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The Malaysian publishing industry alone, excluding printing, is worth up to half a billion US dollars. There are more than 500 publishers in the country. Some of the main publishing houses include Kechara Media & Publications which produce self-help and spirituality books; Kanyin Publications, a leading publisher of business, personal finance, investment and management books; and Future Ace Publishing Sdn Bhd and Oyez Books for Children, both specialising in reading and activity books for preschool children, the latter having a stronger emphasis on illustrated children’s books. EPH Publishing (M) Sdn Bhd are also a key provider of quality educational books for Malaysian Vernacular, National Primary and Secondary Schools. Pearson Malaysia has a prominent presence in education publishing in the country.
Malaysia has a high ranking on the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness Report 2012–13, being placed 31out of 144 countries with an intellectual property protection score of 4.9 out of 7.0. Malaysia is placed higher than neighbouring country, China, which was ranked 51 out of 144 and with an intellectual property protection score of 3.9. North of Malaysia, Cambodia is also placed lower at 85 out of 144 countries and with an intellectual property protection score of 3.3.
Malaysian universities are well-established in the QS Asian University Rankings, and with Newcastle University in the UK having a campus here, Malaysia is a promising place for educational publishers. The Malaysian Book Publishers Association is the key representative sector body. The National Book Council of Malaysia organises the Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair each year. BookFest @ Malaysia is also an annual book fair organised by POPULAR Book Company. Each year the fair displays products from hundreds of publishers and related-businesses across Asia.
The country has an established printing industry catering to international clients, though this mass exporting of books has drawn notable criticism. This has brought on calls to foster a more established Malaysian language print industry, in order to enhance local culture and to reverse falling reader numbers. The Malaysian printing industry is said to be in the top five largest industries in the manufacturing sector.
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