A Report on the Malaysian Book Publishing Industry 2008

Malaysian publishers have been very active over the past year. Many members of the Malaysian Book Publishers Association (MABOPA) participated in regional book fairs as well as major international book fairs. Apart from that, MABOPA also organised several dialogue sessions with other related organisations to discuss various issues affecting the book industry. Many MABOPA members also attended local as well as international workshops and seminars. The membership of MABOPA has grown to 159, an increase of 30% over a 24-month period. This indicates that the industry is becoming increasingly vibrant as more players are entering the industry. To cater to a much larger membership and to improve service delivery and information sharing, MABOPA has turned to electronic means of communication by using emails and the official website extensively.