Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Malay Mail - Spirit of Malaysia- review 1 March 2011


It's always nice (and a relief) to get that first good review out of the way. 
The hardest part of this project was to cut the words down to their bare
minimum.  There was tons to be written, but the space requirements for the
text was severely limited. The publisher purposely wanted to maximize the
photos and minimize the text, except for the five-part introduction, by far
the hardest to write.  Again, because I had tons of material to work with!
It was a matter of organizing it and distilling it all down the the essentials. 
 I'm glad we did it this way. Love the cover, too!

*Here's a link to the table of contents and an e-book link to view some 
of the photos. 



Here are links to some of my author-to-author interviews of first novelists:

Ivy Ngeow author of Cry of the Flying Rhino, winner of the 2016 Proverse Prize.

Golda Mowe author of Iban Dream and Iban Journey.

Preeta Samarasan author of Evening is the Whole Day

Chuah Guat Eng,  author of Echoes of Silence and Days of Change. 

Plus:

Beheaded on Road to Nationhood: Sarawak Reclaimed—Part I

3 comments:

sintaicharles said...

Is it like a coffee table book? I used to buy a lot of books like that for teaching purposes. I would scan the pictures and use them as my teaching aids.

sintaicharles said...

Sorry, missed out a word- scan and copy

BorneoExpatWriter said...

Yes, but not so thick and heavy or expensive, RM49.50 I believe. It's soft bound, 80 pages, but packed with 160 photos. Yes, it would make a nice teaching aid, portable, too.