Indonesia will be the Market Focus for The London Book Fair 2019 (12-14 March 2019)

Indonesia will be the Market Focus for The London Book Fair 2019 (12-14 March 2019).

 

The London Book Fair Market Focus programme, which is run in partnership with the British Council, will include cultural events celebrating Indonesian authors and books, and a professional programme designed to enable and enhance business opportunities. Market Focus offers UK and international publishers the chance to forge new business partnerships and expand into global markets.

 

Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world and the largest producer of books in Southeast Asia (and a large consumer of foreign titles). Over the last few years there has been a substantial growth in the sale of rights of Indonesian books to territories around the world, ranging from culinary and children’s books to fiction and Islam.

 

Through publishing incentives and an extensive cultural programme including its LBF Market Focus partnership, Indonesia through The Indonesian Agency for Creative Economy and the Ministry of Education and Culture is making a concerted effort to introduce the country’s “17,000 Islands of Imagination” to the international public.

 

It began with imagination: the Indonesian people and the country now called “Indonesia”—a region with a multitude of ethnic-groups, each with its own history—emerged from imagination when, in the early 20th century, the people of this country agreed to forge a new and unified union. Indonesia was born from indigenous imagination. But imagination is not fantasy. Imagination has a power of its own and is source of creative energy that has shaped and will continue to shape this country’s future.

 

See you at The London Book Fair 2019!