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Exhibiting Information

Asia’s leading publishing trade show !

Dates: July 3 (Wed ) —6 (Sat) , 2013 Venue: Tokyo Big Sight, Japan Organised by: TIBF Executive Committee Japan Book Publishers Association Japan Magazine Publishers Association Japan Publication Wholesalers Association Japan Booksellers Federation Publishers Association for Cultural Exchange The Council for the Promotion of Book Reading Japan Association of International Publications

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Exhibit at TIBF and Grab Japanese & Asian Market! ▼ Access the enormous markets of

Japan and Asia through TIBF

Japan - Your Potentially Lucrative Market ! Annual gross sales:

JPY 1.9 trillion (approx. USD 24 billion)

Newly published titles per year:

78,902 titles

The Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Source: Publishing Year-book 2012 edition, The Shuppan-News Co.,Ltd.

TIBF offers you extensive opportunities to… ● ●

National/Regional Pavilions

Tap into Japanese and Asian markets Negotiate publishing rights directly with publishers from around Japan and Asia Find perfect partners and distributors in Japan and Asia Promote your books and services to the huge Asian publishing industry

▼ Already, publishers from all around Italy


Saudi Arabia

the world have participated at TIBF Participating countries/regions at TIBF2012




South Korea



• Albania • Australia • Belgium • Brazil • Cambodia • Canada • China • Egypt • Finland • France • Germany • Ghana • Greece • Hong Kong

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• India • Indonesia • Iran • Ireland • Israel • Italy • Japan • Kazakhstan • Malaysia • Mexico • Mongolia • Netherlands • Philippines • Poland

• Russian Federation • Saudi Arabia • Singapore • South Korea • Spain • Switzerland • Syria • Taiwan • Thailand • Turkey • Turkmenistan • UAE • UK • USA

42*countries/regions exhibited ! (*Including concurrent shows)


Exhibit at TIBF and Expand Your Business in Japan and Asia ! Why Exhibit

Who Can You Meet?

at TIBF?

TIBF is the Most Effective Venue to develop business in Japan and Asia! As a leading publishing trade show in Asia, TIBF2012 attracted 66,115 visitors. At TIBF, you can meet face-to-face with rights directors, decision-making editors of leading publishers, literary agents, and book distributors to sell to the Japanese and Asian markets.

Results Reported by TIBF2012 Exhibitors

Key Publishing Professionals from around the World! No other venue in the world helps you directly meet as many key publishing professionals from Japan and Asia as TIBF. As the hub of the publishing industry in Japan and Asia, TIBF is the ideal venue to meet face-to-face and forge lasting relationship with new and important business partners in Japan and other Asian markets.

Comments from TIBF2012 Visitors

We were very pleased to be a part of TIBF2012. We had 65 meetings during the show. The meetings were of high quality, with discussions on licensing our content to book publishers and digital publishers, and about distributing our English language books and co-editions. Contacts came of course from Japan, but also from other Asian countries including China, South Korea, Vietnam, Thailand, and Taiwan. The first sales have already been made. It seems that taking part in the Tokyo Int'l Book Fair has become an essential tool for our international marketing and sales strategy. So, we plan to do even better next year, improving our list, our visibility, and the number of meetings.

We exhibited at TIBF to sell publication rights. We had 47 business meetings mainly with Japanese publishers and 29 of them were very intensive talks. We are also extremely satisfied that 25/29 of them were new clients to our company, and that was the biggest achievement for us. We are currently negotiating about 50 titles, mainly children's books and art books. TIBF is the best trade show for finding new clients; therefore, we have already decided to exhibit at next year’s show.

I visited TIBF to buy publication rights from overseas exhibitors. We conducted 5 business meetings during the show and are currently negotiating with 2 companies. If the talks are successful, we will be able to publish books online with a client this fall and also start to make a plan to publish a travel book with another client. We would like to come back to the show to have business meetings especially with Asian publishers. Sales Manager

Editor in Chief

Sairyusha (Japan)

Suzuki Publishing Co., Ltd. (Japan)



Three of us visited the show to buy publication rights for early to late elementary grades. We made some visits to overseas exhibitors and obtained samples. We are currently considering 3 titles for publication. Show Management was very helpful with finding publication rights that suit our company's tastes during the show.

We had about 40 business meetings during the show and, to date, have negotiated 30 titles mainly with Japanese publishers. 6 titles have already been sold to a Japanese publisher who publishes bilingual books. It was such a great opportunity to meet Japanese publishers and make connections with them. We are very satisfied with the results; therefore, we have decided to exhibit at the show next year.

We exhibited at TIBF to find partners as well as to promote our product, an English edition of personalised DVD, which is very popular in more than 10 countries around the world. During the show, we received inquiries from leading bookstores, language schools, and companies that sell language textbooks including those Korea and Taiwan. We have studied marketing in Japan through the show in a way that cannot be achieved at the U.S.

I came to find overseas educational books and children's books. Because Japan has fewer mystery novels for children, I went through mystery novels and educational books during the show. I was inspired by the passionate projects and editorial policies of these overseas publishers. TIBF was a very productive show for finding books that cannot be found in Japan.



The TIBF gave us valuable insights into the Japanese market, and our meetings provided us with inside information that would have been difficult to come by otherwise. By the end of the event we were able to gather information from a wide variety of publishers, licensing offices, distributors, agents, printers, and illustrators. We were more than satisfied with the number of attendees and especially by the number of people among the general public. There were ample opportunities to meet potential business partners and display our wide variety of products. We also had opportunities on the spot to provide a large volume of sample material to the general public and increase our brand awareness in Japan. We were very satisfied with our time at TIBF.

With the help of Show Management and a rights agent, I visited 7 publishers and had business meetings with them. I found 11 picture book titles to consider for publication. TIBF, I believe, is a very valuable place to have face-to-face business meetings with international publishers without having to travel abroad.

Editor in Chief

Deputy Editor

Gakken Education Publishing Co., Ltd. (Japan)

Doshinsha Publishing Co., Ltd. (Japan)

It was my first visit to TIBF and I looked for new ideas and partners for DIY books for children. I visited 30 publishers during the show and collected contact information and ideas. I will come back to the show next year.

I visited the show to find publication rights for children's books and comics. We had about 10 business meetings during the show and bought publication rights from big Japanese publishing companies. We found the show to be very effective and were satisfied with the results.



Lflash (Russian Federation)

Nation Edutainment Co., Ltd., (Thailand)

We visited the show in search of publication rights for children's books. We had about 20 meetings at the show and are now negotiating 4 titles which are illustrated and children's books. We are very satisfied with the good results.

We came to TIBF searching for good children books. This year we made appointments with clients before the show and had meetings with 8 Japanese publishers at TIBF. We negotiated about 100 titles. We will visit TIBF again next year.

Rights Executive

Kaynak Copyright & Licensing Agency (Turkey)

Beijing Yutian Hanfeng Books Co., Ltd. (China)


â—† TIBF2012

Total Number of Visitors ...

Europe Albania, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Russian Federation, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, UK

66,115 The Americas Brazil, Canada, Mexico, USA

Asia Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkmenistan

Africa, Middle East Egypt, Ghana, Iran, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Syria, UAE

Oceania Australia

Key publishing professionals from throughout the world assembled at TIBF.

The Solemn Declaration of No Inflated Numbers We consistently count visitor registration numbers clearly and stringently and, without deception, continue to release the real numbers. Fundamental Philosophy of the Totalled Visitor Numbers 1. The number of visitors will be stated honestly and will not be inflated. This is our duty to exhibitors. 2. The inflation of visitor numbers is a misrepresentation of the contents of the exhibition and fraudulent to the exhibitors. 3. The number of visitors and also the counting method will be stringently announced in writing shortly after the exhibition.


Three Major Principles of the Counting Method 1. Only those who visit the exhibition and complete registration on-site are counted. 2. Once registered, a visitor is counted only once, no matter how many times and days they enter the exhibition. 3. Counting the visitors each time they pass through the entrance is regarded as an actual inflation of the figures, therefore, this counting method is prohibited.


Concurrent Shows Generate Synergistic Effects with TIBF! Floor Plan (preliminary)



West Hall 1, 2

West Hall 3, 4

e-Book/Magazine Reading Device Zone


• Publications in all categories in all kinds of publishing media · Books · Magazines & journals · Maps & travel guides · Others

International Printing Zone

· Newspapers

July 3 (Wed) - 5 (Fri), 2013 <3 days> <Exhibits>

• Digital contents technologies/services • Digital contents management system • Delivery and distributional service and technologies for digital contents • E-book/Magazine reading device

Lifestyle, Hobby & How to Books Zone Solutions for Publication Distribution Zone <Exhibits>

· RFID Solutions · Stock control systems, etc.

Book's Accessories Zone <Exhibits>

· Book covers · Bookmarks · Book stands · Lights, etc.


· Health books · Travel books · Music books · Game books · Cook books, etc.

• Digital contents, etc.

Language Learning Book Zone


Natural Sciences Book Fair

Children’s Book Fair

Editorial Production Fair



· Children’s books · Picture books · Juvenile books & magazines · Teaching materials, etc.

Editorial production technology & services for all kinds of publications, such as books, magazines, brochures, posters, etc.

Digital Contents Zone



Digital Contents Solution Zone


Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine, Mathematics, Biology, etc.

Humanities & Social Sciences Book Fair

July 3 (Wed) - 5 (Fri), 2013 <3 days> Dates <Exhibitors>


July 3 (Wed) —6 (Sat) , 2013

History, Philosophy, Psychology, Law, Politics, Economics, Management, Social sciences, etc.

• Writers

<4 days>

• Illustrators • Manga artists


• Translators

Tokyo Big Sight, Japan

• Graphic designers • Web designers • Photographers

Organised by

• Calligraphers

TIBF Executive Committee


• Character

• Brand

• Entertainment

• Publishing

• Sports & Collegiate

• Art

• Others Entrance/Exit

Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd.

• Game creators, etc.




Japan Book Publishers Association Japan Magazine Publishers Association Japan Publication Wholesalers Association Japan Booksellers Federation Publishers Association for Cultural Exchange The Council for the Promotion of Book Reading Japan Association of International Publications

July 3 (Wed) - 5 (Fri), 2013 <3 days>


Extensive Support Services Maximise Your Results at TIBF !


Contact List of Japanese Publishing Professionals


Show Management will provide you with an extensive contact list of major publishers in Japan prior to the show. This list will assist you in making pre-show appointments, and help you maximise your business results at TIBF.


Online Exhibitors’ Information Service


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Your company and exhibit information will be posted on the TIBF web page. Also, Show Management will provide a link from the exhibitors list on the TIBF web page to your own homepage, so that visitors worldwide can access complete information about your company and products before coming to the show.


Exhibiting Information


Intensive Visitor Promotion for Rights Buyers Free Show Management focuses resources on inviting specific visitors such as editors, rights trade managers, and other rights buyers through telephone calls and personal visits to facilitate rights trade.


Direct Mailing & E-mailing


A large number of invitation tickets as well as e-mails regarding the show will be sent to industry professionals all over the world. These promotions will enhance visibility of your company and products/services.



Asia’s leading publishing trade show ! Hotel Discounts and Interpreting / Translating Services TIBF exhibitors are given special discounts on a variety of hotels in Tokyo, starting at approx. USD 100 and up. TIBF Show Management also helps arrange translating and interpreting services for your business needs, starting at approx. USD 280/day per bilingual service staff.

Reed Exhibitions – Bringing together the world of publishing TIBF is one of five leading publishing events owned or managed by Reed Exhibitions (RX). Through the book fairs in America, Brazil, France, Japan and the United Kingdom, the RX global publishing portfolio brings together publishing professionals, literary agents and book content distributors, uniting the industry on a world scale.

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Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading organiser with over 500 exhibitions organised in 39 countries around the world.

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Dates: July 4 ( Thur) —7 ( Sun) , 2013 Venue: Tokyo Big Sight, Japan

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Organised by: TIBF Executive Committee Japan Book Publishers Association Japan Magazine Publishers Association Japan Publication Wholesalers Association Japan Booksellers Federation Publishers Association for Cultural Exchange The Council for the Promotion of Book Reading Japan Association of International Publications

To book your space or for more information, contact Show Management today ! TIBF Show Management, Reed Exhibitions Japan Ltd.

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