Last May when I brought out my book 'The Golden Warisan Volume 1', it was one of the defining achievements of my life. I have often wanted to have a book and to really have one with your name written on it, man.... You can't imagine the satisfaction. Volume 2 came out a couple of months later and I was as proud of it as I was with Volume 1, the satisfaction was not the same.
The reality was whether there is actually a market out there. I printed only 500 books of Volume 1 and when I tried to sell the books through Best Eastern and Bismi bookshops, they only wanted to take 100 books each. I gave away or sold the others at my own special prices. A couple of months later, the two shops came back and asked for more. By then I only had a few copies left and I decided to do a second print of 500 copies. Up to now, I wonder about the sale. However the other day, Best Eastern asked for more copies. I looked through my house and discovered that I only had copies left. I am thinking hard whether to do another reprint. Maybe I will just keep quiet and hope that sooner or later, it will become a classic.
Volume 2 unfortunately did not do as well. Given the experience of Volume 1, I printed 1,000 copies of Volume 2. Even though it was thicker, it was a bit pricier. Most people given the choice between Volume 1 and Volume 2 chose Volume 2 because it was cheaper and because you wanted to read the first volume first. I sure hope you go out and buy Volume 2 now.
Why am I talking about books? I am now on the verge of publishing another book, and no, I am not calling it Volume 3, the book will be a third compilation of all my articles for the year 2009. I won't be calling it anything yet but definitely not The Golden Warisan Volume 3. I do need a bit of help when it comes to designing the book cover and the title. I was hoping that readers of this blog and the book can come out and give me suggestions of what the book cover should looked like and the title. A free copy of the book and the other two books will be on the way to you if your design is chosen.
By the way, selectbooks.com.sg, a Singapore internet bookseller will be able to send you both volumes should you need to buy them.