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Country Spotlight: Singapore: Copyright Update

The last major updates to the Singapore Copyright Act were in 2004, before the era of tablets, e-readers, and smartphones. The law, which was enacted in 1987, is in urgent need of an overhaul to address the opportunities that have arisen from new technologies, and to close the loopholes that may... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-10-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Country Spotlight: Singapore: Educational and STM Publishing

By and large, Singapore’s education system, which is among the most highly regarded in the world, is a boon to its publishing industry. No subject is more popular, or more competitive, than mathematics. Known as Singapore math, the city-state’s mathematics teaching method and curriculum is... Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-10-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Country Spotlight: Singapore: Events to Watch

The Asian Festival of Children’s Content, managed by the National Book Development Council of Singapore, explores the entire spectrum of children’s content, from creation to distribution to consumption. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-10-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Country Spotlight: Singapore: Literary Publishing

Singapore literature, or Sing lit as it is known locally, is getting hot—and it is not because of the island’s tropical climate. Recent months have seen many titles, from literary fiction to middle grade series, getting picked up by overseas publishers, including those from the U.K. and U.S. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-10-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Country Spotlight: Singapore: Top 12 Writers and Titles to Watch

From literary fiction to middle-grade series, Singapore’s new literary voices are getting louder, and their works finding new homes far away from the tropical city-state. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-10-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Country Spotlight: Malaysia: A Mixed Bag for Bookselling

For the Malaysian bookselling and publishing communities, the first quarter of the year leading up to the 6% goods and services tax (GST) implementation on April 1 was tumultuous and disruptive. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-09-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Country Spotlight: Malaysia: A Flourishing Alternative Scene

The growing popularity of alternative publishers such as DuBook, Thukul Cetak and Lejen Press is a welcome change (“an absolute delight”) to Raman Krishnan of Silverfish Books, a company many regarded as the catalyst in the independent bookselling and publishing scene in Malaysia. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-09-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Country Spotlight: Malaysia: Checking Out the Top Shows and Festivals

With publishers large and small putting on road shows, holding minifairs, and participating in major book events, and with chain bookstores and remainder sellers holding their own shows, there are plenty of opportunities for book lovers and content creators to congregate across Malaysia. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-09-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Country Spotlight: Malaysia

Malaysia—a multicultural nation of 30 million people made up of Malay, English, Chinese, and Tamil speakers—is a relatively small and divided book market. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-09-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Country Spotlight: Malaysia: Heating Up the Rights Market

Rights traffic, as expected in a small book market like Malaysia, typically flows one way, with English-to-Malay translations mostly found in the education and reference segments. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-09-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Country Spotlight: Malaysia: Digital Segment on the Move

The Malaysian ebook industry is still in the low single digit in terms of market share and international ebook retailers have yet to show signs of setting up shop here. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-09-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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