Buy a paperback from the Monsoon website and get the ebook edition for free. If you read ebooks for convenience or when travelling, but you want a physical book for the bookshelf as well, you can now get the ebook bundled free with the paperback edition. Add the ‘paperback + ebook’ edition to your cart …Read More about Get a free ebook with every paperback purchased!
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, 2015" Asian Books Blog (Singapore). At Monsoon, publisher Phil Tatham describes the moment he started reading the books: "I started reading an unedited manuscript of Bamboo Heart, the first in the WWII trilogy set in Southeast Asia, by first-time author Ann … 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 feature us and our books!Have a look here for the feature! … 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 to grips with the hardships they faced - childbirth, illness and every day living was a struggle. Have a look here. … 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 Goreng was banned for sale in Malaysia. For further background details about the book please visit the Facebook page: www.facebook.com/ngorengbookAll photos courtesy of Marco Ferrarese.Monsoon: How did you feel when the book was banned in Malaysia?Of … Read more about Author of the Week: Marco Ferrarese – part 2!
“Revolution is not made by wearing T-shirts with slogans…”In 2013, Monsoon Books was thrilled to publish Marco Ferrase’s eye-opening debut book, Nazi Goreng. Captivating and, at times, brutal, the book was well received by both critics and readers. However, in 2015, the Malaysian Government deemed the content inappropriate and banned bookstores in Malaysia from selling the book. Since then it has been an ongoing struggle to make the book accessible to those who demand it. Monsoon is proud to offer the book as a DRM-free download across all territories in the … Read more about Author of the Week: Marco Ferrarese
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. … Read more about Monsoon in the Beam, June 2016
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 bookshops in the UK and Ireland, including WHSmith, Waterstones, Blackwell, Easons, John Smith, Foyles and many independent stores. … 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 of the world in which digital hasn’t yet taken off. In talking with Monsoon Books Publisher Philip Tatham, we asked him to talk about his decision on DRM and to give us his overview of the ASEAN region, the population of which (some 600 million) exceeds those of both … Read more about Publishing Perspectives: Philip Tatham on ASEAN