There has been much joy and anticipation at Delere Press, with the release of its very first book Requiem for the Factory earlier this year: a gentle meandering of a fiction written by Jeremy Fernando, with photographs by Kenny Png, foreword by Lim Lee Ching, and myself, who contributed to the layouts of the book.
To begin in the form of a paper book, performs a controversial entrance against the tide of digital reading, against the tide of our better senses. Our madness for tradition prevails.
It started with a long process of learning what it means to make a word, a sentence, a text, a book, to print a book, and then to publish a book. Now, it feels as if it only gets longer, richer, and more exciting. We look forward to bringing more beautifully illustrated books to life-inks and images continue to converse on a paper face-as we carry the weight of their correspondence in our hands.
Dr. Anders Kolle wrote a delightful review of the book on the Singapore Review of Books, and Julie O'Yang on her blog. An excerpt of the book has also been published at the online magazine Berfrois. We sincerely thank everyone who has spent time caressing the pages, and bow in appreciation for those who have taken their time off to send their thoughts of the book on Amazon.
As you perhaps inferred, the book is sold on Amazon.