Sunday 31 January 2016

Thursday 28 January 2016

Indie spotlight: book awards as part of a marketing strategy

Indie spotlight is our monthly column on self-publishing. This month our regular columnist, Siobhan Daiko, looks at awards for which indie authors are eligible. This ties in nicely with the poll Asian Books Blog is currently running, to find the book of the Lunar Year, and which pits indie authors up against traditionally published ones.  If you haven’t yet voted, you can find details of the shortlist, and instructions on how to vote, by clicking hereBut now: over to Siobhan…

Sunday 24 January 2016

Thursday 21 January 2016

Weekly blog for UK Telegraph

You may be interested in my weekly blog about life in Singapore, for the UK Telegraph. If so, click here. This week it's on trying to track down a sculpture allegedly floating over the Singapore River...

Lion City Lit: Tom Benner

Asian Books Blog is based in Singapore. Lion City Lit explores what’s going on in the City-State, lit-wise. Here journalist Tom Benner explains why it’s a wonderful source of stories…

Tuesday 19 January 2016

Authors in the UK

Authors in the UK are currently up-in-arms about the fact that, very often, everybody at a literary festival but them gets paid: the caterers; the cleaners; the organisers...For comment from the UK-based Society of Authors see here.

Booksellers disappear in Hong Kong

As even the least likely probable reader of this blog must surely be aware there have been some worrying disappearances of booksellers in Hong Kong recently. For a statement of concern from the European and International Booksellers Federation see here.