TiBE 台北國際書展 2023.1.31-2.5

Publishing Market in Taiwan

8 March 2018 /


Population: 23,545,680

Area: 36,193 km²

GDP (2017): US$ 550,815 million

GDP per capita (2017): US$22,561


Number of publishers: 4,979

Number of bookstores: 2,202

Average book price: US$ 12.6

Annual production value: US$ 726 million

Number of new titles (2016): 38,807

(25% translated books; 5% electronic  books)


Top trading partners:

U.S., Japan, U.K., Germany, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Australia

Top 6 genres published in 2016 (in order):

Fiction, Children's Books, Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, Comics

Top 6 genres of foreign books published in Taiwan (in order):

Comics, Fiction, Children's Books, Health & Cookbooks, Self-Help & Spirituality, Business & Management


*Source: Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics, Executive Yuan, R.O.C. (Taiwan) (2017), National Central Library (2016), Taiwan Publishing Information Website (2015)


Translation Grant Program

Maximum funding €14,285

(subject to exchange rate)

Apply at: www.booksfromtaiwan.tw

Contact: books@moc.gov.tw