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Thank you, NUS Press

In April 2009, I met NUS Press managing director Paul Kratoska to ask if he would be interested in publishing a book on the Singapore press system. He said yes (subject to the usual review…

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The cover story, continued

It started with a gimmicky Facebook appeal: which cover design did my Facebook friends prefer? They voted and there was a clear favourite: But there was also a strong suggestion that the photo I’d picked…

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The news doesn’t wait, so more edits needed

My poor publisher. I’ve had to make more changes to the text, which has already been typeset. This time, it’s because this week’s threatened libel suit against a prominent website meant I have to update…

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To the drawing board

I’m glad I reached out to my Facebook friends for feedback on my proposed covers. The original design was this: I was emotionally attached to the photo – mainly because I shot it myself. But…

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Playing with the cover

Today, I went through my archive of pictures hoping to find an image that might work for the book cover. I settled on a series of photos that I shot at Toa Payoh Stadium around…