Publishing Research Quarterly

, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp 54–57 | Cite as

The Publishing Industry in Indonesia

  • Linda Tan LingardEmail author


Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world with more than 250 million people and 17,000 islands. Indonesia was the guest-of-honor at the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair, and as such was the first southeast nation to be represented. The publishing industry in Indonesia has an annual net revenue of USD 466 million (2013) and is dominated by a few large players. Almost 40,000 new titles are published annually. About half of all books published are translations. Ebooks currently contribute only 2 % of total turnover.


Indonesia Publishing industry Demographics Ebooks Print books Bookselling Gramedia Translation grants Frankfurt Book Fair 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Yusof Gajah Lingard Literary AgencyKuala LumpurMalaysia

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