Saturday, 28 April 2012

One book is ready

I'm happy to inform everyone that one book is ready today. I saw the galley from Xlibris earlier today. The front cover has an ancient feel and the back cover has 43 faces of the early Malay doctors. The galley has 388 pages. Pending ISBN from the Library of Congress (doesn't state Australia or USA). The other ISBNs are available. This book should be out in the market soon. The title is Research on the Early Malay Doctors 1900-1957 Malaya and Singapore. Here are some early details I have:

Author: Faridah Abdul Rashid

Total no. of pages: 388
Description of contents: 
This book tells how research was done for The Early Malay DoctorsA detailed account of the meaning of the word ‘Malay’ is given, in due recognition of the high status accorded to Malay Civilisation in the Malay annals and Chinese chronicles. The lives of the early Malay doctors were traced over nine years in modern Malaysia and Singapore. The techniques deployed to trace them are also masterfully explained. The sources of the doctors’ biographies are aptly described, which include interviews, narratives, family accounts, newspapers, publications, and contacting their former institutions, friends and associations. Apart from a brief one-page biography for each doctor, there are thirty appendices that contain tabulated information about these doctors, information about the early schools, medical institutions and hospitals at the time. A glossary and a list of index appear at the end. This book is a good resource for researching about how to research on The Early Malay Doctors. It indirectly teaches strategies and techniques which researchers may otherwise overlook.

Copyright (C) 2012 Faridah Abdul Rashid

Library of Congress Control Number: PENDING
Hardcover: 978-1-4691-7244-6
Softcover: 978-1-4691-7243-9
EBook:     978-1-4691-7245-3

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PS: Manuscript for the second book was submitted last night, 27 April 2012. The submitted title is Biography of the Early Malay Doctors 1900-1957 Malaya and Singapore. No. of pages submitted 599.
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Manuscript Submitted to Xlibris

27 April 2012

I have submitted my full manuscript to Xlibris for checking content and for copy-editing.
I submitted 214.1MB of files to ****
I sent big files & zip files (max 300MB)
Now I wait for Xlibris to reply.

These are the files I uploaded to sendspace server (
  1. 501451 Manuscript FAR 27April2012, 2.312MB (DOC)
  2. Copy of 501451 with images-signed 43.018MB (PDF)
  3. 501451 Summary (17KB)
  4. 501451 Author biography 27April2012 (27KB)
  5. 501451 Inside images - files 1-43 (421 images, 42MB)
  6. 501451 Frontispiece
  7. 501451 Alternative frontispiece
  8. 501451 3 Maps
  9. 501451 Bookmark 27April2012
  10. 501451 Book cover
Submitted title: Biography of the Early Malay Doctors 1900-1957 Malaya and Singapore
Manuscript is approx. 600 pages.
Content checking takes 1-2 weeks.
Copy-editing takes 2-6 months.
Printing: target after Aidilfitri, by October 2012 (insyaAllah) - will update 

Marketing matters:
Book Fair PWTC 2012 - tak sempat

Please check at Amazon. At Amazon, the price is in US Dollars.