What is this?

Create Asia (yes, two words) is my repository for musings on what is happening in the online publishing subscription scene. I’ve a personal tilt to what is happening in Southeast Asia, but as media is a global business so are subscriptions, so I’ll just see where this takes me to.

This is very, very, much a work in progress.

Why Create Asia?

I have owned the domain name just about forever and it was one of the less silly ones I happen to possess. Nothing more.

Who am I?

My name is Stuart McDonald. Australian by birth, but based in Southeast Asia permanently since 1997.

I’m also the co founder of Travelfish.org, a Southeast Asia travel planning website. It was through trying to figure out subscriptions for that business that my interest in the field—and, more generally the survival of independent publishing—grew.

Why am I using a boring WordPress theme?

Because the world needs less distractions.

How can I be contacted?

stuartmcdonald@travelfish.org works.