "Middle East and the most important event of its kind in Iran, Iran Pack Print exhibition works to establish and maintain relations between Iran and international pack and print industry.     ]]> Print Industry Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:37:34 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/279782/26th-tehran-s-international-printing-exhibit-due-in-mid-december ‎70 countries to attend 2nd International Paper Exhibition http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/279053/70-countries-to-attend-2nd-international-paper-exhibition Speaking to IBNA, Reza Omidi, Director of the 2nd International Exhibition of Paper, Cardboard, Cellulose Products and Related ‎Machinery said a large group of producers, and activists of this field will participate in this edition of the exhibition.   “The event is scheduled to be staged in halls number A 35 and A37 in area of 3000 square meters and the representatives of foreign countries will be present in the event,” he said. “Due to political and economic difficulties and financial constraints, has not been to promoted this year however, China and India will be more active in the event. We aim to extend our international reach and to play key role at least in the region of the Middle East,” Director of the 2nd International Exhibition of Paper, Cardboard, Cellulose Products and Related ‎Machinery added.   ]]> Print Industry Thu, 01 Aug 2019 12:47:04 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/279053/70-countries-to-attend-2nd-international-paper-exhibition ‎‎First issue of ‘Publishing in Iran Magazine’ released http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/278472/first-issue-of-publishing-in-iran-magazine-released According to IBNA correspondent, the electronic version of the magazine produced by Pol Literary Agency has been sent to 1284 foreign publishers and literary agencies across the world.     The quarterly focuses on introducing Iranian writers, their works as well as providing reports on Iranian book market and publishing industry for the foreign audience. Pol Literary Agency plans to distribute the printed version of the magazine at international book fairs.   The contents of ‘Publishing in Iran Magazine’, Vol.01/Summer 2019 include: Children's literature in Iran From tradition to modernism Publishing Persian Books in the United States Translated books in Iranian market Printing Industry in Iran New Chapter in Iran’s Publishing Industry Book sales in Iranian Market A Thousand Years of the Persian Book Modern and Contemporary Literature History of Book publishing in Iran after the Islamic Revolution The Copyright Law of Iran An Overview of Recent Developments Cultural and translation exchanges between Iran and the West ‘Publishing in Iran Magazine’ is available here.       ]]> Print Industry Mon, 15 Jul 2019 14:51:48 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/278472/first-issue-of-publishing-in-iran-magazine-released Iraqi delegation signs agreement with Iranian print house owners http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/278442/iraqi-delegation-signs-agreement-with-iranian-print-house-owners Speaking to IBNA correspondent, Chairman of Iran's Union of Print Industry Exporters Babak Abedin said that the agreement was signed on the sidelines of Isfahan Province Printing and Packaging Exhibition on purchasing and ordering print industry machinery by Iraqi Kurdistan publishing industry activists.   He pointed out that the participation of Iraqi delegation is a follow-up to a memorandum of understanding signed in 2014 with Union of Erbil Print House Owners. Chairman of Iran's Union of Print Industry Exporters added that Iraq is a very good option for developing our exports and cooperation in publishing industry and through there, Iran can export its products to other countries as well.     ]]> Print Industry Mon, 15 Jul 2019 13:18:17 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/278442/iraqi-delegation-signs-agreement-with-iranian-print-house-owners Iranian publishers to join Silk Road Union‏ ‏ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/277345/iranian-publishers-to-join-silk-road-union According to IBNA correspondent, four active Iranian ‎publishers in the fields of traditional medicine, theater, academic books and ‎fiction could communicate with a Chinese academic publisher through Iranian Tamass Literary Agency, and discuss ‎basic ways of cooperation. ‎   Poriya Nickbakht, literature department director of ‎Noda publishing active in the field of theater and one of the publishers who has begun to negotiate with ‎China Renmin University Press said: "In 2017, a play was ‎staged in Shanghai, China, where discussions began."‎   Referring to the formation of this relationship, he ‎said: "Hamid-Reza Naeimi's book has played an important role. The ‎book that China Renmin University Press offered us contains three ‎works, ‘Carnival Bakhtin’, ‘Svejk’, and ‘Richard’. To coordinate with this ‎work, Hamid-Reza Naeimi collected three works, 'Socrates, Richard and ‎Svejk, the Good Soldier' in a collection entitled, Happiness and ‎Sorrow."‎   "We are planning to ‎continue this collaboration at the Fajr International Theater Festival. Throughout the world, the book is ‎known as a cultural commodity, and through that, it communicates with ‎other countries," Nickbakht added. ‎   Specific Situations of Communication with Foreign Publishers   Seyyed Hossein Abedini, a director of Safir Ardehal Publishing, is ‎another publisher who has partnered with China Renmin University ‎Press.   He said: "I have previously participated in ‎foreign fairs, including Frankfurt Book Fair. I have realized that communication with foreign publishers ‎has its own conditions. Due to this reason, through Tamass Literary Agency, Safir Ardehal Publication has been enabled to ‎establish a better connection to the publishers of other countries'." ‎   He stated: "With the help of Tamass Literary Agency, two ‎books on Chinese culture and custom have been introduced to this ‎publication. Iran has yet to join the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works. So, Iranian publishers do not obtain copyright in ‎translating and publishing foreign works. For this reason, there are steps to be taken to ‎build trust between the Iranian and Chinese publishers."‎   About measures to improve relations among publishers in ‎China and Iran, Abedini said: "China has founded a union which ‎is called the Silk Road. This union is recruiting members from countries in the Silk Road zone. We carry out our activities and try to introduce ourselves to the world.”   "China Renmin University Press is engaged in the ‎promotion of Chinese culture and custom. We are trying to ‎publish our books in China because China is a large country with a high ‎population, if it only uses books for its institutions, it will cover a large ‎number of books," He added.‎   On the introduction of two books translated in this publishing institute, the ‎director of Safir-e Ardehal Publishing stated: "The books about religious ‎practices, music and cultural traditions in China are going to be printed. ‎We are also negotiating to publish a book on the environment."‎   Grant Plan fees are not enough Tabasom Atashin-Jan, director of Howze ‎Noghre Publishing said: "Negotiations with China Renmin ‎University Press has led to the publication of a book, ‘Special Interview’."‎   She said that, "Howze Noghre Publication translated this Chinese ‎book from English to Persian. The financial support ‎received through the Grant of China for publishing this book were not ‎enough for the cost of paper and zinc in Iran, but cooperation between Iran and China was very ‎pleasant." ‎   “As a matter of fact, since the majority of Iranian publishers ‎do not obtain copyrights in publishing foreign books translated into Persian, many countries in the world do not sign agreements with us ‎because of the economic sanctions."‎   The director of Howz-e Noghre Publishing expressed regret: "Our Publishing House has not been able to obtain copyright of all ‎foreign books that has published. By acquiring copyrights, we will see an increase in ‎the price of books, but it is important that if any publisher continues ‎such a process, other publishers will be encouraged to do that little by ‎little."‎   Importance of communication with a Reputable ‎Chinese Publisher   Hadi Tale Khorsand, a director of Khorsandi ‎Publishing House, siad: "For this publication, cooperation ‎with foreign publishers is very significant. That’s why ‎we maintained contact with Tamass literary Agency, and by means of ‎this agency, we knew China Renmin University Press. The ‎head of this university is responsible for managing the Silk Road ‎Publishers.   He argued: "These actions are just the initial steps in joining ‎Berne Convention and negotiations have been conducted ‎to exchange the copyright of two books.” ‎ ‎ Additionally, Khorsand pointed out: "Khorsandi Publishing House ‎is connected with three vice presidents of the judicature, universities ‎and vice presidency. Actually, the connection ‎with a reputable Chinese publisher was very important to us."‎   Renmin University, the Major Initiator and supplier of the ‎Silk Road Union Renmin University Press is the largest Chinese academic publication ‎that has translated its books into 27 languages and has more than two ‎million students. In addition to being active in publishing academic books, ‎it’s a supplier of "One Belt and One Road. This publication participated at ‎Tehran International Book Fair with the president of China Renmin University Press Mr. Li ‎Yongqiang; chairman ‎of the Council, B and R Publishing cooperative Mr. Wang Lei; director ‎of the editorial management office Mr. Sun Binghen; sales manager ‎Ms. Wu Miao, English-Chinese translator and rights manager, and ‎Ms. Yolanda Liu, a director of the publishing center of the ‎International Collaboration at Renmin University Press of China in attendance."‎ ‎  ‎     ]]> Print Industry Mon, 24 Jun 2019 14:49:34 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/277345/iranian-publishers-to-join-silk-road-union Iranian, foreign companies to attend 2nd International Paper Exhibition http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/276525/iranian-foreign-companies-to-attend-2nd-international-paper-exhibition Speaking to IBNA, Reza Omidi, Director of the 2nd International Exhibition of Paper, Cardboard, Cellulose Products and Related ‎Machinery said: "Last Year we held the first edition of this event. As our first experience, the exhibition was staged in one hall but this year we will have 3 halls as halls number 35 and 38 have also been added for holding the event."   "We began to register the interested companies from May and until now 45 active companies have registered to attend the exhibition as the Hall No. 35 has already become full. We have tried to enroll companies active in a variety of branches of paper industry," he said.   "By now, companies from China, India and Turkey have registered for participation at the 2nd International Exhibition of Paper, Cardboard, Cellulose Products and Related ‎Machinery and consultations with Russian companies are underway with Russian companies to attend the event,” Omidi added.         ]]> Print Industry Wed, 05 Jun 2019 10:45:35 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/276525/iranian-foreign-companies-to-attend-2nd-international-paper-exhibition China ready to print books of Iranian publishers http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/274647/china-ready-to-print-books-of-iranian-publishers According to IBNA correspondent, Lou referred to the memorandums of understanding China will sign with the Iranian publishers and said the Iranians understand views of Chinese publishers. Chinese culture and books can be widely received in Iran.   He asserted that Chinese publishers aim to develop their cooperation with their Iranian counterparts: “Iran is one of those countries which can successfully invite people to book reading.” “Many publishers from all across the world print their works in China because it’s more economical. I don’t know about the expenses of paper and print in Iran, but Iranian publishers may publish their works in China,” Director of China’s stand at the 32nd TIBF said. As the guest of honor in this event, China has brought a delegation of 200 members among them 100 authors, illustrators and publishers representing the active print industry of that country.     ]]> Print Industry Thu, 25 Apr 2019 15:09:21 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/274647/china-ready-to-print-books-of-iranian-publishers Iranian, Chinese publishers to sign agreement at TIBF http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/274615/iranian-chinese-publishers-to-sign-agreement-at-tibf   Speaking to IBNA correspondent, Laili Ha’eri said: “The agreement will be finalized today on the second day of the 32nd Tehran International Book Fair.”   “I met the director of Daylight Publishing from China- which is engaged in a variety of cultural activities- two years ago at Beijing International Book Fair and the ground was provided for our cooperation,” she said.   “In the Daylight Publishing, writers are collaborating with internationally acclaimed illustrators and based on our agreement, Iranian Illustrator Ali-Reza Goldouzian, a winner of Bratislava Illustration Biennale will work with a Chinese writer of children books who has won Hans Christian Andersen prize,” she added.   Tehran International Book Fair is the top Iranian book event held annually. The 32nd edition of this event is currently underway and will run by May 4 in the Mosalla of Imam Khomeini in Tehran.         ]]> Print Industry Thu, 25 Apr 2019 08:38:00 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/274615/iranian-chinese-publishers-to-sign-agreement-at-tibf Iranian, Chinese publishers to sign copyright agreements in TIBF http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/274111/iranian-chinese-publishers-to-sign-copyright-agreements-in-tibf According to IBNA correspondent, The deal is the result of cooperation between Pol Literary Agency from Iran and a number of Chinese publishers aimed to translate and publish Chinese books in Iran.   The ceremony for signing the agreements will be held at April 24 on the first day of the 32nd Tehran International Book Fair. The ceremony will be attended by cultural officials, literary figures and publishers from China, Executive Director of Pol Literary Agency Ja’fari Aghdam as well as some Iranian publishers.   The titles of these Chinese books are: 1. ‘The Bakhtin Play’,  2. ‘The Bright Look', 3. ‘Crisis Management in China’, 3. ‘Rules of Agreements in China’, 4. ‘The Role of China in World Leadership’  The books will be translated into Persian after the agreements are signed and will be released by Iranian publishers which are appointed to cooperate in this project.     ]]> Print Industry Mon, 15 Apr 2019 13:49:02 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/274111/iranian-chinese-publishers-to-sign-copyright-agreements-in-tibf Iranian print house owners to participate at Chinese exhibits http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/273883/iranian-print-house-owners-to-participate-at-chinese-exhibits Speaking to IBNA correspondent, Mas'oud Farshi Farid, in charge of the trade delegation of Iranian print house owners said that Print China 2019 will been held on April 9-13 at Modern International Exhibition Center in the Chinese city of Guangdong. The event is held in a display area of 140 thousand square meters and over 1200 exhibitors participate at the exhibition. Major producers of print industry machinery and equipment such as Heidelberg, HP and Canon will attend Print China 2019.   On the exhibition Sinocorrugated 2019, he explained: “This event which is held on April 8-11 is one of the major exhibitions of paper and related products throughout the world which is attended by the representatives of several countries such as Germany, France, Italy and China which introduce a variety of products.     ]]> Print Industry Tue, 09 Apr 2019 14:40:49 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/273883/iranian-print-house-owners-to-participate-at-chinese-exhibits Book House CEO describes plans and achievements http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/longint/273543/book-house-ceo-describes-plans-and-achievements In an interview with IBNA, Hosseinipour said that he prefers rather to work backstage rather than on stage, but the nature of his current position demands he be more on stage. Founded in 1993, Iran's Book House Institute (IBHI) was primarily launched to provide a data bank of the Iranian publishing industry. Collecting the relevant information extended the range of activities carried out by the institute such as: holding two significant events: Iran’s Book of the Year Award and Iran’s Book of the Year World Award. From his early days at IBHI, Hosseinipour faced different challenges from the managerial problems to a very limited budget of the institute. He has been active in the field of books and publication since university days and worked with many experts and publishers.   In the course of time, he began to cooperate with Iran’s Cultural Fairs Institute (ICFI) in holding different editions of Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF) which made him more connected and acquainted with Iranian publishers, their activities and concerns.   “Beginning my work at book House Institute, I decided to rely on the capabilities of the existing crew rather than replacing them with new ones to form a team of my own. However I realized they lack enough solidarity and coordination among themselves, so, I decided to improve the morale of the personnel and I feel I have achieved some success in this regard within a year.” he said. “On the other hand, I tried to improve the welfare condition of the IBHI editorial and other personnel. I believe there are professionals working in the institute which should have more motivation to get the best result,” Hosseinipour stated. Taking office in Book House Institute, he followed some earlier plans but modified them for good: “The Age of Book” plan which aimed to honor the eminent literati has been followed. The other plans such as “Written Culture” and “Oral History” were particularly taken into consideration. The institute also began to strengthen ties with different literati associations in the country.   “One of our new plans is writing and compiling the experiences of noted Iranian literati such as Ahmad Sami’ei Gilani, Kamran Faani, Baha al-Din Khoramshahi and even the experiences of successful Iranian book distributors,” he added. Elsewhere in his remarks, CEO of the Book House Institute pointed out: “Although Iran’s Book of the Year Award and the Book of the Year World Award are organized is and held by our institute, I believe in self-criticism and I think it will be helpful in improving these events." “Unfortunately, Iranian scholars do not hold high esteem for the Book of the Year Award and we should take measures to attract their attention more to this annual event and make it into a brand for them,” Hosseinipour said.   Other tasks accomplished by IBHI include: holding Iran's Book of the Season Award ceremony, the Week of the Book of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Founding Iran’s Book News Agency (IBNA), publishing the ‘Book of the Week’ journal as well as "The Book  Review Quarterly", holding special meetings at the House of Literati, and paying tribute to the Persian language literati are among the other measures taken by IBHI.   Earlier, Hosseinipour said the Book House has rendered reconciliation between Iranian cultural elites and the government; “The efforts made by IBHI should be taken as a role model for the new generation of our country. Nowadays perhaps Iran is known throughout the world for its huge deposits of oil and gas, but we always say that all the land is the land of [the legendary literati] such as Hafez and Sa’di.”   “Regarding the fact that our young generation is more focused on smart phones, the cultural officials and activists should also focus on producing software containing the information provided by our Institute and other data about the Iranian publishing industry,” he stated.           ]]> Print Industry Fri, 29 Mar 2019 14:50:37 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/longint/273543/book-house-ceo-describes-plans-and-achievements Iran participates at Gulf Print & Pack 2019‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/269952/iran-participates-at-gulf-print-pack-2019 In an interview with IBNA, Babak Abedin, Chairman of the Union of Print Industry Exporters said that several Iranian producers and activists in various fields of print industry will attend Gulf Print & Pack 2019 which takes place at the Dubai World Trade Centre.   “It is the fifth time Iran participates in this biennial which is hosted by Dubai. We are pleased that we have had attended during nearly the last 10 years. In 2010, the Iranian stand in this event was about 100 square meters, but last year it was held in a stand measured to 360 square meters and for the next year we will have the same area in our disposal,” Abedin said.   “I believe Gulf Print & Pack in Dubai provides a good opportunity for us to display the capabilities of Iranian print industry on an international scene,” he added.    Gulf Print & Pack is the leading print technology sourcing show for printers and Print Service Providers (PSPs) from across Africa, the Middle East, South Asia and South Eastern Europe.  The exhibitors cover all the fastest growing market segments, including educational and children’s books, photobooks, direct mail, posters, banners, digitally-printed textiles and display graphics. The event is not only a show for printers from the MENA region. Exhibitors use the show to bring printers and PSPs from across continental Africa, South Asia and South Europe to view their latest machinery, materials and software launches.         ]]> Print Industry Mon, 31 Dec 2018 12:47:55 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/269952/iran-participates-at-gulf-print-pack-2019 Iraqi Kurdistan books mostly printed in Iran, Turkey http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/269617/iraqi-kurdistan-books-mostly-printed-in-iran-turkey Speaking to IBNA correspondent at the 25th Iran’s International Printing Packaging and the Related Machinery Exhibition, Suran Abdul-Rahman Rashid referred to the capabilities of the Iranian publishing industry and said: "We must be equipped with modern and up-to-date machinery of offset printing. Due to the inability of the Kurdish printing houses, we rely on foreign countries to publish ‎many of our books, but we hope to achieve self-‎sufficiency in this field.” Having traveled to Iran as a member of Iraqi Kurdistan trade delegation, Rashid said that the delegation aims to improve communication between the print houses of Iran and Kurdistan region of Iraq and providing the necessary printed machinery and accessory parts. ‎The 25th Iran’s International Printing Packaging and the Related Machinery Exhibition was held from December 13 to 16 in Tehran International Permanent Fairground. Despite a new wave of economic sanctions which have been imposed on Iran, 400 domestic companies as well as 45 foreign companies from Italy, Sweden, Germany, France, China, Turkey, and South Korea attended the event to introduce their most recent products and services.     ]]> Print Industry Fri, 14 Dec 2018 13:56:43 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/269617/iraqi-kurdistan-books-mostly-printed-in-iran-turkey ‎25th Tehran Print & Pack Exhibition kicks off http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/269119/25th-tehran-print-pack-exhibition-kicks-off According to IBNA correspondent, 12 foreign countries as well as 445 foreign and domestic companies have participated at the 25th Iran’s International Printing Packaging and the Related Machinery Exhibition. The main objective of this year’s exhibition is to back the domestic companies. At the opening ceremony, Director of this exhibition Ahmad Abul-Hassani said: “Both the domestic and companies which have participated in this event are displaying the most recent and modern machinery of printing, packaging, encoding and others.” “400 Iranian companies as well as 45 foreign companies from Italy, Sweden, Germany, France, China, Turkey and South Korea have attended the 25th Tehran’s ‎International Printing, Packaging and the Related Machinery Exhibition introducing their most recent products and services,” he added.   Earlier this month, the Chairman of Tehran’s Print House Owners Union Iraj Ostad Ali-Naghi referred to the new situation of economic sanctions against Iran. “Regarding the fact that a new wave of economic sanctions which have been imposed on our country, the international section of Iran’s Printing, Packaging and the Related Machinery is faced with a new decline in the number of the participants,” He said. “Chairman of Tehran’s Print House Owners Union pointed out: “Although our foreign trade has declined we have improved the providing information and the capacity of producers as well as other activists of print and packaging to make this year’s event helpful.” As one of the biggest events in the "Middle East and the most important event of its kind in Iran, Iran Pack Print exhibition works to establish and maintain relations between Iran and international pack and print industry.   The event is being held in an area of 30,000 square meters. The event has been organized by Arvin Mehr Fajr Co. and Expooya System Ltd. is the abroad marketing and sales management of this exhibition. The visiting hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.       ]]> Print Industry Thu, 13 Dec 2018 14:28:23 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/269119/25th-tehran-print-pack-exhibition-kicks-off Closing ceremony of 2nd Research on Cinema Award due http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/268917/closing-ceremony-of-2nd-research-on-cinema-award-due According to IBNA correspondent quoting from the secretariat of the 2nd Annual Iranian Cinematic Research Award, the event is aimed to encourage research activities and programs on a variety of subjects relevant to cinema. The secretary of the 2nd Annual Iranian Cinematic Research Award is the writer of books on Cinema and University instructor Ahmad Zabeti Jahromi. The awards in this event will be given in various categories including the best university thesis, the best independent research, the best foreign research as well as the best research article. The 2nd Award of Research on Cinema is scheduled for Tuesday at 2 to 5 a.m.    ]]> Print Industry Mon, 10 Dec 2018 18:34:11 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/268917/closing-ceremony-of-2nd-research-on-cinema-award-due Pack & Print Exhibition to host 445 companies http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/268916/pack-print-exhibition-to-host-445-companies According to IBNA correspondent, this year’s exhibition is aimed to back the domestic companies, said Chairman of Tehran’s Print House Owners Union Iraj Ostad Ali-Naghi with the new situation of economic sanctions against Iran. “Regarding the fact that a new wave of economic sanctions which have been imposed on our country, the international section of Iran’s Printing, Packaging and the Related Machinery is faced with a new decline in the number of the participants,” He said. “Fortunately, the local companies could make up for the absence of several foreign companies, however, they are not able to make up for financial damages,” Ostad Ali-Naghi added. Chairman of Tehran’s Print House Owners Union pointed out: “Although our foreign trade has declined we have improved the providing information and the capacity of producers as well as other activists of print and packaging to make this year’s event helpful.” As one of the biggest events in the "Middle East and the most important event of its kind in Iran, Iran Pack Print exhibition works to establish and maintain relations between Iran and international pack and print industry.   The 25th Iran’s International Printing Packaging and the Related Machinery Exhibition will be held in an area of 30,000 square meters. The event has been organized by Arvin Mehr Fajr Co. and Expooya System Ltd. is the abroad marketing and sales management of this exhibition. The visiting hours will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.   ]]> Print Industry Wed, 05 Dec 2018 13:09:28 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/268916/pack-print-exhibition-to-host-445-companies Iranian publishing to be introduced at Vienna Book Fair ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/267203/iranian-publishing-to-be-introduced-at-vienna-book-fair According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from the public relations office of Iran’s Cultural Fairs Institute (ICFI), the book fair is considered as the key event of Austrian publishing industry, book, and literature held in the cooperation of Austrian Union of Publishers and the private sector of that country.   It is the sixth time Iran is participating at the Vienna international book Fair. Our country’s stand in this event is based in an area of 18 square meters. 200 Iranian books on a variety of subjects such as fiction, resistance (the Sacred Defense) literature, Iranology, religion, children and young adults’ books, art and Persian language literature will be put on public display at the Iranian stand.   Iranian stand will introduce Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF) and the Grant Plan which has been initiated by Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance to encourage the translation of Persian book into foreign languages; presenting Persian books for sale, meeting with the Director of Vienna International Book Fair as well as the head of Austrian Union of Publishers.   The unveiling ceremony for ‘The Book of Flower and Nightingale (The Selection of 12 Centuries of Persian Poetry’ in German and Persian; and inviting foreign publisher for participation at Tehran International Book Fair are among the tasks scheduled to be fulfilled during the 2018 Vienna International Book Fair at the Iranian stand.   The Vienna International Book Fair is a quite recent newcomer on the stage of International literary events. Launched for the first time in 2008, the Viennese fair took up the challenge. Indeed, the main purpose of its creation was to give a fresh boost to a 60 years old event: the Viennese Book Week.   Although the event has now reached the status of “main literary event” in Austria, it still differs in scope from events such as Frankfurt or Leipzig. The primary goal of the Vienna Book Fair is to foster the relationship between publishers and their readership. This is why, every year, the event is simultaneously organized with the one week long “Reading Festival”.   ]]> Print Industry Mon, 05 Nov 2018 15:09:26 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/267203/iranian-publishing-to-be-introduced-at-vienna-book-fair German experts to hold workshops for Iranian publishers http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/267261/german-experts-to-hold-workshops-for-iranian-publishers According to IBNA correspondent quoting from the public relations office of Tehran Publishers and Booksellers Union, on the invitation of the union, the German experts will visit our country. The experts are: Siv Bublitz, the Program Manager at the German Publishing House S. Fischer in Frankfurt; Iris Hunscheid, the President of the Independent Booksellers’ Forum in the German Association of Publishers and Booksellers; and Niki Théron, the Director of International Projects at the Frankfurter Book Fair (FBF). The event has been organized in cooperation with Frankfurt International Book Fair (FBF) following the active participation of Iran at the 70th edition of this major book event.   ]]> Print Industry Fri, 02 Nov 2018 19:54:01 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/267261/german-experts-to-hold-workshops-for-iranian-publishers Top Serbian publisher signs MoU with Iran http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/266922/top-serbian-publisher-signs-mou-with-iran According to IBNA correspondent quoting from the public relations office of Iran’s Cultural Fairs Institute (ICFI), the memorandum of understanding was signed at the 63rd International Belgrade Book Fair by the representative of ICFI, Hossein-Ali Sabzeh and Petar Arbotina, Director of publication department of Slojebni Glasnik while Iran’s Cultural Attaché in Serbia, Mahdi Shirazi also attended the meeting. The MoU features cooperation and exchange of information between the publishers of the two countries with considering legal and international laws as well as improving bilateral cooperation for the translation of Persian books into Serbian and vice versa. Based on the agreement, 10 Iranian works would be translated into Serbian within the framework of the Grant Plan initiated by Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance to support the translation of Persian works into foreign languages. Referring to the richness of Iranian culture, Director of publication department of Slojebni Glasnik said: “The MoU aims to boost cultural relations between Iran and Serbia, particularly it is meant to introduce Iranian culture and the publishing industry better to our country. Serbian people are rather interested to Iranian and Eastern literature than the literature of the West.” The director pointed to direct translation from Persian to Serbian and added: “It is the best method for our purpose and I hope that we would be able to translate the best works of Iranian literature into Serbian within the framework of this agreement. Selected as the best Serbian publisher at the 63rd Belgrade International Book Fair, Slojebni Glasnik was launched and began its activities in 1813 with the publication of the ‘Newspaper of the Serbia’. The day of the company’s foundation is August 13, and in 2018 it celebrated 205 years of publishing official gazettes. Starting from its core business - the publication of the “RS Official Gazette”- the company has developed into one of the most important publishing houses. The concept of publishing capital editions, professional, theoretical literature and publications gathered around the Glasnik's clearly structured libraries of eminent editors, authors, faculty and other institutions. Slojebni Glasnik ‎has also won the “Publisher of the Year” Award in 2006, 2007 and 2015 at Belgrade International Book Fair, as well as many other awards in the field of publishing, design, graphics and technical preparations for the press.             ]]> Print Industry Sun, 28 Oct 2018 14:23:14 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/266922/top-serbian-publisher-signs-mou-with-iran Iranian children book introduced at 2018 FBF http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/266627/iranian-children-book-introduced-at-2018-fbf In an interview with IBNA correspondent, Hesam Sobhani Tehrani said: “By participating at the 2018 Frankfurt International Book Fair, we followed three objectives: first, we pursued our earlier plans for buying book copyrights. Second, we held meetings with publishers and literally agencies from the United States, Canada, England, France, Italy, Australia and Netherlands; and third, we wanted introduce our books to literary agencies and readers.   Referring to the status of Frankfurt Book Fair, he said: “FBF provides an excellent opportunity to attend the International arena but such communication should be permanent throughout the year to help you achieve a better result.   Elsewhere in his remarks, he indicated that Mobtakeran Publishing in collaboration with Kia Literary Agency has purchased book copyrights from the European and American publishers including Dk (U.S.), 'The Quatro' (England) and Minedition (Germany). ]]> Print Industry Wed, 17 Oct 2018 14:46:48 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/266627/iranian-children-book-introduced-at-2018-fbf Copyrights negotiations held with foreign publishers ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/267453/copyrights-negotiations-held-with-foreign-publishers According to IBNA correspondent reporting from Frankfurt, the third day of this event was the last day for meeting among the professionals of publishing industry which obviously caused busy hours.   The head of Iranian Women Publishers Association Maryam Jadali described the negotiations held with foreign publishers: “We could sell copyright of any Iranian book to a Georgian publisher and Patra publishing from that country has expressed interest in purchasing the copyrights of Iranian books for children and young adults.”   She added that a director from Amazon is also eager to cooperate with Iranian Women Publishers Association in the field of fiction books.   Director of Foundation of Quranic Researches Mohsen Abbasnejad described his discussions with Qatari book officials on selling copyright. Qatari officials also expressed enthusiasm for the participation of Iran at Doha International Book Fair.   ]]> Print Industry Mon, 15 Oct 2018 18:08:13 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/267453/copyrights-negotiations-held-with-foreign-publishers German publisher eager to reproduce Persian manuscripts http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/267030/german-publisher-eager-to-reproduce-persian-manuscripts According to IBNA correspondent, Ayoub Dehghankar, Director of the Grant Plan in the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance who attended the 70th Frankfurt Book Fair said that the German publisher is willing to reproduce those ancient manuscripts which are valuable in terms of Iranian and Islamic arts. In the other words, he wants to make the rare books available to the public. Dehghankar stated that the German publisher may use the financial support of the Grant Plan. Dehghankar further said: “We Also Held a Meeting with the Director of Bologna Children Book Fair and  Introduced the Grant Plan which was welcomed by him.” “Regarding the theme of Bologna Books Fair, we proposed to establish a special stall for Iranian publishers of books for children and young adults within the framework of the Grant plan,” he added.       ]]> Print Industry Mon, 15 Oct 2018 16:02:48 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/267030/german-publisher-eager-to-reproduce-persian-manuscripts Iran, U.S. exchange book copyright http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/266389/iran-u-s-exchange-book-copyright Speaking to IBNA correspondent, Majid Ja’fari Aghdam, Director of Pol Literary Agency stated that he has held meetings with the representatives of Random House Publishing U.S. branch, Springer, Overbook and MacMillan Publishers. “In these meetings, Pol Literary Agency was tasked with acting as their representative for selling the copyrights of their books in Iran and other Persian language countries,” he said.   “Moreover, our agency is going to provide the ground for the visit of their representatives to Tehran International Book Fair next year for making them familiar to the Iranian book market,” Ja’fari Aghdam added.   He pointed out: “On the condition that our agency could sell the right of their books translated into Persian, the representatives of Random House Publishing U.S. branch, Springer, and MacMillan Publishers would consider purchasing the rights of Iranian books translated into English for the U.S. market.”   Ja’fari Aghdam further said: “Director of Overbook Publishing also agreed to purchase five Iranian books on the issues of the Sacred Defense [the eight-year war Iraq imposed on Iran] as well as the social and political issues.”     ]]> Print Industry Sun, 14 Oct 2018 14:53:48 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/266389/iran-u-s-exchange-book-copyright ‎8 special workshops due at 2nd IPAP ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/266382/8-special-workshops-due-at-2nd-ipap In an interview with IBNA, Reza Rahmani, deputy director of Barsaz Rouydad Pars which is the executive company of the 2nd Iran’s Printing and Packaging Industry Exhibition (IPAP) said: “Regarding the interest shown by those who attended the earlier training courses last year, we will also have various training courses and programs during the four days when the exhibition will be running.” “On the first day of the exhibition, two meetings titled ‘The New UV Technologies and Their Function in Print Industry’ and ‘The Future of Packaging in the Digital Age’ will be held,” he added. Earlier he has told IBNA that in spite of unfair sanctions which have been imposed on Iran this year, companies from Germany, India,, Turkey, Russia, and Pakistan will participate in the event. The 2nd IPAP targets all suppliers along the entire value chain for printing technologies - from prepress/print, premedia/multichannel, postpress, converting and packaging, materials, flexible packaging, paper and cardboard production, equipment, services, and infrastructure. This event will be held as a follow-up to the successful experience of the 1st edition of IPAP.        ]]> Print Industry Wed, 10 Oct 2018 16:17:12 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/266382/8-special-workshops-due-at-2nd-ipap Selected books of Iranian fests at FBF http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/266335/selected-books-of-iranian-fests-at-fbf According to IBNA correspondent, ‘Descriptive Bibliography of the Selected Works in Iranian Book ‎ Festivals in 2017’ features the best Iranian books ‎published last year.‎ The work has been translated by Shaqayeq Qandehari into English and published by Iran's Book House Institute. ‎ The book provides information and a ground for foreign publishers and those interested in Persian literature to ‎know about the best Iranian books published last year.‎ By referring to the websites of these festivals or sending email to them, foreign publishers can get information ‎about purchasing the copyrights of the works. ‎ Based on statistics given by the descriptive bibliography, 29 book festivals were held in Iran in 2017. In ‎general, during the last 3 years, the Iranian book festivals have been improved both in terms of quantity and ‎quality. ‎ It should be noted that Iran's Book House Institute already published the same descriptive bibliography for the Persian books published in 2016. The work was introduced that the 69th Frankfort Book Fair.‎ The 70s Frankfort International Book Fair has been slated for October 10 to 14.       ]]> Print Industry Mon, 08 Oct 2018 16:42:27 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/266335/selected-books-of-iranian-fests-at-fbf Shanghai print exhibit to host Iranian delegation http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/266023/shanghai-print-exhibit-to-host-iranian-delegation In an interview with IBNA, Mas’oud Farshi Farid at the helm of Iranian delegation said: “All in Print Exhibition is one of the most important print industry events in China which focuses on innovation and development of this industry, which is facing a great leap in spreading information and green print. “The exhibition displays the latest inventions in the publishing industry and its power. Every year a group of active businessmen engaged in print and packaging attend the event,” he stated. Scheduled for October 24 to 28, the 7th All in Print Exhibition features 7 thematic pavilions/zone in line with the popular topics, including pavilions for digital pre-press, comprehensive printing, post press converting, packaging equipment, ink & innovative materials and label industry, and flexible packaging and corrugated carton zone. There will be 3 special display areas as well, including Intelligent Factory, Customized Experience Pavilion and Innovation Factory. The event has been organized by the Printing Technology Association of China in cooperation with China Academy of Printing Technology and Messe Düsseldorf (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.   ]]> Print Industry Wed, 03 Oct 2018 16:36:43 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/266023/shanghai-print-exhibit-to-host-iranian-delegation European, Asian companies to participate at IPAP http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/265968/european-asian-companies-to-participate-at-ipap In an interview with IBNA, Reza Rahmani, deputy director of Barsaz Rouydad Pars which is the executive company of the 2nd Iran’s Printing and Packaging Industry Exhibition (IPAP) said: “Despite unfair sanctions which have been imposed on Iran this year, companies from Germany, India, Turkey, Russia and Pakistan will participate in the event.”   “Also, visitors from Germany, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Georgia, India, Russia, Pakistan, Iraq, Libya and Bangladesh have registered to attend the 2nd IPAP,” he said.   Rahmani added: “I would say it’s a unique opportunity for Iranian producers to boost non-oil exports.”   The 2nd IPAP targets all suppliers along the entire value chain for printing technologies - from prepress/print, premedia/multichannel, postpress, converting and packaging, materials, flexible packaging, paper and cardboard production, equipment, services and infrastructure.   This event will be held as a follow-up to the successful experience of the 1st edition of IPAP.   Shahr-e-Aftab (Exhibition International) is Iran’s latest and biggest exhibition center. Conveniently located between Tehran City and the international airport with access to several highways and public transportation connections, it offers 1.3 million square feet of exhibit space in 16 halls.         ]]> Print Industry Tue, 02 Oct 2018 16:46:41 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/265968/european-asian-companies-to-participate-at-ipap Participation at intl book fairs remarkably productive http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/265800/participation-at-intl-book-fairs-remarkably-productive In an interview with IBNA, Mohsen Ta'eb said that he will attend Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF) in two sections of books for adults and books for children and young adults: “In the children section, we have sent a number of our works to the Cultural Association of Children Books Publishers to introduce them at FBF. But in the adults section, we have a special stand and will present 30 titles of books on the subjects of political ideas, novel and fiction in general."   "Director of the international relations department of Paidayesh Publishing will be there based on our earlier negotiations with a number of publishers from the other countries. We will meet publishers from Netherlands, France and Germany in our stand and in their stands," he stated.   Ta'eb suggested that facilities provided by Iran's Cultural Fairs Institute (ICFI) during the last years, has enabled the Iranian publishers to have their own stands for direct presentation of their works and communication with foreign publishers.   “Regarding the complications of Iranian political climate in recent years, as well as the intricacies of copyright business, the publishers from other countries are afraid to refer us and exchange copyright. However, we could discuss selling copyrights of our three children and young adults books with publishers from Turkey and France. For our other works on Iranian classic literature, we have launched negotiations with a publisher from China,” he added.       ]]> Print Industry Sat, 29 Sep 2018 16:06:55 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/265800/participation-at-intl-book-fairs-remarkably-productive Iranian shoemaker invites customers to read books http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/265488/iranian-shoemaker-invites-customers-to-read-books According to IBNA correspondent from the city of Yazd in central Iran, book reading is one of the criteria taken into consideration in evaluating the development of countries. Through a number of projects, Iran has also adopted measures for promoting book reading.   In the meantime, people of the country encourage book reading by their own ingenuity. One of these people is a shoemaker in one of the main and crowded streets of Yazd who keeps books in his small stall and while he is repairing their shoes, suggests the customers to read them instead of wasting their time.   Ali Mahmoudvand, the tasteful shoemaker believes that through reading and getting more useful information, people will be able to resolve from many problems: “I believe that nowadays we should focus more on books and reading which is one of the essential needs of a society,” he said.   “I display several books in my stall and introduce them to people while they are waiting. They may open them, take a look at them and if they are interested, they can provide the books in libraries and bookstores,” he added.   “By this initiative, I mean to respect the time of people as they are increasingly more involved in internet and social networks I tried to remind the importance of book reading,” the tasteful shoemaker stated.     ]]> Print Industry Sat, 15 Sep 2018 14:44:42 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/265488/iranian-shoemaker-invites-customers-to-read-books Book House and ECO Cultural Institute sign MoU ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/265213/book-house-and-eco-cultural-institute-sign-mou According to IBNA correspondent, at this session, Director of IBHI Niknam Hosseinipour described the activities of the Institute and considered the ground for cooperation with ECO Cultural Institute.  Chairman of ECI Mohammad-Hassan Mazaheri said at the meeting: “We are particularly interested to the issue of a books and readership, as poetry and literature are among our priorities for cultural diplomacy; so we are ready to make our facilities available to Iran’s Book House Institute and provide intellectual and international support for the institute.”   “ ECO Cultural Institute have signed memorandum of understanding with a number of organizations such as the Iranian Association of Women Publishers, the University of Tehran, Shahid Beheshti University and Allameh Tabatai University and these agreements can be modified into trilateral MoUs to include IBHI as well ,” he said.   “We are able to further our cooperation with the Book House in holding ceremonies such as unveiling books and holding Awards ceremonies in ECO region,” Mazaheri added.   Referring to discussions of Echo with 90 foreign Ambassadors to Iran, he said: ECO is ready to cooperate with IBHI in holding other Award ceremonies for example Book of the Year World Award which is organized by the Book House.   Following the session, Hosseinipour said: “The subjects related to culture speak to people's hearts. We in Iran’s Book House pursue a variety of activities relevant to book and readership. For example, we have registered the name of 18000 Iranians who are involved in producing books; such as authors, translators, editors and proofreaders.”   “Regarding the potentials of Echo Cultural in terms of cultural diplomacy, CEO of IBHI stated: “The honors and prizes granted by ECO can be institutionalized within the framework of the Book of the Year World Award. Moreover, IBNA may contribute to publish news about the activities and events of ECO Cultural Institute.”             ]]> Print Industry Sat, 08 Sep 2018 15:08:21 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/265213/book-house-and-eco-cultural-institute-sign-mou FBF suitable for connection with Int'l media http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/264479/fbf-suitable-for-connection-with-int-l-media According to IBNA correspondent, Amir Mas’oud Shahram-Nia Director of Iran’s Cultural Fairs Institute (ICFI) said that the works of Iranian writers have good potential to be introduced outside the country, but this has not happened yet due to the neglect of Iranian publishers and media.   He referred to to the significant role played by media in promoting the major goals of cultural diplomacy: “it seems that in terms of publishing industry we are not optimistic about international activities. Some Iranian publishers have wronged good notions about participation at international scenes. Part of this problem may be relevant to the lack of self-confidence among them.”   “However, it should be noted that Iranian print industry enjoys a good potential. Let’s just compare the works and career of our writers as well as publishers with those in for example Arabic countries. This fact proves that we are considerably ahead but we should make more efforts to introduce our literature at an international level. The task which was accomplished by Iranian cinema and became successful,” Shahram-Nia added.               ]]> Print Industry Sat, 11 Aug 2018 16:11:25 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/264479/fbf-suitable-for-connection-with-int-l-media Iran’s stand at FBF promotes our publishing industry ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/264025/iran-s-stand-at-fbf-promotes-our-publishing-industry In an interview with IBNA, executive director of Qoqnous Publishing Amir Hossein-Zadegan, gave his opinion on Iran’s participation at the upcoming 70th Frankfurt International Book Fair: “The ‎approach of Iran’s Cultural Fairs Institute in establishing a stand in this event has provided the ground for the Iranian books to be better noticed by international publishers and Iranian writers and publishers are enabled to discuss with their foreign counterparts directly.” “The Publishers of books for children and young adults have a better condition to introduce the works in Frankfurt Book Fair which is related to the features of this book genre. These books extensively use illustrations and their texts are translated more rapidly. But the case of novels is different, since the translation of novels takes much more time and expense.” he said.   The director said that Qoqnous Publishing will participate at Frankfurt Book Fair which about 100 book titles which ten of them are new. These 70th Frankfurt Book Fair Frankfurter (Buchmesse) is scheduled for October 10 to 14.       ]]> Print Industry Sun, 05 Aug 2018 14:18:12 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/264025/iran-s-stand-at-fbf-promotes-our-publishing-industry Messe Düsseldorf cooperates with IPAP Tehran ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/262053/messe-düsseldorf-cooperates-with-ipap-tehran CEO of Barsaz Rouydad Pars, Hamed Irani which has organized the 2nd Iran’s Printing and Packaging Industry Exhibition (IPAP) in Tehran told IBNA that this event will be held as a follow-up to the successful experience of the 1st edition of IPAP.   “We are trying to hold this exhibition in three specialties of print and the related machinery, machinery of packaging industry and packaging products. The event will be attended by a number of the most prestigious companies and activists of print and packaging in Iran and world,” he said.   “The Iranian representatives of print and packaging industry unions from the provinces such as Khorasan, Isfahan, Qom, Semnan, Kerman and others would have their own stands at the exhibition and we participate at the special meetings which have been planned,” CEO of Barsaz Rouydad Pars added.   Irani further said: “Several unions of print and packaging industry from countries such as Spain, Italy, Germany, China and Turkey will send their representatives to participate at the exhibition.”   The 2nd Iran’s Printing and Packaging Industry Exhibition (IPAP) in Teheran targets all suppliers along the entire value chain for printing technologies - from prepress/print, premedia/multichannel, postpress, converting and packaging, materials, equipment, services and infrastructure.   Shahr-e-Aftab complex is Iran’s latest and biggest exhibition center. Conveniently located between Tehran City and the international airport with access to several highways and public transportation connections, it offers 1.3 million square feet of exhibit space in 16 halls.   The central location also allows visitors from neighboring states such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan and Tajikistan, which have traditionally maintained close commercial ties with Iran, to visit the exhibition.     ]]> Print Industry Mon, 11 Jun 2018 16:03:16 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/262053/messe-düsseldorf-cooperates-with-ipap-tehran Tunisian publisher purchases copyrights of 31 Persian books http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/261185/tunisian-publisher-purchases-copyrights-of-31-persian-books According to IBNA correspondent, deputy director of the Grant Plan, Ayoub Dehqankar spoke on the new accomplishments in this field: “Following the process of translation and publication of Iranian books which is aimed to strengthen cultural diplomacy, we have been in contact and discussion with foreign publishers from several months ago.” “On the tenth day of the 31st Tehran International Book Fair, we finalized the agreements for 31 Iranian books to be translated into Arabic and Persian and released in North Africa and Europe,” he said. Referring to the agreements, Dehqankar added: “One of them was signed earlier with the Shahrestan-e Adab Publishing and 30 others are being signed by the other Iranian publisher, Shabaviz. “Among the works in the second agreement, 6 books are novels for children and young adults and 24 others are books for children. The other party is Nirvana Publishing House in Tunisia which will undertake the entire process of translation and publication,” he said. “We try to translate the books which have won Iranian literary awards and introduce them to the international markets,” deputy director of the Grant Plan asserted. The 31st Tehran International Book Fair took place from May 2 to May 12 in the Mosalla of Imam Khomeini in Tehran.     ]]> Print Industry Mon, 14 May 2018 15:14:07 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/261185/tunisian-publisher-purchases-copyrights-of-31-persian-books Gulf Print & Pack 2019 to host Iranian representatives http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/260227/gulf-print-pack-2019-to-host-iranian-representatives In an interview with IBNA, public relations director of Iranian Union of Publishing Industry Exporters Abolfazl Imeni said that Gulf Print & Pack is a biennial participated by nearly 100 countries from across the world. “Several managers of the publishing industry from our country have registered to attend this event and Iranian pavilion in this exhibition is over 360 square meters. We have already had four successful pavilions in this event,” he stated. “The news department of Gulf Print & Pack has announced that compared to the previous editions, the area of this exhibition has been enlarged and attending this event has opened a new window for the export of print and packaging products of the companies in our country,” Imeni said. “The Union of Publishing Industry Exporters has a special plan for participation in this event which is attended by the major companies such as Xerox, Canon, Heidelberg, Konica, Minolta and others,” he added. Gulf Print & Pack is an event for commercial and package printers in the Middle East and North Africa. The exhibition consists of speaker sessions presented by industry experts, to help commercial and package printers in the Middle East and North Africa. Based on the information the news department of Gulf Print & Pack, while worldwide growth has marginally slowed in the commercial print sector, the biggest boom has been seen in the label and package field. Global demand is shifting towards digitization and short-run print jobs and this was reflected in the make-up of exhibitors.   ]]> Print Industry Sat, 28 Apr 2018 11:18:29 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/260227/gulf-print-pack-2019-to-host-iranian-representatives CEO describes Iran’s Book House plans http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/259616/ceo-describes-iran-s-book-house-plans According to IBNA correspondent, at a program in Channel 4 of Iran’s state-run TV (IRIB), Hosseinipour said that book is one of the ancient cultural commodities with a special status in the history of Iranian land.   He referred to the changes made to the strategies Iran's Culture Ministry: “In the past years, politics dominated over culture in the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, but from four years ago when Sayyed Abbas Salehi began to manage the Deputy Culture Ministry, the trend has changed and currently with him at the helm of this ministry, priority is given to culture.”   Hosseinipour then elaborated on the activities and functions of Iran's Book House Institute: “Founded in 1993, IBHI was primarily launched to provide a data bank of Iranian publishing industry. Collecting the relevant information extended the range of activities carried out by the institute such as: Holding the two significant events: Iran’s Book of the Year Award and Iran’s Book of the Year World Award.   Moreover, holding Iran's Book of the Season Award ceremony, the Week of the Book of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Founding Iran’s Book News Agency (IBNA), publishing the ‘Book of the Week’ journal as well as the Book  Review Quarterly, holding special meetings at the House of Literati, and paying tribute to the Persian language literati are among the other measures taken by IBHI.   “However, despite all these achievements and regarding the fact that IBHI is at its height, we believe that the entity is still has a distance from the ideal,”     According to Hosseinipour, the Book House has rendered reconciliation between Iranian cultural elites and the government; “the efforts made by Iran’s Book House should be taken as a role model for the new generation of our country. Nowadays perhaps Iran is known throughout the world for its huge deposits of oil and gas, but we always say that all the land is the land of [the legendary literati] such as Hafez and Sa’di,” he said.   Elsewhere in his remarks, CEO of the Book House suggested: “Regarding the fact that our young generation is more focused on smart phones, the cultural officials and activists should also focus on producing software containing the information provided by our Institute and other data about the Iranian publishing industry.”        ]]> Print Industry Mon, 09 Apr 2018 16:06:21 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/259616/ceo-describes-iran-s-book-house-plans Hosseinipour appointed new CEO of Iran’s Book House http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/258955/hosseinipour-appointed-new-ceo-of-iran-s-book-house According to IBNA correspondent, later than the members of the board of trustees voted for Hosseinipour, Cultural Deputy of Iran’s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mohsen Javadi as the head of the board issued a decree to finalize the assignment. Earlier, Hosseinipour was an advisor of developing human resources in the Culture Ministry. He replaced Majid Gholami Jaliseh who resigned in February. Founded in 1993, Iran’s Book House Institute (Khaneh Ketab in Persian), aims at providing information services on the books published in Iran. it’s website, www.ketab.org.ir, was also established later in 1998 in order to make information on the books accessible to users.  In addition to the books and publishers databases, various cultural services are offered such as publishing book review journals, holding important cultural event above them Iran's Book of the Year Award.     ]]> Print Industry Fri, 16 Mar 2018 15:12:34 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/258955/hosseinipour-appointed-new-ceo-of-iran-s-book-house Kashan named forth Iran’s Book Capital http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/258359/kashan-named-forth-iran-s-book-capital According to IBNA correspondent, located in the central province of Isfahan, Kashan was selected from among 20 other cities which had also been nominated to be the new Iran’s Book Capital.   Kashan was appointed for what is said to be “proposing innovative, coherent and participatory plans and taking advantage of its industrial, cultural and artistic potentials”.   The Iranian National Commission for UNESCO and Culture Ministry granted the plaque of honor and three hundred million rials as a cash reward to the director of Kashan’s Culture and Islamic Guidance Department and the mayor.   The other Iranian cities, Mahabad in West Azarbaijan, Sadra in Fars Province, Dezful in Khuzestan Province and Yazd in Yazd Province were also honored by the plaque of honor and cash reward.   In February 2015, the Ministry of Culture and Iranian National Commission for UNESCO signed a memorandum of understanding to cooperate and implement the plan of selecting and introducing a city as “Iran's Book Capital”.   Giving support to the program of reading encouragement within the framework of UNESCO's cooperative programs; participation at honoring ceremonies held for cultural figures; to report the Iranian creative and inventive cultural activities to international organizations are among the other objectives defined in the MoU.   Earlier, the cities, Ahvaz, Neyshabur and Busheher were selected as Iran's Book Capital.     ]]> Print Industry Wed, 28 Feb 2018 11:25:10 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/258359/kashan-named-forth-iran-s-book-capital Ambassadors to attend National Library’s 80th anniversary http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/258017/ambassadors-to-attend-national-library-s-80th-anniversary According to IBNA correspondent director of Public and international relations department of National Library and archives of Iran (NLAI) Mozaffar Pasdar Shirazi said that all the ambassadors and cultural attachés of foreign countries in Iran have been invited the week off to show up at the ceremony and until over 37 officials have accepted our invitation. “We hope that government officials, cultural, literary and artistic figures as well as the faculty members of the major Iranian universities will attend the event on Monday, February 26 as well, he added. The week celebrating the 80th anniversary of the foundation of Iran’s National Library and Archives will be held on February 24 to 30. The newly purchased manuscripts by NLAI, the special stamp designed for this ceremony and the new books published on the occasion will also be unveiled during the programs of the forthcoming week. Currently, NLAI contains the many different collections from older libraries, such as many rare and precious manuscripts. The library by itself is located in an area of 90,000 square meters, which makes it one of the largest library areas in the Middle East. The place features five separate halls, each of them allocated to a different field of study, including Humanities, Social Sciences, Law, Science and Science Education, as well as Health Studies.     ]]> Print Industry Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:19:44 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/258017/ambassadors-to-attend-national-library-s-80th-anniversary Tehran Printing Exhibit to host 650 companies http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/255231/tehran-printing-exhibit-to-host-650-companies According to IBNA correspondent, in the press conference of the 24th Tehran International Printing, Packaging and Related Machinery Exhibition on Saturday, the Head of Tehran’s Binders Association Jalil Qaffari Rahbar said that 200 foreign countries as well as 450 Iranian ones are scheduled to attend the event which will be held in an area of 40,000 square meters consisted of 13 halls. “The representatives of publishing industry and print houses owners from Italy, Spain, Germany, Austria, France, Sweden, Switzerland Taiwan, China, Japan and South Korea will participate in the exhibition to exchange ideas with their Iranian counterparts in the European stand at the 24th Tehran Exhibition Hall,” he said. “Moreover, the delegation of print industry traders and activists from the neighboring countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Oman, Armenia and Azerbaijan have also been invited to visit the latest achievements in publishing and packaging at the 24th Tehran Printing Exhibition,” Qaffari Rahbar added. The event will run from December 13 to 16 in Tehran International Exhibition Centre at 9 a.m.to 5 p.m.           ]]> Print Industry Tue, 05 Dec 2017 17:09:12 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/255231/tehran-printing-exhibit-to-host-650-companies