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Vida to launch book on her success story

 | August 19, 2017

The cosmetics millionaire hopes the book, 'I Am Me: Rahsia Niaga DS Vida', will be a source of inspiration to budding entrepreneurs.


PETALING JAYA: There is no stopping Hasmiza Othman, or Vida, when it comes to pushing her beauty and healthcare products or releasing a song. The larger-than-life entrepreneur has a knack for reaching the masses.

Following her hugely popular debut single titled “I Am Me”, the cosmetics millionaire is now focusing on the release of her book “I Am Me: Rahsia Niaga DS Vida”, which chronicles her success story as a businessperson.

She also said it was her hope that the book would be a source of inspiration to budding entrepreneurs as it details her life experiences that were the driving force of her success.

“It is not exactly my biography but rather, it tells the story of how I built my business empire,” she told the New Straits Times about the book, which is authored by Zinitulniza Abdul Kadir.

Vida said the idea of a book on her business success was first mooted by Institut Terjemahan & Buku Malaysia (ITBM)’s representatives last month.

She said previously, many others had approached her but nothing worked out.

“I supposed ITBM came to me with the idea at the right time and with the right concept,” said the 45-year-old.

Vida said due to her busy schedule, she could set aside only one day for ITBM and Zinitulniza to document everything, from interviewing to photography.

“With the time constraint, it’s amazing to see how the team completed everything under 22 hours (from 8am to 5am the following day). The interview took six hours,” Vida told NST.

“I Am Me: Rahsia Niaga DS Vida”, which is priced at RM68, will see 10,000 copies printed for its first edition.

The book will be launched at the Indonesia International Book Fair on Sept 9 and will be distributed in Malaysia and Indonesia.

“I have plans to tap the Indonesian market with the launch of my book in Jakarta since I have gained a huge presence there following my debut single,” she said.

The book can be pre-ordered on itbm.com.my.

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