The Big Bad Wolf: From Bargained Titles to Book Expo Domination

The Big Bad Wolf Books first exploded into scene in 2009, launched by husband-and-wife team Andrew Yap and Jacqueline Ng as an extension of their remainder book business, BookXcess that sells bargain, overprinted and unsold books. It was started with a novel goal in mind, to make books available at extremely affordable prices. The very …

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PTS Publication

How PTS Publication Builds a Multi-million e-Commerce Empire

PTS Publication began in 1988 when the founders, Ainon Mohd and Prof. Emeritus Abdullah Hassan formed a consultancy services company focused on publishing, creativity and thinking skills. Their earlier corporate clients include Bank Negara Malaysia, Malayan Banking (Maybank today), ESSO (ExxonMobil), Shell, Telekom Malaysia, and a list of government bodies.   Both founders had been …

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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 …

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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. For almost a decade or so, scholarly publishers in Malaysia have been trying to figure …

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