IBNA- Director of Iranian Shabaviz Publishing said Chinese Publishers who have attended the 32nd Tehran International Book Fair aim to sell their own copyrights rather buying the copyrights of Iranian books.
Speaking to IBNA, Farideh Khal’atbari said that in the previous editions of Tehran International Book Fair, there were some foreign publishers who had come to buy the copyrights of Iranian books, but in this edition seems that there's no foreign publisher interested in buying the copyrights of Iranian publishers.
“In the stands of other foreign countries who have participated in the 32nd TIBF, we see that they have sent some Iranian young staff or some members of their friendship associations with Iran,” she said.
“Chinese publishers who have attended TIBF for the most part governmental, although it was expected that private independent publishers from all around the world participate at the event,” Khal’atbari pointed out.
“For instance one of the Chinese publishers which has attended the event is Shandong Publishing which had some deals with us buying and publishing our books in the past, but their representative in the current fair a salesperson,” Director of Shabaviz Publishing added.
Tehran International Book Fair is the top Iranian book event held annually. China is the guest of honor of the 32nd edition of this event which is currently underway and will run by May 4 in the Mosalla of Imam Khomeini in Tehran.