Infuse Your International Literacy Day With Our Knowledge-Filled Educational Books


“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” – Charles William Eliot




International Literacy Day is celebrated on the 8th of September across the world. Founded by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the intention behind the day is to highlight the significance of literacy as an  essential human right, and to further the literacy agenda to create a more informed and sustainable society.

As the population is increasing, the illiteracy rate is increasing as well, with over 100 million people across the globe lacking basic literacy skills. The purpose of literacy day is to tackle this growing concern with the objective of ensuring every person in the world can read and write.

As an internationally renowned publishing house, Austin Macauley Publishers is playing its essential role in eradicating illiteracy.  We have a wide range of educational books for people of all ages, providing the tools to become informed and educated in the literary world.

Below are a few books to add to your bookshelf this International Literacy Day to elevate your knowledge on different topics!

Mutualism, Commensalism, and Parasitism are three naturally existing interactions between two distinct species. Symbiosis is the interaction based on mutualism, where both individuals get the benefit. In business, the term symbiosis occurs when stakeholders act as true partners for mutual gains. This book discusses the key relationships, hospitality management, and the complex operational dynamics of two major stakeholders of a hotel. The critical relationship is examined for improvement, ideal for anyone related to the hospitality industry or looking towards a career in hospitality.

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After moving to Dubai, the author Cristina  was heavily involved in uplifting the profile of the Arab world. In this book, she talks about her  ambition to bring the king’s parade event —an event celebrated for global peace —to Dubai. The event is currently celebrated in Spain on 5th January to welcome the kings and their lavish entourage. This book is a great opportunity to have a wider understanding of global peace events, their locations and traditions.

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This five-chapter-long book discusses multiple factors related to disasters and crisis management. It guides the reader to deal with crisis and informs about the steps needed to surpass their destructive effect. The book includes extensive information on the planning and response management of various entities. With further discussions about disasters that occurred in the past, their effects, and how they were tackled, this educational book uses real life examples and advice to help learn and develop your knowledge of how to crisis manage.

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The book deals with the significant issue of contemporary zakat. The issue is addressed in two ways—the agricultural production cost and the exploitation of factories. The author has created a beautiful summary of the views of old and recent scholars in this educational book. The book is a wonderful guide on the topic of Zakat.

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We hope that these educational books will help increase your knowledge of areas that you might have overlooked.

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Austin Macauley’s Indelible Impression in 2019


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 FacebookTwitter and Instagram for new and inspiring reads this holiday season.


Sheikha Maryam Alqassimi – Women’s Day Featured Author


Austin Macauley Publishers wishes all the women around the globe a very heartiest International Women’s Day, and wish celebration of this day may voice the women’s issue, celebrates the womanhood and bring empowerment to women around us.  International Women’s day serves the purpose of highlighting the issues faced by women, making sure we are playing our role in empowering them and highlighting the strong female achievers who lead by example.

Late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan always admired the significant role Emirati women have played towards United Arab Emirates’s development. He encouraged and supported them and made sure nothing obscures their way towards advancement.

Emirati Women’s Role in Development

Emirati women still enjoy direct support from her successor, the President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who declared August 28th as Emirati Women’s Day.

Her Highness Sheikha Fatima Bint Mubarak, has helped to create more women-friendly policies and opportunities for involving women in the public workforce.

Women hold representation in government affairs and are appointed on important designations, for example, female ministers form 27 percent of the ministerial assembly. Involvement of women in advanced fields such as engineering, space sciences, technology, and medicine signifies their role towards the development of the country.

Sheikha Maryam Alqasimi

Sheikha Maryam Saqer Al Qasimi is one of the most significant ladies from Emirates Royal family who is inspiring Emirati women and leading them with an example. Al Qasimi is one of the six ruling families of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Much like other Royal Family members, Sheikha Maryam Saqer Al Qassimi was born and raised in UAE. She is a columnist at Al Roeya Newspaper. Sheikha Maryam is also a successful children’s author. Her notable work talks for itself and is a proof that she is a motivated woman who leads from the front. Despite being a member of the Royal Family and having a successful career as a published author at such a young age, Sheikha Maryam Al Qasimi is a very pleasant and humble person.

Sheikha Maryam is currently doing her masters in translating young readers’ books. She has also published several reading books for kids. Her published work includes Curious Adam, Complete Together, Where Are the Letters?, Hakeem Al Arab and Saqi el Maa. She has been awarded Sharjah’s children book award 2018 – young readers genre in the English language.

She has enjoyed the pleasure of one of her books, ‘Where Are the Letters?’ being adapted into a musical play. Maryam has conducted many interacting workshops to engage children with reading. She believes that reading books for kids is important and developing a reading habit early on is crucial to growth on the personal and professional level.

The Upcoming Book – ‘Diversity’

Austin Macauley Publishers is pleased to announce that Sheikha Maryam Saqer Al Qassimi, has acquired a contract with our publishing house for her next children’s book titled ‘Diversity’. The book is full of attractive colorful illustrations about chameleons. The book tells the tale of a village where chameleon lived together and decided to hold a competition of decorating an old tree.

The message of the book is that diversity is the key to creating beauty and if different people come together and work towards a common goal the results could be extraordinary. The book is aimed to help children understand the meaning of diversity, generating acceptance of diversity and develop an appreciation of diversity in young readers as well as the overall society.

Getting Published with Austin Macauley Publishers

Given that Austin Macauley Publishers was founded in London in 2006, it has recently expanded to United Arab Emirates (UAE) and to get the attention of a Royal family member is an achievement in itself. It shows the confidence of Sharjah market in the performance of the publishing company. Sheikha Maryam has shown keen interest towards getting her book published with Austin Macauley Publishers and has been involved in the publishing process. Austin Macauley Publishers’ staff shares that it has been a pleasure working with her, developing her manuscript into a book. Although, no confirmed date has been shared for the launch of her book ‘Diversity’, we know her book will be available in e-book format and paperback very soon in the market. A great response from the audience is anticipated and the masterpiece symbolizes great hopes for both author and the publishing company.

Presence of Austin Macauley Publishers in UAE

The Sharjah Publishing City was the concept of Ahmed Al Ameri – the Sharjah Book Authority and the facility were opened by Sharjah’s ruler Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi. The facility has acquired the status of publishing hub of the Middle East and Austin Macauley Publishers was among the first publishing companies to be welcomed in The Sharjah Publishing City. So far, Austin Macauley Publishers has acquired a great response from the Arab market both from the authors and the reading community.


In her interview with Publishing Perspective, Jade Robertson, Director of Austin Macauley Publishers, has expressed that UAE has been a very receptive market. She highlighted the market for children’s book and passion of Arab kids reading short stories, emphasizing the demand she said ‘… These Arab kids, they are screaming for books…’. The publishing company is ready to take over the market and fill in the demand-supply gap. Talking about entering the Arab market she said: “Every country is different, but the team in Sharjah is well connected”. Robertson has also promised many great books, which are still in process, to come out in this year.

Austin Macauley Publishers are keen to welcome all the authors working hard consistently with immense passion and enthusiasm to get published. It’s time for you all to begin your great story with the Fastest Growing Publisher.