Why Taiwan International Book Exhibition is a ‘regional juggernaut’


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Tapei International Book Exhibition

Taiwan will hold an international book exhibition from February 4 th to 9th in the  Taipei World Trade Centre. This year Korea will be the guest of honour.

Last year more than half-a-million visitors peopled the fair. The fair was started in 1987 by the ministry of culture to give more opportunities for local writers and publishers to mingle across the globe.

This year, it will showcase 1 million books from 67 countries. The books cover a wide range of subjects — from manga to fiction, from academic titles to journalism.

A report claims: “In the age of smartphones, the Taiwanese book industry remains a regional juggernaut, with nearly 5,000 publishing houses, over 2,000 bookstores, and close to 40,000 titles published annually. There are also roughly 10,000 translated books published every year.”

Read more about it in this report on Taiwan news by clicking here.

 

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