To all my beautiful readers out there. The secret I have been longing to tell and share since August of last year.
I have not started bogging at that time actually But who cares!! Here it goes.
Effective today, Friday, the 13th April of 2012, my Fiance' , Ikhwan Sha is officially a published authour under Millionaires Planet - Azizi Ali
if you don't know who he is obviously you don't read and support local books
Anyway, here is how it all began. Ikhwan is a fantastic writer and I seriously mean it. I read all his work and was so taken back by them. Even his Aswara lecturer's and friends. He found his talent and I was so proud. So what did I do? I quietly researched all top publishers in Malaysia to help him make that dream of his come true. He was too.... I dunno what do you call it but I knew his talent had to be discovered.So me being me...started doing work and research and sneaking around a lot.
And the first person we emailed to was Millionaires Planet and within a day we got a respond saying they loved the first 3 chapters and the synopsis and would like to extend Ikhwan a contract to be published under them. I was screaming with joy and him on the other hand controlling his cool. I was not surprised actually I mean hey I read the 1525 Hang Nadim in November the completed one.
Sorry his lover gets to read the unpublished manuscript copy first before anyone does. So anyway, that was the FIRST Malay novel I have EVER read and I was touched by the story in so many ways and was so hooked into it. I was honestly shocked that he was THAT good.
So he began writing 24/7 to complete the book. He completed it by October towards November 2011.
I know!! He fast so into it and wanted his book published fast. So he wrote and wrote the entire book 680 pages in almost 3 months.
And since November 2011, the book has been in the editors hand to do any typo errors or stuff. And we have been getting updated emails on the status and all and FINALLY today, we received an email that it is done ready and out.
You can purchase the books in any store in Malaysia or even via online
the link I gave above or you could even purchase directly from us. And fret not. The both of us are coming up with a PROMOTION for his new buyers on his book. It retails at RM39.90 and we might have a SPECIAL EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT so stay tuned to that! Nonetheless, see below for his Book Cover & a short Synopsis. Oooh and help us LIKE 1525 Hang Nadim on Facebook. Love ya all!!
Novel ini mengandungi sebuah lagenda agung yang menyimpan sebuah rahsia yang sekian lama cuba dibuang jauh oleh para penjajah kerana gerunnya mereka jikalau Melayu bangkit membela bangsa.
1525 – Sudah hampir lima belas tahun peperangan antara Melayu dan Portugis berlanjutan tanpa ada kesudahannya. Raja Portugal telah lama memecat wizurainya di Melaka. Lantas digantikan dengan seorang wizurai baru yang sudah bersumpah sejak dari kecilnya untuk menghapuskan nama Islam dari muka dunia ini. Maka dipersiapkannya sekalian bala tentera yang maha hebat untuk menghapuskan jalur keturunan Kesultanan Melayu Melaka yang ketika itu berkerajaan di Bentan, membawa sebuah armada yang tersangat besar yang tidak pernah dilihat oleh dunia sebelum ini.
1525 – Satu tarikh yang cuba dilenyapkan dari nukilan sejarah bangsa Melayu.Pada tahun ini telah berlaku beberapa peristiwa yang tidak sesekali mahu dikenang oleh sekalian penjajah, dan juga sekalian keturunan raja-raja Melayu…
About The Author:Ikhwan Sha merupakan seorang pengkaji sejarah, khususnya di dalam bidang Hikayat Melayu Lama dan Sejarah Kewujudan Manusia. Hang Nadim - 1525 merupakan novel pertama Ikhwan Sha di dalam usahanya untuk mengenengahkan sejarah Melayu di mata dunia, dan diharap dapat menjadi panduan anak-anak muda di masa hadapan.