Friday, October 30, 2009

MPH Mid Valley - Raya

batik inspirations mid valleyDuring the fasting month, MPH Mid Valley participated in the pre Raya celebrations.

batik inspirations rayaInterestingly, they had our book displayed there as well - right in the middle of the other Malaysian based books.

This sure is a pleasant surprise especially after we've just replenished the books to the store. A big thank you for the people who helped in this :)

Frankfurt Bookfair 2009

batik inspirations 1 malaysiaWent to Frankfurt recently for the biggest book fair in the world. We actually went under the Malaysia trade mission.

batik inspirations frankfurt book fairThough it's been coming to 4 years that the book has been published now, but this is the first time we are in such an international fair. In fact, apart from the Singapore Book Fair, this is the first book fair the book is participating in.

batik inspirations frankfurtWe put the book on display together with the other Malaysian books.

batik matrade frankfurtHowever, I wasn't really manning the book... instead, I went to the other hall to try to talk to a few USA & UK distributors. Frankly, it's not easy (the questions of 1 title, niche topic, South East Asian topic, etc)... but still I managed to get some leads. Now to see if we can work something out with them.

batik inspirations malaysiaThough my focus this year has not really been on this book at all, but I still believe strongly that there will come a day when this book will get its proper global recognition... and participation in the Frankfurt book fair is just one of the steps :)