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Ellen Harvey is the associate/digital editor of Book Business and Publishing Executive.

Brandon Sanderson has a special place in his heart for Taiwan. The American author of the popular “Mistborn” and “The Stormlight Archive” series flew to Taiwan earlier this month to attend the annual Taipei International Book Exhibition and meet his Taiwanese fans.  According to book agent Gray Tan of Grayhawk literary agency, Sanderson’s novels are […]

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According to a recent report in CNN, Taiwanese bookstore chain Eslite is leading a renaissance of the bricks-and-mortar bookshop on the island, by focusing above all on the social experience of browsing and reading together. The chain facilitates this not only by a totally browser-friendly posture, but also by staying open 24 hours a day […]

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It's midnight in the capital of Taiwan.

While some people are slowly walking home through the neon-lit streets, or getting ready to hit the club scene, others are on their way to a more unusual nocturnal hangout -- a bookstore.

The Eslite store in central Taipei opens 24 hours and has more night owl visitors than most Western bookstores could dream of during their daytime hours.

Here, young and old sit side-by-side on small steps or around reading tables, deeply engrossed in literary worlds.

Although “Hard Choices” by Hillary Clinton has been published already in a Chinese translation in the free and democratic nation of Taiwan, complete with front page newspaper coverage, communist Chinese publishers in Beijing have nixed publishing the account of Clinton’s four years as U.S. secretary of state. No English edition will be available in China. […]

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For T.J. McFadden, writing the military thriller — about a potential war between China and Taiwan — was a labor of love and part of a ten-year learning process. A recent thumbs-up review in a newspaper in Taiwan has given the Ohio author a feeling of success, even if sales are still slow. To write […]

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Wu Ming-yi’s , an eco fantasy is putting Taiwan on the international map in a novel way, with overseas editions appearing in London, New York and Paris. A recent NPR review by Jason Sheehan on the radio network’s website gave the novel high marks and praised the author for his powerful imagery. Sheehan started off by […]

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