Nepal adds 250 internet users every hour, but Nepal’s publishers aren’t seeing the opportunity

Unnoticed and unremarked in the west, Nepal’s 22nd  International Book Fair wound up on Saturday after a ten day event that drew a crowd of around 30,000. That’s a disappointing turn out for a country of 30 million, but Nepal is a country where the population is thinly spread – only one city, Kathmandu, has Read More …

Nepal’s publishing boom is print focussed as ebooks continue to struggle

The Himalayan country of Nepal is probably not on the radar of most western authors and publishers, but with more people than Australia, and over half the population online, it could be an exciting opportunity. Right now Nepal is experiencing something of a publishing boom, in print at least. But despite 16 million people connecting Read More …

Writing in India’s shadow – the challenge facing Nepali authors

I was e-chatting with a Canadian author recently and the topic turned to what it is like for Canadian authors, writing in the shadow of their giant neighbour, the USA. Canada has a vibrant literary community and heritage. For example the Montreal International Book Fair, which begins its 40th anniversary incarnation tomorrow, Wednesday 15 November, is Read More …