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First-ever Overseas Book Launch by any Bangladeshi Author & Publisher

Bangladeshi publisher BanglaPrakash has launched a series of pocketbooks written by G. Sumdany Don, professional corporate trainer and public speaker from Bangladesh, at the 23rd Beijing International Book Fair 2016, in Beijing, China today (August 27, 2016.) The three pocketbooks are titled, “The Power of Positive Thinking,” “CV Writing & Interview Skills,” and “The Art of Communication & Public Speaking.”

In the picture (from the left), Ms. DolaHasan, the ED of BanglaPrakash, Ms. CamiOnolfo, Romanian Author from Miami USA, Gloria Bailey MBE, Manager, Overseas Trade Fairs of the Publishers Association UK, Mr. Dinesh Kulatunga, from the Sri Lanka Book Publishers’ Association, G. Sumdany Don, the author professional corporate trainer, Engr. MehediHasan, the publisher of BanglaPrakash& Lecture Publications Ltd., Mr. Mohan Kumar, the Executive Affairs Executive from the Sharjah Book Authority UAE, and Mr. MahmudulHasan, Director, BanglaPrakash.

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The publisher Mr. Hasan said that these unique pocketbooks would help the youth of Bangladesh and the rest of the world to develop core soft skills. He plans to launch nationwide distribution within Bangladesh, including online distribution through, and slowly the book would attract worldwide distribution as well.

The author G. Sumdany Don said the youth of Bangladesh are extremely talented, but we lack core soft skills like communication or public speaking. Therefore his vision is to launch at least 50 pocketbook titles under this series, and would include topics like Emotional Intelligence, Customer Service, Train the Trainer, Leadership, Managing People for the First Time, and so on.

The books have been sponsored by the Edward M Kennedy (EMK) Centre. This series of pocketbooks would be launched in Bangladesh after the Eid in September through a grand launching ceremony at the EMK Center.

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