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

As the Market Focus country at the 2019 London Book Fair, Indonesia’s National Book Committee was hoping to secure 50 title sales to add to the 1,200 it has collected since its establishment in 2015. As the fair drew to a close 23 sales had already been signed on the spot, and with 12 countries Read More …

Ten day countdown until Indonesia’s Islamic Book Fair kicks off

The annual Islamic Book Fair is scheduled to run February 27 through March 2 this year, and as usual is billed the largest Islamic literary event in SE Asia. Founded in 2001, the Islamic Book Fair was created to offer a book fair with a dedicated Islamic nuance to balance the two big trade fairs Read More …

Start The Day Global: Five not-to-be-missed publishing stories from around the world

Palestine, Mongolia, Russia, Indonesia and New Zealand are on the menu for today’s Start The Day Global selection, and if you’re thinking none of these markets are worth a second thought, then you really need to read today’s curation. We start today’s selection in the Middle East, in a land few outside the region associate Read More …

The TNPS Week In Review

It’s been a quiet week at TNPS for various reasons, but here’s what was covered this past seven days.   Storytel confirms Brazil launch for 2019 as Mexico launch nears. Sharjah 2.23 million. Algiers 2.2 million. 4.4 million visitors to Arab book fairs in the past two weeks. The Arab Renaissance gathers momentum. The Arab Read More …

Indonesia’s Train Station Book Fairs initiative winds up tomorrow

If Indonesia’s reading credentials have been firmly established by the three Big Bad Wolf events this year, further evidence comes in the form of six Book Fairs on Stations, running right now at six state-owned railway stations. PT KAI (Kereta Api Indonesia) has been hosting the five day fairs simultaneously at Gambir, Bandung, Yogyakarta, Purwokerto, Read More …

The Indonesia International Book Fair is underway. An analogue book fair in the world’s fifth largest country by internet users

With one million books up for grabs at big discounts this year’s Indonesia International Book Fair should pull in big crowds in what I regard as one of the planet’s most exciting publishing prospects. One million books at a book fair may sound like a lot, but it’s small beer compared to the 5.5 million Read More …

Publishing and bookstore giant Gramedia holds its first Writers and Readers Forum in Indonesia

The 2018 Gramedia Writers and Readers Forum is happening this weekend (April 7-8) at the National Library of Indonesia in Jakarta. Kompass Gramedia, Indonesia’s biggest media conglomerate, which owns the Gramedia bookstore chain (Indonesia and Malaysia) and Gramedia Publishing, is running the event in collaboration with the National Library of Indonesia, the Creative Economy Agency Read More …