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Taiwan's Taichung publishes free travel guide to attract Japanese tourists

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taichung's Tourism and Travel Bureau has published an in-depth Japanese travel guide as well as its e-book edition in anticipation of incoming Japanese tourists during...

Murder, but gentler: 'Cozy' mysteries a pandemic-era balm

“A book,” author Neil Gaiman may or may not have said, “is a dream you hold in your hand.” And right now, in an era of pandemic and polarization, Americans have — and need — a lot of dreams. ...

Belarus anti-government protesters receiving medical treatment in Germany

"I was injured near the town where Alexander Taraikovsky was killed," Grigoriy tells DW, attempting a smile. Alexander Taraikovsky was the first anti-government protester to be killed in Min...

American who enthused about Bali lifestyle being deported

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — An American graphic designer is being deported from the Indonesian resort island of Bali over her viral tweets that celebrated it as a low-cost, queer-friendly place for for...

Connecticut probing Amazon's e-book deals with publishers

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut authorities are investigating whether Amazon's e-book deals with certain publishers are anticompetitive and violate antitrust laws, state Attorney General William To...

China's Alibaba, Tencent unit fined under anti-monopoly law

HONG KONG (AP) — China’s market regulator on Monday said it fined Alibaba Group and a Tencent Holdings-backed company for failing to seek approval before proceeding with some acquisitions. ...

Coronavirus: How India's women entrepreneurs are beating the odds

Pastry chef Pooja Dhingra (main picture) runs a successful chain of cafes in Mumbai. She had many plans for this year, but the coronavirus pandemic has pushed her to the brink of losing everything she...

Indie bookstores launch anti-Amazon 'Boxed Out' campaign

NEW YORK (AP) — With many independent bookstore owners facing the most dire financial crisis in their lifetimes, the American Booksellers Association has teamed with an award-winning advertising agenc...

Macmillan CEO forced out over 'direction' of company

NEW YORK (AP) — Macmillan's longtime CEO, John Sargent, will be leaving at the end of the year, forced out by what parent company Holtzbrinck Publishing Group is calling “a disagreement regarding the ...

Taiwan e-book platform rejects China's Alipay request to remove sensitive books

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese e-book platform Readmoo has reportedly ended its partnership with China’s largest third-party payment processor Alipay after the Chinese firm demanded the ...

Microsoft Forecasts a Hybrid New Normal of Work in Asia-Pacific

Released whitepaper assesses the key trends shaping Asia Pacific’s workforce, and the critical role of organizations, people and technology in realizing a hybrid workplace SINGAPORE - Media OutReach -...

Short film promotes tourism in Taichung, Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The city of Taichung released a short film earlier this month that promotes 58 attractions and festivities in the city. In a press conference to announce the short film...

Follett novel, others to be excerpted in free e-compilation

NEW YORK (AP) — Fiction by Ken Follett, Matt Haig and Sue Miller will be among the dozens of upcoming releases excerpted in two free e-book compilations. “Buzz Books 2020: Fall/Wint...

Rowling starts Harry Potter At Home for housebound families

NEW YORK (AP) — J.K. Rowling is hoping a dash of Harry Potter will help families confined to their homes during the coronavirus pandemic. The author has launched an online initiativ...

Head of Hallmark's media business leaves, no reason given

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of Hallmark's media business is leaving the company after 11 years. No reason was given for Bill Abbott's departure, and no replacement was immediately named...