Date: February 16, 2016
The 24th edition of Taipei International Book Exhibition is promoting cross-
border communications in the global publishing industry while strengthening Taiwan’s presence as an Asia-Pacific hub for copyright exchanges.
Exhibitions span children’s books, comics and animation, electronic media, government publications, university presses and world literature. These help ensure TIBE’s standing as the largest book show in Asia and premier status alongside events like Frankfurt Book Fair of Germany, Bologna Children’s Book Fair of Italy and BookExpo America of the U.S.
A total of 1,706 booths by 626 publishers from 66 countries and territories is certain to push attendance above last year’s record 560,000. In addition, there are 528 copyright transaction sessions during the six-day event, as well as the Book Meets Film cross-media matching forum—a platform for adapting 19 titles into TV dramas and films since its inauguration in 2012.
Doris Wang, chairwoman of event organizer Taipei Book Fair Foundation, attributed TIBE’s success to strong ties with the worldwide book fair and publishing community. She cited collaboration with FBF on launching Frankfurt Academy Training Program for Asian publishing professionals in Taipei. [FULL STORY]