We were thrilled to launch two books at the recent Singapore Writers Festival this month. Authors, Dawn Farnham (Finding Maria) and Suchen Christine Lim (The Man Who Who His Wife’s Sarong) attended a launch event which included reading and Q&A’s from the busy audience. It was a wonderful time. With thanks to SWF and Pansing …Read More about Success at the Singapore Writers Festival!
Monsoon are partnering with GoodReads to offer readers in the UK the chance to win one of 10 copies of our new book, Forbidden Hill (Singapore Saga, Vol.1.) by John D.Greenwood. The book can be described as a sweeping saga of historical fiction that spans the first 30 years of Singapore. ‘Brimming with memorable characters, this …Read More about Forbidden Hill is our new GoodReads giveaway
Once again, Monsoon are partnering with GoodReads to offer readers in the UK the chance to win one of 10 copies of our new book, The Man Who Wore His Wife’s Sarong by Suchen Christine Lim. The book can be described as a collection of stories of the Unsung, Unsaid and Uncelebrated in Singapore. “A …Read More about New GoodReads Giveaway!
We are delighted to be partnering again with Goodreads.com on their giveaway section! Until the 25th October 2017, you can enter to win a copy of Finding Maria by Dawn Farnham – before the book is published. The book, a tale of a mother’s quest for her child is an addictive read set in 1950s Singapore. This is …Read More about Finding Maria on Goodreads Giveaway!
Last week we were thrilled to run a book bloggers tour concerning The Red Thread by Dawn Farnham. The tour consists of several blogs running reviews or pieces by the author on their respected blogs. It is a great way to showcase a book and the author. We loved the pieces that were posted including …Read More about The Red Thread book blog tour – what a week!
We are THRILLED that Singapore Love Stories has been nominated in the Popular Readers’ Choice Awards. Congratulations to everyone involved with the book. Please help us by voting for your preferred book here THANK YOU!!! You can also enter their competition by just choosing 3 books (we are hoping one of the three will …Read More about Singapore Love Stories shortlisted for the Popular Readers’ Choice Awards
Recently Monsoon has been collaborating with the wonderful organisation, The Book Fairies. Recently launched in Singapore, the “fairies” hide books in public spaces for anyone to pick up and enjoy. A global movement, there are fairies active in over 46 countries at the moment and more are being created. One of their most famous fairies is …Read More about Monsoon and The Book Fairies…
We are giving away 10 preview copies of our Autumn release Pai Naa on the Goodreads website! To enter, simply click on the information button below. Giveaway ends 16th August 2017. Goodreads Book Giveaway Pai Naa by Dorothy Thatcher Giveaway ends August 16, 2017. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway Pai Naa …Read More about Goodreads Book Giveaway!
Recently we started a monthly e-newsletter where we highlight new releases and discuss books in our publishing library. It is free and all you have to do is sign up! Which you can do here. (Just scroll down to the bottom of the page!) In the meantime, have a look at June’s issue here. …Read More about The Monsoon Monthly!
For a limited time only, Amazon will be selling the Kindle ebook of Escape by David McMillan for 99p! One of Monsoon’s bestsellers, the book is the notorious tale of the author’s escape from Klong Prem prison in Thailand. Buy the book here. On publication, the book caused a stir throughout the world’s media and …Read More about Catch “Escape” by David McMillan for 99p!
In March we released the last in the trilogy of titles from Ann Bennett’s thrilling series, Bamboo Road. To celebrate Monsoon Books held a launch event at the wonderful Daunt Books on Marylebone High Street, London, where Ann’s friends and family joined us to celebrate. Publisher Phil Tatham shared with us how on reading the …Read More about Bamboo Road blog tour – what a week!
Monsoon were delighted when Asian Review of Books recently reviewed the new release, Cigarette Girl. Reviewed by Rosie Milne, the book was described as thus: “Cigarette Girl provides fascinating glimpses of contemporary Indonesian social attitudes, and of Indonesian folklore and folk beliefs and provides a sustained, and brave, exploration of recent Indonesian politics and history.” To …Read More about Cigarette Girl…Indonesia in translation
This week sees the release of the final instalment of the Detective Hawksworth trilogy, Singapore Red. Monsoon publisher Phillip Tatham was instantly intrigued when he first came across the manuscript. As he says, “As a longtime resident of Singapore, I have always been interested in the history of the island and as a publisher I …Read More about Author of the Week: William L. Gibson
Monsoon Books proudly launched Singapore Love Stories at the Singapore Writers Festival on Saturday. We were delighted to see so many of the book’s contributors attend the launch and answer questions from the audience. The book has already generated brilliant reviews from Asian Review of Books, the South China Morning Post and The Finder. If …Read More about Singapore Love Stories – an exciting new release!
Don’t miss our monthly newsletter! With behind the scenes details from our authors, competitions and event notices, it is the perfect way to keep in touch (especially if you are not on Facebook!). Please sign up using the form below and don’t forget to take a look at our current newsletter here. …Read More about November newsletter from Monsoon!
Monsoon recently listed a free book giveaway for Shaman of Bali on Goodreads (are you on there yet – it’s great!) and we were delighted by the response! The book is picking up a lot of interest and we are delighted with our readers’ responses. With this in mind, the author, John, has created this …Read More about Meet the Author – John Greet, author of Shaman of Bali
Bamboo Heart and Bamboo Island – parts one and two of the Bamboo trilogy by Ann Bennett have been quietly admired since they were respectively published. Readers have praised these all-absorbing novels, set against the backdrop of World War II in Southeast Asia, and Bamboo Heart went on to win “Best Fiction published in Asia, …Read More about Author of the Week: Ann Bennett
We are huge fans of Trip Fiction at Monsoon – their method of reviewing books by location is the perfect way to find a book you didn’t know you had to read. This is such a great opportunity for small publishers to get their titles noticed and we are deeply grateful that they chose to …Read More about Trip Fiction highlights Monsoon Books!
We were delighted to read Rosie Milne’s (author of Olivia & Sophia) interview in Bookish Asia this week. With the anniversary of Raffles birth on the 6th July, this interview highlights the leading ladies in his life. Rosie explains the level of research she explored to bring to life these amazing women and to get …Read More about Rosie Milne interview in Bookish Asia
“Modern Malaysian fiction either looks back at its colonial past, or tries to mock Western genres. I’d like to see a bit more of self-reflection and more powerful, exciting writing.” In the second part of our interview with Marco Ferrarese, we discuss the shock and surprise when after two years of being published, Nazi …Read More about Author of the Week: Marco Ferrarese – part 2!