Publishing

Nahdet Misr Group constantly strives to enhance the awareness of the Arab citizen’s knowledge by publicizing science, intellect and culture. With that in mind, the Group found it necessary to support its cause by making sure its educational and cultural productions are made accessible for all.

Nahdet Misr Group scored its notable achievements mainly through publishing good content that gained the trust of Arab families. The Group didn’t stop there, but it also won the trust of Arab governments and institutes who partnered with it to develop educational content, as well as cultural Arab products.

Since the Group’s inauguration in 1938, thousands of books for many of the region’s most renowned intellectuals and writers have been published aiming to strike a balance between maintaining the region’s heritage and keeping in line with all that is new.

The Group has contributed to the establishment of the Egyptian Publishers Union emphasizing the importance of job security and employees in the publishing industry.

Nahdet Misr Publishing Solutions offers a wide range of services for writers, publishers and entities interested in spreading knowledge.

The Group has played a notable role in translating and localizing text content from foreign languages into Arabic. Nahdet Misr Publishing Solutions has also successfully ventured into the realm of digital publishing, fruitfully creating content for online and offline use in digital formats, fitting all kinds of devices, whether computers, smartphones, tablets or CDs and DVDs.

Catering to the needs of all age groups, Nahdet Misr Publishing Solutions focuses on publishing that helps spread knowledge exponentially using the latest technologies while preserving the Arab identity. Working towards this end, Nahdet Misr Publishing Solutions also provides mass distribution solutions to published content, as well as copyrights and intellectual property rights services.

Book publishing solutions that Nahdet Misr Group offers include all phases of book creation, starting with content development, translation (if required), passing through creative design, layout and conceptualization and ending with production, printing and distribution. The Group is strongly involved in the publishing of children’s literature, educational books and cultural writings for youth and adults who strive to enrich themselves with knowledge.

Nahdet Misr Group celebrates a long list of achievements all relating to book publishing. A few of these achievements include:

 

  • Mass production of books of the Arab World’s distinguished authors of different genres, including fiction, science, religion, history and philosophy, to name a few. Among these authors: Dr. Yussuf Idris, Yahya Haqqi, Anis Mansour, Al Aqqad, Al Ghazaly, Sohair Al Kalamawy, Ahmed Taymour, Dr. Ahmed Ahmed Badwy, Abdel Moniem Al Sawy, among others.
  • Issue of more than 1,000 titles from across the globe and availing them in Arabic language.
  • Production of almost 10,000 books for the visually impaired and making them available free of cost.
  • Publish award-winning books where more than 20 authors received the Country’s Appreciation and Motivational Award for books they published through Nahdet Misr Group.
  • Publish distinguished titles for children and translate more than 1,000 titles from all over the world covering a wide range of topics, including history, ethics, science fiction, myths and legends.
  • Production of the Arabic version of the Harry Potter Series in 2000, as well as other Disney Enterprises Inc. publications, as well as The Smurfs.
  • Adding more than 130 new young and talented authors to its network of writers.

Over the years, Nahdet Misr Group has developed countless editions of adapted publications that have become quite popular and greatly appreciated in the region. Nahdet Misr collaborates with globally renowned entities such as Disney Enterprises Inc. and National Geographic Society in translating, adapting, producing and distributing Arabic versions of global cultural and entertainment magazines in the Middle East.

Nahdet Misr Group produced the Arabic edition of National Geographic Youth magazine for the first time in the Middle East in 2007 and has been printing the publication regularly since then. Moreover, all children’s magazines incorporate puzzles and games that help develop reading, writing and problem solving skills in children, in addition to introducing art, traditions and customs, health, geography, history and literature in an attractive and entertaining way.

 

Magazines published in Arabic language:

  • Disney’s Mickey & Super Mickey
  • Mickey “Pocket”
  • Winnie the Pooh
  • Princesses
  • Frozen
  • Tinkerbell
  • Dracula
  • Disney Comics
  • Disney Game
  • National Geographic for Youth

 

Magazines published in English language:

  • Cars
  • The Lion King
  • Brave
  • Monsters
  • Let’s Discover
  • Princesses
  • National Geographic for youth

In 2014, Nahdet Misr won the certificate from Disney Publishing worldwide for being the licensee of the year for Excellence in Partnership, Collaboration and Adherence to Process and Proper Use of Systems and Technology.

Nahdet Misr Group offers integrated and comprehensive digital publishing solutions that can be accessed, used and shared through electronic devices, whether computers, tablets or smartphones. The Group also provides creative learning and publishing tools that go beyond the common use of digital content. The digital publishing services offered by Nahdet Misr Group vary widely. Among those services are scanning, OCR (Optical Character Recognition), editing, programming, content development, animation, application development, digital design, ending with web content management, multimedia production and cloud publishing.
The group has successfully completed several digital projects including:

 

E-Learning Solutions

Students are allowed access to course materials, lectures, virtual classrooms and any information through a network that hosts interactive collaboration with their instructors. Such solutions permit distance learning, regardless of the geographical locations, with the ability to attend classes anywhere. Classes can be recorded and replayed based on convenience. Content can be shared across different platforms and systems.

 

Interactive White Boards

Through our Smart Boards, teachers can easily get their students more involved in lesson materials, allowing them to develop lessons using set applications and programs and utilize ready-made material and presentations.

 

Digital Books

Nahdet Misr Group develops e-books that can be read using personal computers or e-book readers on various platforms that can be accessed using internet browsers on computers, as well as smartphones and tablets.

 

Multimedia Products on CDs and DVDs

Nahdet Misr Group produces multimedia- based educational titles that cover all Egyptian educational curricula (K – 12). The developed titles are subject to continuous enhancement to reflect the latest updates of the Ministry of Education in Egypt and to be aligned with the latest in technology. The group also provides cultural and entertainment CDs for adults and children that include encyclopedias, stories and games in different formats.

 

Additional Digital Solutions

Nahdet Misr Group offers a wide range of digital publishing solutions that include database design and development, graphic design, web content management, website development and mobile educational services.

Achievements

  • In 2008, Nahdet Misr Group collaborated with IBM International to produce the content for its electronic university.
  • AlAdwaa website (Al-Adwaa.com)
  • MADARES, an integrated “all-in-one” e-learning platform that aims to increase communication, collaboration and learning between students and teachers.
  • Ketapedia

Nahdet Misr Group’s print house covers an area of 23,000 sqm in Cairo’s 6th of October district. Its printing capabilities exceed 500,000 books daily, with a total annual production that exceeds 200 million books and magazines under a painstaking quality control system to ensure a quality product that conforms to the best international standards.
The printing services include various types of paper for covers and internal pages alike, as well as diverse binding capabilities to meet all kinds of printing needs. The group has successfully attained globally recognized certifications on printing facilities, including:

– ISO Certificate of Quality Management Systems (ISO 9001: 2008)

– ISO Certificate of Environmental Management (ISO 14001: 2004)

– Certificate of Occupational Health and Safety (OHSAS, 18001: 2007)

The distribution capabilities of the Group reach more than 9,000 outlets.

The group has acquired publishing rights from the world’s most reputable publishers for books, magazines, educational publications and stationery such as; Disney Enterprises Inc., National Geographic Society, Dorling Kindersley, Cambridge University Press and Scholastic.
The group also sells the rights of Arabic books and their translation into other languages.
All materials published by Nahdet Misr Group fall under international copyright law.

Offering professional translation and localization services, Nahdet Misr Group was able to spread foreign knowledge in Arabic language across the Arab world, as well as introduce Arabic cultures to the world in their native languages.
Nahdet Misr Group has translated into Arabic the works of many world- renowned authors such as Noam Chomsky, Edward Bono, Michael Morgan, David Ray Greeven,Roger Fisher, Danielle Shabeero, Chirsty Jeenman, John and Shirly Bain, Dr. Rosalin Glickman and Benjamin Spock. Nahdet Misr Group has successfully translated into Arabic more than 1,000 titles belonging to many international well-known publishing houses, besides attaining their copyrights, e.g. Harry Potter series, Disney magazines and National Geographic books and youth magazine.
The group also translates content from Arabic to Spanish, German, Turkish, Korean, Italian and Indonesian, among other languages.
Among global projects Nahdet Misr Group took part in is: Tarjem Project – launched by Mohammed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum Foundation – that aimed to enrich the global Arabic library with the best international works, by translating them into Arabic. Nahdet Misr Group contributed with 37 titles for this ambitious project in diverse genres including science, management and self-help. The group has received several awards from local and international entities for the work in translation and localization.