How to Market Your Book: Ahmed Al Ali, Amal Farah & Qasim Saudi
Date/Time: Friday 3 February 2023 16:00-16:50
Venue: 4th Floor Conference Room 9, Mohammed Bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf - Dubai
Session No: 71
We can’t hold a Publishing Day without trying to uncover how books make it to the bestseller lists!
Do you have questions about the criteria for a book’s success, and how to market your work in ways that meet industry standards? What about the impact of social networking, book bloggers, audio and e-books, and even how to use AI to best promote your books?
Join this session where three publishing and marketing experts – writer, poet, translator and publisher Ahmed Al Ali, children’s publisher and writer Amal Farah and poet and writer Qasim Saudi – will answer your most burning questions!
Ahmed Al Ali is a poet from Saudi Arabia, works in translating and editing literary books. He is the author of four books, including: As Bob Marley sings and Lavender, California Hotel, and has translated several books into Arabic, including The Invention of Solitude and The Handmaid's Tale. He works as Editorial Director at Kalimat Group, Sharjah.
Amal Farah is an Egyptian writer, vernacular poet, literary consultant, newspaper editor, and chairman of the board of directors of Dar Ashjar Publishing.
Qasim Saudi is a children’s poet and storyteller, short story writing coach, founder of the Let’s Write in Baghdad project, and leader of the Writing Marathon initiative to teach primary school students to write children’s short stories and launched the writing therapy initiative. His poetry collection The Musician’s Chair won the Atheer Poetry Prize in the Sultanate of Oman in 2014.
This session is moderated by Sahar Naja Mahfouz
As you plan your day at the Festival, please take into consideration that it takes between 30-60 mins to commute between the Intercontinental, Festival City and Mohammed Bin Rashid Library.