Find Printing and Publishing expertise in Singapore

Singapore has more than 700 publishers of books, journals, newspapers, magazines, periodicals, directories and databases (2011). The country is the Asian headquarters for many top international publishers, such as Reed Elsevier, John Wiley & Sons (Asia), McGraw-Hill Learning Education, Cambridge University Press, and Marshall Cavendish International. Niche independent publishers do however still thrive in Singapore. For example, the World Scientific Publishing Company, a company of 200 employees based in Singapore, specialises in the publication of science magazines and journals. It is now recognised as one of the leading publishers of scientific titles in the world today. Other publishers such as Singapore Asia Publishers and Alston Publishing House publish academic materials: workbooks, textbooks, reference books and educational materials. Candid Creation Publishing is a bilingual English-Chinese publisher based in Singapore, founded in 1999. Periplus Publishing Group is one of the country’s main English-language publishers and booksellers.

Singapore is ranked 2 out of 144 countries on the Global Competitiveness Report 2012–13 with a score of 6.1 out of 7.0 for intellectual property protection (World Economic Forum) making it the best country in Asia to offer protection for intellectual property. In comparison nearby Malaysia is placed 31 out of 144 countries with a score of 4.9 out of 7.0.

The Singapore Book Publishers Association is the trade body of the country and the National Book Development Council of Singapore is a charity which supports the needs of writers, publishers, book suppliers and libraries.

Printing and Publishing organisations in Singapore
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