Public Programme

Media Mart & Book Fair

Date: 30 May – 6 Jun 2015

The AFCC Media Mart is a marketplace for local children’s content industry professionals to network, trade and exchange information with the South-East Asian market. Focusing on children’s books, the Book Fair is open to trade and public visitors to meet with Asia-Pacific publishers, regional writers and explore the latest books and content for Asian children.

Closing date for submissions is 6 April 2015! 

If you are interested in renting a Media Mart booth, please refer to the Media Mart & Book Fair Terms and Conditions below, complete the Information Sheet, and email it to [email protected].

Media Mart & Book Fair Terms and Conditions

Information Sheet


Festival Bookstore: Closetful of Books

Closetful of Books is a specialist children’s bookseller started by Denise Tan and Kelvin Ng. They grew up accompanied by magical stories, and continue to believe in the power of reading for pleasure. Closetful of Books also visits schools with a vast and specially-curated selection of picture books, novels, non-fiction titles and graphic novels, and extends library consultancy services to schools.

Email: [email protected]

Adarna House, Inc.

Adarna House is the pioneering publisher of children’s books in the Philippines. Its products consist of multilingual board books, storybooks, big books, chapter books, non-fiction references, manuals for teachers, and leveled tools for improving reading comprehension in Filipino. It also participates in various partnerships to improve education in the Philippines. 
Email: [email protected]


Established in Singapore since 1991, Armour Publishing believes in producing books with a purpose. For the children's preschool and primary school markets, they publish fiction and non-fiction books. Their books help children to learn to read and grow their love for reading through compelling stories with good values, including National Education values.
Email: [email protected] 


Established in 1983, Asiapac Books is Singapore’s leading publisher of educational comics and illustrated books designed to enhance lifelong learning. Our publications are mainly centred on Asian culture, including history, philosophy, health practices, art and literature. Our titles also include non-Asian themes.
Email: [email protected] 


Invested by Poplar Publishing CO. LTD (Japan), Beijing Poplar Culture Project Co., Ltd. ,a cultural company, was registered in China in 2004. Its operating content includes:
•The wholesaling and retailing of books, newspapers, periodicals and electronic publications
•Operating the children’s bookstore, Kid’s Republic Picture Bookstore
•Operating Poplar Happy Reading Club
•Planning and organising Early Children’s Reading Activities
•Designing and making educational toys
•Acting as the agent and popularising business consultancy
•The selling of self-made products
•Developing copyright Trade Market’s and managing projects

•经营儿童书店KID'S REPUBLIC蒲蒲兰绘本馆

Email: [email protected] 

China National Publications Import & Export Corporation Guangzhou Branch 中国图书进出口广州公司

China National Key Enterprise of Culture Export, China Customs AA Enterprise (The highest credit level in customs), ISO9001:2008 certificated Enterprise, Our business scope:
•Publications Import and Export (Include Books, Magazines, Audio & visual products issued in China)
•Cultural products Export (Includes writing brush, ink stick, ink slab and paper which so called “scholar's four jewels”, educational toys ,arts and crafts)
•Import and Export Agent for all the legal products.
•Book Printing Service (Offer printing service for all publishing house in the world)
•Overseas’ exhibition( organise the publishers to join the world’s book fair)

中国国家文化出口重点企业,中国海关 AA企业,ISO 9001:2008 国际质量管理体系认证企业,业务范围:

Email: [email protected]

Creative Knowledge

Creative Knowledge Pte Ltd was established in February 2008 and the company's core business is in building educational products for learning the Chinese Language. These include:
•         HansVision, a Chinese word processing software
•         ForClass, an interactive digital textbook and classroom solution and
•         JoyReader, an mobile picture book reading library

We also have a longstanding relationship with the Ministry of Education, working with them to build products such as electronic dictionary that are used in schools for Chinese language exams. 

Email: [email protected] 

DOLPHIN MEDIA 海豚传媒股份有限公司

Established in 1999, Dolphin Media is the supplier and facilitator of the products in the Chinese Children’s Educational Industry. The company takes the books selling as its major business, and combines book, preschool education and bookstore as a whole. It also develops preschool education, including chain kindergartens, preschool education equipment and books as well as the digital courseware. It also develops its digital resource, such as making original 3D animation and Chinese children’s documentary. It has made a ground-breaking progress by cooperating with substantial real estate companies and business zones to operate a number of experiential bookstores, which are called Dolphin Children’s Bookstore. This is also a signal that Dolphin Media is speeding its process into children’s educational industrialisation.


Email: [email protected]

Kim Đồng Publishing House

Being named after a young Vietnamese hero - Kim Đồng, since our establishment on 17 June 1957, Kim Dong Publishing House has always been the largest publisher for Vietnamese children. With almost 800 new titles published yearly, we bring a wide range of books to children from toddlers to young adults.
Email: [email protected]

Maha Yu Yi

Maha Yu Yi is a children’s bookshop specialising in Chinese titles. Their range includes baby board books, picture books, bridging books, story books, and comics by authors from around the world. They distribute their books to the National Library, local and international schools, preschools, and also organise bookfairs for schools.

Email: [email protected]

Mini Monsters Ltd

Mini Monsters Ltd is an educational outreach arm that aims to revive an interest in the Malay language. We offer an interesting and fun approach in our programmes, products and training for schools and the public. Marrying education and entertainment, we serve to "Berhibur dan Belajar" (Entertain and Educate).
Email: [email protected]


Pan Asia Publishing Pte Ltd was established in 1984 to develop, publish and distribute English, Chinese and Bilingual books for young readers. Pan Asia's content is written and illustrated to entertain, motivate and educate children and to instil in them a love of language and culture, respect for lifelong values and a joy of reading.
Email: [email protected] 


Samsung KidsTime is a platform designed for parents and their children aged 3 to 7 years old, that provides access to a carefully curated library of more than 80 edutainment apps and e-Books. Parents are provided functions that can help control the amount of time children can access the app through “Time Lock”. There is also an “App Lock” service that prevents children from leaving the app environment without a passcode. This app allows kids to play and learn in a safe digital environment, giving parents peace of mind. Samsung KidsTime also provides personalised reports that parents can view to monitor the apps their children are using as well as the amount of time spent in the app. These numbers can help parents coach their children to use technology responsibly.
Email:  [email protected]


Scholastic is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, and a leader in educational technology and children’s media. Scholastic creates quality books, print and technology-based learning materials and programs, magazines, multi-media and other products that help children learn both at school and at home.   


Singapore Book Publishers Association

The Singapore Book Publishers Association (SBPA) is the only association in Singapore that represents the book publishing industry. Today, SBPA has 74 members engaged in a wide range of publishing, marketing and distribution activities. The SBPA aims to provide its members with information and advice to help them succeed in business both locally and overseas. 
Email: [email protected]

Singapore Centre for Chinese Language 新加坡华文教研中心

The establishment of Singapore Centre for Chinese Language (SCCL) was announced by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong in 2008, and was opened by founding Prime Minister Mr Lee Kuan Yew in 2009. SCCL is a teacher training and research centre which aims to enhance the effectiveness of teaching Chinese as a second language in a bilingual context with the philosophy of Research – Verify – Teach. 


Email: [email protected] 

Straits Times Press Pte Ltd

Straits Times Press is a turnkey publisher with expertise in publishing high-end, top quality trade and non-trade books across various categories. We manage projects from conceptualisation to all production aspects right up to marketing and distribution. Straits Times Press is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singapore Press Holdings Ltd.
Email: [email protected]

World Scientific Publishing

World Scientific Publishing is a leading independent publisher of books and journals for the scholarly, research, professional and educational communities. The company publishes about 600 books annually, and about 130 journals in various fields. World Scientific collaborates with prestigious organisations like the Nobel Foundation, US National Academies Press, amongst others, to bring high quality academic and professional content to researchers and academics worldwide. Since 2012, under its WS Education imprint, World Scientific has also published scientific children's books such as Fearless Frosty, Scott & Witty Wikky, and San's Home.

Email: [email protected]