SBPA 50th Anniversary Cover Stories & Lead Stories (Set of 2 books)
Edited by Chong Lingying, Edmund Wee and Lim Li Kok
Cover Stories: 50 Years of Books in Singapore
The Singapore Book Publishers Association (SBPA) marks its fiftieth anniversary with some of the most important publications Singapore has produced. Cover Stories explores a selection of landmark books from 1968 to 2018, each representing a milestone in Singapore’s publishing history.
From literary works and memoirs to even textbooks, these books represent facets of Singapore’s written culture that continue to inspire.
Lead Stories: 50 Years of Publishing in Singapore
In 1968, the Singapore Book Publishers Association (SBPA) was formed, shortly after the city state had gained independence. This was a time where a few hundred books were published annually in Singapore. Today, her publishing output has swelled to more than 10,000 books a year, in a diverse range of genres, formats and languages.
In Lead Stories: 50 Years of Singapore Publishing, we explore the past of Singapore’s publishing industry to map out its long-forgotten roots and its winding journey of progress in the past fifty years. The collection of stories in this book acknowledge the hard work and efforts of publishers, past and present – a diverse crowd of idealists, romantics, storytellers and teachers.
Publishing has always been considered an industry that is fuelled by great passion and dedication. This is especially true for Singaporean’s pioneering publishers who have built up a world-class book industry against all odds. The SBPA is proud to stand by its members and support the publishing industry in its bright future ahead.