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Jakarta Post

Keily named youngest iTunes author

  • Multa Fidrus

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, May 13 2012   /  11:42 am

When nine-year-old Keily Setiawan wrote a story about a rabbit as a first birthday gift for her brother, little did she know that her work would captivate the heart of Apple’s iTunes digital book readers.

Her first e-book Chen Chen Goes to Space was simultaneously released in 32 countries in Europe, the US and Australia on April 28, and ranks among the 200 top-rated free books in America and Australia.

“I got the inspiration to write this book from my brother Kenzo Setiawan because his Chinese zodiac is the rabbit. I meant it as a gift for his birthday on April 8,” said the grade four student at Sinarmas World Academy in Bumi Serpong Damai satellite city, South Tangerang.

The school, which facilitated the publication, held a press briefing on the acclaimed work of its students on Friday. Besides Keily, grade-10 student Peter Ryandry and grade 11 Nahyeon Kim ha...