The annual Asian Festival of Children’s Content–itself postponed to October–this year takes its illustration show online with 13 nations’ illustrators represented in the curated collection.
Penguin Random House Opening Southeast Asian Operation Based in Singapore
What CEO Markus Dohle calls ‘a natural extension and complement’ to PRH’s work in Southeast Asia, the new company will have a 50-title output at the start.
A Frankfurt Debut: ASEAN Forum Highlights Publishing in Southeast Asia
In its inaugural outing at Frankfurt Book Fair next week, the ASEAN Forum looks at both successes and challenges in a 10-market region comprising 600 million people.
Taking Stock of a Half-Century of Service: Singapore Book Council’s William Phuan
As the Singapore Book Council turns 50th, executive director William Phuan cheers its accomplishments and talks about promoting the country’s literature.
Singapore’s Publishers, Booksellers, and Readers Come Together for #BuySingLit
Having welcomed Frankfurt Book Fair’s StoryDrive Asia in November, Singapore is preparing its first #BuySingLit focus on local author awareness this month.
Andrea Pasion-Flores: A New Year’s Rights Outlook From Manila
From her new office at the helm of one of the Philippines’ leading publishers, Andrea Pasion-Flores looks at trends and rights issues in Southeast Asia.
Southeast Asia’s Rising Publishing World: An Interview With Kenneth Quek
Southeast Asia’s publishing industries show promising signs of growth despite being under-translated and overly vulnerable to censorship, says Kenneth Quek.
Asia’s Potential Monsoon of Ebook Sales: Philip Tatham on ASEAN
‘The reason we want to start selling ebooks direct into ASEAN,’ says Monsoon’s Philip Tatham, is because it’s a major and rare territory still without heavy competition from major ebook retailers.
StoryDrive Asia Powers On: Announcing a Singapore Debut
‘Access for international publishers to entirely new players,’ says Frankfurt Book Fair’s Juergen Boos on the StoryDrive program’s expansion to Singapore.
At ASEAN Ebook Conference, Education Was Top Priority
At the 2nd ASEAN Ebook Conference, held in Kuala Lumpur, publishers discussed ways to catalyze the regional ebook industry, particularly in education.