Welcome! The Book Information Centre (BIZ) Beijing has been operating since 1998 as the overseas representative office of the Frankfurt Book Fair in Beijing, in cooperation with the Goethe Institut China. It is the central contact and information point for the German and Chinese book industries and it provides many services for professionals in that field. We are the competent partner for inquiries on all aspects of the German and Chinese book sector. The Book Information Centre works with a mixed mandate that balances straightforward business interests against a cultural-political mission, the aim of which is to increase the mutual transparency of the two country's book industries, and thereby to intensify German-Chinese cooperation.
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We are the competent partner for inquiries on all aspects of the German and Chinese book sector
The Chinese book market is complex and changes rapidly, just like the country itself. Why are there “only” 580 publishing houses in the whole of China? What is a SAPPRFT? Do Chinese people read e-books? And what are some of the characteristics of the Chinese bookselling trade?
Download our report on the Chinese book market below to find out.
More about the Chinese book market
How creative is the Chinese content industry? What are some of the most important trends?
With the January 2014 premiere of the China Creative Industries Award, organised by the Frankfurt Book Fair and China Publishing and Media Journal, awards were presented for the first time to innovative cross-industry products and companies in Mainland China’s content industries. We’ve put together a summary of this in-depth report for you.
Report on Chinese Creative Industry