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The German Book Information Centre Beijing (BIZ).

Open up the Chinese market with our network.

Visit the BIZ

Your contact for business in China.

The German Book Information Centre Beijing has been operating as the overseas representative office of Frankfurter Buchmesse since 1998. It is the central contact and information point for the German and Chinese book industries and it provides numerous services for professionals in the content and publishing industry. We are your trusted partner when it comes to all aspects of the German and Chinese book sector.

How you can benefit from us:

  • Get information about German books on the Chinese market.
  • We promote and communicate information about German publishing houses to the Chinese book industry.
  • We prepare information about Chinese publishing houses for the German book industry.
  • We maintain a vivid German – Chinese translator network and support translators.
  • We support Chinese exhibitors at Frankfurter Buchmesse.
  • We organise exhibitions of German books at Asian book fairs.

A snap shot of our life in Beijing.

Translation Award for Children’s and Youth Books.

The German Book Information Centre Beijing awards the German-Chinese Translator Prize for Children's and Youth Books.

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Our activities

The Book Information Centre has a dual mission, combining economic interests with a cultural and political vocation. All this with the aim of increasing the mutual transparency of the book industry in both countries and thus strengthening German-Chinese cooperation. With the ultimate goal of benefiting all Chinese and German publishers, authors and translators.

Presentation of German books

Despite a growing interest from the Chinese, German books have a much harder time in the Chinese market than English titles.
This is mainly due to the lack of German language skills in China and Chinese language skills in Germany.
But despite this we believe we can help bridge the gap and provide solutions.

Presentation of German Publishers

German Book Information Centre Beijing has been working closely with Chinese partners in the region since 1998 and has established itself in the Chinese publishing world as a central contact point for those interested in German publishing houses. We offer your publishing house the opportunity to present itself in an attractive position on the Internet. You give us the essential information about your publisher, we translate it and prepare it in such a way that it appeals to the Chinese.

The Public

We help you to have a media presence in the Chinese speaking region. Through our close cooperation with Chinese partners in China, we are in contact with various Chinese media, which enable us to promote German publishers, bookstores, institutions or even individual book titles.

Funding for translation

The demand of Chinese publishers for German licensed works is significant. There is a great need for professional, qualified and experienced translators. The German Book Information Centre Beijing supports the German and Chinese book industry through the brokering of translators and the networking of translators among themselves.

Fairs and Exhibitions

German books presented at the joint stand of the Frankfurt Book Fair or at an Asian fair will remain in China. After which they will be exhibited by us at numerous national trade fairs, as well as at the license exchanges organised by the German Book Information Centre Beijing and other suitable occasions. And of course, will be displayed in the premises of the German Book Information Centre Beijing.

Tailor-made Consulting

The German Book Information Centre Beijing is an open platform for all those interested in the industry and is not in competition with literary agents. On the contrary.
We are guided by your individual wishes and needs. We support you in match-making when you are looking for a Chinese publisher with a similar profile, agents, translators or reviewers.

StoryDrive: The All-Media-Conference of the Book Information Centre (BIZ) Beijing.

On the Chinese book market.

Report on the Chinese book market

You can find the latest updated figures for the Mainland China market in our 2017 Chinese book market report.

You can find the latest updated figures for the Mainland China market in our 2017 Chinese book market report.

If you would like to receive a free copy of our Chinese book market reports, please fill out the form below and send it to weidel@biz-beijing.org

China Publishing & Media Journal

The BIZ works with numerous media partners both online and offline.

The BIZ works with numerous media partners both online and offline.

Here you will find some resources and reports related to the Chinese book market.

Special Report on the Chinese Creative Industry

How creative is the Chinese content industry? What are some of the most important trends?

How creative is the Chinese content industry? What are some of the most important trends?

With the January 2014 premiere of the China Creative Industries Award, organised by the Frankfurt Book Fair and China Publishing and Media Journal, awards were presented for the first time to innovative cross-industry products and companies in Mainland China’s content industries. We’ve put together a summary of this in-depth report for you.

In a nutshell:

Use our contacts and our infrastructure in the Chinese market to advance your business.