UK publishers apply for offices in Sharjah's Publishing City

UK publishers apply for offices in Sharjah's Publishing City

At least three UK publishers have applied to have bases in Sharjah’s “Publishing City”, The Bookseller has learned.

The first phase of the venture, costing £47m, was due to open in January, but a soft launch will now take place in July ahead of an official opening in November.

Three publishers from the UK have applied to have presences in the Publishing City, according to Mohamed Noor Hersi, a consultant for the Sharjah Publishing Free Zone, who gave The Bookseller exclusive access to the first phase at the £47m development.

However, he declined to reveal the names of the UK publishers i...

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