Book written and typed on Phone

By Gerard Ivalaoa

My name is Gerard Ivalaoa and I am happy to announce to you the publication of my first book.

I have written this book, typed it on the phone and have engaged Shane Baiva Publications to publish it. The writing and publication of this book was really challenging, especially typing 85 000 words with two fingers on a wowi phone. It was too difficult in a house that doesn’t have electricity. But the message that inspired me was difficult does not mean impossible. No.

When my phone’s battery was down, I had to pay K1.00 at a trade store to get it recharged or give the phone to my best friend to charge it at his house.

However, with the inspiration of seeing young people, particularly students exposed to the importance of academic excellence, I was able to and prayerfully complete this book in circumstances that wanted to defeat me.

This book is an inspiration, a new message to this young generation of students from a young author.

I believe that many students would be excited and be interested to discover what the 70 REMINDERS OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE is all about in order to give their best efforts to excel academically.

70 REMINDERS OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE is for those who are brilliant and below average. But I believe that if students are reminded about the importance of education they can rise above the average.

Yes! Times are tough but as we have always heard that when things gets tough the tough gets going.

Please do not hesitate to inbox me to receive my contact details to grab the first batch and limited 80 copies of my books for only K50 (per copy).

Gerard holding his book “70 REMINDERS OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE”

Published by Ples Singsing

Ples Singsing is envisioned to be a new platform for Papua Niuginian expressions of creativity, ingenuity and originality in art and culture. We deliberately highlight these two very broad themes as they can encompass the diverse subjects, from technology, medicine and architecture to linguistics, music, fishing, gardening et cetera. Papua Niuginian ways of thinking, living, believing, communicating, dying and so on can cover the gamut of academic, journalistic or opinionated writing and we believe that unless we give ourselves a platform to talk about and discuss these things in an open, free and non-exclusively academic space that they may remain the fodder for academics, journalists and other types of writers alone. New social media platforms have given every individual a personal space to share their feelings and ideas openly, sometimes without immediate censure. The Ples Singsing writer’s blog would like to provide another more structured platform for Papua Niuginian expressions in written, visual and audio formats while also providing some regulation of the type and content of materials to be shared publicly.

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