Sibu-born author holds book signing session

GREAT AUTHOR: Chin (seated) with others at the signing session.

KUCHING: Sibu-born author Ann Chin Kit Suet held a signing session at Smart Bookshop, Plaza Merdeka here, of the three books she penned.

Chin who now lives in New Zealand was a former student of the Minister of Local government and Community Dato Sri Wong Soon Koh.

Born and bred in Sibu, Chin has self published the three books – A Diary of a Bereaved Mother: Goodbye My Baby (non-fiction), From China to Borneo and Beyond (non-fiction), and Mail Order Bride (fiction).

Wong, who is also Second Finance Minister, said being a writer is not easy, especially when one wanted to make a living out of it.

He pointed out that the beginning is always the hardest as the author is unknown.

“But, when you ask any author why they wanted to write, they have many reasons. If an author could come out with very good books, then the author could earn lots of money, but most of the time making profits is not always the point.”

The books are available at Smart bookshop of the Summer Mall and also at Plaza Merdeka.

The signing session was a success whereby Chin managed to meet up with her long time former students, friends and relatives.

Smart book shop also just opened their 5th branch at the Summer Shopping Mall with an opening promotion of 20 per cent discount for all books and special discount for stationery.

For more information, the public are advised to call 082-673858.

Smart bookshop is proud to participate in this event and will continue to collaborate with local authors to promote local talents in book writing.

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