Join Mahita Vas and Phil Tathum as they discuss the relationship between author and publisher in turning a memoir into an ebook. Phil will address the surging popularity in ebooks as Mahita, author of Praying to the Goddess of Mercy, talks about how her struggle with bipolar disorder translates digitally.
Publishers Writers Network: Praying to the Goddess of Mercy
Date: 4 December 2012, Tuesday
Time: 7pm – 8.30pm
Venue: Earshot, The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane
Free admission! Register now!
About the Book
A memoir by Mahita Vas, Praying to the Goddess of Mercy charts the author’s journey from chaos to stability. It offers insights into an illness for which there is no known cause, no cure and no immunity. It will inspire and enlighten people with mental disorders and the loved ones who suffer with them. Ultimately, it is about being true to oneself and having the courage to take charge in the pursuit of happiness.
About the Publisher – Phil Tatham
Originally from England, Phil completed a degree in Southeast Asia Studies, majoring in Indonesian literature, before relocating to Southeast Asia where he has worked in publishing for over fifteen years. He established Monsoon Books in 2004 and is on a mission to find new talent and put publishing in Asia at the heart of the literary world.
Monsoon Books: Monsoon Books a Singapore-based independent publisher of English-language books and e-books with Asian themes. Under the direction of publisher Phil Tatham, Monsoon Books has a stable of exciting, innovative and distinctive titles including several regional bestsellers which have been translated into various languages or adapted for television. Monsoon Books is a member of the Singapore Book Publishers Association and the Copyright Licensing and Administration Society of Singapore Ltd.
Mahita Vas was born and raised in Singapore. She struggled with manic highs and depressive lows until she was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder at the age of forty-one. After nearly 30 years of working in advertising and the hospitality industry in Singapore with global industry leaders such as Singapore Airlines, Ogilvy & Mather and Four Seasons Hotel and Resorts, Mahita moved to Bali in 2010 where she owned and managed Villa Juno, the island’s first luxury hosted Bed & Breakfast. Her memoir Praying To The Goddess Of Mercy is her first book.
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