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, Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok. We also work closely with our sister company, Les Editions du Pacifique, based in Paris.
The company currently employs 20 staff members: 10 in Singapore, six in Kuala Lumpur, and four in Bangkok. These are predominantly editors and graphic designers with staff also working in sales, marketing, production and accounts.
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 link, 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.
|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.
Charles Orwin, General Manager
|Charles Orwin graduated with an honours degree in history from the University of Exeter in the UK after which he worked for eight years with Faber & Faber, the London-based literary publisher. He moved to Singapore in 1985 to join Times Editions, a publisher of illustrated adult nonfiction helmed by Didier Millet. He has lived and worked in Singapore ever since and moved with Didier when set up his eponymous company. Charles has been general manager of Editions Didier Millet since 1991 and has now worked for Didier for 27 years.|
Martin Cross, Editorial Director
|Martin Cross joined EDM in 2002, and has run the company's Kuala Lumpur office since 2005. During that time he has worked closely with corporate clients as well as led the teams that produced major works including The Encyclopedia of Malaysia and Chronicle of Malaysia. He is also the author of the Halsbury's Laws of Malaysia volume on Securities published by LexisNexis. A keen cyclist, he has lived in Malaysia since 1995.|
Nicholas Grossman, Managing Editor, Thailand
|Nicholas Grossman is the managing editor of EDM’s office in Bangkok, Thailand. The Boston native travelled to Thailand shortly after his graduation from Harvard University to co-author a new travel guide on the country for Let’s Go Publications. Enamoured of Thailand’s culture and people, he decided to pursue a career in journalism there. For several years, he worked at the Bangkok Post and the International Herald Tribune’s supplement ThaiDay as its features editor. In 2006, he joined the editorial team of EDM’s Nine Days in the Kingdom multimedia photography and book project as an assistant editor and writer, after which he joined EDM full-time, producing Chronicle of Thailand: Headline News Since 1946 and King Bhumibol Adulyadej: A Life’s Work, among other books.|
Farokh Fan, Sales and Marketing Manager
|Farokh Fan is in charge of sales and distribution of EDM’s titles. He also organizes book launches and other marketing-related activities. He has worked with books for more than ten years, starting at Borders (2002–2007), followed by Pansing Distribution, part of Times Publishing Group (2007–2012) and now, EDM. He enjoys reading, listening to music and running.|