Browsing by topic: Asia

Burmese Publishing Recovering from Bribery, Turmoil

Bones Will Crow

James Byrne examples Burmese literature as it has evolved beyond mass censorship, and saw reasons for cautious optimism.

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After Rights Struggle, Murakami Permits Bengali Translation

Haruki Murakami

The Bengali translator of Kafka on the Shore recounts the challenges of convincing Haruki Murakami and his minders to allow the translation.

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Oui, French Readers are Just as E-Trashy as Everyone Else

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French readers like many trashy books just as much everyone else; Americans are the most unlikely to finish a book…and more insights from e-book pros.

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How Much Can Chinese Authors Earn? Millions, Actually

I Belonged To You

A list of the richest Chinese authors reveals Zhang Jiajia earned 19.5 million yuan ($3 million) in royalties last year, and he is not alone.

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Liu Ruilin on Imaginist Press and China’s Publishing Future

Holger Volland, left, with Liu Ruilin of Imaginist press.

Liu Ruilin discusses her innovative Beijing-based publishing house Imaginist Press and shares her views on design, culture and China’s publishing future.

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Frankfurt Book Fair Takes St. Gallen Publishing Course to Singapore

Bozena Mierzejewska

The 2015 St. Gallen Publishing Course, a 10-day executive training program, will take place in Singapore to connect participants with Asian businesses.

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Top 12 Articles of 2014 on Publishing in Asia and South Asia

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International companies are keeping a close eye on publishing in Asia and South Asia, including the latest rights trends and digital developments there.

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Statistically Speaking, Japan’s Book Trade is in Trouble

Japan

Over the last 15 years, the number of publishers, bookstores and revenue from book sales in Japan has been in significant decline.

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How Japan’s Kinokuniya Innovates, Fosters Growth

ABC Hiroshi Sogo

Japanese bookseller Kinokuniya has implemented several innovative strategies to fight declining domestic sales, while still expanding at home and abroad.

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Can an Oil-and-Gas Exec Disrupt the Book Business?

Gordon Ross wants to disrupt the book business.

Bangkok-based Gordon Ross says disrupting the book industry is a business challenge, and has launched Bleeding Heart Publications to test his instincts.

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