27 March 2008

An End That Leads To A New Beginning


Some of you may know that I am the co-author of a stamp-based book. You can read more about it here, there and everywhere.

Well, I have good news for you - my second book is out, if only in cyberspace. (The hardcopy is not off the press yet but who cares about the hardcopy nowadays in this Internet age?)

My introduction to this book (reproduced wholesale from Wee Kiat's blog) is as follows:
We have eventually come to the end of the transport book. But wait… the journey has not ended. As they say, "every road leads somewhere" and "when a door closes, another opens". Or rather, in our case it should be "when a book closes, another opens". ;)

Tomorrow, we will start page-by-page blogging of our brand new book, Singapore Stamps: Remembering VIPs. This book is another joint effort by the same 3 co-authors who brought you the transport book, i.e. Dr Tan Wee Kiat, Noel Hidalgo Tan and yours truly.

Undoubtedly, most of the hard work involved in writing this book was done by Dr Tan and Noel; I only played a minor supporting role, i.e. proofreading and on-line publishing aka blogging.

This book is special in that it is the first time that we are putting it on-line even before it goes to the printers. Yes, that might affect profits somewhat should the book ever go on sale later. However, as Dr Tan would say, the purpose of our books has always been to share knowledge. And when knowledge is shared, everyone profits.

We hope that you will find this book an interesting read.

4 comments:

etel said...

no wonder! I was just at the website of the museum today and i could not find the book!! now i know the answer!

congrats GD on the 2nd book!

Lam Chun See said...

When knowledge is shared, everyone profits. I like that one. Very profound.

fr said...

A hardcopy has its advantages.
"when a book closes, another opens" so it won't stop at two, right...

Victor said...

GNE - LOL, I am not old enough to write for the museum lah. One hardcopy of the book has been reserved for you.

LCS - Yes, Wee Kiat always utter profoundness whereas I can only utter profanities. Haha.

Fr - I assure you that it won't stop at two but I didn't say that they will be written by me. :)