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In Taiwan Reading Is Cool

Posted at 8:22AM Wednesday 04 Dec 2013

Despite the island nation's diminutive size, and with a population of around 23 million, publishing is big business in Taiwan, with annual book sales of 84.5 million units, 40,000 new titles published annually and book exports worth $62 million. Held each February, the Taipei Book Fair showcases 400 publishers from 70 countries, with the 2013 edition receiving 500,000 visitors over five days.

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