2020 TIBE International Publishing Forum

16 December 2019 / 2020TIBE




2020 TIBE International Publishing Forum

TIME: Wednesday Feb. 5th, 10:00-12:30

ENTRY: Please bring your business card. Entry from 9:40.

VENUE: Conference Room 5, Taipei World Trade Center Hall 1

LANGUAGE: English/Chinese/Korean, with simultaneous interpreting

REGISTRATION: chun@taipeibookfair.org


MODERATOR: Linden Lin, Publisher, Linking Publishing Company, Taiwan

SPEAKER: Yeon Sun Joo, SK Liu, Iroo Joo, Moon Jung Kim



Korean trends have caught the world’s attention, including music, fashion, food, literature, drama, anime, comics, and games. At the 2020 TIBE, we have invited Korean publishing professionals to share their trends, their reading preferences, the challenges they face, and how they will cope with them. The topics will cover a wide range, from popular genres and English learning to children’s publications. We hope to provide a deeper understanding of the Korean publishing industry, and encourage interactions between Taiwanese and international professionals.







Linden Lin


The Trend of Korean Literature Publication - Female Writers and Queer Literature

Yeon Sun Joo


New Attempts at English

Education Publication in the Digital Age

SK Liu


Coffee Break



Current Status and Challenges of the Korean Publishing Industry

Iroo Joo


Current Status of Children's  Book Publication in Korea

Moon Jung Kim




*The Organizers reserve the right to modify the program

Speakers & Guidelines


photo_JooYeonSun Yeon Sun Joo
Representative of EunHaeng NaMu Publishing Co., Ltd., Publisher of bimonthly literary magazine “Axt”, President of Seoul Book Institute (SBI), Vice Chairman of Korea Publisher Society

“The Trend of Korean Literature Publication - Female Writers and Queer Literature”
The speaker summarizes the current status of Korean literature publication, and address the major writers and works of Korean literature, which have been spotlighted in the global publications market, and queer literature, which has been favorably received by Korean readers.


SK Liu
CEO of E*PUBLIC that exports A-List brand English textbooks abroad, former Executive Director (International Affairs), Korean Publishers Association, Vice Chairman of Korea Publisher Society. E*PUBLIC aims to enter the global market by publishing A-List brand English textbooks for different age groups (from toddlers to adults)

“New Attempts at English Education Publication in the Digital Age”
English education publication by introducing AI. How will English education change in the digital age? Can AI replace teachers? New attempts at self-learning with AI, and the world's first AI-based learning method.


Iroo Joo
Participating in the publication industry as an editor of cultural magazines in the early 1990s, he has served as the representative of Moonji Publishing Company, one of Korea's leading literature publishing companies. Currently, he is the publisher of scientific magazine Epi, and the representative of Eum Publishing Company. In addition, as the Executive Director (International Affairs), Korean Publishers Association, he directs the Seoul International Book Fair and Korean pavilions at the International Book Fairs. He participates in the International Publishers Association on behalf of Korea Publishers Association.

“Current Status and Challenges of the Korean Publishing Industry”
Korea's publication industry is one of the top 10 in the world in terms of size, variety and level. International exchanges in the field of publication have been strengthened due to K-pop culture. The speaker will measure the size and trends of the Korean publication industry.

Moon Jung Kim
Editorial Development Department, Woongjin Publishing (Currently Woongjin Think Big): From 1996 till 2000. Director of Junior Business Division, Sigongsa Inc.: From 2001 till present. Member of the Advisory Board, Publication Industry Promotion Agency of Korea. Member of the Steering Committee, Korean Board on Books for Young People

“Current Status of Children's Book Publication in Korea”
The speaker addresses the current status of children's books publication in Korea, focusing on books (by time period). The early years of children's books publication before 2000. The boom period of about 10 years from 2001 to the early 2010's. And from 2011 till present (by genre). Picture book, fiction, non-fiction, other special features.


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