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
MAIN BOOK FAIR 2016
“Igniting Interest in Reading for Sustainable Development”
ZIBFA invites all interested parties to participate in the special six-day event as follows:
“BOOK FAIR” Venue: Harare Gardens, Julius Nyerere Way
ADMISSION FREE!!! to the Book Fair
Dates: 27 July 2016: Open to Traders Only
28 July – 30 July 2016: Open to Students and The Public
Time: 1000 – 1700hrs
“INDABA CONFERENCE” By Registration Venue: Monomotapa Hotel in Harare
Day 1: 25 July 2016 0815 - 1700hrs
Day 2: 26 July 2016 0830 - 1700hrs
‘‘LIBRARIANS WORKSHOP’’: “Developing Vibrant and Open Children’s Library Services”
Date: 29 July 2016 By Invitation
‘‘WRITERS’ WORKSHOP’’: “The Missing Link in the Writing and Reading Business in Zimbabwe”
Date: 30 July 2016 By Invitation
We welcome you to participate in these exciting and life changing activities.
Registration deadline - 15 July 2016
JUNIOR ACHIEVERS COMPETITION, MEET THE AUTHOR, CHILDREN’S READING TENT, DIGITAL ZONE & LIVE LITERATURE.
1000 - 1600hrs 28 July – 30 July 2016 ADMISSION FREE!!!
IT’S SOMETHING WORTH YOUR WHILE! DON’T MISS OUT!
For further details contact us at ZIBFA on: 04 702104, 704112, 702108, 702129
ZIMBABWE INTERNATIONAL BOOK FAIR ASSOCIATION 2016
ZIBFA OFFICES, HARARE GARDENS
5 July 2016
Chairperson and members of the General Council of the Zimbabwe International Book Fair Association, members of the Interim Executive Board of ZIBFA, Media persons here present, ladies and gentlemen, I would like to take this opportunity to welcome and express our appreciation to our funding partners, Kopinor of Norway and Culture Fund Trust in partnership with SIDA and DANIDA. Special mention will go to National Arts Council of Zimbabwe, NAPH and NASH whom we are honoured to have at this Press conference. On behalf of the Interim Executive Board of ZIBFA, I welcome you all to this press conference to give you details on the ZIBFA 2016 Book Fair scheduled for the week of July 25 to 30.
Our theme this year is ‘Igniting Interest in Reading for Sustainable Development’. We have called for papers and received overwhelming response. We are currently selecting and finalizing the list of papers to be presented during the Indaba from 25 July to 26 July 2016.
I am hoping NASH and NAPH will attend this Indaba, this is a topic very relevant to them.
Contributors to the 2016 Indaba will come up with ideas that will benefit all participants in the book value chain.
Topics to be presented at this year’s Indaba are;
- Reading Culture
- Reading Categories
- Skills for Producing Reading Materials
- Reading and Technology
- Reader/ Writer Business Dynamics
- The Publisher and Sustainable Development
- Access to Reading Materials
- Intellectual Property Rights
First quarter of the year focused on Anti Book Piracy awareness workshops. The following aspects were looked at;
- The metamorphosis of piracy as a new form of organized crime and an illegal street business model.
- The creation of an awareness of the Copyright and Neighbouring Rights Act and copyright concepts
- Students in schools and the spread of book piracy (the criminal exploitation of school children through supplying pirated books to them).
- Effectiveness of current anti-piracy laws and efforts.
- The role of stakeholders in fighting piracy
- Solutions to book piracy and alternative business models to mitigate the effects of book piracy
- The need for an Anti-Book Piracy Petition to arms of government to instigate legal reforms
Essentially, the Workshops deliberations focused on these issues and had as its objective the identification of policy and strategy options related to end book piracy in schools and on the streets.
Key recommendations that emanated from these discussions included:
- MOPSE should produce a circular in schools banning use of photocopied learning materials
- MOPSE should strictly regulate and monitor nature of learning materials in schools
- MOPSE should allow Publishers to produce Low Priced Edition(LPE) for schools to manage costs as an alternative business model
- To seek Police clearance to do Road shows for engaging the community in the fight against Piracy
- To look at options to increase volumes of book purchases so as to lower production costs and subsequently reduce prices of original books
- To petition government to put stiffer sentences to book pirates
- To carry out mass campaigns to educate, inform and dissuade people from buying pirated books
- To eradicate book piracy on the streets.
- To lobby Government through the relevant Ministry to come with a Book Policy as in other countries to guide Book Industry as a creative industry.
The Workshops agreed on the urgent need for law enforcement agencies in collaboration with other stakeholders such as MOPSE, Authors and Publishers to eradicate the selling of pirated books on the streets and use of schools as end-users of pirated books.
It was also agreed that there is need to address piracy through an efficient, effective and integrated alternative business model that kills piracy from a business point of view through a structure that is multi-layered and multi-functional.
It was further agreed that a program of information and advocacy to generate national awareness of the issue of book piracy is urgently needed. It was also recognized that proactive, coordinated national stakeholder cooperation is crucial to the development and implementation of consistent policies and strategies for zero book piracy by parents, teachers, pupils, piracy barons, individuals and community at large. A number of priority actions ranging from short to long term were also recommended by the three workshops conducted. Special mention on piracy will go to ZRP, we have received support and cooperation countrywide and from the highest office to the lowest, well done ZRP.
Let me take this opportunity to highlight some of the unique activities at the Book Fair
- The Junior Achievers Competition comprising of Spelling “B”
- Indigenous Language Corner
- Live literature – Poetry Slam
- Book displays
- Book sales at huge discounts
So far, preparations are at an advanced stage and we are receiving confirmation from several international, regional and local writers and distributors among others who will attend the Fair.
Our Secretariat will supply information and attend to the needs of the public and attending journalists between now and the fair.
Going forward focus shall also be on how to raise financial resources for ZIBFA outside traditional donor channels so that our Book Fair will be benchmarked against international best practice shown by big Fairs such as Frankfurt Book Fair and The Guadalajara Book Fair.
Let me also take this opportunity to thank our funding partners, in particular Culture Fund in partnership with the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the Danish International Development Agency (DANIDA), Norcode/Kopinor and Zimbabwe Book Publishers Association (ZBPA).
I thank you all.
Mr Blazio Tafireyi
Chair -Interim Executive Board
Zimbabwe International Book Fair Association (ZIBFA)
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