January 2013 – Korea > Beijing > Anhui (Hefei)
Executive Summary: Our POD books are being loaded by the number one bookstore in Korea, Kyobo. We have partnered with the top POD printer in Korea for fulfilling POD orders throughout the region. In China we have expanded our relationships with the Anhui Publishing Group and their ebook platform TimeEbo will be carrying our ebooks in the next quarter. Business continues to grow for PODG in Asia. Below you will find updates and pictures from my current trip to Korea and China. Next week we go to Taiwan and India.
Our Chinese VP and Partner, Mr. Song Bo on a recent trip to the park that overlooks the Forbidden City.
Mr. Song Bo and the rights director from Anhui Fine Arts Publishing House evaluating books together.
Anhui Fine Arts Publishing has the exclusive rights to the photographs from every item in the Forbidden City. They are partnering with PODG for ebook and postcard selling in the West.
This is a five book set that is incredibly large and expensive in book form.
Here is Robert Fletcher and his “bodyguards” from Anhui, Harriett and Monica. On my first visit to Anhui they were worried that I would get kidnapped, smile. We call Monica my ‘bodyguard’ as she is wearing heels in this picture!
If you are a reader of this blog, by now you know that food is a big part of business in Asia. And while I have eaten fish from their on-premise tanks, this is the first time that they have brought us the fish in a net to confirm!
Voila! (As a true foodie, I think the food in China is the best in the world, and I use Boca Raton as my reference point).
Eating in Korea is unique, wonderful, and quite different than China. I call this picture, “death by 1000 dishes”.
We are very proud to announce that our books are being printed POD in Korea by KSI now. Mr. Kim is an incredible partner to work with. The south Koreans are truly amazingly wonderful people and partners. We are also excited about the fact that our authors that live in Korea are going to have a very nice platform to work with for signings and presentations.
And we conclude this post with a picture showing how nicely Publish On Demand Global is received in China. This picture is taken at CEPIEC, a $1BB company under the Ministry of Education.
Once again, a big thanks to our authors and partners who make all this possible. We work for you!
Robert Fletcher – CEO
Beijing, China, January 27th, 2013