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Rayrai Suveeranont.

The 44th National Book Fair starts today. We take a demeanour during some of a highlights and growth in a internal edition scene

Rayrai, a seven-year-old writer

Since Jul final year, seven-year-old Rayrai Suveeranont has been gripping a biography any day though fail. With her silent always nearby, she sits down to write a many noted occurrence or people she meets any day, either it’s her twin siblings, a fun in her father’s home studio, her mum’s tasty steak, her maths category during school, etc. Soon, her mom began posting these refreshingly fun and genuine accounts online, and what began as a Facebook page “Rayrai Raiwan” (Daily Rayrai) for tighten family and friends incited into a amicable media sensation, garnering roughly 90,000 likes, and now into a recently published 447-page book, featuring a collection of her daily papers from a commencement adult to Feb this year.

“I usually write whatever I’m thinking,” pronounced Rayrai. “Mostly, a stories are about my grandparents, my parents, my younger twin siblings and everybody we have met.”

The commencement of Daily Rayrai was when she sealed adult for a “Children Notebooks” project, a debate by a Office of Contemporary Art and Culture of a Ministry of Culture, that was instituted by National Artist Makut Onrudee of Butterfly Book. Soon an dull cover was sent to her home and she finished a agreement to write any day.

“It took me a prolonged time to write any entrance since we also talked to my silent while doing it,” pronounced Rayrai. “When we can’t consider of anything to write, we usually go play and run around and come behind to it later.”

Each page of a book is accurately a same as posted online, with her wiggly-yet-easy-to-read handwriting, that is infrequently accompanied by elementary drawings on a conflicting page. Rayrai realises that some of her spellings are wrong nonetheless they are kept as they are. Her mother’s training process is that Rayrai should during initial spell a difference according to how she hears them and afterwards she will tell Rayrai a scold spelling later.

“I have always told her that essay is like thinking,” pronounced Rayrai’s mom Chanida Suveeranont. “I told her to usually start by revelation me a story and write it down like that. She’s usually 7 years aged so we don’t worry about a spelling. Sometimes we tell her a scold spelling later. If it’s too formidable we usually leave it for later.”

Each entrance by Rayrai is brief nonetheless they are widely desired and common online for her clarity of humour, dictated or otherwise, and her refreshingly honest and genuine viewpoints of a people and incidents surrounding her.

Chanida pronounced essay has finished her daughter correlate with people more, and not gripping to herself. Chanida chose to tell a book herself since she reckons her daughter is too immature to be compared with a edition business. She stresses that a book is eventually for her daughter’s fans to get to finally review on paper rather than on a mechanism screen. She pronounced she isn’t disturbed about a disastrous views involving her daughter due to a blurb side of things.

“We know what we’re doing,” pronounced Chanida. “This is good fun for her and it’s good for her development. We never forced her to do it and we always tell her that she can quit any time if she doesn’t feel like doing it anymore.”

Asked if she wanted to be a author when she grows up, Rayrai pronounced no.

“I wish to be an interior designer,” pronounced Rayrai. “Writers have to work any day though interiors designers don’t. They don’t have to if people don’t call for them.”

— Kaona Pongpipat

Chaleampon ‘Oates’ Ritthichai.

Journalist’s journal

In between a hundreds of A-list Hollywood stars, American celebrities, designers and politicians that Chaleampon “Oates” Ritthichai has interviewed, there are hardly 20 Thai personalities that a New York-based multimedia publisher has unequivocally grilled for any stories. A vast cube of a vast internal names a 40-year-old did speak to are all gathered into his initial book, that is being launched during a National Book Fair: New York Bok Tor (New York Tells All: A Collection Of Conversations In A Concrete Jungle).

Far from being a report broom or a beam book, this fully-colour 200-pager is a low review with 10 opposite leaders in their particular industries that Chaleampon met during their time operative in New York. 

New York Tells All.

“The environment unequivocally offers a opposite feel,” a author describes of a time when seeking Getsunova frontman Name Raiva to review life in NYC and London. “If we ask things like that in Bangkok it usually sounds pretentious, though we asked that since it was a right setting. New York [as seen from Thailand] sounds glamorous though there are also people who don’t have it glamorous. Honestly, we consider everybody struggles since all is so expensive. we unequivocally wanted to know either people in other cities onslaught too.”

Besides a prolonged career of operative during a imitation publication, online website, radio and radio in a Big Apple, a twice Emmy-nominated contributor also writes for a journal Thai Good News, where these articles were initial published. Out of a 10 interviewees, we have a ones apparently there to feed a frenzies of fan girls like entertainers James Jirayu and Bie Sukrit, though a book also shifts to heavyweights like Broadway management Boy Takonkiet or V. Vajiramedhi, where a author discusses how Buddhism and scholarship are indeed intertwined with a new-gen priest while strolling by Central Park.
It’s an judicious though light read, accompanied by an array of sharp-witted photos of any chairman during iconic locations from Carnegie Hall to East Village. Acknowledging his journalistic mores to a perfectionist army during domestic website Gotham Gazette, Chaleampon focuses on a qualification and work of any figure, though also gives approach spasmodic to somewhat tabloid-esque questions. He recalls observant dual pleasing black women and indicating to James Jirayu while asking: “Is that your type?” 

On a some-more mad pace, Chaleampon’s pursuit requires him to make present decisions between creation a beeline towards Tommy Hilfiger or Siwon Choi during a Met Gala — a finish change from a universe of politics he reported on for over half-a-decade. It was dullness that caused him to change lanes, though he advises: “If there is an event to speak a A-list people of a world, we unequivocally have to do it, even if they aren’t from a margin we are meddlesome in. When people like Adam Levine or Keira Knightley come by, it’s not an event we can deny.”

Today, he’s achieved in his possess right and hopes New York Tells All will offer condolence and impulse to others who wish to make it internationally, as well. “I wish people who wish to make it internationally to see and get desirous by these figures. we wish them to see it in a clarity that if all these 10 people could do it, we can do it too. When all falls into place, we can be station during that indicate too.” 

— Parisa Pichitmarn

Minimore rolls out some-more e-content

Of late, one of a many swarming booths during any book satisfactory is that of Salmon Books, a new-generation edition residence and an experimenter in a electronic-paper hybrid platform. With a hip and cold group looking over a online arm Minimore, a website is solemnly though usually gaining movement in apropos a go-to height for immature adults looking for peculiarity content. 
So what do “The success of nonconformist politicians” and “Nine Doraemon gadgets accessible in genuine life” have in common? Besides a fact that both have an upbeat and impertinent collage of photographs and graphics to accompany it, a dual phrases are indeed headlines for some of a articles that uncover adult on Minimore’s recently launched Feed. 

Previously, a youth-culture website was generally famous as a gateway to dark online content; a multiple of paper book and e-content where readers can entrance this cave of “extras” by typing in a formula found during a behind of books published by Minimore’s sister outfits, Salmon Books or Bun Books. The site also offering a space for determined writers to make micro-transactions with readers, where they could sell their essay by chapters or even pages.

“We felt that there wasn’t a overpass between a offline and online readers,” says Minimore’s owner Teepagorn Wuttipitayamongkol. “When offline readers are finished with their books it usually ends there, though we wanted to spin a book into an thought or village that continues even after we are finished reading. It doesn’t usually assistance a sales and author, though also keeps readers constant to us.” 

The on-going indication that no other internal site uses creates Minimore a calm establishment of a possess kind. Two months ago, a immature site also ventured into edition online party articles — a BuzzFeed-like arrange that disease a second screens today.

Despite a dizzying and flimsy series of players that inundate a online field, Teepagorn insists that new sites do have a probability to shine, notwithstanding a jam-packed marketplace with many competitors. “People don’t go to their homepages anymore,” he reasons. “Instead, they go to review common stories on amicable media and all is about amicable distribution. When it becomes like that, it allows new pages to benefit movement since that’s how they start — when people share your couple on their Facebook.”

According to a 31-year-old founder, today, a vast name does not indispensably pledge web popularity. “Magazines that start a website might have a crafty fan-base that starts them off with some-more Likes on Facebook. But this doesn’t meant all of their stories will be a hit,” says Teepagorn. “On a internet, it’s not websites that spin hits, though links to certain stories — that can be compared to one item. It’s about how to make all those equipment a hit.”   

The 2 million views that Minimore Feed garnered final month might seem like a small throw of attention, when compared to a 30-40 million views Teepagorn used to guard behind during teen blog use, that he also founded. Still, a immature executive says it’s not a bad number, generally for a site that has usually started out. 

Comparable to a side boxes one would find in magazines, a form of articles we find on Minimore are partial analytical, partial titbits of contribution and partial perfect fun to read. With no contributor in a margin to cover news real-time, what Minimore hopes to be instead is a conversation-fueller. “We’re not a web people review a many since what people review a many is still play and news that is function during a moment,” Teepagorn, who is also an author, understandingly admits. “We feel that by exploring other layers of a story in a mainstream, we instead offer bullet points where readers still have something to speak about with people who review a mass form of articles. We offer another angle of looking during things.”

To date, one of their many renouned articles — with over 100,000 reads — is about a primary minister’s use of (horrible-looking) infographics. “We step divided from a fact that it doesn’t demeanour nice. Instead, we plead what a basis of a good infographic is and if Prayut’s were a standard, how would it change a face of infographics that were expelled in a country.”

In a marketplace that is clearly divided between brief form and prolonged form, a owner has detected that mid-length stories are something that don’t work online. “People usually wish to review Facebook or Twitter statuses when they’re watchful for a train or murdering time,” he explains. “But on days that they’re critical and wish to be intellectual, they’ll wish to review something long. Mid-length stories don’t unequivocally work — nor do stories where one divide contains too many ideas. If they have to make a bid to review things and a essay doesn’t spin out to give them information they wish to know, they won’t be penetrating to review anything else from that site.” 

Retaining a courtesy of easily-bored and variable Gen-Ys is a biggest plea nonetheless for websites today. It’s a vast problem for Teepagorn and nonetheless he feels that a website can tarry by being unchanging in a essay character and how it picks issues to cover, coherence itself can be a abuse in a online world. “When people know what you’re going to do, they get bored. On a internet, you’ve substantially seen all already. Nothing is humorous anymore and it’s tough to make readers laugh. To have a site that can final for a prolonged time means we have to be unchanging in a tinge and approach of presenting, though to invariably urge and have a uninformed opinion on things.”

It’s not an easy highway for digital calm producers, though it certain looks hunky-dory for people on a immoderate side. On a stream state and destiny of online articles, Teepagorn concludes: “Readers can tell if some luminary got hired for this one post and since they can, it means they’re some-more unwavering in what they’re consuming.

“When they are some-more conscious, a people who furnish calm need to be even some-more crafty in observant what they wish to say. The smarter a consumer becomes, a smarter calm producers contingency be. we feel that a peculiarity of online calm is usually going to improve.”  

— Parisa Pichitmarn

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Minimore’s owner Teepagorn Wuttipitayamongkol.

An entrance from Daily Rayrai.

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