Perbadanan Kota Buku was inspired in line with the ambitions of the National Book Policy that recommends an establishment of a “Book City” in Malaysia. Kota Buku is a one-stop centre to gather readers, writers and publishers and to help them engage with each other in various book-related activities.

Vision

To become the ideal agency in the development of the nation’s book industry, covering the following aspects:

  1. Capacity Building
    • o Training for Writers
    • o Publishing of quality Contents
    • o Professionalism of industry players
    • o Added value to book-related activities
  2. Content Trade
    • o Digital and conventional publishing
    • o Domestic and international trade
    • o Control of intellectual property
    • o Nation’s content hub
  3. Book Related Activities
    • o Commercial and social enterprising activities
    • o Exhibitions and sales
    • o Domestic and international book activities
    • o Publishing of selected genres and themes
  4. Technology Enabler
    • o Future Book
    • o State-of-the-art content solutions
    • o Continuous enabler to modernise the industry

Mission

  1. Provide training for capacity building, focusing on the aspects of ‘Future Books’ through Kota Buku Academy.
  2. Driving the nation’s book industry to greater heights through social enterprising programs, networking with local and international industry players, exploring new markets and developing a world class infrastructure for the book industry.
  3. Developing the Kota Buku Digital platform as a high impact catalyst for all organised book related activities.

Objective

  1. To become the nation’s book industry nucleus.
  2. To become the centre of the nation’s book activities and exhibitions.
  3. To be the reference centre and clearing house for the book industry.
  4. To become the forerunner for state-of-the-art technology in the book industry.