Let it not be said that I never help the government in anything.
In order to lessen the blow of the recent fuel hike – which will spill over into many other areas of our lives – I hereby commit to keep the prices of the books I publish on the low side.
I was actually planning to publish two books in hardcover (as a first edition) of around RM60, but I have decided to scrap that plan. I will stick to paperbacks and will not charge more than RM30 for any book, at least for the coming year.
This means that, alas, I may not always choose the best locally available paper, like what I have been doing so far. But I will still not use that horrid glaring 'photostat paper' so beloved of some large local publishers (those who actually make enough money to be able to afford better, if I may gratuitously add).
Times are gonna be tough. But I don't want to make 'em any tougher.