The program at next week’s Asian Festival of Children’s Content focuses ‘multicultural stories and diverse themes’ and features speakers from several continents.
Not just books: Laura Prinsloo, who chairs Jakarta’s National Book Committee, says Market Focus Indonesia will stress ‘everything from film, games, animation and apps, to character, entertainment, and intellectual property.’
StoryDrive Asia opens today (November 19) with a dual focus on copyright and technology issues, with a roster of international speakers.
As the Sharjah International Book Fair opened this month in the United Arab Emirates, London Book Fair and Indonesia’s cultural program team met to plan for March’s Market Focus program at Olympia London.
This month’s issue of Words Without Borders features contemporary Vietnamese writers and the silence of previous generations quieted by oppression.
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.
Wattpad signs an agreement with video streaming and production company iflix to produce films based on Wattpad’s Indonesian content.
After gathering new funding, Wattpad announces expanded efforts in development of film and digital content in Southeast Asian markets. Dexter Ong of 21st Century Fox Asia is tapped to lead from Hong Kong.
The Frankfurter Buchmesse’s StoryDrive Asia conference in Singapore highlighted one of the most promising publishing regions, Southeast Asia, and its emerging digital scene.
Singapore Book Publishers Association president Peter Schoppert sees mobile as huge and publishers ‘stepping up their game’ before StoryDrive Asia.