Sales of copyrights with foreigners during Book Week soared.

Bangkok, Business negotiation forum 'Bangkok Rights Fair' pairs copyright trading businesses from 14 countries for the first time. At the National Book Week Successful beyond expectations Push the buying and selling total to more than 351 million baht, children's books - YA novels. received the most attention Send the work of Thai writers to the world stage Ms. Duangporn Sutthisomboon, Vice President of International Affairs of the Publishers and Booksellers Association of Thailand (PUBAT), revealed that the Bangkok Rights Fair 2024 will be the first time that the Bangkok Rights Fair 2024 will be paired to negotiate the sale and exchange of international book and content copyrights. At the 52nd National Book Week and the 22nd International Book Week between 28-30 March 2024, with support from Convention and Exhibition Promotion Office (Public Organization) or TCEB, this negotiation was very successful. There were 35 representatives of book organizations, publishing houses, and foreign copyright agencies fro m 14 countries, and 53 Thai publishing houses, participating in the activity. The atmosphere was lively from the first day. By arranging for participants to rotate and meet all of them in a Business to Business format. While children's and youth books YA novels and romantic love Including general knowledge books and books to enhance knowledge skills (How to) receive special attention. As a result, money has been spent both buying and selling book copyrights of more than 10 million US dollars, or approximately 351 million baht. 'Foreign publishers and agencies that participated in the business matching experience a very high level of satisfaction. and confirmed that he will attend the event again next year As for Thai publishers, they had the opportunity to talk directly and get to know each other and socialize with foreign publishers and leading agencies. Helps reduce negotiations obstacles Increase the opportunity to export Thai book copyrights abroad,' Mr. Suwich said. Mr. Sanjee De Silva, a book busines s owner from England, said that he was successful in participating in negotiations to buy and exchange book rights in the Bangkok Rights Fair activity, paying special attention to children's and youth books, books from Thai and Taiwanese publishers because It has unique content and illustrations that are likely to interest readers in many countries. In addition, they exchanged knowledge and directions on the global book market. This will lead to planning the production of the next book. The 52nd National Book Week and the 22nd International Book Week will be held between 28 March 2024 and 8 April 2024 from 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. at Hall 5-7, LG Floor, Queen Sirikit National Convention Center. Source: Thai News Agency

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