If you haven’t noticed already, my “long-awaited” photo-memoirs book Sonali is finally published and released to the general public. I did release it two days ago, appropriately but not by design, on the anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza in Dhaka last year.
Rather than crudely publicize my book on the back of that, I wrote a post about Rana Plaza instead which I encourage you to read if you haven’t already. A few days later, I think it okay to get back to announcing the arrival of my little baby.
So – Sonali is here and you can buy it as a pdf E-book or – if you feel like splashing out – in physical paperback version. I will be making no profit from these books. around £2-3 from either version goes to support Ria’s campaign. The rest goes into production and is pocketed by the company producing the books.
I’m hoping an iPad version will be available eventually and I still hope that I will bring out an app version before long. The E-book is around 40mb big and if that’s too big for your download capabilities then I suggest you go to Ria’s GoFundMe site and donate whatever you feel appropriate and I will email you the exclusive original pdf version which has not gone up for sale but is how the book was originally envisaged (it’s also just 6.5mb too). I personally can’t decide which version I prefer but the photos and text are the same. Anyway, donate and you’ll get the version which cannot be found anywhere else. 🙂
Most of you know that I’m raising money to help bring Ria over here to the UK for her degree so that she can go back to Bangladesh and be part of the growing movement to improve working conditions for women and see women recognised in the business world. We’re most of the way there to collecting her first year fees and it looks almost certain now she will be joining us in the summer but we still need a lot more money yet to guarantee her place at Lancaster University and pay for her fees for all three years.
So please – buy the book, donate to the fund, share the pages and generally help us make a difference. If you are a blogger feel free to blog or reblog this post or any of the links and to review the book on your own sites. Likewise, I’d love to guest post for you. Just let me know.
Thank you everyone who has supported us so far and especially to those who have already bought the book. You’re stars 🙂
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