Shin Min Daily to launch e-book by renowned Buddhist monk Master Hsing Yun

Chinese evening newspaper Shin Min Daily News will launch its first e-book titled "Master Hsing Yun - Words of Wisdom" on Sunday to coincide with the visit of the renowned and well-respected Buddhist monk to Singapore.

The newspaper has been running a daily column on Master Hsing Yun, who is from Taiwan, and his words of wisdom since 2009.

A compilation of his anecdotes and quotes was published in 2011 and reprinted twice due to overwhelming demand from readers. The e-book was built on the printed version of the first book and is a collaboration between Shin Min Daily News and, Singapore's first bilingual-friendly news and entertainment website.

"The availability of the e-book will enable city-dwellers to gain access to Master Hsing Yun's living wisdom anywhere, anytime," said Mr Choo Chee Wee, assistant editor of Shin Min Daily News and editor of the book.

Produced by, the e-book is available for download at a promotional price of US$5.99 (usual price US$6.99) for iPhones and iPads, and S$7.99 (usual price S$8.99) for Android for the first three months.

It is available in both simplified and traditional Chinese.