I just heard that one of the top book publishers in China, Citic Press, will publish my book, Creative Intelligence. And they are paying a global rate for the book, which is significant for both me and IP. As an author, I don’t have to worry about knockoffs. And it appears that China is beginning to honor the concept of valuing creativity by paying for IP. This is good news, especially for the Chinese who themselves are increasingly generating innovation and their own IP.
It’s fascinating to see that it is Asia–Taiwan and now China–that is moving first to translate Creative Intelligence. What does that tell you?
I’m very happy that the book is going with Citic. It’s the publisher that brought Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs to China.