Publishers scramble for translation grants

Many publishing companies and authors have met in Sharjah selling and buying translation rights and obtaining translation grants from the Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) organised by the Department of Culture and Information, Sharjah.

The Sharjah Department of Culture & Information and the SIBF management has received many proposals for translation grants, ranging in value from $4,000 for general titles, up to $1500 for children’s books, depending on the number of words.

More than 150 publishers are aiming to get translation grants.

Books covered for translation grants are fiction, nonfiction, memoirs, history, cookery, young adult and poetry, among others.

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