Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair
Organised by the Ministry of Education, Malaysia through the National Book Council of Malaysia (MBKM), together with the six associations of Malaysian Book Industry, KLIBF is definitely one of the major events in the global publishing calendar. Since 2013, KLiBF recorded over 2 million visitors every year. It is the perfect place for book lovers to get the latest books and promotions from publishers around the region. Book launches, seminars, conventions and lots of other activities are in place to suit all levels of the reading community.
The National Book Council of Malaysia or MBKM (formerly known as the National Book Development Council) was established in 1968 with the aim of promoting a reading culture among the Malaysian public, besides encouraging the development and use of books in this country. The council is a professional and advisory body in book development in Malaysia, which has the full support of the government and the private sectors that are involved in the development of the book industry for social and national interests.
As a non-profit-making body, its sources of income are mainly from the ministry’s annual operating budget and from private donations. Among other things, the council’s main objectives are to promote professionalism in the book industry, coordinate book development activities, encourage reading habits and facilitate negotiations among the parties that are involved in the production and consumption of books.
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