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.
According to the Times Higher Education, the National University of Singapore is one of the world’s top universities. The Singapore Book Fair is an annual event which supports the book publishing trade. The Book Fair hosts a variety of events such as meeting authors and showcasing electronic products including e-books and e-learning programmes.
Around 25% of the printing outlet in Singapore is exported, with the country being deemed one of the top printing hubs in Asia. There are 860 printing establishments in Singapore employing almost 18,000 workers (Economic Development Board & SPRING Singapore, 2009). In a thriving industry, the Print and Media Association represents the industry. Printpack Singapore is the annual international trade fair for services in the printing and packaging industry. SPRING is a company which helps local printers and publishers gain access to new niche market segments through matching business to high profile publishing cities such as Tokyo and New York.
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