When I went today to Popular Book Store to deliver books they had earlier asked for, a mother and her daughter were there buying my book.
Starting Monday, the Student Edition at Popular Book Store will be priced at P395 instead of P380 (as earlier announced). I’ll explain soon why. It’s part of the good news which I can hardly wait to share with everyone.
Please correct me if I’m wrong. My head was a bit wooly since I had just finished a deadline. But I think the mom’s name was Beng Ignacio. She asked me to autograph the book for her children.
Shortly after they had left, a woman came in and also bought the book. She was a peace advocate working with the Office of the Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process.
Thank you, Julie and Dina Po, for agreeing to carry my book. I met Julie again today and we chatted about the political situation, VAT and non-VAT, accounting – yes, I have to learn more accounting.
Over at La Solidaridad Book Shop, my book was also going quickly, Ka Cesar told me. So much so that they had to keep ordering the book.
I’m very very grateful to all those who have quietly helped me in the background to get this book to the readers – Vangie Santiago and her boss, Franklyn, Lenny and Noelle Santos, Angel of House Printers and her boss Joey. I’m beginning to understand logistics and how hard it is.
When I wrote this book, it was a very lonely task – no Christmas celebration, New Year, birthday, not even a wedding anniversary celebration – just to finish it.
Now that the book is written I have this strange feeling. It is no longer a part of me. It is a totally separate entity. It needs to be scattered far and wide. And that’s what my next bit of news is about.
P.S. We have A LOT to talk about the post-election. Stay tuned.