What People Said About TIBE


Sam Elworthy

President, Publishers Association of New Zealand

"[TIBE is] more lively and more active…It’s great getting to know the other market publishers who are here."


Diane Spivey

Rights and Contracts Director, Little, Brown Book Group

"There is much more of a feeling of it being a friendly, local fair with a really international focus."


Hiroi Ohji

Chief Creative Officer, Next Media Animation

"I think it’s excellent, especially to see so many young people actively participating in book events like this."


Joy Cowley

Author, New Zealand

"I’ve seen so many children around…Thank you so much for doing that, Taiwan! You’re honoring your children. You’re doing something for the future."


Brandon Sanderson

Author, USA

"I love your exhibition. Everyone here is excited about books and I love that; it makes me very excited!"


Witi Ihimaera

Author, New Zealand

"I’m excited about ensuring that the fair continues to create a big, huge cradle within which we can begin to see translations of works from one language to the other."


Meeting With Asian Publishers


Publishers and literary agents from China, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand gather here every winter to showcase their latest publications either in individual or collective stands.


Your Gateway to Chinese-language Publishing Society


The Taipei International Book Exhibition is the most effective marketplace for rights trading, and sales and distribution of all content across print, TV, film and digital media in Chinese-language publishing.


Taiwan has a book loving population of 23 million people that can support more than 40 thousand new titles every year. This is a mature market that endorses all genres, due to a long history of conscientious and discerning publishers. The popularity of a translated foreign publication here indicates future acceptance across the whole Chinese-language publishing society, hence Taiwan has become a market tester and trend setter in the Chinese-speaking.


Taiwan Book Market in Numbers


Publishing House: over 9,000

Number of Bookstores: 3,670

Number of New Titles in 2014: 41,598

Translated Titles in 2014: 9,366

Percentage of Translated Titles: 22.5%

Translated Titles in Taiwan from Different Countries:

●  Japan-57%

●  US-22%

●  UK-6%

●  Korea-6%

●  Other Countries-9%

Top 5 Genres Published in Taiwan:

1.     Fiction & Light Novel

2.     Humanities & History

3.     Social Science

4.     Children’s Books

5.     Art

* Source: National Central Library, Taiwan (2015)



TIBE 2015 Facts and Figures


1,465 events for visitors and professionals

Over 560,000 visitors in 6 days

Nearly 700 participating exhibitors

1,453 pieces of media exposure

392 international publishing houses from 67 countries

485 rights center reservations

Total exhibition Area 30,198 sqm

(Taipei World Trade Center Hall 1, 3)

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