MPHOnline, where the bookstore comes to you, was recently bestowed the prestigious Brand Laureate Award for Best Brand Category in Retail-Online Bookstore. This award is all the sweeter as it proves that mphonline has what it takes to become a successful online bookstore within this region, as more customers here take to buying online.
Having a presence in the cyberworld helps complement the services that MPH Bookstores provide. It is convenient in the sense that anyone anywhere can buy from MPH anytime and have it delivered right to their doorstep. For some customers, it is about finding a good deal when shopping online and mphonline does not disappoint. Have you visited the website yet?
The 67th Golden Globe Awards airs this Monday (Jan 18) in Malaysia (I can’t wait!). Its going to be a star-studded event hosted by English comedian, Ricky Gervais. The nominees for Best Motion Picture (Drama) has been announced and I’m already keeping my fingers crossed for my favourite to win, and no it’s not Avatar! It is going to be a tough choice with each movie having its own strengths with superb effects, storyline and actors. Guess we’ll just have to wait and see.
But in the mean time, grab a copy of these movie tie-in books (Avatar, Precious and Up in the Air) at your nearest MPH outlets. We would love to hear from you on which book is your favourite read and how different is the book compared to the movie.
Posted by hema | Posted in Author, Award | Posted on 15-10-2009
Herta Müller awarded Nobel Prize
08.10.09 Katie Allen
Romanian-born German writer Herta Müller has been awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for 2009.
The Svenska Akademien hailed her as “[she], who, with the concentration of poetry and the frankness of prose, depicts the landscape of the dispossessed”.
Her most recent English-language title was The Appointment, translated by Michael Hulse and Philip Boehm, which was published by US publisher Metropolitan Books in 2001, who also published The Land of Green Plums, translated by Michael Hofmann, in 1996.
Booker winner Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall(Fourth Estate) was the most popular title with the public since the longlist was announced on 28th July.
Since then, the novelist’s 10th novel has sold just over 22,000 copies at UK book retailers according to BookScan data—some 8,500 copies more than Mantel’s nearest rival (at least in sales terms), Sarah Waters’ The Little Stranger(Virago). However, thanks to significantly stronger sales immediately upon release, Waters’ fifth novel was actually the overall Man Booker 2009 sales leader, with just over 40,000 sales through UK book retailer tills.