The other day I got a long distance call from our publisher. She gave me a good news. She informed me that our book, the Lex Pareto Notes is now available in National Bookstores nationwide !!!
As soon as I heard the news, I waited for several days since I considered that it will take some time for them to ship it to their branches. However after 3 days somebody informed me that the Lex Pareto Notes was already available in the National Bookstore in Ayala Cebu.
In the following days, I received calls from law students asking me when will volume 1 be made available. They also informed me that they came across the Lex Pareto Notes in the National Bookstore branches. By the way I have already mailed the script for volume 1 to our publisher. I estimate that it will be made available sometime in Late June or early July this year. (2008)
I went to Ayala to see for myself. I browsed over the stack of textbooks and after seeing our book displayed, I was so proud and happy to see our book there ! (Iyang may hawak sa libro si Piolo Pascual iyan nong mataba pa siya hehehehehe)
I’ve heard from other authors that before a book gets displayed at the National bookstore, it must go through a book screening commitee in order to determine if such book is really “worthy” to be carried by National bookstore. Among the factors considered are the book’s content and popularity. Having your book displayed at the National bookstore is really something. It will give your book more exposure since the National Bookstore is the biggest bookstore chain in the country. I consider this another milestone that our book has achieved.
If you want to know more about the Lex Pareto Notes, it’s a 4 volume law reviewer for the Philippine Bar exams. You can visit our new site at www.lexparetonotes.blogspot.com. The site is not yet 100 % finished, but there are already some content. (You can visit our old site before I shut it down at www.lexparetonotes.8m.com, don’t forget to sign in our guest book)
Special thanks to Prof. Abelardo Domondon and his wife for making all of this possible. I would also like to extend my thanks to his nephew, Leon Valdez for helping us market the Lex Pareto Notes in the law schools.