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Indonesia embraces creative contents in 2019 Frankfurt Book Fair

Wening Gitomartoyo
Wening Gitomartoyo

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Wed, October 9, 2019  /  11:18 am
Indonesia embraces creative contents in 2019 Frankfurt Book Fair

Indonesian books are displayed in a booth at the 2016 Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany. (The Jakarta Post/Stevie Emilia)

Indonesia is set to make its mark at the Frankfurt Book Fair, the world’s largest publishing event, on Oct. 16 to 20. Thirty programs are scheduled to take place at the Indonesian stand, organized by the National Book Committee (KBN) which will bring 350 book titles along with 10 publishers, two literary agents and an illustration agent. The publishers are Gramedia Publishers, Mizan Group, Kesaint Blanc, ASTA Ilmu Publishing, PT Kanisius, Lontar Foundation, Marjin Kiri, Pionicon, Yayasan Pustaka Obor and re:On Comics. In a media session held on Tuesday, KBN head Laura Bangun Prinsloo said that a lot has changed since 2015, when Indonesia was named the event’s guest of honor. “From a fair that featured only print books, it is now the place to see a variety of creative contents. This year’s fair even has a special area designated to feature digital conte...