Indonesia will be the Market Focus at London Book Fair in 2019. And in New York City, Markus Dohle names Madeline McIntosh as CEO of Penguin Random House US.
From Madagascar, Lebanon, and Indonesia, three of Frankfurter Buchmesse’s 2017 Invitation Program publishers talk about their work and challenges.
Several institutions are working in Jakarta to cultivate interest in foreign rights sales: the Lontar Foundation, National Book Committee, and Indonesia Rights Fair.
‘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.
Nielsen sees 55 percent of those surveyed on global consumer confidence saying that in the fourth quarter of 2015, they believed the were in recession.
An article in the Jakarta Globe looks at Lian Gouw, the founder and owner of Dalang Publishing, a two-person operation based in San Mateo, California.
AR&Co, an Indonesian startup led by Peter Shearer Setiawan, is bringing augmented reality to books, starting with the Bible.
AR&Co, an Indonesian startup that specialized in augmented reality, presented new possibilities for storytelling at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Harry Candra, the top edtech developer in Indonesia, says the industry has vast potential, but is hindered by poor infrastructure and low IT literacy.
John McGlynn of the Lontar Foundation discusses the decade-long journey Indonesia took to becoming the 2015 Guest of Honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair.