Jakarta, MINA – Chairman of Indonesian International Book Fair (IIBF) Committee, Djadja Subagdja said Indonesia Partnership Program (IPP) or the sale of copyrights between publishers of various countries reached the target.
“More than 30 copyrights of Indonesian books were sold, including Pustaka Al-Kautsar (Indonesia), Yayasan Pustaka Obor Indonesia (Indonesia) with Ombra GVG (Indonesia) for the titles Harimau, Story 25 of the Prophet and Prophet Vol. 1 & 2 (Educa Studio) and others. Alhamdulillah, it exceeded our target, “he told MINA at Jakarta on Friday, September 6.
IPP is a program that brings prospective potential buyers from abroad or foreign publishers to transact copyright with other publishers.
“There are 38 individual participants from around 15 countries participating in this IPP and the most are Malaysia, because indeed they are most interested in Indonesian books to be published there, and do not need to be translated again,” he added.
According to the chairman of IPP, Amalia B Safitri activities were supported by Creative Economy Agency (Bekraf) and hoped that Indonesian and foreign publishers would be brought together in the IIBF event.
Furthermore, Djaja said that IIBF was not only a place to educate the public to continue to love books but also to accommodate business interests.
“IIBF in 2019, remains an exhibition that accommodates Business-to-Business (B2B) and Business-to-Consumer (B2C) business interests of publishers,” he said.
According to Djaja, the community itself hopes that IIBF will remain a place of interaction with the world of books.
“Is it just shopping for books or want to know more about the writers, which we always present at IIBF,” he added.
IIBF is an annual event organized by Indonesian Publisher Association (IKAPI) since 1980 which bears the name of Indonesia Book Fair (IBF), then in 2014 the event was transformed into go international or called IIBF. (TL/Sj/P2)
Mi’raj News Agency (MINA)