IBNA - Latest News Book Fair :: Full Edition http://www.ibna.ir/en/book_fair Mon, 11 Nov 2019 04:12:33 GMT /skins/default/en/normal3/ch01_newsfeed_logo.gif Iran's Book News Agency (IBNA) http://www.ibna.ir/ 100 70 en All rights reserved,Citing materials is authorized by making reference to IBNA. Mon, 11 Nov 2019 04:12:33 GMT Book Fair 60 Iranian-Austrian children, teens attend Iran's stand at Buch Vienna http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/283104/iranian-austrian-children-teens-attend-iran-s-stand-at-buch-vienna According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from Iran's Cultural Attaché to Austria our country has participated in the event by displaying books in German, Persian and English on the variety of subjects such as literature, poetry, history, culture, arts, Islamic studies and Shi’a studies, tourism, architecture and others which have attracted the attention of the visitors. The children and teens showed interest mostly in fiction and poetry books.     The Vienna International Book Fair with the original title Buch Vienna is the most significant ‎literary event in Austria in which writers, publishers will present their works in 3oo ‎stands to book fans.‎   Buch Wien is an international book fair combined with The Reading Festival ‎‎(Lesefestwoche). It mainly presents Austrian authors and their books, but also ‎international authors are represented by their purchasers. ‎   ]]> Book Fair Sun, 10 Nov 2019 14:19:26 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/283104/iranian-austrian-children-teens-attend-iran-s-stand-at-buch-vienna Iranian stand's programs in Vienna Book Fair announced http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/283034/iranian-stand-s-programs-in-vienna-book-fair-announced According to IBNA correspondent quoting from Iran's Culture House in Vienna, the International Book Fair with the original title Buch Vienna is the most significant literary event in Austria in which writers, publishers will present their works in 3oo stands to book fans.   Iranian stand in this event will play host to writers who are scheduled to give lectures on subjects including The Greater Iran, Poetry, Shia' Thinking and Modern Iranian Architecture.   Iran's Cultural Attaché to Austria has announced that will display the latest of Iranian books on various scientific, cultural and literary subjects during the book fair.   The subjects and timetable of lectures are as follows:   Thursday: Prof. Christine Noelle-Karimi; "The Greater Iran" at 3 p.m. Friday: Mitra Shahmoradi (PhD); "Persian Poetry" at 3 p.m. Saturday: Prof. Hamid Kasiri; "Shia' Thinking" at 3 p.m. Sunday: Negar Hakim (PhD); "Modern Iranian Architecture"      Buch Wien is an international book fair combined with The Reading Festival (Lesefestwoche). It mainly presents Austrian authors and their books, but also international authors are represented by their purchasers.   The Lesefestwoche found in different places and over the entire city of Vienna's territory instead. The combination of the two formats, which gives the visitor quickly and easily the new books of the autumn and ensures attention.   The event will run by Sundays November 10. ]]> Book Fair Fri, 08 Nov 2019 13:18:31 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/283034/iranian-stand-s-programs-in-vienna-book-fair-announced Serbian translation of 'The Stories of Majid' unveiled ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/283107/serbian-translation-of-the-stories-majid-unveiled According to IBNA correspondent coaching from the public relations office of Iran's Cultural Fairs Institute (ICFI) the ceremony was held jointly by ICFI and Iran's Cultural Attaché to Serbia with Moradi Kermani and the Serbian translator of the young adults book 'The Stories of Majid' (1985) in attendance. The work has been published by work has been released by the Službeni Glasnik Publishing in Belgrade.   Moradi Kermani said at the ceremony: "Majid was created 45 years ago when I was 30 and is getting old with me. 38 stories of Majid have been published as book. The stories have also been translated into 12 languages.”  ‘The Stories of Majid’ was a script which was adapted into a book and published. The main character, Majid, is an orphan who lives with his grandmother in the city of Kerman, Iran.   The book details the adventures, misadventures, and coming-of-age milestones from the perspective of this Iranian teenager attending the first year of high school. Majid works in a bakery during the summer and sometimes after school in order to supplement the money that his grandmother receives from her deceased husband's retirement funds.     ]]> Book Fair Wed, 23 Oct 2019 12:57:31 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/283107/serbian-translation-of-the-stories-majid-unveiled 17th Tabriz Int’l Book Fair kicks off http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/282463/17th-tabriz-int-l-book-fair-kicks-off According to IBNA correspondent, the opening ceremony of the 17th Tabriz International Book Fair was held today and attended by Salehi, as well as Mas’oud Pezeshkian, lawmaker and representative of the northwest Iranian city of Tabriz in Parliament (Majlis); Hojat-ol Eslam Al-e Hashem, the Friday Prayer leader of that city and other officials in Tabriz International Fairground.   Several authors, cultural activists and publishers will participate in this book event in which 150000 titles of books by 900 Iranian publishers and 25000 others by foreign publishers will be put on public display. Among the 900 local publishers, 80 are from the East Azerbaijan Province including the city of Tabriz which provides the ground for a fair competition among the local publishers.   Concurrent with this book fair, the 10th Press Exhibition of the East Azerbaijan Province and the 7th Exhibition of Digital Media will also take place in Tabriz.                                                                                            Over 50 cultural programs have been scheduled for the 17th Tabriz International Book Fair.     ]]> Book Fair Mon, 21 Oct 2019 12:13:38 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/282463/17th-tabriz-int-l-book-fair-kicks-off Iran invited to Leipzig Book Fair http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/282276/iran-invited-to-leipzig-book-fair According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from the public relations office of Iran's Cultural Fairs Institute, Oliver Zille, Director of Leipzig Book Fair said during his visit to Iran's stand at 2019 Frankfurt book fair that all who have attended Tehran International Book Fair have good memories of that event.    Inviting our country to the upcoming Leipzig book fair which is scheduled for Mach 12-15, 2020, he expressed enthusiasm for participation at Tehran international Book Fair.   Director of Iran's national stand at Frankfurt Book Fair Ghader Ashna for his part invited the director of Leipzig Book Fair for the upcoming Tehran International Book Fair and expressed hope for cooperation including exchange of stands and sharing experiences of managing book events between the two fairs.   The Leipzig Book Fair (German: Leipziger Buchmesse) is the second largest book fair in Germany after the Frankfurt Book Fair. The fair takes place annually over four days at the Leipzig Trade Fairground in the northern part of Leipzig, Saxony. It is the first large trade meeting of the year and as such it plays an important role in the market and is often where new publications are first presented. ]]> Book Fair Sun, 20 Oct 2019 12:26:26 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/282276/iran-invited-to-leipzig-book-fair Art Cafe of Bologna Book Fair to host Iranian works http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/282347/art-cafe-of-bologna-book-fair-to-host-iranian-works According to IBNA correspondent quoting from the public relations office of Iran's Cultural Fairs Istitute (ICFI) Elena Pasoli manager of the leading children book fair vowed at Frankfurt Book Fair 2019 to attend Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF) and cooperate with ICFI.   The Bologna Children's Book Fair is the world’s leading professional event dedicated to the children's publishing industry attracting over 1,400 exhibitors and around 30,000 visitors from around 80 countries. Over 50 years experience has resulted to the world’s premium copyright exchange hub, when it comes to publishing which also extends to current multimedia and licensing businesses for children’s stories, illustration, animation and related areas.    ]]> Book Fair Sat, 19 Oct 2019 12:09:26 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/282347/art-cafe-of-bologna-book-fair-to-host-iranian-works Iranian stand's activities in Frankfurt Book Fair begin http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/282229/iranian-stand-s-activities-in-frankfurt-book-fair-begin According to IBNA correspondent quoting from the public relations office of Iran’s Cultural Fairs Institute (ICFI), this year, Norway is the Guest of Honor of the Frankfurt Book Fair ‎2019 and the prime minister of that country as well as Head of German Publishers Union and Mayor of Frankfurt delivered speeches at the opening ceremony of the event.   Every year, over 7500 publishers, authors and book activists attend this event and in its last edition, 285000 people visited the fair. Around 10000 reporters and bloggers are covering the book fair which will feature over 4000 programs.   Presenting the books, ‘Islam Belongs to Germany!’, ‘250 Years Old Human Being’, a book by the leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Shi’a Imams, unveiling the book, ‘Cultural Heritage of Yazd’ in German, unveiling the audiobook ‘50 Ghazals by Hafez in Persian and Hungarian’ are among the other programs of Iran’s stand in Frankfurt Book Fair.   ]]> Book Fair Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:45:44 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/282229/iranian-stand-s-activities-in-frankfurt-book-fair-begin ICIDCY to present books at Frankfurt Book Fair http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/282139/icidcy-to-present-books-at-frankfurt-book-fair According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from the public and international relations department of Iran’s Center for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults or Kanoon, for the upcoming Frankfurt Book Fair 2019, which is scheduled for 16 to 20 October, the center has provided catalogs and flashcards to introduce its products which feature 412 books which have been most popular as well as 72 books for young adults. Those books of Kanoon which are going to be published have also been introduced.     Negotiations with publishers and literary agencies from China, Bangladesh, England, France, South Korea, Canada, Belgium, Germany and Italy are among the other programs of ICIDCY.   FBF is the world's most important marketplace for print and digital content. It’s also an extraordinary social and cultural event. Every October, publishing experts, writers, creative professionals and fans come from all over the world to network, hold discussions, negotiate, take decisions, be amazed and celebrate.   This year, Norway is the Guest of Honor of the event and will present its literary tradition with many highlights to look forward to.          ]]> Book Fair Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:41:54 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/282139/icidcy-to-present-books-at-frankfurt-book-fair Seven Iranian publishers to participate at Turkmenistan Book Fair http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/282137/seven-iranian-publishers-to-participate-at-turkmenistan-book-fair According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from the public relations office of Iran's Embassy in Ashgabat, on the invitation of Turkmenistan's government, Iran's Cultural Attaché has taken measures to have Iranian publishers at the the 13th International Book Fair and Scientific Conference of Printed Products. Publishers from Iran including Behnashr, Jadey-e Abrisham (Silk Road), Boustan-e Ketab (Book Garden), Ferdowsi University of Mashhad and Makhtoum Gholi Faraghi of Gorgan will attend the book fair to put the latest published books on public display.   Other publishers from Russia, Germany, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, France, Kazakhstan, Poland, Korea, Albania, Turkey, US, Romania, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and China also participate at this event.   On the sidelines of the fair, the conference "Book, Way of Collaboration and Progress" will also take place in which the representatives of our country will took part.     ]]> Book Fair Tue, 15 Oct 2019 11:53:10 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/282137/seven-iranian-publishers-to-participate-at-turkmenistan-book-fair Iran’s programs at 71st Frankfurt Book Fair described http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/282085/iran-s-programs-at-71st-frankfurt-book-fair-described According to IBNA correspondent quoting from the public relations of Iran’s Cultural Fairs Institute (ICFI), Ghader Ashna, CEO of ICFI who is also the Director of Iran’s national stand at the 71st Frankfurt Book Fair said that the stand which has drawn on Iranian traditional and Islamic signs and symbols will measure to 190 square meter. “20 publishers, two literary agencies, 6 publication unions, Iran’s Cultural Attaché to Berlin, Iran’s Embassy in Budapest, Secretariat of the Grant Plan of Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance which aims to promote the translation and publication of Persian books into other languages will be active during the 2019 FBF,” he said. “1494 titles of books in various fields of Iranian studies, contemporary and classic Persian literature, arts, Islamic studies, books for children and young adults, academic, Islamic revolution, religion and the Sacred Defense will be put on public display in the event.” “As well as books, brochures have been produced which introduce Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF), Iran’s Cultural Fairs Institute, Iranian publishers and participants in the event and a catalog which introduces the methods of cooperation with the Grant Plan of Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance to foreign publishers. The catalog has been published in 12 languages, Arabic, Chinese, Urdu, English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Russian, Serbian and Turkish,” Ashna stated.   “The other measures in this regard are introducing Iran’s Book of the Year World Award,  14 Iranian books which have been translated into Turkish through the Grant Plan of Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance,” he added. FBF is the world's most important marketplace for print and digital content. It’s also an extraordinary social and cultural event. Every October, publishing experts, writers, creative professionals and fans come from all over the world to network, hold discussions, negotiate, take decisions, be amazed and celebrate.   It’s when Frankfurt becomes the focus of the world’s media and publishing industries- putting the most important innovative technologies and world literature at their fingertips. And this year's Guest of Honour Norway presents its literary tradition with many highlights to look forward to.     ]]> Book Fair Mon, 14 Oct 2019 12:08:20 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/282085/iran-s-programs-at-71st-frankfurt-book-fair-described ‎14 Iranian books translated into Turkish will be unveiled at FBF‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/282083/14-iranian-books-translated-into-turkish-will-be-unveiled-at-fbf Speaking to IBNA, Ali Fereidouni, the Secretary of the Grant Plan of Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance which aims to promote the translation and publication of Persian books into other languages explained about the books which are produced under the plan to be displayed at 71st Frankfurt International Book Fair.   “The book ‘My Moon, Our Moon’ Authored by Anahita Teimourian published by Iran’s Center for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults in cooperation with Kia Literary Agency and Damla Publishing has been translated into Turkish and printed,” he said.   “The books ‘Yasamin’ by M. Moadabpour; ‘Purgatory but Paradise’ by Nazi Safavi; ‘Who Knows Mr. Pink’ by Mojgan Kalhor; ‘Where’s My House’ by Reza Dalvand; ‘The Legend of Onion’ by Fatemeh al-Zahra Emami; ‘In the Middle of the Dark Corridor’ by Mahdi Rajabi are among the other books of the list,” the Secretary of the Grant Plan said.   Fereidouni added: “The other work which was translated and published in Turkish is ‘Tunneling Race’ by French-Iranian writer Claire Jubert, the result of the direct cooperation between our secretariat and Turkish publishers.”   It should be noted that in this edition of the Frankfurt Book Fair, for the first time a catalog has been provided which introduces foreign publishers to the methods of cooperation with the Grant Plan of Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance. The catalog has been published in 12 languages, Arabic, Chinese, Urdu, English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Russian, Serbian and Turkish.       ]]> Book Fair Wed, 09 Oct 2019 12:39:28 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/282083/14-iranian-books-translated-into-turkish-will-be-unveiled-at-fbf Iran makes Istanbul Arabic Book Fair debut http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281572/iran-makes-istanbul-arabic-book-fair-debut According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from the public relations office of Iran's Cultural Fairs Institute (ICFI), the opening ceremony of the 5th Istanbul Arabic Book Fair was held with a number of Turkish officials in attendance. More than 200 publishers from 15 countries will participate in the fair including those from Iran, Turkey, Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Syria and other countries   The directors of the fair expect 100,000 visitors as the earlier edition of the event which was held in the same place, Yenikapı quarter hosted 63,000 visitors.   The fair was organized at the Eurasia Show and Art Center with the contribution of the Turkish Press and Publishers Copyright & Licensing Society (TBYM) and the International Arabic Book Publishers Foundation.   Iran's Cultural Fairs Institute is displaying over 330 titles of books in Arabic on a variety of subjects released by different Iranian publishers in the 5th Istanbul Arabic Book Fair.   Yasin Aktay, Cultural advisor of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and some other Turkish officials visited Iran's stand on the first day of the book fair which will run by October 6.       ]]> Book Fair Tue, 01 Oct 2019 13:13:55 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281572/iran-makes-istanbul-arabic-book-fair-debut Iranian publishing introduced at Baku Book Fair http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281471/iranian-publishing-introduced-at-baku-book-fair According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from the public relations office of Iran’s Cultural Fairs Institute, the event is held in a gymnasium hall in the center of Baku with simply 92 stands.    Twelve countries including Iran, India, France, Italy, Egypt, Russia, Turkey, Kazakhstan, the United States and Syria directly or as the publishers’ representatives have participated in the book fair.   As a biennial event, Baku Book Fair is attended by publishers from Azerbaijan Republic booksellers, multifunctional institutes, literary agencies as well as Institute engaged in book distribution and marketing.   It's the second time that Iran’s Cultural Fairs Institute is participating in Baku Book Fair. Our country’s stand is displaying 370 titles of books in various fields of Iranian studies, Persian language teaching, books for children and young adults, literature and art.   Among the tasks which are being accomplished by the Iranian representatives are inviting the officials of Baku Book Fair to participate at the upcoming Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF), introducing the capacities of Iranian publishing industry, introducing the plans of Iran's Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance for supporting the translation and publication of Persian books into other languages such as the Grant Plan.   Baku International Book Fair will run by Monday, September 30.   ]]> Book Fair Sun, 29 Sep 2019 11:23:19 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281471/iranian-publishing-introduced-at-baku-book-fair Iranian literary agency attends Baku Book Fair ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281341/iranian-literary-agency-attends-baku-book-fair According to IBNA correspondent, Dayere-ye Mina Literary Agency which represents Iran's Cultural Fairs Institute (ICFI) at international events makes efforts to introduce the works of Iranian authors and publishers and is currently holding negotiations with Azerbaijani publishers participating at Baku Book Fair.   It is the first international presence of this literary agency which focuses on the books for children and young adults which also represents a number of Iranian publishers. By employing creative methods, the agency is also trying to facilitate the access of foreign publishers to Iranian books.   Through discussions with foreign publishers, Dayere-ye Mina (Blue Circle) which has been founded this year, aims to provide the ground for cooperation with Azerbaijani publishers and writers.     ]]> Book Fair Sat, 28 Sep 2019 10:15:18 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281341/iranian-literary-agency-attends-baku-book-fair Iran attending 31st Syria's Book Fair http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280662/iran-attending-31st-syria-s-book-fair According to IBNA correspondent quoting from the public relations office of Iran’s Cultural Fairs Institute, the stand of Iran’s Cultural Fairs Institute (ICFI) in this event is in an area of 16 square meters displaying 350 books on a variety of subjects such as Persian language teaching, the Sacred Defense, Iranology, religion, contemporary literature as well as children and young adults books.   Introducing Tehran International Book Fair through brochures, inviting publishers to participate in the 33rd Tehran International Book Fair, introducing Iran Publishing as well as “the Grant Plan” of Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance aimed to promote the translation of Persian books into other languages are among other programs of Iran's stand in this event.   The 31st Syria's Book Fair kicked off on September 12 and will run by September 22 in Damascus.     ]]> Book Fair Fri, 13 Sep 2019 10:17:52 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280662/iran-attending-31st-syria-s-book-fair Moscow Book Fair displays Iranian illustrators works on ‘Shahnameh’‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280532/moscow-book-fair-displays-iranian-illustrators-works-on-shahnameh According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from the public relations office of Iran’s Cultural Fairs Institute (ICFI), the collection features 35 illustrations which brochures which contain explanations about the works.   The other part of the stand has put cardboard masks on public display which can be worn on face for storytelling purposes and performing plays. The masks have been made based on the book 'Let's Make Cardboard Masks' by Iranian artist Jamal al-Din Akrami. They have been welcomed by Russian children.    The 32nd Moscow International Book Fair kicked off on September 4 in All-Russia Exhibition Centre (VVC) and will run by September 8. The event is the major book forum in Russia and over the CIS as a way to ‎enter the book market not only of Russia but also abroad to meet the ‎possible readers all over the world.‎   ]]> Book Fair Sat, 07 Sep 2019 11:52:39 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/280532/moscow-book-fair-displays-iranian-illustrators-works-on-shahnameh Books supported by Grant Plan will travel to FBF http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/280634/books-supported-by-grant-plan-will-travel-to-fbf Speaking to IBNA correspondent, Ali Fereidouni director of the Grant Plan which has been launched by the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance to back the translation and publication of Persian books into other languages said that among these 50 books two books titled ‘Commander Bibi Maryam Bakhtiari’ and ‘The Revised Version of Divan of Hafez’ by Baha al-Din Khorramshahi which have been translated into English will be unveiled in Frankfurt.   Referring to other programs of the secretariat of the Grant Plan the 71st Frankfurt International Book Fair, Fereidouni said: "The Grant Plan brochure will be presented in eight languages, including Italian, German, Russian, Chinese, French, ‎Turkish, Arabic and Urdu, and will be offered in the Iranian stand in the fair. Iran will be supplied. In addition, an advertising teaser will further introduce the plan.‎   He added that meetings with officials of several countries, including Turkey, Germany, Serbia ‎and China have been scheduled to introduce the Grant Plan and we are consulting with some other countries on the issue.‎ Frankfurt International Book Fair 2019 is scheduled for October 16 to 20.   ]]> Book Fair Tue, 03 Sep 2019 14:36:54 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/280634/books-supported-by-grant-plan-will-travel-to-fbf Iranian illustrator to judge at Pineapple Awards http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280038/iranian-illustrator-to-judge-at-pineapple-awards According to IBNA correspondent, Iran’s stand at 2019 BIBF measures to 18 square meters and has been acquired within the framework of an agreement for exchanging free stands with the representative of Chinese fairs. Iran was the guest of honor of Beijing International Book Fair 2017 and China was the guest of honor of 2019 Tehran International Book Fair. As well as an illustrator, an award-winning Iranian writer will accompany the team of Iran’s Cultural Fairs Institute which will introduced our country in the event and an illustration workshop will also be held.     The 26th Beijing International Book Fair which will ‎focus on English language and children books, expects some 2,500 exhibitors and some 300,000 visitors to its public-facing displays and events.   ]]> Book Fair Tue, 20 Aug 2019 12:37:43 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/280038/iranian-illustrator-to-judge-at-pineapple-awards Iranian academic publishers to attend FBF purposefully http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/279276/iranian-academic-publishers-to-attend-fbf-purposefully Speaking to IBNA, Executive Director of Cultural Association of Iranian Academic Books Publishers Abbas Hosseini-Nik said: “It's the fourth consecutive year that our association is participating at Frankfurt Book Fair.   “We make efforts to put the works of Iranian authors and researchers on public display in FBF,” he pointed out. Hosseini-Nik referred to the interaction of the association with literary agencies to introduce Iranian academic books to foreign publishers and meetings are due with them in Frankfurt.    Executive Director of Cultural Association of Iranian Academic Books Publishers added that consultations have been made to hold seminars with academic publishers associations in countries such as Germany and India and such discussions will be continued in FBF.   Frankfurt Book Fair is a major cultural event: around 7,300 exhibitors from over 100 countries, more than 275,000 visitors, over 4,000 events, around 10,000 journalists and 2,400 bloggers make FBF the world's largest trade fair for publishing every year.   The 71st Frankfurt Book Fair is slated for October 16 to 20. ]]> Book Fair Tue, 06 Aug 2019 12:42:38 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/279276/iranian-academic-publishers-to-attend-fbf-purposefully Call for inviting Iranian publishing to 2019 FBF issued http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/278814/call-for-inviting-iranian-publishing-to-2019-fbf-issued According to IBNA correspondent quoting the Persian news website of Union of Tehran Publishers and Booksellers, all publishers have been invited to attend the 71st Frankfurt International Book Fair. The text of the call reads: Union of Tehran Publishers and Booksellers in collaboration with Iran’s Cultural Fairs Institute aims to provide the ground for more participation of Iranian publishing at international events will introduce Iranian works with the criteria as follows: - The works should have been authored and presentable in international markets. - They should have been legally published in Iran. -Books in the fields of literature, history and arts will be in the top priority. - Works published in the past five years will have priority. - Books which have been translated from Persian into foreign languages or are bilingual [Persian- foreign language] will have priority. -It is recommended to the publishers to submit an abstract (200 to 300 words in English for a book), if possible as well as a Persian abstract.   The 71st Frankfurt Book Fair is slated for October 16 to 20.   ]]> Book Fair Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:38:32 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/278814/call-for-inviting-iranian-publishing-to-2019-fbf-issued Beijing Book Fair to focus on English and children books ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/278138/beijing-book-fair-to-focus-on-english-and-children-books According to IBNA correspondent quoting from Publishing Perspectives, the fair features a parallel children’s division for a second year. It expects some 2,500 exhibitors and some 300,000 visitors to its public-facing displays and events. Two new exhibitors Wonderwhale, an online platform for second-hand books, and Jiliguala, which is described as a game-based English-teaching app for children will participate at the 26 Beijing International Book Fair. The 10-year-old Emirates Publishers Association is set to exhibit for a first time, and Macau is to be there with a collective stand, another first. In a prepared statement for the media, Liying Lin, the BIBF 2019 director stresses the centricity the fair has come to have for many in China’s publishing industry. “BIBF is at the forefront of publishing in China,” she says, “making it essential for anyone interested in this dynamic and exciting market. With exhibitors covering every aspect of the publishing and entertainment industries, plus our industry forums, awards and events, BIBF provides a one-stop shop for publishing professionals,” she stated. “Visitors will have the chance to explore consumer trends, investigate opportunities in new IP markets, and see demonstrations of exciting new technologies,” Lin added.   Last year Iran participated at BIBF with over 250 titles of Iranian books on a variety of subjects such as Iranian studies, arts, children and young adults, religion and the sacred defense (the 8-year war Iraq imposed on Iran). It will also participate in this year’s event.           ]]> Book Fair Mon, 08 Jul 2019 13:34:43 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/278138/beijing-book-fair-to-focus-on-english-and-children-books Seoul Int’l Book Fair wraps up ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/277458/seoul-int-l-book-fair-wraps-up According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from the public relations office of Iran's Cultural Fairs Institute, at 2019 Seoul International Book Fair (SIBF) which opened on June 19, ICFI participated for the second consecutive year in a stand of 18 square meters displaying books on a variety of subjects such as Iranian studies, children and young adults, art and contemporary Iranian literature. ICFI participated at the international conferences in the fair and the experts of the institute delivered lecture on Iranian publishing industry. They also Introduced “the Grant Plan” aimed to promote the translation of Persian books into other languages among other programs of Iran in this event. During the fair the representatives of Iranian and South Korean Publishers discussed to take steps in translating the works by the authors of both countries through the literary agencies and publish them.     ]]> Book Fair Mon, 24 Jun 2019 12:18:21 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/277458/seoul-int-l-book-fair-wraps-up ICFI represents Iran at Seoul Book Fair http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/277218/icfi-represents-iran-at-seoul-book-fair According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from the public relations office of Iran's Cultural Fairs Institute, the opening ceremony of 2019 Seoul International Book Fair (SIBF) was held on Wednesday South Korean Minister of Culture, Sport and Tourism, Do Jong-hwan,‎ Head of South Korean Association of publishers as well as several local and international book activists.   It’s the second consecutive year that Iran participates in this event based on a memorandum of understanding with South Korea to exchange free stands. The stand of our country at 2019 Seoul International Book Fair measures to 18 square meters displaying books on a variety of subjects such as Iranian studies, children and young adults, art and contemporary Iranian literature.   Hungary is the guest of honor in this edition of SIBF and the recipients of the Prix Voltaire will attend the event. Established by the International Publishers Association in 2005, this award is presented to people or organizations that displays exemplary courage in upholding the freedom to publish.   This year’s winner will be announced at SIBF. Moreover, recipients of the Golden Pen of Freedom Award, which recognizes the outstanding efforts of journalists to protect the freedom of speech, will also be in attendance to talk about their experiences.   ICFI is scheduled to attend at the international conferences in the fair and the experts of the institute will deliver lecture on Iranian publishing industry. Introducing “the Grant Plan” aimed to promote the translation of Persian books into other languages are among other programs of Iran in this event.     ]]> Book Fair Thu, 20 Jun 2019 13:02:51 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/277218/icfi-represents-iran-at-seoul-book-fair Boosting cultural ties between Iran and Italy stressed http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/275675/boosting-cultural-ties-between-iran-and-italy-stressed According to IBNA correspondent quoting from the public relations office of Iran’s Cultural Fairs ‎Institute (ICFI), in this meeting, Ashna introduced Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF) as the major book event in the Middle East.   He referred to the participation of Italy as the guest of honor in the 30th TIBF in 2017 which was a notable accomplishment. Ashna also invited Silvio Viale to attend the 34th TIBF scheduled for 2020.   The Turin International Book Fair (Italian: Salone Internazionale del Libro) which was inaugurated in 1988 is Italy's largest trade fair for books and second in Europe only after Frankfurt Book Fair, held annually in mid-May in Turin, Italy. From October 2016, the director of the is the Italian writer Nicola Lagioia, also the winner of the Strega Prize in 2015 with the novel ‘La ferocia’ (The Ferocity).   The stand of Iran’s Cultural Fairs Institute (ICFI) in this event is in an area of 16 square meters displaying books on a variety of subjects including Persian language teaching, Iranology, tourism, books for children and young adults as well as Persian books translated into other languages such as Italian.      The 33rd Turin International Book Fair is featuring over 1'200 exhibitors, 2'000 authors and guests, 1'400 events. 170'786 visitors are expected for the event. The guest of honor of this year’s fair is the Emirate of Sharjah. The event kicked off on May 9 and will run by May 13.     ]]> Book Fair Sun, 12 May 2019 14:41:52 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/275675/boosting-cultural-ties-between-iran-and-italy-stressed ‎33rd Turin Book Fair kicks off as Iran participating http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/275562/33rd-turin-book-fair-kicks-off-as-iran-participating According to IBNA correspondent, the Turin International Book Fair (Italian: Salone Internazionale del Libro) which was inaugurated in 1988 is Italy's largest trade fair for books and second in Europe only after Frankfurt Book Fair, held annually in mid-May in Turin, Italy. From October 2016, the director of the is the Italian writer Nicola Lagioia, also the winner of the Strega Prize in 2015 with the novel ‘La ferocia’ (The Ferocity).   The stand of Iran’s Cultural Fairs Institute (ICFI) in this event is in an area of 16 square meters displaying books on a variety of subjects including Persian language teaching, Iranology, tourism, books for children and young adults as well as Persian books translated into other languages such as Italian.      The 33rd Turin International Book Fair is featuring over 1'200 exhibitors, 2'000 authors and guests, 1'400 events. 170'786 visitors are expected for the event. The guest of honor of this year’s fair is the Emirate of Sharjah. The event will run by May 13.   ]]> Book Fair Thu, 09 May 2019 17:01:35 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/275562/33rd-turin-book-fair-kicks-off-as-iran-participating Book House stall in TIBF, a hub for literati http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/275417/book-house-stall-in-tibf-a-hub-for-literati In an interview with IBNA, Hosseinipour spoke about the programs and achievements of Iran's book House Institute (IBHI) at the 32nd Tehran International Book Fair which wrapped up on Saturday. At the beginning, he said: "IBHI followed a number of plans in TIBF such as taking consideration of issues related to Iranian publishing institutes and associations including the associations of editors, translators and illustrators whose representatives expressed their concerns at meetings with us." "We also held pathology meetings on several fields of study such as Iranology, philosophy, history and history of science. One of our key approaches is to improve the quality of books. Regarding the fact that 100,000 titles of books are published in Iran annually, we are tasked with helping the readership to choose the best works among them," he said.   "During our meetings with writers, translators, publishers and other book activists in the stall of the Book House Institute, we collected their views and will consider them to help both our institute and the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance to make the best decisions about issues related to the literati and publishers," Hosseinipour stated. He referred to one of the special meetings held at the stall in the 32nd Tehran International Book Fair titled "The Future of Book" which is one of the concerns of the Book House Institute: "The first steps were taken during the fair and the meetings will be followed by the Cultural Deputy of IBHI."   On the goals achieved by Iran's Book News Agency (IBNA), Hosseinipour said: “Many Iranian officials, directors, literati and publishers attended the stall of IBNA in the 32nd TIBF which proves that this news agency has achieved a special status as a reliable source among the Iranian book activists.   Elsewhere in his remarks, Hosseinipour pointed to the services given by IBHI to the Iranian literati such as providing special vouchers and organizing honoring ceremonies for literati on all occasions which according to him should be improved.   Iran’s Book House Institute is the main institute in the country tasked with providing information about books and print industry in Iran. The entity has also other tasks to accomplish such as responsiblity for holding Iran’s Book of the Year Award and Book of the Year World Award.   ]]> Book Fair Sun, 05 May 2019 14:51:42 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/275417/book-house-stall-in-tibf-a-hub-for-literati TIBF director discusses corporation with India’s Ambassador http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/275462/tibf-director-discusses-corporation-with-india-s-ambassador According to IBNA correspondent, as well as Javadi who is also the deputy of Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, the meeting was also attended by the CEO of Iran’s Book House Institute (IBHI) Niknam Hosseinipour as well as Ali Fereidouni, the director of the Grant Plan of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance which is aimed to back the translation and publication of Persian books into foreign languages. Mr. Dharmendra stated at the meeting that is the first time he attends Tehran International Book Fair and stressed on the boosting cultural ties between Iran and India. The ambassador added that the Persian language is still taught in India. Referring to the education of Iranian students in India and the potentials for exchanging students between the two countries, Javadi said: “The cultural relations between us should not be limited to our past literature and histories and the ground should be prepared for introducing our young contemporary writers.” Following the session, Hosseinipour described the activities of Iran’s Book House Institute such as holding the book of the year warmth of war and expressed willingness for cooperation with Indian literati and publishers.   ]]> Book Fair Thu, 02 May 2019 14:45:53 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/275462/tibf-director-discusses-corporation-with-india-s-ambassador Qatari publisher to cooperate with Culture Ministry through top plan http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/275463/qatari-publisher-to-cooperate-with-culture-ministry-through-top-plan According to IBNA correspondent, the Top Plan is one of the initiatives set by Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance to back and promote the translation of Persian books into other languages.   During the 32nd Tehran International Book Fair, Qatar’s stand in the event hold basic negotiations with a number of Iranian writers to publish their works in Arabic, but the final agreement is yet to be signed. The publisher is working in the field of books on culture and fiction.   Tehran International Book Fair is the top Iranian book event held annually. The 32nd edition of this event is currently underway with China as the guest of honor. The fair will wrap up on May 4 in the Mosalla of Imam Khomeini in Tehran.         ]]> Book Fair Wed, 01 May 2019 15:08:16 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/275463/qatari-publisher-to-cooperate-with-culture-ministry-through-top-plan Belgian Ambassador, Book House CEO meet at TIBF ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/275261/belgian-ambassador-book-house-ceo-meet-at-tibf According to IBNA correspondent, during her visit to the stand of the Book House Institute, Petit was informed by Hosseinipour of the activities of the institute such as creating and processing data banks of Iranian book activists and print industry, holding Iran's Book of the Year Award and World Award as well as initiating plans to back the Iranian literati and publishers.   He also referred to Iran’s Book News Agency as the sole specific news outlet of books and publication in the country, which is affiliated to the Book House.   Hosseinipour expressed the readiness of IBHI to host Belgian authors and publishers. He pointed to the attention of Iran Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance to cultural diplomacy as a more striking method than official diplomacy.      Belgian Ambassador to Iran said for her part that she has been astonished by the massive turn out in Tehran Book Fair. She added that Belgian comic strip books as a genre are engaging and popular.   Tehran International Book Fair is the top Iranian book event held annually. The 32nd edition of this event is currently underway with China as the guest of honor and will run by May 4 in the Mosalla of Imam Khomeini in Tehran.     ]]> Book Fair Wed, 01 May 2019 13:52:09 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/275261/belgian-ambassador-book-house-ceo-meet-at-tibf South Korean Ambassador calls for boosting cultural ties with Iran http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/275086/south-korean-ambassador-calls-for-boosting-cultural-ties-with-iran According to IBNA correspondent, Jeong-Hyun Ryu met Mohsen Javadi who is also the Director of the 32nd Tehran International Book Fair and referred to importance of the visit by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to the 32nd TIBF, saying that’s very important for a nation whose leader pays a 3-hour visit to a book fair. Elsewhere in his remarks, the ambassador referred to the long history of relations between Iran and Korea which dates back to 2000 years ago and Iran’s participation in South Korean book events. Tehran International Book Fair is the top Iranian book event held annually. The 32nd edition of this event is currently underway with China as the guest of honor and will run by May 4 in the Mosalla of Imam Khomeini in Tehran.       ]]> Book Fair Tue, 30 Apr 2019 14:11:46 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/275086/south-korean-ambassador-calls-for-boosting-cultural-ties-with-iran Ambassador vows to develop Iranian, Turkish publishers’ ties http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/274976/ambassador-vows-to-develop-iranian-turkish-publishers-ties Speaking to IBNA correspondent, Örs who is also an Iranologist noted that he has been visiting Tehran International Book Fair from 1992 and it’s the fifteenth times he is attending this event. “In terms of the number of participants and visitors as well as the area, Tehran International Book Fair is one of the largest in the world. TIBF enjoys a high standard and whenever I attend it, I observe its improvement and development,” he said. “We in Turkey are committed to introduce our history and culture to Iran and you are committed to introduce your great works of culture and literature to us,” Örs added. “Elsewhere in his remarks, the ambassador said due to my interest in Persian language, I have closely studied Iranian books and journals particularly in the fields of social sciences, literature, history, philosophy and religion for many years.” Describing the programs of Turkey for introducing the works by the writers of the two countries, he said: “The works of prominent writers of Turkey not only are translated and published in Persian but several other key languages throughout the world. Also, for our part are enthusiastic about Iranian books and have translated and released several works by Iranian masters of fiction and poetry.”   ]]> Book Fair Sun, 28 Apr 2019 14:39:31 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/274976/ambassador-vows-to-develop-iranian-turkish-publishers-ties Iranians welcome books presented by Chinese publisher http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/274956/iranians-welcome-books-presented-by-chinese-publisher According to IBNA correspondent, Zhang Been also said that has held the negotiations with three Iranian publishers and stressed that Central China Land Media Co. aims to make friendships with Iranian publishers.   He said that during the 32nd Tehran International Book Fair they have held discussions with Iranian publishers on purchasing and selling copyrights but the negotiations have yet to be concluded.   Executive Director of Central China Land Media Co., however, said that the way is open for further negotiations which may lead to a conclusive result   He said that special discounts taken for the Iranian readership is maybe one of the reasons that the visitors have welcomed Chinese books and added that some of the books were presented to them for free.   The Chinese publishing activist pointed out that Central China Land Media Co only works with publishers within the framework of international copyright convention. As the guest of honor of the 32nd Tehran International Book Fair, China brought a delegation of 200 members among them 100 authors, illustrators and publishers representing the active print industry of that country.         ]]> Book Fair Sun, 28 Apr 2019 12:55:03 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/274956/iranians-welcome-books-presented-by-chinese-publisher Chinese here to sell their copyrights not buying Iranian copyrights http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/274834/chinese-here-to-sell-their-copyrights-not-buying-iranian Speaking to IBNA, Farideh Khal’atbari said that in the previous editions of Tehran International Book Fair, there were some foreign publishers who had come to buy the copyrights of Iranian books, but in this edition seems that there's no foreign publisher interested in buying the copyrights of Iranian publishers.   “In the stands of other foreign countries who have participated in the 32nd TIBF, we see that they have sent some Iranian young staff or some members of their friendship associations with Iran,” she said.   “Chinese publishers who have attended TIBF for the most part governmental, although it was expected that private independent publishers from all around the world participate at the event,” Khal’atbari pointed out.   “For instance one of the Chinese publishers which has attended the event is Shandong Publishing which had some deals with us buying and publishing our books in the past, but their representative in the current fair a salesperson,” Director of Shabaviz Publishing added.   Tehran International Book Fair is the top Iranian book event held annually. China is the guest of honor of the 32nd edition of this event which is currently underway and will run by May 4 in the Mosalla of Imam Khomeini in Tehran.           ]]> Book Fair Sat, 27 Apr 2019 15:33:38 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/274834/chinese-here-to-sell-their-copyrights-not-buying-iranian ICIDCY, China Peace Publishing ink MoU ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/274833/icidcy-china-peace-publishing-ink-mou According to IBNA correspondent, Director of Public and International Relations Department of Iran's Center for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults Hamed Rahnama and Director of China Peace Publishing House Lin Yun signed this agreement.   Based on the agreement the two entities will cooperate more actively in the field of selling and purchasing book copyright as well as other activities related to the publication.   At the signing ceremony, Rahnama said: “ICIDCYA is one of the pioneers of buying international copyrights in Iran. By now, we have purchased the copyrights of over 200 titles of books from foreign publishers and have sold over 400 titles to them.   He also introduced various departments of ICIDCYA and provided a report on the activities and programs carried out by the center.   Referring to the participation of Iran at Beijing International book fair 2016, Rahnama expressed his hope that this edition of Tehran international book fair will lead to more cultural interaction between the two countries as well.   As the guest of honor of the 32nd Tehran International Book Fair, China has brought a delegation of 200 members among them 100 authors, illustrators and publishers representing the active print industry of that country.           ]]> Book Fair Sat, 27 Apr 2019 13:41:25 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/274833/icidcy-china-peace-publishing-ink-mou ‎‘Running Through Beijing’ in Persian unveiled at TIBF http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/274990/running-through-beijing-in-persian-unveiled-at-tibf According to IBNA correspondent, the novel which has been translated by Elham Sadat Mirzania and Rezvan Zain-Ali and released by Negah Publishing in Tehran deals with the harsh realities lived by the millions of city-dwellers struggling to get by in the grey economy.   The ceremony was attended by the translators, the Deputy Director of Wuzhou Communication Publishing House Jing Xiaomin which is the original Chinese publisher of the book, and Director of Negah Publishing Ali Reza Ra’isdanai.   ‘Running Through Beijing’ is centered on Dunhuahg, Recently out of prison for selling fake IDs, has just enough money for a couple of meals. He also has no place to stay and no prospects for earning more Yuan. When he happens to meet a pretty woman selling pirated DVDs, he falls into both an unexpected romance and a new business venture. But when her on-and-off boyfriend steps back into the picture, Dunhuahg is forced to make some tough decisions.   Xu Zechen currently works as an editor at People’s Literature Magazine. In 2009, he was a writer in residence at Creighton University and in 2010 he attended the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa. His novels include, ‘Midnight's Door’, ‘Night Train’, and ‘Heaven on Earth’.   ]]> Book Fair Fri, 26 Apr 2019 14:27:04 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/274990/running-through-beijing-in-persian-unveiled-at-tibf We display Chinese identity and culture at TIBF: official http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/274831/we-display-chinese-identity-and-culture-at-tibf-official According to IBNA correspondent, The meeting for exchanging Iranian and Chinese illustrated books of children and young adults was held on Thursday with Deputy Director-General for China SAPPRFT’s Department of Import and Export Administration Zhao Haiyun; Director of Foreign Exhibitions of Iran’s Cultural Fairs Institute Reza No'ei and several Iranian and Chinese officials, writers and illustrators in attendance.   “The 32nd Tehran International Book Fair has given us the opportunity to develop our cooperation with Iran and provide the ground for more cultural interaction between the two countries,” Haiyun said.   “Many Chinese illustrated children books have been translated and published throughout the world which are important for us both from artistic and economy terms we hope that in cooperation with Iran we would be able to create many other works for children and young adults,” he added.   Tehran International Book Fair is the top Iranian book event held annually. The 32nd edition of this event is currently underway with the motto, “Reading Is Ability” and will run by May 4 in the Mosalla of Imam Khomeini in Tehran.   As the guest of honor of the 32nd Tehran International Book Fair, China has brought a delegation of 200 members among them 100 authors, illustrators and publishers representing the active print industry of that country.     ]]> Book Fair Fri, 26 Apr 2019 11:57:29 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/274831/we-display-chinese-identity-and-culture-at-tibf-official Chinese children should be more familiar with Iranian books ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/275328/chinese-children-should-be-more-familiar-with-iranian-books According to IBNA correspondent, Vice Minister of the State Council Information Office of China (SCIO) Guo Weimin visited Chinese stand at the 32nd Tehran International Book Fair and met the Director of this event Mohsen Javadi. Weimin said: “I saw many Chinese books translated into Persian which I hadn’t seen their original versions in China. Visiting Chinese stand at the 32nd Tehran International Book Fair was an interesting experience.” “The history of Chinese print is important and here in this fair, it has been displayed. I know that books and print industry have also been important in Iran and efforts are made to develop them,” Chinese Vice Minister added.   As the guest of honor of the 32nd Tehran International Book Fair, China has brought a delegation of 200 members among them 100 authors, illustrators and publishers representing the active print industry of that country.             ]]> Book Fair Thu, 25 Apr 2019 13:41:23 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/275328/chinese-children-should-be-more-familiar-with-iranian-books Iran, China launch new cooperation in publishing http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/275667/iran-china-launch-new-cooperation-in-publishing According to IBNA correspondent, during this ceremony which was held at Chinese stand in the 32nd Tehran International Book Fair, the Persian version of the book ‘China Story’ was unveiled. The ceremony was attended by the CEO of Iran’s Book House Institute Niknam Hosseinipour, a number of Chinese authors and publishers as well as their Iranian counterparts. In this event, Chinese writer of children books Xue Tao expressed pleasure over the publication of his book ‘Other Side of the River’ in Persian: “I’m so glad that as well as Russian and Serbian, my book has been translated into Persian and my little bear has traveled to Iran.” Following the ceremony, Cao Wenxuan a winner of Hans Christian Andersen Award, vice president of Beijing Writers Association and a professor and doctoral tutor at Peking University said: “I believe if we want our works to reach other countries, we should write stories; since writing stories will convey languages to other countries. Because Chinese culture has many stories, a good ground is provided for publishing Chinese fiction books.” The novels of Wenxuan have been translated into English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, and Serbian.       ]]> Book Fair Wed, 24 Apr 2019 16:14:58 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/275667/iran-china-launch-new-cooperation-in-publishing Minister inaugurates 32nd Tehran International Book Fair http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/274478/minister-inaugurates-32nd-tehran-international-book-fair According to IBNA correspondent, the opening ceremony of the 32nd TIBF was held with Salehi as well as Mohsen Javadi, Director of the 32nd TIBF; Ghader Ashna, Deputy Director of the 32nd Tehran International Book Fair; Niknam Hosseinipour, CEO of Iran’s Book House Institute (IBHI) and a Chinese cultural delegation including writers publishers and officials of that country in attendance. In his speech, Iran’s Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance said that Iran has always been connected with other nations through books and cultural diplomacy for Wednesday attempts of some countries to isolate Iran. “Iran is known all across the world through [masterpieces of Persian literature] such as ‘Shahnameh’, ‘Masnavi-e Manavi’, ‘Bustan’ ‘Golestan’, and other books which played a key role in the evolution of our language and literature.” “Book is also instrumental in economic prosperity. For instance in China which is the guest of honor of the 32nd Tehran International Book Fair 46 million people are working in the print industry which proves the importance of books in job creating,” he stated.   Tehran International Book Fair is the top Iranian book event held annually. The 32nd edition of this event is currently underway with the motto, “Reading Is Ability” and will run by May 4 in the Mosalla of Imam Khomeini in Tehran. 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.     ]]> Book Fair Tue, 23 Apr 2019 14:18:19 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/274478/minister-inaugurates-32nd-tehran-international-book-fair Iran-China boost of cultural ties stressed http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/274404/iran-china-boost-of-cultural-ties-stressed According to IBNA correspondent quoting from the Persian news website of the 32nd Tehran International Book Fair, Ghader Ashna met a Chinese cultural delegation including Lin Liing, Deputy Director General of National China Company of Print Export and Import and Jao Hyung, Deputy Director General of Advertisement of National China Company of Print Export and Import. The meeting was also attended by Ahmad Shakeri, Director of the International Section of TIBF. At the beginning, Ashna said: “Iran and China are two nations with great civilizations and histories and the relations between them should be expanded.” Ashna who is also the CEO of Iran’s Cultural Fairs Institute (ICFI) added: “China is playing a key role on the scene of world politics and has always sided with Islamic Republic of Iran. We are interested to strengthen cultural ties between the two countries. Participation of China at the 32nd Tehran International Book Fair will undoubtedly be a landmark in achieving such a goal. We hope to pave the way for a better communication between the literati and publishers of the two countries.” Deputy Director General of Advertisement of National China Company of Print Export and Import said for his part: “We are also interested to improve culture and book reading as it is followed by China as a policy. With respect for all countries, we are implementing this plan and we eye to more cultural interaction.” “It’s the first time that we have participated in another country with this amount of books and book activists. Over 500,000 titles of books are annually published in China. We have attended the 32nd Tehran International Book Fair with a delegation of 200 members among them 94 publishers will also attend. We regard this opportunity as a turning point in expanding cultural relations with Iran,” he added.   ]]> Book Fair Mon, 22 Apr 2019 14:26:42 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/274404/iran-china-boost-of-cultural-ties-stressed President to attend opening ceremony of 32nd TIBF http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/274312/president-to-attend-opening-ceremony-of-32nd-tibf According to IBNA correspondent, Director of the public relations department of the 32nd Tehran International Book Fair Mohammad Tabatabaei said: “The ceremony is a scheduled 4 Tuesday 8 a.m. in the hall of pen at Iran's National Library. Hojjat ul-Eslam Hassan Rouhani will be present at the opening ceremony.   “The ceremony will also host a delegation from China as the guest of honor of the 32nd Tehran Book Fair as well as Iranian literati and publishers,” he added.   Tehran International Book Fair is the top Iranian book event held annually. The 32nd edition of this event kicks off on April 24 and will run by May 4 in the Mosalla of Imam Khomeini in Tehran.           ]]> Book Fair Sat, 20 Apr 2019 14:21:49 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/274312/president-to-attend-opening-ceremony-of-32nd-tibf TIBF to showcase Afghan books of story and poem ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/274271/tibf-to-showcase-afghan-books-of-story-and-poem According to IBNA correspondent, it's the third consecutive edition of Tehran International Book Fair in which Tak publishing will participate. Among the books it displays, 40 titles have been published in 2018 and 2019.   From this collection, 15 books feature the best short stories written in Afghanistan selected by Mohammad Hossein Mohammadi to be unveiled on the occasion of 100 years of story writing in the neighboring country of Iran.   Furthermore, 16 books containing Afghan contemporary poems will also be unveiled. Editors of this poetry books are Seyyed Zia’ Ghasemi and Mohammad Hossein Mohammadi and any of the poems have been selected by a young Afghan poet. Last year 12 other books from the series were published. ‘The Second Month of Summer’ by Rousta Bakhtari, ‘The Florist Girl’ by Karim Misagh, ‘The Beauty Laid to Rest’ by Rahnavard Zaryab and ‘End of the Great Sadness’ by Assadollah Habib.           ]]> Book Fair Fri, 19 Apr 2019 15:12:55 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/274271/tibf-to-showcase-afghan-books-of-story-and-poem Poster of 32nd Tehran Book Fair unveiled http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/274244/poster-of-32nd-tehran-book-fair-unveiled According to IBNA correspondent, the poster which has been designed by Hamid-Reza Baidaghi and draws on Iranian and Islamic designs was unveiled after the news conference of the 32nd Tehran International Book Fair held today at Iran’s Cultural Fairs Institute (ICFI). The ceremony took place in the presence of Cultural Affairs Deputy of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance and Director of the 32nd TIBF Mohsen Javadi; Deputy Director of the 32nd Tehran International Book Fair Ghader Ashna and the Spokesman of the book fair Ayyoub Dehghankar.   Tehran International Book Fair is the principal Iranian book event held annually. The 32nd edition of this event will be held on April 24 to May 4 in the Mosalla of Imam Khomeini in Tehran.       ]]> Book Fair Wed, 17 Apr 2019 14:36:33 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/274244/poster-of-32nd-tehran-book-fair-unveiled ‎32nd Tehran Book Fair to host 2398 domestic publishers‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/274243/32nd-tehran-book-fair-to-host-2398-domestic-publishers According to IBNA correspondent, the news conference of the 32nd Tehran International Book Fair was held today at Iran’s Cultural Fairs Institute (ICFI) with Cultural Affairs Deputy of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance Mohsen Javadi, Deputy Director of the 32nd Tehran International Book Fair Ghader Ashna and the Spokesman of the book fair Ayyoub Dehghankar in attendance.   At the beginning of the conference, Javadi said: “Book has always played a significant role in the history of Iran and Tehran Book Fair perpetuates such historical magnificence. In the meantime, the fair is essentially aimed at encouraging book reading and is held in cooperation of several governmental and non-governmental institutes and organizations.”   “For many years, Tehran Book Fair has provided the opportunity for the readership to buy new books and add to the new sources of Iranian libraries,” he said.   “Asserting that one of the other objectives of holding this event is to strengthen the economy of the publishing industry, he stated: “Last year, the unfair economic sanctions imposed on our country by the United States caused grave problems in terms of providing foreign currency. Fortunately, due to measures taken by the government, the most part of these problems were removed and now we are ready to hold the 32nd edition of Tehran Book Fair.”   “The recent economic problems in the field of publishing industry such as an increase in paper price and others led the ministry of culture and Islamic guidance 2 raise the subsidies and make the books still available to people,” Director of the 32nd TIBF said.        Elsewhere in his remarks, Deputy Culture Minister referred to strengthening international relations and cultural diplomacy which is on the agenda of the fair: “The participation of China as the guest of honor in this year's event proves that culture can confront and nullify imposed sanctions.   He announced that the Iranian publishers will display 300000 titles of books in the fair and foreign publishers will Showcase 140000 titles this year.   Tehran International Book Fair is the principal Iranian book event held annually. The 32nd edition of this event will be held on April 24 to May 4 in the Mosalla of Imam Khomeini in Tehran.       ]]> Book Fair Wed, 17 Apr 2019 13:08:09 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/274243/32nd-tehran-book-fair-to-host-2398-domestic-publishers Book consignments reach Tehran to be presented at TIBF ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/274168/book-consignments-reach-tehran-to-be-presented-at-tibf According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from the news department of The 32nd Tehran International Book Fair, Ahad Rezaei said that these books will be presented by publishers and publications representatives in the event.   “This year publishers from England, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, Pakistan, Qatar, Iraq and Turkey will directly participate in the book fair,” he said.   “Also publications representatives from the United States, Germany, India, Turkey, the Netherlands, Belgium, Singapore, Italy, Russia, Canada, South Korea, Japan will attend the 32nd TIBF,” Rezaei added.   “The European language books will be displayed in an area of 2000 square meters. They include 104000 titles of books among them 41000 will be showcased in the category of the new books and 63000 will be presented in the category of other books.”   “The area allocated to Arab language publishers is 1300 square meters featuring 33000 titles of books,” Director of foreign publishers committee of the 32nd TIBF said.   ]]> Book Fair Sun, 14 Apr 2019 14:46:32 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/274168/book-consignments-reach-tehran-to-be-presented-at-tibf TIBF to display 50 books published under Grant Plan http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/274039/tibf-to-display-50-books-published-under-grant-plan Speaking to IBNA correspondent, Ali Fereidouni, Director of cultural associations and activities of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance referred to the achievements of the Grant Plan, which is aimed to support the translation and publication of Persian books into other languages   “We will introduce our activities during the 32nd Tehran International Book Fair, we will have our stand with an area of 15 square meters in the World Book Market of the fair where we will showcase our books,” he said.   “These books are on various subjects such as Persian classic literature, contemporary literature, children and young adults works, Islamic studies and Iranology. We will consider books proposed by domestic and foreign publishers and have the potential to be released in the international market,” Fereidouni stated.   He stressed that consultation with Chinese publishers is a priority for the Secretariat of the Grant Plan: “Because China is the guest of honor of the 32nd Tehran International Book Fair, a good opportunity has been provided for us to have the best interaction with Chinese publishers.   ]]> Book Fair Sat, 13 Apr 2019 15:43:49 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/274039/tibf-to-display-50-books-published-under-grant-plan China attends TIBF with 78 publishers and 4000 books http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/273884/china-attends-tibf-with-78-publishers-and-4000-books According to IBNA correspondent quoting from the news department of the 32nd Tehran Book Fair, Ahmad Shakeri referred to the attendance of Chinese officials including the Deputy Culture Minister of that country at the opening ceremony of the event. “After participation of the country at Beijing International Book Fair as the guest of honor, now the TIBF will play host to Chinese books, publishers as well as 10 writers, translators and illustrators. Also, China would have 30 special programs,” he said. “A number of these programs will be held in the Literati House of Tehran Book Fair and the rest will take place in the Chinese stand in TIBF. Some programs have also been scheduled to be held in one of the Tehran universities,” Shakeri stated. On the executive works at the international section, he said: “About a half of the construction plans in the international section of the fair have been implemented by now and we start to construct the stand of the guest of honor from April 15. The press conference of China as the guest of honor will also be held on April 22. Director of international committee of the 32nd Tehran Book Fair pointed out that 30 countries directly or indirectly will participate at the event including representatives from Japan, Germany, India, Austria, South Korea, Russia, Afghanistan, Oman, Serbia, Qatar, Armenia, Lebanon, Syria and other countries. Tehran International Book Fair is the prime Iranian book event held annually. The 32nd edition of this event will be held on April 24 to May 4 in the Mosalla of Imam Khomeini in Tehran.     ]]> Book Fair Wed, 10 Apr 2019 14:17:42 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/273884/china-attends-tibf-with-78-publishers-and-4000-books TIBF to host over 80 Arabic and European publishers http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/273904/tibf-to-host-over-80-arabic-and-european-publishers Speaking to IBNA correspondent, Director of foreign publishers section of the 32nd Tehran International Book Fair Ahad Rezaei said that the stand of these publishers will be established in an area of 5000 square meters on the first floor of the eastern portico of The Mosalla of Imam Khomeini which is the venue of the event. He stated that due to the sanctions imposed on Iran and the sharp rise of the rate of foreign currency in the country, this year the number of participating foreign publishers has been reduced, however, the event has been generally welcomed by them. “In this edition of TIBF, the books in European languages are presented in two separate sections: those which have been published in 2016 and on, which will be sold with 25% discount and the books of 2015 and before which will be sold in discounts above 25%. Fortunately the publishers have also welcomed this plan” Rezaei added.     ]]> Book Fair Mon, 08 Apr 2019 12:53:41 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/273904/tibf-to-host-over-80-arabic-and-european-publishers BCBF, the oldest book fair in Italy: Director http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/273751/bcbf-the-oldest-book-fair-in-italy-director Speaking to IBNA correspondent, Momoli said that Bologna Children’s Book Fair has been held permanently for 56 years and even predates Frankfurt International Book Fair. It is actually regarded as the most significant venue for introducing children books and a forum for interaction among the producers of books for children and young adults.   “At the beginning, Bologna book fair was not deemed so important and children book fairs in English-language countries were ahead of us in holding such events. However, Pierre Marshall, the head of a famous publishing house in France attended BCBF and expressed his satisfaction of the book fair, so, then the event received more credit and became important. In the course of time, the venue was relocated from its first place to the current one,” he said. “The 56th edition of Bologna children book fair was held as Switzerland was our guest of honor and 1200 publishers from 80 countries participated at the event,” the director added.       ]]> Book Fair Thu, 04 Apr 2019 12:02:06 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/273751/bcbf-the-oldest-book-fair-in-italy-director Culture Ministry to help writers and illustrators attend BCBF http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/273706/culture-ministry-to-help-writers-and-illustrators-attend-bcbf Speaking to IBNA correspondent, Javadi asserted that producing appropriate books for children and young adults demands special expertise and here, Bologna Children's Book Fair has gathered the largest groups of writers, illustrators and publishers of books of this genre. “So this event, provides a good opportunity for Iranian activists of children and young adults books to acquire the latest information and experiences in this field and become familiar with the works of their foreign counterparts,” he said. “Some countries such as the Netherlands have remarkable and impressive works of children and young adults literature which manifest so much creativity and innovation.  By seeing the books showcased in this fair, we realize why some countries have tended to prefer translating foreign books into their own languages,” Javadi noted. On Iran’s participation at the 56 Bologna children book fair, Javadi said: “In coordination with Iran's Cultural Fairs Institute, our stand in this event hosts four Iranian publishers of children and young adults books and a literary agency. However, we hope to pave the way for more active participation in the next edition of this event.     ]]> Book Fair Wed, 03 Apr 2019 13:23:22 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/273706/culture-ministry-to-help-writers-and-illustrators-attend-bcbf