By Raïssa Robles
Good news, guys.
The books will appear in the store’s key branches nationwide by next week.
They’ve priced the softcover at at P395. The publisher, Alan (the Book Editor) and I made a conscious decision to keep the price at a level that college students can afford. The Introductory Price before was P300. But we wanted to bring it all across the country. And we realized that the cost of transporting the book outside Manila had to be covered. So we came to an agreement with National Book Store to price the book at P395.
Below is the initial list of National Book Store outlets that will carry our book:
National Book Store, Quezon Avenue
National Book Store, Cubao Superbranch
National Book Store, Robinsons Ortigas
National Book Store, SM Megamall
National Book Store, Glorietta 1
National Book Store, Greenbelt
National Book Store, Ayala Fairview
National Book Store, SM City Fairview
National Book Store, Katipunan
National Book Store, UP Town Center
National Book Store, Alaban Acc
Powerbooks , Alabang
National Book Store, SM Mall of Asia
National Book Store, Rockwell
Outside Manila the book will appear in “selected cities”, National informs me. If you are interested in your area being covered, pls. holler here.
We are also arranging for the Collectors Edition to be available in certain National Book Store outlets. Those who are too far from NBS outlets can always order online. Just follow the directions here.
I wish to thank very, very much all those who have been buying our book. One bought it as a wedding present. A tech company bought it as part of their Voter Education program. Others are buying it for their pro-Bongbong friends. We have some inquiries from people who are stocking up for their Christmas giveaways. Many parents have bought it for their children.
When I wrote this, I didn’t know how many people would read it. I only wanted to dig out the truth about the Marcos dictatorship. All I hoped for was that these would not be forgotten. And who knows, generations from now, maybe a copy or two will survive and become a silent testament to the horror of Martial Law and the courage of a section of the unarmed population who resisted the brutality.