Only one week after the inauguration of the Virtual Exhibitions on 19 April, the 1000 copies of the Portuguese edition of the accompanying book were sold out. A second edition is already in preparation.
The saturation coverage by the Portuguese media on the occasion of the inauguration – including TV, radio and all major printed media – made this extraordinary success possible.
Sales were launched successfully also in all other countries. Since April the eight editions of the book – Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish – have been available in bookshops as well as in museums in most countries of Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.
Through the book platform of the www.discoverislamicart.org Virtual Museum it is possible to order copies by email by contacting the publisher of the concerned distribution.
The print-run of the first edition of the book, in the eight languages, was 27,000 copies, published in cooperation with 13 publishers from Europe, North Africa and the Middle East.