Saturday, September 12, 2009

"No Comments and Don't Quote Me"

Select Books is pleased to be appointed as the exclusive distributor for Write Editions. Write Editions is a new imprint established by Mr. Tan Chin Kar.

The first book under this imprint, “No Comments and Don’t Quote Me”, was launched on 9 Sep 09 at Harry's Bar, Boay Quay.

“No Comments and Don’t Quote Me” is by Quak Hiang Whai, a veteran journalist and a former news editor of Business Times. He has worked in print and television media with news conglomerate Singapore Press Holdings, spending six years heading the Hong Kong bureau for Business Times covering the Greater China region. Hiang Whai left journalism after 17 years to join Singapore’s United Overseas Bank Group as head of group communications and investor relations divisions.

In this delightful book filled with unpublished media stories and useful practical tips, Hiang Whai serves up some of the most spectacular media crises, fiascos and lessons culled from his two decades of media experience. He also shares some of the positive impressions of astute political and corporate leaders who have shown the way in taming the media tiger. Through colourful anecdotes, Hiang Whai offers his media management philosophy and methods to both media managers and their bosses on how they can better organise themselves and manage their media relations.

At a practical level, the book deals with a wide spectrum of key media topics such as contact building, story pitching, press conferences, difficult stories, crisis management, public speaking, press interviews, photo opportunity, error correction and television appearances.

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