Read Books By AWers!

Welcome to the AbsoluteWrite Water Cooler! Please read The Newbie Guide To Absolute Write

editing for authors ad

A publisher or agency using Google ads to solicit your novel probably isn't anyone you want to write for.


Go Back   Absolute Write Water Cooler > Welcome to the Water Cooler > International District
Register FAQ Calendar Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-02-2013, 08:30 AM   #1
pebblefoot
New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin
 
pebblefoot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Taiwan
Posts: 23
pebblefoot is on a distinguished road
Hello From Taiwan

I've been a member of this forum for a while and have enjoyed the insights and feedback it offers. I just noticed a thread for international member, so thanks for providing that!

I'm an American but I've been living in Taiwan for almost 8 years now. I teach English at one of the top universities in Taiwan, NTUST. I just received my MBA from NTU in Taipei, which is now ranked as one of the top 100 universities in the world! (Go Taiwan!)

I run a small publishing company called Pebblefoot Press and I focus on textbooks and storybooks for learning purposes. But I also write my own fiction and non-fiction. I have a platform for writers called Pebblefoot Park and you could search for that and join if interested. We are also looking for agents/publishers to join and make connections there.

Anyone with questions about publishing in Asia, just ask and I'll do my best to help. Currently I'm looking for a good (and cheap) translator to help me with a book about a bicycle trip I took across Alaska. It's a 'how to' book and would be interesting to anyone thinking of doing something like that. I'd like to get this book into Chinese so I can put it on the selves here in Taiwan. Independent bookstore owners here are open to letting you stick copies in their stores, which is really cool.
__________________
Strablet
Pebblefoot Park
pebblefoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2013, 12:18 AM   #2
kk.erri
figuring it all out
 
kk.erri's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: San Francisco, CA
Posts: 67
kk.erri is on a distinguished road
That's really cool Pebblefoot! Does your publishing company publish in Chinese or English, or both?

Hope things work out for you
kk.erri is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 03:46 PM   #3
Abderian
practical experience, FTW
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 193
Abderian is well-respected
Hi Pebblefoot

I'm a British freelance writer living in Taipei. I've only been here about 16 months but loving it so far.

Sorry I can't help you with a translator but just wanted to say hi.
Abderian is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 10:51 PM   #4
Snitchcat
Drifting through the clouds
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: o,0
Posts: 2,488
Snitchcat is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsSnitchcat is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsSnitchcat is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsSnitchcat is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsSnitchcat is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsSnitchcat is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsSnitchcat is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsSnitchcat is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsSnitchcat is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsSnitchcat is so great that we've run out of appropriate complimentsSnitchcat is so great that we've run out of appropriate compliments
Quote:
Originally Posted by pebblefoot View Post

Anyone with questions about publishing in Asia, just ask and I'll do my best to help. Currently I'm looking for a good (and cheap) translator.
I can put you in touch with a translation house based in Taiwan. But none are writers. And they're experts at commercial / company translations. However, if yoh think they would be worth talking to, PM me.
__________________
-----------------------
Soft toys. That is all.
-----------------------
Dare you to click:
Snitchcat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2013, 10:34 AM   #5
Trapjaw
New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin
 
Trapjaw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: South Africa
Posts: 37
Trapjaw is on a distinguished road
Hi Pebblefoot, I'm also currently based in Taiwan, although I live in Kaohsiung. I may be able to hook you up with a private translator who can offer you a better rate than a commercial translating house. PM me for more info.
Trapjaw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-09-2014, 04:36 AM   #6
colombia1812
New Fish; Learning About Thick Skin
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 31
colombia1812 is on a distinguished road
Trapjaw you still in Kaoshiung? I lived there for a few years recently and have publishing interesting in Taiwan...
colombia1812 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2014, 12:02 PM   #7
Michelle D.
figuring it all out
 
Michelle D.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 56
Michelle D. is on a distinguished road
hello taiwan! i've always wanted to visit and eat their street food but haven't had a chance. 8 years! wow. you must speak mandarin fluently then?
__________________
WIP: The Chinese Gentleman and My Cup of Tea

A travel memoir about mid-twenties' career change and dating in China


Website: http://michelledong.webs.com/

ps. I'm looking for a writing partner. if you're interested, hit me up!
Michelle D. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-22-2014, 04:49 PM   #8
Tom Johnson
practical experience, FTW
 
Tom Johnson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Seymour, Texas
Posts: 398
Tom Johnson is on a distinguished road
Hello Pebblefoot, and welcome to AW. Your venture sounds interesting. I hope you locate a Chinese interpreter for the project. Don't suppose you have any connections in Hong Kong, do you? I've been trying to find a book published by JADE ORIENT: "Hang Me In Hong Kong" by Earl Norman. A hardback in English. It was only released in Hong Kong, and didn't have distribution in the US. I love reading stories set in the Far East, and that one has eluded me. Hello to all. Michelle D., your WIP sounds like fun also. Good luck to you and all. Visit my Blog sometimes.
Tom Johnson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-23-2014, 12:41 AM   #9
chompers
And so it begins
 
chompers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Nowhere and Everywhere
Posts: 795
chompers is a glorious beacon of lightchompers is a glorious beacon of lightchompers is a glorious beacon of light
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Johnson View Post
Hello Pebblefoot, and welcome to AW. Your venture sounds interesting. I hope you locate a Chinese interpreter for the project. Don't suppose you have any connections in Hong Kong, do you? I've been trying to find a book published by JADE ORIENT: "Hang Me In Hong Kong" by Earl Norman. A hardback in English. It was only released in Hong Kong, and didn't have distribution in the US. I love reading stories set in the Far East, and that one has eluded me. Hello to all. Michelle D., your WIP sounds like fun also. Good luck to you and all. Visit my Blog sometimes.
I don't know how it is in Hong Kong, but it's hard to find books in Taiwan that aren't the most current.
__________________
WIP #1: 30,300/70,000
WIP #2: 6,200/100,000
chompers is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Custom Search

If this site is helpful to you,
Please consider a voluntary subscription to defray ongoing expenses.

Buy Scrivener 2 for Mac OS X (Regular Licence)


All times are GMT +4.5. The time now is 08:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.