The Philippines will host one of the world’s biggest book sales in February. Big Bad Wolf is coming to Manila!

The world’s biggest book sale lands in Manila next month. With 2 million titles on sale at big discounts 24 hours a day you could be forgiven for thinking Amazon is about to open a Kindle Philippines ebook store, but actually these are print books, sold in real time. Amazon? Isn’t that a river in Read More …

It’s only January, but already Filipino readers are excited about binge-buying at the Manila International Book Fair in September

The Philippines may not be on the radar of many publishers, and even fewer indies, but as those who follow my ramblings elsewhere will know, I regard the Philippines as a priority objective for my hybrid author engagement, and 2018 promises to be a good time to step up that action. For the 2017 Manila Read More …

Marvel comics court China and Asia with eastern superheroes

Marvel’s new editor-in-chief is no stranger to controversy. Last year C.B. Cebulksi’s arrival in the US to take on the role (he had previously been working for Marvel in Shanghai as Marvel Asia VP) was overshadowed by revelations he had previously written comics under a Japanese pen-name. That wasn’t controversial in itself so much as Read More …

S.E. Asia online economy growing faster than predicted. $200bn by 2025. Will publishers rise to the opportunity?

A year and a half after Google and Temasek’s first assessment of the SE Asia digital economy, a new report shows the region growing significantly faster than predicted. The report touches on neither books nor ebooks, but this study represents major opportunities for publishers, distributors, retailers and authors, both within the region and beyond. By Read More …

Philippines court orders Chinese copyright infringer to pay $490,000 to publisher

Piracy, both print and digital, is a challenge publishers and authors face the world over when releasing our works into the public arena. And in some parts of the world copyright law is less vigorously than in others. This week comes news of a landmark ruling in the Philippines where a Pinoy court has ordered Read More …