It will still keep its two main focuses—observational humor on Asia, and news about the writing business. And you’ll still be invited to comment or send in ideas. But much of the material will appear in print in many countries, too. For loyal readers who have been logging on or subscribing to this site, I hope you’ll realize that I’m sharing a little gift with you: an audience.
While most other writers focus intently on the US or UK markets, I have always felt that Asians who communicate in English are the most exciting, fastest-growing, most interesting audience in the world.
So that’s why I am putting my money where my big fat mouth is! And it’s not just an interesting audience, but a big one. It’s hard to tell exactly how big a readership I will have, but I’ve made deals with many newspapers and magazines, so it is likely to be a million-plus.
If the column is appearing in a newspaper or magazine in your country, please support that publication. In general, columns will appear in print before they go on the web, so you’ll be ahead of web-only readers.
On a larger scale, this is part of a big experiment. Is there such a thing as an Asian sense of humor? With your help, let’s find out.
In the meantime, here’s a piece about the venture written by a journalist some of you may know, JJ Lee.