With the support of the Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf), the Indonesia Publishers Association last month launched the Indonesia Partnership Programme (IPP) to boost the country’s book exports and make Indonesia a regional centre of copyright exchange.

IPP Chairman Amelia B Safltri expects the programme to make its mark at the Indonesia International Book Fair in September.

Deputy Marketing of Bekraf, Joshua Puji Mulia Simandjuntak stressed the idea was to get more Indonesian authors known and selling abroad.

At the London Book Fair earlier this year Indonesia was guest of honour and 23 copyright deals exchanged hands, rising to 114 by July as follow on sales continued.

23 outright sales and 408 pending. Indonesia’s London Book Fair title count exceeds expectations, but still a key opportunity missed

This year the IPP is targeting 45 foreign participants in five regions – Southeast Asia, East Asia, South Asia, North America and Europe.

Via Indonesia’s Antara News.