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Sharjah Publishing City (SPC) announced that it is currently hosting publishers from 17 countries including the UAE, Lebanon, Syria, Sudan, Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, France, Britain, India, China, Brazil, Spain, Australia, Ghana and Nigeria.

The 40,000-sqm state-of-the-art facility is functioning as their launching pad in the Gulf and the wider regions. Several UAE-based publishers and allied businesses have also set up operations in the SPC Free Zone.

With a multitude of logistical and professional services including printers, editors, translators, illustrators, marketing and promotions, rights trading tables, and even training, and logistics and distribution services, SPC’s state-of-the-art facilities have created a robust business ecosystem, and offer businesses the key opportunity to distribute content close to these regional markets, since speed is always a consideration, especially when shipping from the US or UK.

SPC is also home to many of the UAE’s leading literary and cultural institutions; the Emirates Publishers Association, Emirates Writers Union, Arab Children Book Publisher’s Forum, Emirates Library and Information Association, and The General Union of Arab Writers.