While Myanmar bookstores struggle, street bookstores and English-language bookstores thrive

Myanmar has been in the news for all the wrong reasons this year, so let’s round off 2017 with a look at Myanmar’s book scene. Today’s Myanmar Times (never let it be said TNPS brings you old news!)(of course, time zones help) tells of English teacher Peter Evans, planning on opening his third bookstore in Read More …

StoryDrive Asia 2017 – Not yet embracing digital the way it ought

StoryDrive Asia wound up a two day conference on Tuesday that has received little coverage in the western industry media beyond that offered by Porter Anderson over at Publishing Perspectives. The following snippets from a StoryDrive press release just issued gives some insights into what we missed, each followed by some off-the-cuff reactions from yours Read More …

Amazon and Netflix video will boost the India book market

The Mumbai Film Festival is underway right now, just as Netflix announces it will be producing 5-6 original TV series in India. This three months after Amazon’s first India original TV series Inside Edge went live. And this in turn following Amazon’s announcement in December 2016 that it would be launching 17 original programmes for Read More …