Newsflash: LocalBooks.sg, Singapore’s online bookstore, is offering 30% off all the Christmas Reads below! And, for domestic Singapore orders, the store is offering FREE shipping & FREE gift wrapping. Wow, Christmas has come early! Head over to LocalBooks.sg now … The books are also available from other leading bookstores worldwide. Top 10 Christmas Fiction Reads All visitors to …Read More about Christmas Reads
Monsoon is delighted to see that its donation of copies of Monkey Magic (Vols. 1-3) by Grant S. Clark has been put to good use in Nigeria. Books went to schools in Mariga, Rafi and Mokwa as well as in Minna, the capital of Niger State. The books were donated via VSO, who said: “It …Read More about Monkey Magic in Nigerian schools
First established in Singapore in 2002 as ‘Monsoon Books Pte Ltd’, Monsoon’s main office moved to the UK in 2016 and ‘Monsoon Books Ltd’, a UK-registered limited company was incorporated in the UK in the same year. In October 2016, the Monsoon Books website moved country domains from ‘.com.sg’ to ‘.co.uk’ to reflect the base …Read More about Monsoon Books website moves to a UK domain
At Monsoon Books we are always delighted when we are approached by an author who has written a book that fits perfectly with our publishing ethos. John Greet did just that with his book, Shaman of Bali . The book borders on “faction” (based on real events turned into fiction) and shows the not so perfect …Read More about Author of the Week: John Greet
Monsoon Books publisher Philip Tatham pens an article in the June 2016 issue of the Beam about Monsoon Books and why it specialises on books about Southeast Asia. Download PDF here.
Do check out the new website of the UK’s National Book Tokens. You can now buy personalised book tokens as presents. The new website enables people to upload photos of friends and family and leave a personalised message for the gift receiver (and even add book recommendations). National book token are accepted in most major …Read More about National Book Tokens Get Personal
Roger Tagholm talks to Monsoon Books publisher, Philip Tatham, in Publishing Perspectives. Monsoon Books, a publisher of titles on Southeast Asia based in Singapore and the UK, is taking a different stance on Digital Rights Management (DRM). It’s opting for a more open approach in a bid to boost its ebook sales in a part …Read More about Publishing Perspectives: Philip Tatham on ASEAN
To mark the occasion of World Press Freedom Day 2016, Monsoon invites all Malaysians and friends of Malaysia to take a look at Marco Ferrarese’s novel Nazi Goreng, currently banned in Malaysia. Nazi Goreng is a disturbing story of one young Malay man’s coming-of-age in the big city and offers a stunning portrait of the …Read More about World Press Freedom Day 2016
“Out in the Midday Sun” by Margaret Shennan is reviewed in Shiny New Books by Rob Spence. “This is a well-researched, detailed and engrossing study of the British presence in the Malay peninsula and Singapore from its beginnings in the late nineteenth century to independence in 1957, ” writes Spence. “Shennan’s technique in this absorbing …Read More about “Out in the Midday Sun: The British in Malaya 1880-1960” reviewed in Shiny New Books
Monsoon Books has sold the audio rights for Ann Bennett’s novel, Bamboo Heart – the first in a trilogy of novels set in prisoner-of-war camps on the Death Railway. Oakhill Publishing has taken world English audio rights, via Adrian Weston Literary Agency, and will be releasing in Autumn 2016. Bamboo Heart has also been shortlisted …Read More about Monsoon sells audio rights in Bamboo Heart by Ann Bennett
Monsoon author and former Bangkok private eye Warren Olson is quoted in The Telegraph (UK) in an amusing article on expat men and Bangkok bargirls by Rosie Milne. Olson is the author of “Confessions of a Private Eye” (ebook £3.99) and “Thai Private Eye” (ebook £3.99), both fascinating collections of Olson’s true case files during …Read More about “Expat wives’ biggest fear in south-east Asia? Hubby running off with a bargirl”
Good to see Singapore publishers Periplus, EDM, Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) and Monsoon mentioned in The Guardian today. We wish Mike Stoner all the best with his new book, Jalan Jalan.
President Obama and the Peanuts gang get some free publicity and an image boost by being placed next to Monsoon in today’s The Bookseller e-newsletter going out to members of the UK book trade.
Monsoon has arrived. A mention in The Bookseller magazine, UK’s business magazine of the book industry since 1858, is all the proof we need that we are officially open for business in the UK. Well, we better get to work then … look out for some fantastic new releases in the UK this Spring, including …Read More about The Bookseller
You know the situation in Malaysia is bad when Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim declares support for his arch nemesis Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad in an effort to rid the country of Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak! We wish Anwar good luck. Read the history between Anwar and Dr M in “Anwar Ibrahim” by …Read More about Anwar Ibrahim declares support for his arch nemesis Dr M.
This is your last chance for UK deliveries to arrive by Sunday 6 March. Treat Mum to a copy of “Olivia & Sophia” by Rosie Milne this Mother’s Day. Buy the paperback (£8.99) and get the ebook bundled FREE. Give the paperback to Mum and read the ebook yourself! (Free delivery within the UK.) • …Read More about Mother’s Day, UK (Sunday 6 March 2016
Rosie Milne, author of “Olivia & Sophia”, lists ten things readers may not know about her in Female First, UK. 1) I am from London, but I am now an expat; I currently live in Singapore. Raffles founded the city in 1819, and it was because I live here that I first became interested …Read More about ‘Ten things I’d like readers to know about me’ by Rosie Milne
Harry Potter and a Kneazle visit Monsoon Books on World Book Day 2016.
The fictionalised diaries of Raffles’ two wives, “Olivia & Sophia” by Rosie Milne, is reviewed in The Asian Review of Books. “This work of historical fiction tells the essence of a story through short diary entries, a not unusual literary device,” says Stephen Joyce. “This book that will attract the general historical fiction reader, in particular …Read More about Olivia & Sophia by Rosie Milne reviewed in The Asian Review of Books
Congratulations to author Rosie Milne whose new work of historical fiction, Olivia & Sophia, made the list of ‘Best of expat fiction 2015’ in The Displaced Nation blog. Olivia & Sophia offers a new take on the life and adventures of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles through the fictionalised diaries of his two wives, Olivia and Sophia. …Read More about ‘Olivia & Sophia’ in ‘Best of expat fiction 2015’