Giving voice to emerging and exciting writers from diverse backgrounds, we help foster an environment in which literature and the arts not only survive, but thrive. In short, we nurture the growing literary community in Singapore and throughout the region.
That's why our authors and their ideas come first. By taking a collaborative approach to publishing, we bring each author‘s voice and vision to fruition. We are always open to new ideas: different ways of working and fresh ways of delivering the unparalleled satisfaction only a good book can bring.
Established in 1997, Ethos Books is an independent book publisher based in Singapore, and an imprint of Pagesetters Services Pte Ltd, a communications and design house.
K.T.M. IQBAL (1940) has authored seven collections poetry and written over two hundred children’s songs for Radio Singapore’s programmes in the seventies to eighties, “ பாடிப் பழகுவோம் ” [ Let us sing ]. He has contributed poems, essays, and short stories to the region’s leading newspapers and magazines. His poem “ தண்ணீர் ” ( Water) was selected for display in MRT trains  and for exhibition at EXPO 2000 in Hanover, Germany. His awards include Montblanc-NUS Centre for the Arts Literary Award (1996) , and South East Asia Write Award (2001) .
Isa Kamari graduated with B.Arch (Hons) from the National University of Singapore (1998), and M.Phil in Malay Letters from the Unviersiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (2008). He is currently Manager, Architecture with the Land Transport Authority, Singapore.
He has written seven novels in Malay: Satu Bumi, Kiswah, Tawassul, Menara, Atas Nama Cinta, Memeluk Gerhana and Rawa. Three were translated into English: One Earth (Satu Bumi), Intercession (Tawassul) and Nadra (Atas Nama Cinta). He also published two collections of poems, Sumur Usia and Munajat Sukma, a collection of short stories, Ketsa Minda and a collection of theatre scripts, Pintu. Isa also writes song lyrics and scripts for television drama serials and documentaries.
Isa was conferred the S.E.A Write Award (2006), the Cultural Medallion, the highest Arts Awards in Singaproe (2007), and the Anugerah Tun Seri Lanang, the highest Malay Literary Award in Singapore (2009).
I am the CEO of Bookworm Translations and have spent the last 10 years translating various marketing and literary texts such as: books, brochures, websites, blogs, newsletters, art descriptions and loan agreements. My agency also has over 1,000 freelance translators who speak over 50 languages. I have a Masters in Translation & Interpreting and a Diploma in Translation from the Institute of Linguists.
Aaron Lee Soon Yong is the prize-winning author of A Visitation of Sunlight (1997), a poetry collection that was voted one of the year’s best books by The Straits Times. He co-edited several poetry anthologies including the best-selling No Other City. Lee’s work has appeared in many publications and he has performed his work internationally. His 2007 poetry collection Five Right Angles was a finalist in the Singapore Literature Prize.
Lingzi Media is a publishing and distribution company established with the aim of promoting the Chinese language in Singapore. In the past twenty years, Lingzi has worked with writers and educational institutions to produce a wide range of literary and non-fiction titles, and it has developed into a leading company in the fields of publishing, culture and education in Singapore.
In recent years, Lingzi Media has sought out international content that is suitable for the Singapore market, particularly books for children and young adults, either through co-publishing or rights acquisition.
Angeline Yap has poems in many anthologies of Singapore writing including QLRS, “No Other City”, and “&Words”. They have also been published or performed in America, Australia, Edinburgh, Finland etc. Some have been set to music, or translated into Mandarin, Malay & Tamil. She has worked with artists from Asia, Australia, UK and USA.