ABOUT EDM

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Editions Didier Millet (EDM) was founded in 1989 in Paris by Didier Millet. He opened a branch of EDM in Singapore in 1990, which soon established itself as the headquarters and centre of the business. Today, EDM has offices in Singapore and Bangkok. We also work closely with our sister company, Les Editions du Pacifique, based in Paris.

EDM enjoys an international reputation for our high-quality books, and publishes approximately 30 new titles per annum in print form, and around 15 ebooks. We have published over 500 titles in total, of which some 130 are currently in print, comprising mainly general illustrated and reference titles for the adult trade market. The chief subject areas are travel, history, natural history, art, architecture, cookery and lifestyle. The books are mainly about Southeast Asia, but not exclusively so, and many of our titles have become standard reference sources for art and culture enthusiasts as well as travellers.

EDM books are available in good bookshops and through the major online retailers. We have our own distribution in Singapore and Malaysia, and our books are sold internationally through our distributors and co-publishers around the world, particularly in Asia, Australia, North America and Europe.

EDM also has a strong focus on the production of customised books and catalogues for corporations, museums, galleries, government bodies and other institutions. Our custom publishing clients include: National Museum of Singapore, Citigroup, Raffles Hotel, Oriental Hotel, Thai Airways, Royal Selangor and Chiva-Som.

 

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Didier Millet, Chairman and Publisher
Staff Images - didier_millet.jpg Didier Millet started his publishing career in Tahiti where he founded Les Editions du Pacifique in 1971. From 1970 to 1984 he also represented France’s largest publishing group, Hachette. Les Editions du Pacifique specialised in illustrated books on nature, art, history and travel subjects on the Asia-Pacific region, the Caribbean and the Indian Ocean. In 1984 he sold his company to Times Publishing and founded, with them, Times Editions.

At Times Editions he published many successful books including Thailand: Seven Days in the Kingdom, The Taj Mahal, Grand Oriental Hotels and Thai Style. In 1988 he left Times and again started his own publishing business, Editions Didier Millet, which has published some 500 titles since its inception.