Expert stresses Iran’s publication need for more global audience
Publish Date : Friday 3 July 2015 - 19:01
IBNA- Head of Tehran’s Union of Publishers and Booksellers Mahmoud Amouzgar stressed the importance of the presence of the Iranian publications in Frankfurt Book Fair and other international events.
In an interview with IBNA
, Amouzgar said: “Tehran’s Union of Publishers and Booksellers has had a limited geographical approach to publishing in our country. They should think about their audience and try to increase the number of those interested in reading Iranian works. Should this approach be followed professionally, it can affect the income earned in the print industry of our country.”
“Countries that follow us closely in the field of publication have useful experiences of the global market and international book fairs which is beneficial for us to consider,” he stated.
Amouzgar further continued: “It was in line with this idea that Tehran’s Union of Publishers and Booksellers decided to participate in Frankfurt Book Fair
in 2011, but unfortunately, this didn’t materialize due to a few problems such as financial issues, despite the preparations provided.”
“Finally in the years 2013 and 2014, the Union managed to participate in Frankfurt Book Fair in the wake of the new decision of Iran’s Cultural Exhibitions Institute to create a complex of stands on behalf of the publishers and authors who were not able to directly attend the fair,” Head of Tehran’s Union of Publishers and Booksellers said.