Editions Didier Millet (EDM)
was founded in 1989 in Paris by Didier Millet. Today, EDM has offices in Singapore, Kuala
Lumpur, Bangkok and Bali, and enjoys an international reputation for its high-quality books. 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 its 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. www.edmbooks.com
Didier Millet Chairman
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
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 with Didier for 27 years.
Yvan Van Outrive Project Director
is a Belgium native who has worked in Southeast Asia for more than 40 years, mainly in sales and advertising. His company Immediate Thailand represented the The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Newsweek, CNBC, and Editions Didier Millet (EDM) among other companies for many decades. Yvan has worked as the director of many of EDM’s largest projects, including Thailand: Nine Days in the Kingdom and other major photographic projects.