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Indonesian titles in high demand at London Book Fair

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The Jakarta Post

London | Sun, April 15, 2018 | 08:15 am
Indonesian titles in high demand at London Book Fair

Alongside books, Indonesia also promoted films adapted from popular books at the festival. (Shutterstock/-)

Indonesian literature, young adult fiction, Islamic content and children's books were reportedly in high demand by foreign publishers during the London Book Fair 2018, which took place at the Olympia exhibition building in London from Tuesday to Thursday.

The marketing division head of the Indonesia Market Focus Executive Committee at the fair, Thomas Nung Atasana, told Antara on Friday that one of the Indonesian publishers, Kesaint Blanc, had signed a contract with a Chinese publisher for the rights to children's picture book series Wonoweenie Go Green, written by Andy B and illustrated by Evelline Andrya.

Thomas said the publisher deemed the books valuable in teaching children about preserving the environment.

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Two Indonesian book titles were bought by a French publisher, one by a UK publisher and another one by a US-based publisher. Foreign publishers reportedly expressed interest in the rights to around 135 other titles.

Alongside books, Indonesia also promoted films adapted from popular books at the festival, showcasing trailers of five movies, with English subtitles: Dilan 1990, Laskar Pelangi (Rainbow Troops), Sang Penari (The Dancer), Filosofi Kopi (Coffee Philosophy) and Laut Bercerita (The Sea Speaks His Name). (kes)

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