Austin Macauley Publishers wish everyone a Happy New Year and Happy Holidays.
We are about to sign off a memorable decade of our lives. This year, we participated in a variety of literary events that took place around the world, published books of highly skilled authors from different parts of the gulf region. Austin Macauley Publishers, as always, remained an active participant of all the major book fairs, festivals and seminars.
Austin Macauley are proud to have been successful in bringing the exposure for its exceptional authors through many of these events. Many of our authors went on to win prestigious literary awards and nominations this year.
All the talented and hardworking authors are always encouraged by Austin Macauley to make a mark and become an accomplished author by publishing their books through our platform.
Austin Macauley’s Major Events 2019
Published a Range of Unique Books:
Austin Macauley published a fair number of books this year. These include books from multiple genres ranging from crime, romance, thrillers to autobiographies and poetry. We have dedicated sections for fiction and non-fiction books respectively, which can be found on our website.
Jade Robertson Listed Among the 30 Most Influential Women in the Arab world:
Austin Macauley’s international publishing director, Jade Robertson, was listed among the “30 most influential women in the Arab World” by an internationally acclaimed weekly magazine, the Arabian Business.
Jade has been an invaluable asset to our organization and has played a vital role in our success internationally through her outstanding entrepreneurial skill set. Austin Macauley congratulate her on this achievement and wish her all the best.
11th Dubai Literature Fest
Austin Macauley attended the 11th Dubai Literature Festival, a one of its kind festival that is hosted by the Emirates Airline. The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is an international festival held annually in the UAE. It is held under the patronage of the ruler of Dubai, the honourable Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The honourable Sheikh also attended the event and graced us by visiting our booth as well.
Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival
The Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival is an exciting event that takes place every year in Sharjah. This year, the festival commenced from 17th to 27th April and was met with a large number of attendees.
Austin Macauley Publishers exhibited fascinating books at the event and our stand was overwhelmed by the response from the attendees, with a majority of children taking interest in our author’s books for children. Many of our authors were also present for a meet and greet and book signing events.
Our in-house team also organized various creative activities for children such as word-play, puzzles, quizzes, spelling-bee contests and colouring competitions. The winning participants won free books from our wonderful collection. It was a fun event for children and their families. We are looking forward to attending it next year with a greater number of books and exciting activities.
Abu Dhabi International Book Fair
Right after the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, Austin Macauley also participated in the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2019 which took place from 24th to 30th April. The event was attended by thousands of bibliophiles from around the world and literary enthusiasts pouring in from the neighbouring countries.
We were honoured to meet Shika Butol Al Qasimi from the Royal family and an acclaimed international chef, Bobby Chinn.
Austin Macauley had a great time meeting new and established authors, whilst catching up with some of our current authors who also took the time out to sign the copies of their books for interested attendees.
Frankfurt Book Fair 2019
The Frankfurter Buchmesse is the world’s largest trade fair for books based on the number of visitors as well as participating in publishing companies and exhibitors. As it is considered to be the most important book fair in the world for international trading deals, Austin Macauley Publishers naturally participated in the event.
The event saw more than 300,000 visitors in terms of numbers with more than 7000 exhibitors from 104 countries around the world. Many of Austin Macauley’s authors were also present for public appearance and book signing ceremonies. We plan to participate in the upcoming year as well with a greater number of attendees hopefully.
Sharjah International Book Fair
The Sharjah International Book Fair is a ten-day event, which started in 1982 under the patronage of His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi. This festival is considered to be an important highlight in the Arab World and more so in the UAE due to the inherent interest of book reading in the general public.
The SIBF is among the 4th largest book fairs in the world and saw an influx of 2.4 million attendees in 2018. It was held from 30th October to 9th November 2019.
Seeing the obvious appeal, Austin Macauley Publishers decided to participate in the event and successfully exhibited our new releases to the public. Many of our authors also graced their fans with their presence in the fair.
Our Very Own Bookstore Opened in The Global Village, Dubai
Austin Macauley are proud to have been a part of the 24th season of the Global Village to inspire the passion of book reading in the younger generation. We recently opened our first bookstore in the recent edition of Global Village which started on 29th of October 2019.
If you are in Dubai and looking for some quality time, then do pay a visit to our Austin Macauley Bookstore – Shop 10 in the American Pavilion Global Village to get an amazing collection of books in numerous genres.
Jade Robertson attended “PublisHer” Summit
Our International Publishing Director, Jade Robertson, attended the “PublisHer” Summit held this year back in March. If you are an author, interested in joining a community that empowers women in publishing, we strongly recommend you to get in touch with them by clicking here. You can also become a part of them by attending the next summit in 2020. To sign up, click here.
Published The Arabic Version of “The Bilingual Revolution”
Fabrice Jaumont known as the Godfather of language immersion programs published the Arabic version of “The Bilingual Revolution” via Austin Macauley UAE office. After receiving numerous medals and awards from the French government, the language veteran goes out to explain the significance of bilingual education. The masterpiece is now available on Austin Macauley’s official website. Get your copy today by clicking here.
Jade Robertson Participated in the Publishers Conference Organized by Sharjah Book Authority
Austin Macauley’s direction in action again! Jade Robertson participated in the Publishers Conference which was organized by the Sharjah Book Authority (SBA). She shared her views on the importance of digital marketing tools in the industry and also enlightened the audience with her unique ideas regarding book publishing. To read more about her talk, click here.
More to Come in 2020
We have many new and interesting upcoming books for all our readers and book lovers out there. Many of our projects are in the pipeline and we are excited to welcome the new year with all the new challenges ahead. Keep visiting Austin Macauley Publishers’ website to stay updated about all our new and upcoming releases.
Some of our upcoming events are:
- Sharjah Children’s Reading Fest (SCRF) 2020
- Abu Dhabi International Book Fair 2020
- Setting up our bookstore in Global Village 2020
- Frankfurt International Book Fair 2020
- Sharjah International Book Fair 2020
If you are new to our website, you can find a vast variety of books across a multitude of genres here. You can also visit our social media profiles on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for new and inspiring reads this holiday season.