Sunday 14 June 2009
NME1 eligible for popular award
The Star-Popular Readers Choice Awards is back! This is a bit like the Anugerah Bintang Popular that Siti Nurhaliza keeps winning, but it's for books, ahem!
I am mildly gobsmacked to see that New Malaysian Essays 1 was one of the ten best-selling books (in the category of local English non-fiction) for last year. This is because it sold only 2,000 copies lah.
The full list of eligible titles is here.
The final 3 winners will be decided through ballots that are available in all 62 of the Popular book outlets from now till 15 July.
Malaysian Politicians Say the Darndest Things (Vol 1) was eligible the year before and got 3rd place. But as they say through gritted teeth in La-La Land, it's a pleasure to even be nominated, really it is.