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Taipei International Book Exhibition

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Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE) 5 Feb – 10 Feb 2014

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 40,000 new titles every year. It is a mature market that endorses all genres, due to a long history of conscientious and discerning publishers. TIBE 2012 saw 800 events for visitors and publishing professionals with more than 608,000 visitors in attendance over the 6 days of the fair, plus more than 500 local and international reporters and 420 international publishing houses from 60 countries.

PANZ first attended TIBE in 2011 and is managing a collective New Zealand publisher stand at TIBE 2014 with a greatly enhanced NZ publisher representation and in 2015 New Zealand will be the Guest of Honour Country at TIBE.

For more info please contact:

Association Director Anne de Lautour

29 January 2013: Publishers on the New Zealand in setup mode, the day before the fair begins. From Left: Kathy Ferrier (Lanky Hippo Publishing), David Ling (David Ling Publishing), Julia Marshall (Gecko Press) and PANZ President Kevin Chapman (Hachette NZ).


Frankfurt Book Fair

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Frankfurt Book Fair 8–12 October 2014

Each year PANZ manages a New Zealand collective stand offering a space for local publishers to exhibit and promote their titles in an international arena. The Frankfurt Book Fair is the premier international book fair lasting five days and attracting more than 7,400 exhibitors from over 108 countries. It is the biggest annual rights fair and both New Zealand and international publishers regard it as the most important book fair in the world to attend.

As Guest of Honour at the 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair, New Zealand embraced a unique opportunity to profile its literature, its culture and society to the German public, the German-speaking region and the world’s literary and publishing community. Culminating at the October 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair, a year-long programme of activity throughout Germany showcased New Zealand literature and other art forms, leveraged trade and tourism opportunities and strengthened political ties through cultural diplomacy.

About 20 New Zealand publishers have typically exhibited on the NZ collective stand each year, and the 2012 stand saw an increase to 35 publishers with more than 50 people present. PANZ also hosts a stand party each year, which approximately 200 international guests attend and it is always a very popular event on the Frankfurt calendar. PANZ looks forward to building on the New Zealand presence made at the fair in coming years.

Creative New Zealand is our current partner supporting literary publishers at the Frankfurt Book Fair, providing funding for the stand and also assistance for publishers to travel to the fair and exhibit on the stand.

Creative New Zealand Translation Grants

Frankfurt 2010 saw the launch of a new Creative NZ translation grants project which offers foreign publishers funding to support the costs of translating NZ works.

CNZ Translation Grants – German publishers

CNZ Translation Grants – international publishers

New Zealand books in German: you can download a copy of the books catalogue out in German book shops promoting current NZ titles published in German.

Download current NZ Books in German catalogue

Watch these highlights from the Frankfurt Book Fair 2012 NZ Guest of Honour programme:

More videos available to view at


For more info please contact Sarah Ropata, Books and Literature Project Manager, NZ Guest of Honour Programme 2012: