An Overview of the Book Printing and Publishing Industry in Malaysia

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This paper focuses on the overview of the book printing and publishing industry in Malaysia. The book printing and publishing industry is facing challenges as the e-books are becoming increasingly significant to the young readers. Both e-books and digital printing have significant advantages in many aspects. The impacts of e-books and digital printing on the printing and publishing industry are also discussed. Issues which may encountered by book printers and publishers due to trend changes during the migration from print to electronic publishing are also addressed.


Book printing Book publishing Book industry E-book Digital printing 



The authors would like to acknowledge the Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia (UiTM), for the financial support under the Dana Pembudayaan Penyelidikan (RAGS), Ministry of Education (MOE), and Faculty of Art and Design, UiTM.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Printing TechnologyUniversiti Teknologi MARAShah AlamMalaysia

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