Austin Macauley Publishers are participating in the 10th Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival

Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival

The independent publisher will bring a new literary flavor for the young readers at the festival.

Austin Macauley Publishers, the UK based independent publisher, will be participating in the upcoming Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival (SCRF). The publisher will bring great books – like Arnold Ant by Alice Horwill, My Teacher’s a Robot by Phil Barnes and The Diary of a Junior Detective by Richard Skinner - and hold fun activities that will attract and entertain children, parents and adults at the festival.

The 10th edition of the festival is taking place at the Expo Centre Sharjah from 18th to 28th April. There will be a colouring activity for children at the Austin Macauley Publishers stand at the festival and balloons will be handed out to those who partake!

Sharjah Book Authority launched SCRF, which is a cultural celebration that aims to spread the joy of reading and books to children and adults alike. The atmosphere is extremely family-friendly. The contributions that the fair makes promote the activity of learning, so scholars and leaders of the future can emerge from children of today. His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, the UAE Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah provided the direction and Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Muhammad Al Qasimi provides her patronage for the event.

In 2017, the fair successfully attracted over 300,000 visitors. This year, Austin Macauley will be proud to be a part of this fun-filled festival.

Sharjah Book Authority has also established Sharjah Publishing City, which promotes the publishing industry in the region.

Austin Macauley is a UK based independent publisher with offices in New York and Sharjah. Very soon they are expanding to the regions of Australia and South Africa. They provide publishing services for all literary genres.

Jade Robertson, The International Publishing Director of Austin Macauley said, “We are delighted to be involved in this year’s SCRF, it is our first year participating and we look forward to being part of such an important and educational event! ”.

The festival has free admission and the timings for it are; from Sat to Wed 9am – 8pm, Thu 9am – 10pm, and Fri 4pm to 10pm. There will be more than books to entertain children. Their favorite authors and characters will also be in attendance at the SCRF.

About the Company

Austin Macauley Publishers LTD has a simple policy, to cast their net as widely as possible in search of great books. At a time when publishers and literary agents are closing their doors even to authors with a proven track record, they continue to accept unsolicited work from both new and established writers. To help them with the sometimes daunting and nerve-wracking task of sending their cherished work to a publisher, they endeavor to make our submission process as friendly and efficient as possible. They have offices in the UK, US, and UAE. Their goal is to collect great manuscripts from talented authors and bring their stories to the readers.

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