MOHE to Begin Screening for CREAM Awards 2017

Three years ago, the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) introduced the Current Research in Malaysia (CREAM) Awards to academic journals published by various scholarly publishers in Malaysia. The awards are given out to journals which have been showcasing noticeable performance and promising growth. It is also a recognition given to the publishers that have been … Read more

E-books in Scholarly Publishing: Malaysia’s Perspective

E-books have been revolutionising all publishing sectors, and the scholarly publishing is no exception. The article attempts to evaluate how the electronic publishing and e-books have been progressing among the scholarly publishers in Malaysia, particularly in the tertiary education market.

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For almost a decade or so, scholarly publishers in Malaysia have been trying to figure out ways to capitalise the rise of e-books.

But the struggle has been real, with several factors hindering their progress. Some of these include challenges in identifying optimised formats, executing the right pricing strategy, exerting control on the e-book size, encrypting the digitalised contents, and getting the e-books out to worldwide users. 

The situation is about to take an optimistic turn in 2012. On 4-5 December 2012, the inaugural ASEAN Ebook Conference was held in Kuala Lumpur, garnering participants from Malaysia and neighbouring countries including Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam.

The two-day event was co-organised by the National Book Council of Malaysia (MBKM) and the Malaysian Book Publishers Association (MABOPA), taking place at Vistana Hotel Kuala Lumpur.

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MOHE Introduces CREAM Status for Academic Journals

The Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) has introduced the inaugural Current Research in Malaysia (CREAM) status to promising academic journals published by academic publishers around the country. CREAM status is introduced as a way for publishers to boost continued excellence in education. 12 academic journals have been identified as 2015 winners. These journals are picked … Read more

#MyCyberSale 2015: 28 Sept – 2 Oct 2015


#MyCyberSale, an online sales event organised by Multimedia Development Corporation (MDeC), will be coming up again this year, following a successful inaugural run of the same event last year.

It is claimed to be the biggest online sales in Malaysia.

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