Wednesday, July 28, 2010

2003 Steven Ma -- book fair

July 28, 2003
Steven Ma opened his new branch of his publishing business after the success of Kinston Publications and his first two books in the "Steven Ma True Tales of Society" range. Soon he will be appearing at the Hong Kong Book Exposition in a capacity as a publisher as well as an artiste. Yesterday, Steven appeared with two of his newly published authors Yiu Chi Hong and Ngan Yin Man to perform a miniature lion dance and pork blessing ceremony and announcing that at this year's Book Fair, the distributors have offered him a stall free of charge to promote a total of five books and as the annual fair opened today, he will be doing a book signing for an hour after it opens.

When Steven first set up his publishing house, he was met with many problems with everyone asking why he was throwing away his money. Now, his first print of his latest book numbering 2000 copies has been sold out and a second print run has been offered, providing him with enough profit to publish another book, as a publisher he sees this as a great achievement. He says: "I feel that being a publisher is better than being an artiste, however I will continue to be an artiste as I have already accepted a lot of work, but I will gradually put more time over to my publishing. When people call me chief, I am very excited because I never thought I would ever become a publishing chief together with the identity of an artiste, this really is an interesting feeling."

Steven was then asked whether he was not optimistic about his future as an artiste, he points out: "I am absolutely optimistic, 'Gam Pai Bing Yan' (Better Halves)'s finale reached an average of 33 points peaking at 41 points and this result made me feel very motivated; also I have just released a new compilation album for a week and together with the earlier 'New Princess Flower' the results are not bad. (What is happening about the copyright with that?) There is no problem, all my albums are passed through CASH to be OK'ed before I use the songs."

In order to prepare for his next book, Steven will be spending the next few days with the Youth Aid charity workers and ministers to go down to the city to meet some young people living life 'on the edge' to find out more about them, he says that he is very excited about this and he will be appearing in a skater look in order to communicate with them better.
**Credit to Em at TVBspace News Roundup**

July 29th, 2003
After a slight change of plan for Steven Ma's appearance at the Hong Kong Book Fair yesterday, he arrived an hour late and explained that he was delayed by a small matter which needed him to attend but his mood has not been affected. He said: "I am so sorry, I heard that people were waiting since 9:30 am for me to sign their books, I will have to see how I can give them their autographs."

Despite this, he rushed back to the event because many of his good friends from the industry were there to support him, including Lai Yin San, master Lung Koon Tin and Joyce Coi. Lai Yin San is one of the women interviewed in Steven's forthcoming book "Women in the eyes of Steven Ma" and others interviewed have also said that they would come and support him, but mainly on Saturday and Sunday. Unfortunately, Steven will be heading out today to go and do a show on the mainland before heading up to Beijing and Shanghai and six other places on a promotional tour for two weeks, so he could only meet his friends yesterday.

Credit to Em at TVB News Roundup


Reposted from sm thread @ spcnet

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