In store at Cambodia’s Monument Books as of April 2, 2015 and on its way shortly after that to stores in Thailand, Laos and Myanmar. When Clouds Fell from the Sky is a fascinating, powerful book by South African journalist Robert Carmichael that looks at the causes and consequences of the Khmer Rouge’s catastrophic rule of Cambodia between 1975-79. We are working to get copies into Asia Books before Songkran. In the meantime, Asia Horizons Books can easily organize to (express) ship copies to buyers in Thailand. For people living outside the region, Carmichael’s book is currently available in Kindle format through Amazon.
The new version of the Angkor book ELEGY by John McDermott is hitting the store. It looks great and was printed in Bangkok at Amarin Printing, my usual printer. Hired as a Production Consultant on this rather big job has been a very interesting experience, knowing that the prior edition was done at EDS in Italy! It’s been printed as tri-tone +1 pms on 157gsm OJI artmatt from Japan.
Good news for our four soft sponsors with a number of pre-ordered books! The delivery will be at the beginning of the week and sending off will follow…
This time around, the English edition and a new edition in French will be only done with a hard cover and it has a new design. It is now almost certain that a version in Khmer language will come along as well (subject to some funding on the way). As of now a launch party has been secure together with a photo exhibition at the Meta House in Phnom Penh on the 17 April 2015. We expect to go to print this December at Amarin printing in Bangkok.
Size is 17 cm by 24 cm with 216 pages.