THE ZIMBABWE INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR 2016
THEME: “IGNITING INTEREST IN READING FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT”
INDABA CONFERENCE: 25 JULY – 26 JULY
CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
On behalf of the Executive Board of The Zimbabwe International Book Fair Association, I wish to advise that the approved Theme for 2016 is – “Igniting Interest in Reading for Sustainable Development”. We are, therefore, pleased to announce that the dates for The Zimbabwe International Book Fair have been set for 25 July – 30 July 2016 while The Indaba Conference is slated for 25 and 26 July.
This Theme was chosen from several possibilities derived from recommendations made by participants at Indaba 2015 through our Evaluation Forms and a conclusion that Reading is the major ingredient missing in the literally value chain.
The subject of Reading for Sustainable Development is an essential axis which goes a long way in the improvement of people’s lifestyles through improved qualitative and functional education, incomes, skills development, ability to read and write (literary skills), more creativity and employment opportunities. The creative or cultural industry in any country refers to all economic activities that are connected with the generation or exploitation of knowledge and information. The creative economy includes among other activities the book industry that has in its book value chain authors who are the creators of the works, publishers whose activities are to exploit intellectual property, the illustrators and designers, photographers, advertisers, booksellers or distributors, users who include school children, academics, adults, librarians, researchers, educational and training institutions, universities and government institutions. The cultural industry is there to provide income to all participants in the book value chain and earn revenue to the government in the form of taxes.
The area of focus in this Indaba is the reader whose interest in reading needs to be ignited and aroused in the face of other media that hold the attention of readers. Television, films, videos and music all target the book reader though reading goes on when people extract information from televisions, films, videos and music. Due to several factors that impact on reading, this year’s theme aims at igniting and promoting a reading culture that will result in sustainable development of the book industry and the nation at large.
We therefore urge and encourage contributors to the 2016 Indaba to come up with ideas that will benefit all participants in the book value chain.
SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACTS
“IGNITING INTEREST IN READING FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT”
A. Reading Culture
- What is reading and what happens when you read?
- Strategies for promoting a reading culture
- Psychology of reading: Does it change behaviour?
- Literature appreciation skills
- NUST (Reading levels and patterns research)
B. Reading Categories
- Children’s books
- Books for sustainable development
- Adult Fiction
- Farming etc
- Books for readers with disabilities
- Creativity and entertainment
C. Skills for Producing Reading Materials
- Content review
- Proof reading
- Type setting
D. Reading and Technology
- Challenges of television, cinema and home videos
- Physical book versus e-book
- Social platforms
E. Reader/ Writer Business Dynamics
- Readers' affordability of reading materials
- Reading in Indigenous languages
- Orthography and indigenous languages
F. The Publisher and Sustainable Development
- Role of the publisher in the book value chain
- Finance, costs, authors' royalties, and pricing of reading materials
G. Access to Reading Materials
- Accessibility of reading materials to people with disabilities
- Innovations in the distribution of books
- Book fairs and exhibitions
- Bridging the gap: Rural and urban communities
- Reaching out to all parts of the country
- Digital libraries
- Libraries as repositories of indigenous knowledge
- Resource centre for research, writing and reading
H. Intellectual Property Rights
- Copyright and law enforcement
- Plagiarism and academic writing
- Role of collecting managing organisations
- The Courts and IPR's
- The ZRP’s role in combating piracy
Mr Obey Bvute
Chair, Executive Board, Zimbabwe International Book Fair Association
ZIBF 2016 Theme: “Igniting Interest in Reading for Sustainable Development”
Indaba 2016 Dates: 25 July - 26 July
Book Fair Dates: 27 July - 30 July
Telephone: +263 4 702104, 702108, 705729, 707352
Tel/Fax: +263 4 702129
Something exciting for all book lovers!
Book Fair 2016
Theme: “Igniting Interest in Reading for Sustainable Development”
Dates : 27 July 2016 – Open to Traders Only
28 July to 30 July 2016 – Open to Students and the Public
Time : 10am – 5pm
Venue : HARARE GARDENS
There is something worth your while!
ZIBFA living to its billing.
Don’t miss the lifetime chance.
Academic, children’s & leisure books, magazines, journals, e-books, DVD’s & so much more on display by exhibitors during the book fair. Here is a chance for you to meet with your authors, booksellers, publishers, librarians, performing artists novelists & poets
Come and experience life changing moments and buy books at giveaway prices
For further details contact:
ZIBFA Head Office, Tel: +263 4 702104/8 or 702129