Hindi pulp fiction writer Surender Mohan Pathak has been made ‘the Agatha Christie of India’ by Minakshi Thakur, who saw potential in a genre ignored by other publishers.
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.
Exploring and enriching the Southeast Asian publishing markets, Singapore’s StoryDrive Asia conference is set for November 13 and 14.
As the post-Frankfurt publishing conference season rolls on, here are notes on several publishing events in Europe, Asia, and North America.
Publishing experts in the Philippines offer an inside look at their book market and the international opportunities they see in Southeast Asia and elsewhere.
‘The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye’ is the biggest success so far from Epigram Books in Singapore. ‘We’ve published more than 300 titles,’ says publisher Edmund Wee.
From Stockholm’s internationally situated Bonnier with its history to the new Canelo from the UK and 10-year-old Wattpad, innovation is the quest at StoryDrive Asia in Singapore.
Understanding publishing in the digital context of ‘nearby media’ is at the heart of the Frankfurt Book Fair’s StoryDrive Asia conference in Singapore.
One literary agent’s story at this fourth iteration of the international conference was about selling 2,000 English-language titles into the Chinese market. Going the other direction? Not so easy.
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