China’s self-publishing portals are offering writers access to vast audiences and earning them staggering royalties, and turning some into multi-millionaires.
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The Hong Kong Book Fair, now in its 25th year, remains firmly focused on the Chinese-language titles, but has begun to add professional elements and global authors.
Susan Barker’s new novel, The Incarnations, uses the device of reincarnation to capture snapshots of moments in China’s long history through a single man.
We spoke to R. Ramachandran of the National Book Development Council of Singapore about the country’s efforts to become a regional hub for literary arts.
Chinese novelist Chan Koonchung says he writes for ‘his Beijing friends’ though they can’t buy his books. Here, he discusses censorship, Tibet and his new work.
The eclectic Serbian book market may be struggling, but more local writers are coming up; while in Malaysia new publishers are pushing romance and poetry.
Among several plans to promote literature, South Korea hopes to send children’s books to the North as part of Incheon’s turn as UNESCO World Book Capital 2015.
With Indonesia as the guest of honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2015, some 150 Indonesian titles are being readied for translation into English and German.
Korea is Market Focus at the London Book Fair, and author Kyung-sook Shin reflects on the implications of the unified moniker and a rare visit to North Korea.
The first ASEAN Literary Festival spotlighted several regional issues, in particular the dearth of literary exchange, among countries in Southeast Asia.