Sunday, December 28, 2008

Exciting Times for Ezra

Our vision is to provide a balance of new and exciting titles while not forgetting the classics that have shaped our understanding and experience of the world. ... Now, more than ever, we find that there is an appetite for innovative, alternative ideas that challenge the mainstream ... We publish fiction and nonfiction, in both English and Malay. That said, we feel that there is great potential in the nonfiction market for both languages, especially for the Malay-language audience. Currently, the Malay-reading public doesn’t truly have the option of reading Thomas L. Friedman’s The World Is Flat, Paulo Coelho’s The Alchemist or Camilla Gibb’s Sweetness in the Belly, so the translation market is something that we’re going into aggressively.

Dynamic young publisher (though he describes himself, self-effacingly as "still wet behind the ears") Ezra Zaid of ZI Publications is interviewed by Eric Forbes in Readsmonthly supplement of Starmag today and maps out his exciting future plans.

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