March 29, 2010

Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair 2010

I have not been dutifully blogging like I used too for quite sometimes. There are so many things happening in my life right now that I just couldn't begin to start explaining. However, to go from blogging every day in 2 blogs to not a single entry a month is bad. I have promised myself once to at least keep on blogging as it has been proven writing blog post helps me in my writing. And as a writer, nothing is more frightening than not writing.

Did you noticed I just say that I am a 'writer'? Well, if you had read my earlier post, my book 40 QUESTIONS YOU SHOULD ASK YOUR LAWYER BEFORE BUYING A RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY IN MALAYSIA was out on 1st of February 2010. My Bahasa Malaysia version 40 SOALAN YANG ANDA PATUT TANYA PEGUAM ANDA SEBELUM MEMBELI RUMAH KEDIAMAN DI MALAYSIA was out since 20th March 2010.

I was busy with promoting it and one of the place that it was promoted extensively was at the recent Kuala Lumpur International Book Fair 2010 which ended yesterday (Sunday, 28th March 2010). I attended 5 author appearance as I thought it was the norm then found out that except for the owner of my publishing company (True Wealth Publishing Sdn Bhd) by the name of Azizi Ali, who is also a prominent writer of 25 books, I was the only one who appeared more than once. Most of the other writer are just too busy to make any appearance and a few who did came appeared just once.

So, did I managed to sell any book? Yes! And most asked for me to signed my book that they bought. Surprisingly (to me), some even want a photograph taken as memento. It shows that if you write a book which the market wants, people buy it. I am now writing my next book which may takes me a little less time than how long for me to take to write my first book.

Here are some pictures from the events :

My book prominently displayed at the front of the booth

Answering some questions

Talking to someone who bought my book

Receiving a certificate for the launch of my book at the KL International Book Fair from Azizi Ali

On the final day (28.03.2010), you can my book and another book for RM50.00


Sham Hardy said...

after Book Fair, how much the price now?

kruel74 said...

The price of my book is retailing at RM29.90 which you can find at MPH bookstores and other bookstores

Ratty said...

I know what it's like to be busy, but I can't imagine what it is like to be busy because of writing a successful book. I hope you have continued success with your books and all of your writings. It must be thrilling to be a published author.

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