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Google Play Ebooks Expands to 9 New Asian Countries

Google Play

Google has expanded Play ebook sales to Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, and New Zealand.

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How Developing Markets Fuel Wattpad’s Explosive Growth

Allen Lau, Wattpad

Markets often overlooked by Western publishers — like the Philippines, Vietnam, Indonesia, Saudia Arabia, Romania — are proving powerhouses for Wattpad says CEO Allen Lau.

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Publishing in Singapore: “Like Swimming with Great White Sharks”

CK Goh of Rank Books

Phil Tatham of Monsoon Books and CK Goh of Rank Books, discuss the state of Singapore’s publishing industry and how both are positioning their books in the global market.

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Tiny Singapore Makes Big Push Into Kid’s Lit, Bookselling

Asian Festival of Children's Content

Sarah Odedina of the UK’s Hot Key Books surveys the children’s publishing and bookselling scene in Singapore and finds a robust, burgeoning marketplace.

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The Peculiar Path of the E-book Transition in Singapore


Despite a tech-savvy population of avid readers, Singapore has been overlooked by the global e-booksellers and local solutions are slow in developing.

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What Workarounds Do You Use to Buy E-books from Abroad?

Shopping Cart

Gift cards, online concierge services and VPNs have all been used to spoof into allowing foreigners to buy ebooks for Kindles and iPads. What do you use?

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Is Borders Guilty as Charged?

By Philip Downer In this exclusive essay for Publishing Perspectives, Philip Downer, the former CEO of Borders UK, discusses whether Borders’ management really is to […]

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Singapore Holds First Children’s “Content” Festival

By Edward Nawotka This past weekend, the first Asian Festival of Children’s Content was held in Singapore. It may be the first literary festival of […]

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Bye Bye Twitter, Hello Bubbly

By Erin L. Cox Just when you think you’ve mastered Twitter, there’s a new social media network that’s gaining ground, Bubbly. Started by the Silicon Valley […]

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Singapore Showcases Homegrown Literary Talent

By Marysia Juszczakiewicz SINGAPORE: When one thinks of writing from Asia and Southeast Asia, one tends to think primarily of the big nations with long, […]

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