So many hands and ideas
have gone into the making of Q8books a reality. Without them,
the task of setting up a site and store would have been much
harder for a person already having a full time job. Many friends
have pitched in one way or the other; for those who did not
volunteer, work was thrust upon them - so much for the liberties
of friendship for me! On the whole, I am happy that I have friends
who I can count on in times of need, and without whose encouragement
and support, this idea would have remained as such .The order
of names are listed alphabetically and carry no particular order
Asha Menon: Living a few thousand kilometers
away (Klang - Malaysia) has not hindered her from always being
handy with tips on the emerging web-site, and has cheered me
right through from the project's conception to where it is now.
But most of all for the wonderful encouragement that is needed
to turn an idea into reality. The carved wooden horse in the
store stands as a tribute to her.
Sequeira: The biggest mistake she made was asking me
"Can I help you with the work??". Catch me passing
off that kind of an offer. Knowing how sincere she was to help,
I doubled the work even!! But the way I see it, it is training
grounds for her and someday if you see a branch of q8books in Fahaeel or Mangaf, guess who would be running it?
Perera: He has seen me through this project right from
the very start. Always willing to help in any way possible,
right from driving me around, sorting and packing books, to
loading them from house to office. All of which have involved
a lot more effort and goodwill than mere "wishes"
and "prayers" that a few others have opted for instead.
Yap: A busy person, yet took all those countless hours
to figure out what I exactly wanted. Boy! Did I trouble him..
Surely he deserves praise for the patience and endurance he
has extended me throughout most of the site's development. In
my opinion he certainly stands out as a wizard in computing.
Yet, always humble and ever willing to help. A special thanks.
& Anju Varghese: My cousin and his wife who are
unlikely patrons to the outlet because they have already read
most of the books. And that too for free! Well, in a way it
was compensation for all our lively discussions of the last
three years; all of which has re-enforced my zeal to get this
project off the ground. Thanks for bearing up with all the "book"
talk and for being supportive in many other ways.
Fernandez: The youngest person among all these but
with the zeal to match all others when it comes to books. She
has helped me through out the setting up of the store (rushing
from her regular work to the store almost every evening) and
has taken lots of effort to set things right in the Children’s/Teens
and Science Fiction Sections. A special thanks to her.
Mathew: My colleague and my consultant in areas of
computing which I have been stuck with (almost always)! Anyone
who wants a project done (for a fee!!) I recommend Martin’s
services. He has patience and also intelligence to match his
area of expertise. I would have spent countless hours unnecessarily
trying to figure out things that he was able to do in a few
minutes. My sincere appreciation.
& Anuja Menon: For being supportive in many untold
ways, including driving me around, donating books, soliciting
books, but most of all for simply being there for good advice
and encouragement. My gratitude.
: For all his time at the store pricing and sorting, his donation
of books, and his great piece of drawing skills (the location
map was created and perfected by him)– for his very pleasant
and un-assuming personality… many thanks.
Alexander: For the many assignments she has so willingly
volunteered and for the ones that were thrust upon her. Except
perhaps for the text on this page, she was unilaterally assigned
as the chief reviewer and editor of the text, language, logo,
graphics, etc, that appears on this site. So, if and when a
flaw is uncovered, readers will know who to catch!!!
A very special thanks to you.
not the least, my sincere gratitude goes to those who have donated
their books, time, and ideas to making this small dream come
true. Special mentions to Albert, Bandu, Bency, Cleon,
Lata, Orlando, Pramod, Ralph, Reyna, Sirish, Yogesh.
really takes soooooooooo many people to get a books store started
out. The good news is that any aspiring book store owners and
prospective competitors who are reading this would now think
most work is done, and we are on our way to an atomic version
of Amazon.com, the next step is for all the above people to
start buying books from me, without which, all what they did
would have been in vain!!!