Monday, June 29, 2015

All kinds of wonderful bookish stuff that happened last week

________ Just heard on Friday that the book's selling fast but you can still find copies at Kinokuniya, and also on their webstore. Time to go shopping, you! Go go go go go. Read about the Lion City Adventures book launch party here.

________ We recently posted the fourth and last online writing lesson for this year’s Budding Writers Project organised by Marshall Cavendish Education. It’s been a lot of fun sharing these tips. A big "thank you" to Marshall Cavendish Education for letting us be a part of this. You can check out our complete series of articles here:

Lesson #1: How to create an awesome character for your story
Lesson #2: How to write a truly Singaporean bestseller
Lesson #3: How to excite readers and keep them hooked
Lesson #4: How to boost your imagination and get really creative

________ Came across this poster at the Bishan Public Library (Singapore). HEART! That’s our book Diary of Young Justice Bao on the left. We’re really proud of this little piece of historical mystery. Find out why here.

________ Thanks to my friends at Epigram Books for inviting me to another one of their The Finer Art of Editing sessions. Which comes with nice food and drinks and is more like a mellow party for people who publish stuff. (Here’s a post about the first session I attended some weeks back.) Last week’s guest was Robin Hemley, Director of the Writing Programme at Yale-NUS College, and an award winning writer of both fiction and non-fiction. He shared lots of cool stories about his book projects around the world. Some of his anecdotes were so fascinating that we kept using our smartphones to search for more information. This is his website.

Epigram Books also publishes the Sherlock Sam series by my friends Adan Jimenez and Felicia Low-Jimenez (yes, they write Sherlock stories too). Here I am posing with a big Sherlock Sam standee at the recent “Celebrate Singapore Books” fair organised by The Singapore Book Publishers Association and Isetan Singapore.

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Lots more updates throughout this week. Waiting for the go-ahead to make a big announcement. It might change everything we do here at Super Cool Books. In a good way. Also, will post a few more interviews with our friends and fellow writers.

Take it easy, read what you love, always use your imagination. :)

— D