23.55 million (2017) 

Official language

Mandarin Chinese 


New Taiwan dollar (NT$) 

Official statistics office
National Statistics 

Trade associations
Association of Taipei Publishers

Annual book fairs
Taipei International Book Exhibition (TIBE) is held over 6 days in February. 

Translation programmes
Ministry of Culture runs a Translation Grant Program that facilitates the publication of translations of Taiwanese literature. 

VAT on books
5% for books and eBooks 

Fixed book price system

Useful Contacts

British Council
Tel: +886 (0)2 8786 0985 

Department for International Trade
Email: info.taipei@fco.gov.uk 
Tel: +886 (2) 8758 2088

Amanda Lin, Experience Economy, Taipei
Email: Amanda.Lin@fco.gov.uk  

Irene Yang, Creative Industries, Taipei
Email: Irene.Yang@fco.gov.uk  

Christina ChenExperience Economy, Taipei
Email: Christina.Chen@fco.gov.uk  

Directory of Publishers (Books from Taiwan) 

Eslite Bookstore 

BK Norton