Spread the Love of Books This International Book Giving Day

International Book Giving Day

International Book Giving Day is an annual event that takes place on February 14th. The purpose of this day is to promote the joy of reading and the importance of books in our lives. The aim is to encourage individuals, organizations, and communities to come together to share the love of books and promote literacy.

The idea behind International Book Giving Day was first conceived in 2012 by author and blogger, Emma Walton Hamilton. She was inspired to create this day after reading an article about how children in developing countries often do not have access to books. She wanted to find a way to bring books to children who would otherwise not have access to them. Since then, International Book Giving Day has grown in popularity and has become an international event, celebrated in over 50 countries.

The day is an important reminder of the power of books and the impact they can have on individuals and communities. Books open up a world of imagination and creativity, providing an escape from reality, and encouraging children and adults to dream big. Reading can also help to improve language skills, increase knowledge, and promote empathy and understanding.

5 Ways to Celebrate International Book Giving Day

There are many ways to get involved, from giving books to children, to hosting a book drive, to encouraging others to read. Let’s come together on this day and share the love of books with those around us. Here are 5 ways to celebrate International Book Giving Day:

  1. Donate books: One of the most popular ways to get involved in International Book Giving Day is to give books to children. This can be done by donating new or gently used books to schools, libraries, and organizations that work with children. It can also be done by leaving books in public places, such as parks, libraries, and hospitals, for people to take and enjoy.
  2. Host a book drive: Organizing a book drive is a great way to bring the community together and raise awareness about the importance of reading. This can be done by collecting new or gently used books, and then donating them to schools, libraries, and organizations that work with children.
  3. Share the love of reading: Encourage friends and family to pick up a book and share your own love of reading with others. You can also recommend your favorite books to others and discuss them together.
  4. Read to children: One of the best ways to celebrate International Book Giving Day is by reading to children. This can be done by volunteering at a school, library, or children’s hospital, or by reading to children in your own community.
  5. Plan an event: Host a book fair, a book club meeting, or a reading event to promote the love of reading and books in your community. This can be a great way to bring people together and raise awareness about the importance of books.

International Book Giving Day is an important event that aims to promote the joy of reading and the importance of books in our lives. Let’s come together on this day and share the love of books with those around us.

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Five Book Genres to Compliment Your Mood

Five Book Genres

The true alchemists do not change lead into gold; they change the world into words.

William H. Gass

Believe it or not, books have that amazing aura about them which transcends you to places you’ve never imagined before. It takes you on exhilarating adventures and lets you meet innovative characters full of life. Books have the power to make you cry out of joy, and make you appreciate the little things in life. There are so many moods and emotions you can associate with books. Today, we bring you five book genres for five distinct moods.

  • If you feel like getting lost in your imagination, read these fantasy books.


A Mysterious Marking

Book: A Mysterious Marking
Author: Taiba Albahrani

Amara’s world rattles when she finds out that her brother has been touched by a deadly disease: The Morbus Touch. Amara knows where to find the cure. But her path to finding it is filled with life-threatening obstacles and menacing encounters. Will she succeed in saving her brother? Or will time run out for her brother? Buy this fantasy book now.





Legacy of Foggy Village

Book: The Legacy of Foggy Village
Author: Mezoon Alnaqbi

Being the best fighter in the village is Akhiro’s dream. To become the man he always dreamed of, Akhiro has to go through countless challenges of friendship, loyalty and trusting his trainer’s methods. Hiroushi considers Akhiro as his brother. Little does he know his blind trust on Akhiro will come to haunt him.  Get your hands on this fantasy book now.




Searching Adventures

Book: Searching Adventures
Author: Mezoon Alnaqbi

Kyle is kidnapped by a mysterious guy and taken to Renion Island. From there, a new adventure begins for Kyle which will alter his life for good. Why was Kyle kidnapped? Will his life get better or spiral downwards? Buy this book here.






  • If you’re feeling poetic and brimming with emotions, read these poetry books


Ahmed’s Dreams

Book: Ahmed’s Dreams
Author: Ahmed Ashujaa

A beautifully written poetry book which promises to grasp the attention of its readers. The intricate poetry highlights feelings of love and trust. Buy this poetry book here.







Book: Why?
Author:  Khaled Hazem Nusseibeh

Written by an author that has acquired the flavours of the East and West. This poetry book revolves around themes of religion, philosophy and, politics. Buy this poetry book now.






On Loss

Book: On Loss: A Daughter’s Journey
Author: Razan H. Abdul Majeed

This poetry book is straight from the heart where readers can connect to it. On Loss: A Daughter’s Journey is an acknowledgement to those that have loved deeply and lost greatly. You wouldn’t want to miss this poetry book.






  • If you’re feeling the love in the air, grab one of these romantic books.


Osaka Sunset

Book: Osaka Sunset
Author: Solomon Li

Thomas is a lost soul and wants to regain his spiritual consciousness. His parents want him to get married soon, but he has other plans. Just before his birthday, Thomas undertakes a personal pilgrimage to Japan to discover what’s missing in his life. Buy a copy of this romantic book here.




Secret Concern

Book: Secret Concern
Author: Ibtesam Hashim Farhan

Roa’a has to fight the inner voice which persuades her to commit suicide. She is placed in a mental institute after suffering a severe type of psychosis and paranoia. Doctor Omar and Doctor Hanan have taken the responsibility to treat her. Will they save Roa’a or will she do what she intends to? Get yourself a copy now.





In Love with Dracula

Book: In Love with Dracula

Author: Nadine Jameel Omar

Two people are brought together by fate. Their love story begins intertwined with good and evil. The pot of buried secrets resurfaces which destines to have severe consequences. This book is a must-read for those looking for an enjoyable romantic read.  Order this romantic book here.




  • If you’re in the mood to relive your childhood, pick a children’s books.


Munir the Millionaire

Book: Munir the Millionaire
Author: Zainab Ali Albahrani

Munir is a bright kid who observes everything around him. A series of events allows him to ponder on the importance of money. From then onwards, Munir begins his search to find astonishing ways to have good money when he grows up. What ideas does Munir have in mind? Get this children’s book now.





The Little Nurse

Book: The Little Nurse
Author: Dr. Reem Bent Nasir Aldosari

While playing outside, Hima injures her knee badly. Her mother consoles her and calls Reem, the nurse next door. Reem cleans Hima’s wound and eases her pain. Hima likes Reem and asks her to tell her more about nursing. Hima gets so inspired by Reem that she wants to be a nurse too. Buy here.


The Strange Ring

Book: The Strange Ring
Author: Ahlam Yahya Jhaaf

This book is an exciting tale about three young friends who find a strange magical ring. The strange ring fulfils the wish of anyone who finds it. The kids wish to explore Arab countries. The kids begin a journey full of adventure and fun. Get a copy of this book here.



  • If you’re craving to solve a mystery, have a look at these mystery books


The Devil Also Knows the Truth

Book: The Devil Also Knows the Truth
Author:  Amro Algendy

What if you woke up and suddenly discovered that the life you just lived was nothing more than an experience? What if you realized that it was one of many experiences you have already gone through? Read this mind-blowing mystery book to find out.





The Royal Falconer

Book: The Royal Falconer
Author: Norbert Van De Hemn

After the death of her husband, Lady Adela, a lady of noble birth is allowed to return home. Her journey back to her hometown is filled with danger and conspiracies. She is arrested and made to stand trial for murder and theft. Her only saving grace is the King’s royal falconer. Can he save Lady Adela before it is too late? Buy the mystery book now.






Book: Grandmother Fran’s ACCIDENTAL ARSONIST
Author: Carol Moxham Boot

This is an intriguing story which addresses the real world. This twisted story is about Frances Plum, her grandson Mitchell and Jerry. From bullying to domestic violence, this book will keep its readers on the hook.





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Austin Macauley’s Five Lengthy Books to Keep You Hooked


“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”

– C. S. Lewis

Reading long books is no less than a project. It requires dedication and commitment. You do not just read the books; you live within them for a while. Long books have their charm, the characters are described in such detail that the readers get lost in the story. Lengthy books allow readers to live in the world they are offering. Reading lengthy books requires patience and time. However, with the ongoing pandemic and social distancing becoming the new norm reading can be  an entertaining way to lose track of time.

We present to you a list of Austin Macauley Publishers’ lengthy books that will keep you hooked till the very end. With 500 pages or more, these books are definitely worth your time.


Diving with Seven Livelihoods

Book: Diving with Seven Livelihoods
Author: Ahmed Mohammed Bin Thani

Born in a coastal village in Dubai the author was brought up in a marine environment. He grew up hearing stories from the senior sailors about the diving championships that intrigued his imagination. From a young age, he started working with his father making wooden ships and loved his job. He was so in love with the marine environment that he started collecting marine poetry. After joining the Dubai Police Force as a helicopter pilot, he practised air navigation—a branch of marine navigation. The author is very passionate about navigation, maps and everything related to stargazing, which comes through in his work.

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Come On, Let’s Run Away

Book: Come On, Let’s Run Away
Author: Ali Nasser (Bu Mayed)

This book aims to take the readers on a journey through the author’s beautiful memories of his past—the memories of school and the local neighbourhood, the memories that are almost erased, but still live in his heart. The writer narrates, “I dedicate to you a story from the memories of people who lived during those days, so that who didn’t live in that time can live it with us.”

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A Journey Goal: A Step Towards Achievement

Book: A Journey Goal: A Step Towards Achievement
Author: Manal Albassam

This book promotes that the achievement of goals requires good ideas, self-satisfaction and ambition. Presenting a plan for the continuity of business as well as thoughts and ideas on other topics such as social, administrative, and leadership. The plans and solutions presented in the book are designed to support the dreamers of the future.

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Linguistic Planning and Policies in the Baltic States

Book: Linguistic Planning and Policies in the Baltic States: Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia
Author: Prof. Dr. Mohammed Ahmed Tajjo

This book discusses the linguistic planning experience in the Baltic states, pointing out many important questions about the concept of linguistic planning and its impacts. The book also discusses the role of language and the need for linguistic policies. Towards the end, the author talks about the evolution and experiences of Baltic states in linguistic planning.

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Aircraft Ground Handling

Book: Aircraft Ground Handling
Author: Subash S Narayanan

This book uses simple language to explain the processes required for aircraft ground handling, giving a brief introduction to airports and basic aviation knowledge. The author has shared all his experiences and knowledge from 26 years of working in the civil aviation industry. This book highlights the most critical functions involved in aircraft ground handling and is the perfect guide for anyone thinking of pursuing a career in the aviation industry.

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We hope that the shared long books will boost your interest in lengthy books. Visit our website to find our collection of long books.

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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.