Elain Publishing House was founded by Fatma Elboudy in 2000. Originally focused on scientific publications, the house now publishes a selection of literary, academic, and non-fiction titles. In fiction, Elain publishes writers from all over the Arab world, especially from Egypt and the Gulf, but also from Sudan. Its list includes several prize-winners and International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) nominees, including Hammour Ziada, Khaled al-Berry, Ibrahim Farghali, Mansoura Ezz El Din, Youssef Rakha, and Khalid Khalifa, among others. Dar Elain won the 2023 Sheikh Zayed Book Award in the Publishing and Technology category.