Second reprint underway May 18, 2007Posted by elizabethwong in History, Malaysia, Politics, Race Relations.
Some updates from the distributor, which also serve as an insight into the insidious ways of our rather effective public servants:-
The bookshop in that very tall building has canceled their 2nd consignment of 300 books. The order came from management.
KDN did go there earlier in the week, but they had sold out the first batch of “May 13” books on the first day.
Apparently they are still visiting the bookshop daily and has threatened to do so continuously. So the bookshop in that tall building finally gave in.
This is how Barisan Nasional uses your tax dollars, to stop you from reading books that aren’t banned. And the head of KDN is – everyone’s favourite liberal – Abdullah Ahmad Badawi.
Nevermind that. We have a bigger headache ahead.
Since the news of the illegal seizure broke, the other two big bookshops have upped their orders to a total of 1600. In fact one of them is hopping mad because we aren’t printing fast enough. Horizon has ordered 500 for distribution in Singapore. Total = 2100.
This doesn’t include the orders and reservations from the internet, agents and my office.
The trouble is – our print-run for this 1st reprint is only 2,000. 😮
I know … I know… I’ve been getting smacked at the back of my head in the past 24 hours.
I had someone wake me up in the morning, “Chin Peng’s print-run was 35,000 …”
Me: Aiyo … we’re not printing Chin Peng’s book lar.
How are we to know we’ll theoretically run out the minute this batch leaves the printers?
We’ll break out the freshly-minted packages tomorrow. And we’re going for a second reprint early next week.
Once again, THANK YOU everyone from the bottom of our hearts 🙂 🙂