Sweden is known internationally for Children’s literature and illustration and Asia is the rising market. Taiwan has high acceptance of translated international publication thus becomes a market tester and trend-setter in the Chinese-speaking world. The Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE) is recognized as one of the most vibrant and active book fairs in Asia and Chinese- speaking writers and publishers in this region and around the world consider TIBE the hub for Chinese-language publishing and rights negotiation.
In addition, the largest retail and English language publications and translation materials bookstore chain in Taiwan contacted Business Sweden and interested to purchase Swedish Children’s picture books. Also, the first time in history a Taiwanese illustrator Jimmy got nominated in The Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award of 2014. The attention from the local media about the award has been well noted. The above two examples proves the high local interest about Swedish children’s’ books.
In order to facilitate the Swedish books penetration to the Asian markets. Business Sweden will arrange a Swedish national booth in TIBE and invite the Swedish book publishers (both for children and adult) jointly participate to strengthen the Swedish presence.
Last date of registration is 15th of January 2014. For more information please register your interest below or contact:
Coka LiuBusiness Sweden in TaipeiE: firstname.lastname@example.orgT: +886-2-27576573 #12