Starting 1 February 2017, the Perbadanan Kota Buku (Kota Buku) will be the primary agent of Malaysian children's book publisher, Oyez!Books. Kota Buku will hold exclusive rights to represent Oyez!Books worldwide in various areas including print, digital and multimedia.
Oyez!Books has been active internationally since it was founded in 2008 and has achieved some successes in terms of rights sold. Several titles have been translated into Arabic, Chinese, German, Indonesian, Korean and Vietnamese in both print and digital formats.
"Most of our books are written and illustrated by Malaysian authors and naturally we are delighted that they are also well-received at the international level. However, we are a small company and are constrained by existing resources. As we look around for partners to work with, we believe that Kota Buku is the right organisation to take our books, and therefore, our authors further," says Peter Duke, chairman of Oyez!Books.
About Oyez!Books, www.oyezbookstore.com
Oyez!Books was founded in 2008 as an imprint of Integra Majujaya and is now an imprint of Integra Creative Media Sdn Bhd. The imprint focuses on children's books by Malaysian writers and illustrators although it also publishes translations of international works. Oyez! Books & Gifts is a division of the imprint that aims to promote existing intellectual properties for licensing purposes.
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The Perbadanan Kota Buku, a government-linked corporation, was established in line with the aspiration of the National Book Policy. Kota Buku aims to act as a nucleus for all book-related activities and to work with stakeholders in the book industry in order to enhance the book industry in Malaysia. This includes capacity building, content trading, organising book-related activities and being a technology enabler.
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