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Mao Asada's book won't be released

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by MINAM, Jan 12, 2012.

  1. MINAM

    MINAM The "NICE" Admin Staff Member


    According to the article, Mao Asada's message book (wonder what that means?) "Daijobu, kitto ashita wa dekiru(It's going to be alright, you'll be able to do it tomorrow)" will not be released.

    The book was scheduled to be on sale on Feb. 8th. However, Asada and the publisher both announced on their websites that the book will not be released.

    Asada's statement: (rough translation)
    This book was planned to be a message to you through my skating career and we have been working on this for more than an year. However, because the way it was being promoted was not what I had in mind, I have decided to not release this book. I deeply apologize for the people who were looking forward to reading it and I ask for your kind understanding.
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  2. skateboy

    skateboy Well-Known Member

    How was the book being promoted?
  3. aemeraldrainc

    aemeraldrainc Active Member

    Interesting, I wonder what she means exactly.
  4. snoopysnake

    snoopysnake Well-Known Member

    Perhaps it involved personal appearances that would interfere with her preparation for Worlds, and/or be difficult for her now that she's mourning the loss of her mother.

    Hugs to Mao.
  5. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

    I hope that the book will be released eventually.
  6. love_skate2011

    love_skate2011 Well-Known Member

    thats unfortunate :(

    but Im curious too what Mao meant
    maybe it took too much of her private time/life ?
    but I still respect her decision
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2012
  7. midori

    midori Well-Known Member

    The promotion was as if the book was about her mourning over her mother, even though apparently it is not.

    I have seen the book's advertisement, just saying "Thank you, Mother." It gave me an impression that they were trying to sell the book by using her loss.
  8. Iceman

    Iceman Well-Known Member

    Good to see someone won't cater to the bad taste of some publishers.
  9. loulou

    loulou Let It Snow

    When I read this my thoughts were: "Nice to see someone giving up money (possibly having to fight not to pay for breaking a contract) over principles".

    -- Even though not so much nice the book loss for us fans.

    Asada really sets herself apart when it comes to handling life.
  10. Jarrett

    Jarrett Firebird for worlds!

    Thanks for the info! Mao classy as ever. I'm glad she didn't stand for that.
  11. floskate

    floskate Vacant

    :cheer: Mao for standing up for her principles and not allowing these people to make money on the back of her Mother's untimely death. Absolutely the right thing to do. She really has grown up to become a very single minded young lady :respec:
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  12. Maofan7

    Maofan7 Member

    Completely agree
  13. skatingfanfun

    skatingfanfun Member

    thumb up for Mao! I love her even more.
  14. Amy03

    Amy03 Active Member

    I find it really amazing how she stood up to her principles and didn't just ignore it, like most others would...I hope that the book will be released eventuelly cause, I have heard that Mao herself has written some essay's which I would lovee to read! and i totally agree with Mao's decision, cause to promote the book in a way the author didn't want it is just plain wrong... hope the book doesn't go to waste and that Mao finds herself a new publisher and releases it for the fans!
  15. Cherub721

    Cherub721 YEAH!

    Mao is awesome. :respec:
  16. Wyliefan

    Wyliefan Well-Known Member

    I had a feeling that might be it.
  17. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

    If they were trying to use her mother's death then good for Mao for standing up to them!
  18. skatesindreams

    skatesindreams Well-Known Member

    If that is the case, more power to Mao.
    I hope that the book can eventually appear, handled by parties that won't exploit Mao, or the circumstances.