Spotlight on Rights

Since its 2009 launch, our Spotlight on Rights programme has supported the translation of content from and into Arabic, with grants awarded for new translation rights deals. In 2020, the programme has started subsidising conversion into eBooks and Audiobooks.
 
To date, the Spotlight on Rights Programme has contributed to the publication of over 600 titles across a diverse range of fields, including science, history, social sciences and children’s literature, to name a few. 
 
Applications may be submitted for any eligible book, where licensing discussions take place at Abu Dhabi International Book Fair.
 
300 Grants will be given this year for the 2021 edition of the Spotlight on Rights grants programme, as it aims to support the publishing industry during these critical times.

eBook and Audiobook Deals

If you would like to apply for one of our Spotlight on Rights grants for eBooks and Audiobooks, we want to hear from you.

We are rewarding the conversion of great books into eBooks and Audiobooks, so your content can reach a wider audience than ever.

Since 2020, we have been asking publishers to come forwards with their new rights deals for conversion into eBook or Audiobook format, where negotiations take place at the Fair.

Apply now >

Translation Deals

If you would like to apply for one of our Spotlight on Rights grants for translated works, we want to hear from you.

We have a proud history of rewarding the translation of great books from and into Arabic, as we aim to bring the international culture to the Arab world and speard the Arab Culture worldwide.

Since 2009, we have been asking publishers to come forwards with their new rights deals for translation from and into Arabic, where negotiations take place at the Fair.

Apply now >