Thomas Nung Atasana, Indonesia’s leading literary agent, argues that the archipelago’s authors and publishers deserve international attention.
The Rights Directors Meeting at the Frankfurt Book Fair will focus on France and the developing markets in Southeast Asia where more than 620 million people live.
Ananth Padmanabhan has been named CEO of HarperCollins India, leaving Penguin Random House where he was SVP of sales. He starts in October.
Words Without Borders featured nine new translations from Indonesia in advance of Indonesia’s turn as Guest of Honor at the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair.
Popmatters discusses the Modern Library of Indonesia series, published since 2010, by the Lontar Foundation, as well as the organization behind the books.
French readers like many trashy books just as much everyone else; Americans are the most unlikely to finish a book…and more insights from e-book pros.
The first ASEAN Literary Festival spotlighted several regional issues, in particular the dearth of literary exchange, among countries in Southeast Asia.
The country offers a diverse range of publications, from gorgeous cookbooks and cutting-edge education titles to literary and Islamic texts.
Asia Literary Review managing editor Duncan Jepson discusses the five year history of his magazine, why Westerners sometimes struggle to comprehend Asian writing, and why it’s important to see beyond China. Editorial by Duncan Jepson When we launched the Asia Literary Review five years ago, it was still a Western World and Asia, regardless of 5,000 years of history, was …
By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story looks at Wattpad’s global growth, particularly in Southeast Asia, where the majority of users continue to rely on feature phones running Java-based e-readers. This market has been largely abandoned in the North America and Europe in favor of catering to smartphone users demanding advanced features. Wattpad offers free ebooks, which is part of the …