Wattpad signs an agreement with video streaming and production company iflix to produce films based on Wattpad’s Indonesian content.
Industry Notes: Indonesia Named London’s 2019 Market Focus; McIntosh Is CEO of PRH US
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.
Three Profiles: Invitation Program Brings Emerging Publishers to Frankfurt Book Fair
From Madagascar, Lebanon, and Indonesia, three of Frankfurter Buchmesse’s 2017 Invitation Program publishers talk about their work and challenges.
Rights Interest Rising: Indonesian Publishers on International Trade
Several institutions are working in Jakarta to cultivate interest in foreign rights sales: the Lontar Foundation, National Book Committee, and Indonesia Rights Fair.
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.
Consumer Confidence: A Recessionary State of Mind
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.
Dalang Publishing: Introducing Indonesian Historical Fiction to the U.S.
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.
Indonesia’s AR&Co Sees Augmented Reality as the Future of Books
AR&Co, an Indonesian startup led by Peter Shearer Setiawan, is bringing augmented reality to books, starting with the Bible.
Indonesian Startup Gives Books a New Dimension
AR&Co, an Indonesian startup that specialized in augmented reality, presented new possibilities for storytelling at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Indonesian Edtech Entrepreneur Says Industry Is Still Evolving
Harry Candra, the top edtech developer in Indonesia, says the industry has vast potential, but is hindered by poor infrastructure and low IT literacy.