"I COULD DO THAT" Could you be the next JK Rowling?
Somebody has to be. It might as well be you. Virtually all the popular bestselling authors in the world come from a handful of countries in the West. It's time to fix that anomaly. Get the skills and marketing know-how to be a first class author yourself. Writers in the West are always complaining about what a crowded marketplace they are in, but in other places, there's hardly any competition.
LEARN FROM A SUCCESSFUL INTERNATIONALLY PUBLISHED AUTHOR
Check out the Man Hong Kong International Literary Festival, a world-class festival backed by the same company that backs the Man Booker Prize, the world's best known literary award. It was founded by Jane Camens and Nury Vittachi in 2000.
Mr. Jam edits the Asia Literary Review(formerly Dimsum), east Asia's top quarterly anthology of prose and poetry. Over the years, it has featured works of some of the world's finest authors, including lots of famous ones: Thomas Keneally, Hanif Kureishi, David Mitchell, Maxine Hong Kingston, William Dalrymple and so on. You could be in the next one.