Friday, March 20, 2009

Janet Tay on PopTV

Janet Tay talks to Fahmi Fadzil of MPH talks about editing Urban Odysseys :

11 comments:

Amir Muhammad said...

Since she mentions the 80s, I wonder if she ever got this back in the day: "No my first name ain't baby, it's Janet!"

Anonymous said...

"That's MISS Jackson to you!"

Great to see an articulate, passionate editor talking intelligently about books and writers and writing. See, THIS is what Raman and his writers should be doing, promoting his/their publications, instead of using a newspaper as a forum to whine and bitch. In which other countries do you see editors slogging through the media rounds?

- Poppadumdum

Chet said...

Maybe Fahmi should invite Raman to the show.

Anonymous said...

No one's going to ask you to appear on a show if you don't let them know you're willing to do it.

Unless you're very very famous...

PR in Malaysia seems to work in the way that whoever wants to publicise something has to be the one doing the cold-calls to the TV/Radio stations and newspapers.
If you think you're a high-crass gennelman publisher too good to flog your own books, then no one's going to care to ask.

- Poppadumdum

shephard said...

I think you have to understand that Raman is an elitist who prides himself in having very particular and sophisticated tastes.

He is the absolute of his domain, and he would prefer not to associate with the unwashed masses, if he can help it.

Raman has a small but fiercely committed following of elitist friends. That's how his bookshop flourishes, didn't you know?

Advertising his books is just so vulgar and proletarian. In Raman's mind, it's not his responsibility to come to you. Quite the opposite, in fact.

Anonymous said...

Writing for the Malay Mail is really swimming in the dirty wateres of the hoi polloi...

- Poppadumdum

bibliobibuli said...

oh dear, i love the malay mail all over again these days. am i an unwashed mass?

Anonymous said...

You're the washed mass :-)))

I think MM is still a terrible paper...

Anonymous said...

wow so bitchy-lah everyone.

Anonymous said...

Can't beat the Queen of Bitches, Raman.

Anonymous said...

"No one's going to ask you to appear on a show if you don't let them know you're willing to do it."

Not true. I've been invited to appear on technical panels and such.

We all know that "unwashed masses" usually refer to anyone other than ourselves :)