Allen Lau says Wattpad should attract a billion users across the world ‘without much difficulty’ and they will monetize them through native advertising.
The popularity of online writing sites like Wattpad and Tencent Cloudary across Asia inspired the launch of Ilham, Malaysia’s own online writing community.
Under the leadership of Dato, Karangkraf Media Group has become perhaps the most dominant book publisher and printer in Malaysia.
Operated by Shibuya Publishing Booksellers, the new Book & Bed capsule hotel in Tokyo ‘invites bibliophiles to sleep in the stacks’ of an actual bookstore.
We’re actively seeking great stories about leadership, European and Asian publishing, rights, education and any tied to the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair.
Akshita Nanda asks if it will ‘take an international award’ for Singaporean writers and publishers to be taken seriously…or is Singapore its own worst enemy?
Jim Bryant draws examples from Trajectory.com bookselling partners in China to argue that superior, localized metadata increases book sales — everywhere.
German literature has found surprising success in Taiwan, where several titles have become bestsellers and publishers are adding German-speaking editors.
Eric Yang, CEO of Korea’s RHK, reflects on the state of the Korean book market and the West’s inability to fully engage with Asian publishing — yet.
Thai publisher Trasvin Jittidecharak explains why fighting for and supporting freedom of expression in Asia is complicated by politics, culture and history.