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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Xiaoying Chu at Charlesworth (Beijing) Information Services details the booming Chinese digital publishing market and the strides being make by online booksellers.
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.
Two data analytics companies, Next Big Book and Qlovi, won startup prizes at BEA, but several others caught our eye and are worth watching through 2014.
Korean publisher JR Comics debuted its popular graphic novel series based on classic Chinese adventure stories at BookExpo America last week.
For Gourmand’s new Beijing Cookbook Fair, launched this year, publishers came from around the world for a taste of China’s and the world’s $4bn cookbook market.
In relatively few instances fiction has influenced diplomacy, but how about nonfiction? CN Times Books, a new Chinese-owned US publisher, aims to find out.
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.
Ross Ufberg of New Vessel Press laments the lack of an efficient online service to match translators and publishers — and proposes a solution: Litfinder.org.