Calling the Philippines ‘a country enmeshed in entertainment and feel-good books,’ Tyrone Velez writes that literary intelligence is threatened.
At Kuala Lumpur Book Fair, Publishers Say Paper Costs Under Control
In Free Malaysia Today: Publishing players say that expected increases in paper costs are less a worry than growing numbers of local authors.
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.
Market Overview: Vietnam’s Walk on ‘Book Street’
Major bookselling initiatives, along with book fairs and campaigns to promote reading, are underway in Vietnam’s developing book publishing market.
Book Publishing Market Overview: Myanmar’s Challenges and Potential
In a land of nearly 2,000 small book publishers, Myanmar’s post-junta industry is strengthening its ties to ASEAN and serving a youthful demographic.
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.
Distribution, Competitiveness, Education: The Philippines’ Andrea Pasion-Flores
In her appraisal of The Philippines’ book industry challenges, Manila-based literary agent Andrea Pasion-Flores talks of the disparities of retail access to books in various parts of the country.
Sonny Liew’s ‘Charlie Chan’ Leads Singapore Literature Prizes
Every two years, honors are given for outstanding work in English, Chinese, Malay, and Tamil. A record number of submissions—235 across the twelve categories—marks the 2016 awards.
Frankfurt’s The Markets: A Snapshot of The Philippines
The Philippines is a study in contrasting opportunities and challenges in the lineup of The Markets: Global Publishing Summit in October at Frankfurt.
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.