Sunday, August 15, 2010

Ban Books - Boost Sales!

Bizarrely, (withholding the books) probably meant we sold more books. We wouldn’t have done this well otherwise ...
Palgrave Macmillan executive director for East Asia, Steve Maginn, talks to Starmag's Elizabeth Tai about the seizure of Barry Wain's Malaysian Maverick: Mahathir Mohamad in Turbulent Times, and the way it (ironically) boosted sales when the book was finally released.

Elsewhere, Tunku Halim reviews the book ... and suggests we should look past the lost RM50bil.  Myself, I don't feel that allegation can or should be swept under the carpet.

2 comments:

pavlova said...

I echo your sentiments. Too many things have been swept under the carpet in Msia. We have accepted mediocrity ( or even less than that) as a way of life.

K said...

Told you, why are people complaining that their books are being held? that's PR you can't buy :D