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Indonesian International Book Fair 2015

Indonesia International Book Fair (2-6 September 2015) has just wrapped up their show last week. Despite disappointments expressed by many foreign participants on the small number of local and international publishers attended the book fair, there is a high hope that this book fair will grow into one of the most important event for book and content industry  in Asia.

Indonesia rights fair, better place but not better business, yet

“This book fair is one that has potential to develop into an important one for the region, among all book fairs that you have in Indonesia. There is no question about going back to the old venue which is dark and dirty,” said Claudia Kaiser, Vice President of Frankfurt Book Fair for Asia, who closely studied Indonesian book publishing business for the last two years.

“Less crowd this year, less number of booth. I can hardly find any English publishers, can hardly say this is an international book fair” complained Tahir Akhtar, regular visitor from Pakistan, …