Update news FAHASA

Up to 65,000 books are to be put on show during downtown Ho Chi Minh City’s annual book street festival which is scheduled to run from January 22-28 in celebration of the Lunar New Year, known locally as Tet.

First Vietnamese book stall inaugurated in RoK

Ho Chi Minh City Book Distribution JSC (FAHASA) on November 21 coordinated with Kyobo group of the Republic of Korea (RoK) to organise a book exhibition and inaugurate Vietnam’s first book stall in Seoul.

Illegal printing causes major headache for publishers

 VietNamNet Bridge – The strong sales of books and magazines, especially imports, has improved the local market, but higher demand has also brought more smuggled reading materials from illegal publishers and distributors.

High price of English textbooks blamed for copyright infringement

 VietNamNet Bridge – A document in a college in Central Vietnam signed by its headmaster has caused public concern as it asks students to buy photocopied textbooks from its library for their English course in the next semester.