Since the start of this year, our books have been available in Singapore (and Malaysia) through Select Books, a company which specialises in books from all parts of Asia. (It’s my dream to one day open a similar bookshop in Hong Kong). The timing is good, as several of our recent and upcoming titles have Singapore connections.
Select Books’ store can be found at 51 Armenian Street, Singapore 179939. Gazetted as a national monument, the building has historical significance as the location of Sun Yat-sen’s United Chinese Library from 1911 to 1987, and it sits in a neighbourhood with a rich cultural heritage. Check out Select’s blog to find out more about them.
The most difficult part for a H K or Singapore writer to create a market in USA is lack of name recognition. I have encountered a relatively well-known Singapore scholar who tried to push his book for sale in USA was met with lack of interest. Even American newspapers’ book review sections refused to have his book reviewed. Very often, a bad review is better than no review.
Yes, I agree, any attention is very welcome. The problem is that most interest is local in nature, and this seems to be the case everywhere.
looking forward for some new stuff around here i can dig
Even a lot of fiction writers in the USA do not acquire a name, not so say overseas writers from Asia.