38th International Istanbul Book Fair, organized by the cooperation of Turkish Publishers Association and TÜYAP Fairs and Exhibitions Inc., will be held at the TÜYAP Fair and Congress Center – Büyükçekmece between 2-10 November 2019. More than 800 publishers and non-governmental organizations from Turkey and abroad are expected to participate in the fair. Authors will meet their readers at book signings and culture events such as panels, interviews, poetry recitations and workshops for children for nine days. Adnan Özyalçıner is the “Author of Honor” this year and the theme of the fair will be “The 50 Generation in our Literature”.

International Publishers Association (IPA) President Hugo Setzer and Turkish Publishers Association President Kenan Kocatürk will give speeches at the fair’s opening ceremony and inform the participants and the public on the latest developments in the publishing sector in Turkey and in the world. (The opening speeches will be translated into English simultaneously)

Turkish Publishers Association is participating in the fair with a number of attractive events this year. We welcome all our members to our panels and events, which are open to everyone, where there will be many topics of interest to the publishing sector and many speakers from Turkey and abroad!

We welcome all the book lovers, our members, publishers, writers, authors, students, librarians and all of our colleagues attending the fair from abroad to enjoy our events at the 38th International Istanbul Book Fair!

Panel: A Global Look at the Publishing Sector: Recent developments, threats, problems, trends and opportunities in publishing in the world

Hugo Setzer, President of the IPA – International Publishers Association and José Borghino, Secretary General of the IPA will be guests at the panel “A Global Look at the Publishing Sector” which will be moderated by Kenan Kocatürk, President of the Turkish Publishers Association. History of publishing and where it is today, problems encountered, ways to get out of straits, and new and different trends in the sector will be discussed at the panel.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Karadeniz Hall

15.15 – 16.15

 Moderator: Kenan Kocatürk (President of the Turkish Publishers Association)

Speakers: Hugo Setzer (President of the IPA – International Publishers Association) and José Borghino (Secretary General of the IPA – International Publishers Association)

Organized By: Turkish Publishers Association

 Language: English


Panel: Where Is Arabic Literature Heading Towards?

A panel by Egyptian literary critic Mamdouh Farrag el-Naby, Professor of Arabic Literature and translator Mehmet Hakkı Suçin and poet and writer Adnan Özer, addressing the current state of contemporary Arabic literature, major movements and names and trends, especially in novels and poetry. Fahri Aral, Chief Editor of Mimar Sinan University Publications, will be moderating the panel. To what extent Arabic literature is known and received in Turkey will also be discussed and socio-cultural reasons behind this will be pointed out.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Büyükada Hall

18:30 – 19:30

 Moderator: Fahri Aral (Chief Editor of Mimar Sinan University Publications)

Speakers: Mamdouh Farrag el-Naby (Literary critic), Mehmet Hakkı Suçin (Professor of Arabic Literature and translator), Adnan Özer (Poet and writer)

Organized By: Turkish Publishers Association

Language: Turkish/ Arabic


Panel: Making Independent Bookstores Sustainable: The German Model

The panel “Making Independent Bookstores Sustainable: “The Germany Model” will be organized by the Turkish Publishers Association with support of the Frankfurt Book Fair. At the panel, Susanne Lux, who received many awards in recent years as a long-time independent bookseller in Germany continuing the family tradition with her bookshop Nimmerland, and Cumhur Özdemir, Founder and General Manager of Arkadaş Bookstore will talk about the ways in which independent bookstores in Europe work and trade, the challenges they face, how they deal with challenges, and the positive impact of legal regulations in Germany on the sustainability of bookstores.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Karadeniz Hall

12.00 – 13.00

 Moderator: Cumhur Özdemir (Founder and General Manager of Arkadaş Bookstore)

Speaker: Susanne Lux (Independent Bookstore Owner- Nimmerland Mainz)

Organized By: Turkish Publishers Association / Frankfurt Book Fair

Language: German/ Turkish


 

Panel: The Role of Books in Establishing Reading Culture in the Education System

Turkish Publishers Association continues its initiatives to draw attention to and increase awareness of the development and dissemination of reading culture in Turkey. The Frankfurt Book Fair also contributes in the panel. Yusuf Ekinci, the former Chair of the Board of Education will moderate the panel “The Role of Books in Establishing Reading Culture in the Education System” where Frank Kühne, CEO of Germany’s Carlsen Publishing and Mine Soysal, Chief Editor of the publishing house Günışığı Kitaplığı will talk as publishers from two different countries, about the importance of introduction of books into the system, collaborations that can and cannot be made with the state, to establish reading culture in the education system in Germany and in Turkey.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Karadeniz Hall

13.15 – 14.30

 Moderator: Yusuf Ekinci (Former Chair of the Board of Education)

Speakers: Frank Kühne (CEO of Carlsen Publishing), Mine Soysal (Chief Editor of Günışığı Kitaplığı)

Organized By: Turkish Publishers Association / Frankfurt Book Fair

Language: German/ Turkish


 

Panel: We Actually Read: Turkey’s Current Reading Culture Research

Founded under the leadership of the Turkish Publishers Association which earned the right to grant within the Grant Scheme for Partnerships and Networks executed by the Turkish Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs European Union Directorate, and started its operations on 15 January 2019, the Platform for Dissemination of Reading Culture (OKUYAY Platform) will support pilot projects aiming to disseminate reading culture in four regions of Turkey by bringing together children, parents, teachers, public institutions, libraries and civil society with the publishing stakeholders. Okuyay Platform has renewed the long-time lacked “reading culture research” around Turkey, together with Konda Research and Consultancy and will be sharing the results of this research with the public. Results of this important study will be announced at the TÜYAP Istanbul Book Fair by KONDA General Manager Bekir Ağırdır and KONDA analyst Aydın Erdem.

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Karadeniz Hall

14.45 – 16.00

Speakers: Bekir Ağırdır (KONDA General Manager), Aydın Erdem (KONDA analyst)

Organized By: OKUYAY Platform-Turkish Publishers Association

Language: Turkish


 

Publisher-Illustrator Gathering

TÜYAP and Turkish Publishers Association are collaboratively organizing a professional meeting to bring together illustrators with publishers within the 38th TÜYAP International Istanbul Book Fair. This special meeting will be open to all children and youth publishers and illustrators. In private meetings where publisher executives and illustrators will come together, illustrators will have the opportunity to present their portfolios directly to publishers.

The event will be held only with the participation of registered publishers and illustrators.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Interexpo Hall

10.00 – 16.00

Organized By: Turkish Publishers Association / TÜYAP


 

Publisher-Freelancer Gathering

TÜYAP and Turkish Publishers Association are collaboratively organizing a professional meeting to bring together freelancers (editors, translators, graphic designers, designers, proofreaders) with publishers within the 38th TÜYAP International Istanbul Book Fair. This special meeting will be open to all exhibitor publishers and freelancers. At the panel to be held before the meeting, experienced speakers from the sector will share information to guide the audience. Then, publisher executives and freelancers will come together to discuss possible collaborations.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Interexpo Hall

13.00 – 15.00

Moderator: Sevengül Sönmez

Speakers: Handan Akdemir (Doğan Novus Editorial Director), Nazlı Berivan Ak (April Publishing Editor), Seda Ersavcı (Translator), Füsun Turcan Elmasoğlu (Designer)

Organized By: Turkish Publishers Association / TÜYAP


 

Freedom of Thought and Expression Award Ceremony

Freedom of Thought and Expression Awards, which the Turkish Publishers Association gives every year since 1995 to names unafraid to express their thoughts, with the wish that Turkey reaches universal measures of freedom of thought and expression in no time, are finding their owners at the 38th TÜYAP International Istanbul Book Fair this year. Every year, a publisher, an author and a bookstore receive awards, and also an annual Freedom to Publish Report is presented to the public.

 

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Interexpo Hall

16.00 – 18:30

Organized By: Turkish Publishers Association

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