WRITING, EDITORIAL MANAGEMENT, DESIGN
A summary of Indonesia’s book industry journey: from London to Indonesia’s 17,000 islands of imaginations.
NATIONAL BOOK COMMITTEE (KBN)
To those who work in the publishing world must be familiar with London Book Fair 2019. This annually-held event for book publishers came bearing good news as it had decided to select Indonesia as its market focus country in 2019. There was a great amount of collective effort to support the event to become an important momentum for Indonesian publishing industry. Simpul Group is lucky to be involved in the collective effort. Our part is to document and tell the story of the people involved and Indonesia as a country, in the journey to London Book Fair 2019, in the form of a book titled #Imagination: 17,000 Islands of Imagination.
Through the process of creating the book’s content we learned so much about Indonesia’s vast capital for stories and or content. These capital begins with the nation’s natural capacity for imagination. Hence the branding for Indonesia at many publishing industry events is called “17.000 Islands of Imagination”. The content of the book is not only filled with the journey to London Book Fair 2019, but also filled with context around Indonesia book publishing industry. Important information such as publishing data, and books that have been licensed, are spread into this 250 page book,
Currently, Indonesian publishers launch around 30.000 books per year. Hopefully, this book can be an important addition to that growing number.
This task/project is commissioned by National Book Committee.