IBNA- Organized by the Turkish Press and Publishers Copyright and Licencing Society, the 8th Istanbul Publishing Fellowship Program will be held at Rami Library on 6 to 8 June 2023 with Iranian representatives in attendance.
Over 332 publishers and literary agencies from 72 countries will participate in this event such as director of the Iranian Hezareh Qoqnoos Publishing, Reza Hajizadeh who said he aims to exchange views with international publishers, negotiate copyright and introduce Iranian published culture
The program, which brings foreign participants together in Istanbul to conduct copyright and translation meetings every year, will be held in a hybrid model this year again, and both online meetings will be conducted and physical meetings will be held with a limited number of participants.
Within the scope of the program, "focus country" study will be held this year again, in which the publishing and literature of a country will be centered and thematically processed. Istanbul Copyright Awards will be given again this year in order to contribute to the development of the sector, cultural cooperation and promotion by encouraging the exchange of copyrights from Turkish to foreign languages, to encourage copyright studies and to reward achievements.
This year the guest of honor of the 8th IPF is Uzbekistan. At the end of the program, Uzbekistan will hand over the flag of focus country to Mexico for the 9th IPF in 2024.
Held for the first time in 2021, Istanbul Copyright Awards is designed for foreign publishers that contribute to the translation of the unique intellectual, artistic and cultural production of the Turkish publishing industry into other languages and to the promotion of these works worldwide.
It is aimed to support the copyright sales of Turkish publications and to increase the awareness of the Turkish publishing sector and to develop cultural cooperation with other countries. This year, again, Istanbul Copyright Awards and Focus Country events will take place under the Istanbul Publishing Fellowship brand.