From social media consumption, to indie and children's publishing, LBF aims to provide a window into Indonesian publishing
Indonesia and LBF have announced the Market Focus Professional Programme for The London Book Fair 2019. It comprises six dedicated Indonesian publishing seminars in the three days of LBF, alongside other Indonesian authors and speakers appearing in the wider Insights Events programme across the Fair and at the LBF's Conferences including Quantum (11 March), What Works (12 March), and the Research and Scholarly Forum (13 March). There will also be many cultural and professional events at the Indonesia stand (5D125) and the Spice Café (4B20).
The London Book Fair Market Focus programme, which is run in partnership with the British Council, will also include a programme of cultural events celebrating Indonesian authors and books both in and outside of LBF.
Indonesian Market Focus publishing events at LBF 2019 include: Books for children (12 March); Picture and Travel Books: Not Just for the Coffee Table (12 March); The Creative Industry in Indonesia (13 March); Indonesia's Publishing Industry: An Overview (13 March); Consumption by Indonesian Consumers and the Role of Social Media (14 March); Indie Publishing (14 March).
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 fashion and design to Islam and politics.
The professional programme is organised by LBF and the Publishers Association, alongside Indonesian partners Indonesia's Agency for Creative Economy (Bekraf) and the National Book Committee of the Ministry of Education and Culture, and is designed to enable and enhance business opportunities. From independent and children's publishing, to overview and market trends, this is an opportunity to learn more about the business of publishing in Indonesia and it offers UK and international publishers the chance to forge new business partnerships and expand into global markets.