Kalimat, the Sharjah based publishing house dedicated to publishing high quality Arabic children’s books, has concluded its participation in the 34th Paris International Book Fair taking place from 21 to 24 of March 2014.
Paris International Book Fair is one of the premier events in Europe for book industry professionals and this year’s edition has attracted 1200 publishers from 37 countries. The four-day event offers a stellar program that makes it a highlight of the cultural calendar.
Kalimat aimed to strengthen its international presence as one of the leading regional publishers dedicated to producing high quality children’s books in terms of content, illustration and printing. The publisher showcased a collection of its 140 publications, including some of its award-winning titles and others that have already been translated into multiple languages. Also, Kalimat networked with more publishers, illustrators, writers, and children’s literature professionals to further enrich the content of its books with the aim to gain increased international exposure.
Speaking on the occasion, Tamer Said, Business Development Manager at Kalimat Group, said: “The Paris International Book Fair is one of the top cultural events in Europe and the entire world and is an ideal platform for us to stay abreast with the latest developments in the publishing industry, particularly those related to children’s book and to present our publications to senior publishing professionals and discuss the possibility of translating these titles into other languages. We are also looking forward to collaborate with a number of distinguished illustrators to have them add their artistic touches to Kalimat’s books and share with them the latest techniques in children book illustrations.”
Kalimat produces high quality books in terms of text, illustration, design, and production that children can connect to on an emotive level and that challenge them to expand their knowledge and learn about their surroundings, while attracting them to the world of reading, thus making books and reading an essential part of their lives.”
Kalimat is the first publishing house in the UAE dedicated solely to publishing and distributing high quality Arabic children’s books. With over a 140 publications to its credit since inception six years ago through a portfolio of internationally acclaimed authors and illustrators, Kalimat focuses on producing books that the children of the UAE and the region can relate to, with vibrant illustrations and stories that talk about the value of family, relationships, simplicity, and happiness.
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