Thursday, January 13, 2011

Launch off

No, I will not be persuaded to edit another guidebook
Tonight's book launch at Monument Books for To Cambodia With Love went swimmingly well. I probably sent a few people to sleep with my prattling on but Nick Ray and Mariam Arthur kept the audience entertained and the overall verdict was a positive one. Great to see a nice mix of faces, both Khmers and foreigners, and the quiz together with the free nibbles from Blue Pumpkin got the session off to a good start. Half a dozen contributors put in an appearance, which was lovely because it's as much their book as it is mine. I'm as much a fan of speaking to audiences as I am in editing guidebooks, but it was fairly painless and the presence of lots of familiar faces certainly made it bearable.
Explaining the idea behind the book and my favourite essays
4 contributors or is it 4 musketeers? LtoR; Nick Ray, Mariam Arthur, me and Steve Goodman
Nick Ray will take any opportunity to try and sell his old Lonely Planet copies
Signing a copy for my good friends, Sokheng and her husband Warren
It was lovely to see Sophoin at the event after her recent illness; all's well now
Another book, another signature, this time for Bunlay
I was pleased to see this trio of Khmer ladies at the book launch. LtoR: Reaksmey, Rothany, me and Sinat

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3 Comments:

Anonymous Rachel Madden said...

Glad it went well Andy - I'm back at the end of the month so look forward to picking up a copy then xx

January 13, 2011 at 10:32 PM  
Blogger Sue Guiney said...

Congratulations! Book launches are so exciting, but nerve wracking, too. I'm so glad yours went well.

January 14, 2011 at 12:27 AM  
Blogger janet brown said...

How very cool! Congratulations to all!

January 14, 2011 at 11:02 AM  

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