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Page One’s 21st-Century Asian Bookstore Strategy

Photos of the Page One Bookstore in Harbour City, Hong Kong

Singapore-based Page One’s new bookstore concept in Hong Kong started by looking at what readers loved in books and building from there, says CEO Mark Tan.

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Why You Should Attend the St. Gallen Publishing Course in Singapore?

The Singapore skyline

Looking to build the skills to take your publishing career to the next level? The St. Gallen International Publishing Course in Singapore may be for you.

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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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Why Does Singapore Hate Gay Penguins?

And Tango Makes Three

The National Library Board in Singapore is removing and destroying three children’s books featuring plots with gay or nontraditional families.

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Singapore’s Book Council on East/West Publishing Relations

R Ramachandran, Executive Director, National Book Development Council of Singapore

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.

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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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