IIUM PRESS

IIUM PRESS

KUALA LUMPUR WORLD BOOK CAPITAL 2020

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IIUM Press

International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)

Jalan Gombak, Kuala Lumpur

P.O. Box 10

50728 Kuala Lumpur

 

Tel : 603-6421 5018 / 5014

Fax: 603-6421 6298


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KUALA LUMPUR WORLD BOOK CAPITAL 2020


On 19th September 2018, Director-General of UNESCO Audrey Azoulay named Kuala Lumpur, the capital city of Malaysia as the World Book Capital for the year 2020. Kuala Lumpur was selected on the recommendation by the World Book capital Advisory Committee, comprising representatives of the International Publishers Association (IPA), the International Federation of Library Associations (IFLA) and UNESCO based on applications received from cities all over the world.

IIUM Press has taking this opportunity to promote IIUM publication and grab a chance in supporting the event by the activity and programme collaboration.  With the initiative from the YBhg Prof. Emeritus Tan Sri Dato’ Dzulkifli Razak (IIUM Rector), IIUM Press has come with the project “IIUM Translation Book Project”. The ideas are to translate 100 of book titles from various international publishers.

With the proposed budget of RM 1,722,050.32, IIUM Press had established the Translation Project Unit.  This unit is responsible to coordinate and manage the translation project and dealing with the international publishers. Despites from “buying”, the unit also "sells" books—or, more specifically, the right to publish a book in alternate formats, different languages, and to adapt it for different media).