Nigeria’s Foremost Motivational Speaker- Fela Durotoye has set a new world record by signing a massive 10,000 books in 8 hours 48 minutes at the Book Signing Event of the Gemstone Global Reading Festival 2012 on November 19, 2012.
Fela Durotoye had earlier informed his Twitter followers about the history making event where he signed 10,000 copies of his new book, 17 Secrets of High Flying Students.
“Morning family, I’m going 2 be signing 10,000 copies of my book, 17 Secrets of High flying Students at my office today from noon to 10pm,” he tweeted.
Further tweet about the event read; “I’m on a quest to set a new world record of the highest nos. of books signed by a single author…join us now.”
He started at 12 noon, and 8 hours 48 minutes later, he had set a world record of the most number of books signed in the time he used.
The record setting is not going to end there as a new Guinness World Record will be set on Saturday November 24, 2012, when history would be made as the Gemstone Group launches the first-ever simultaneous global reading of a book – ’17 secrets of High Flying Students’ in 17 cities in Nigeria and 17 countries across the world at the same time (via live streaming).
The Gemstone Reading Festival is an annual event that has been designed by the Gemstone Leadership Institute to encourage people to pursue academic excellence and Global peace.
The festival includes a 17-day reading activity where the book, ’17 Secrets of High Flying Students’ will be read, each chapter/secrets as each day passes. This will be done across the globe, involving the entire community of schools, homes, religious houses, corporate organizations, etc. It is the first and the biggest literacy campaign in the world, also set out to make a Guinness World Record Attempt of having the largest number of students reading the same book (17 Secrets of High Flying Students) at the same time (simultaneously). This according to the organisers will amount to having over millions of students and adults across the nation, reading simultaneously.
The organisers intend to use the festival to improve the literacy level in the country, drive and instill the reading culture in students, and teach the Principles of Success. The book will also sharpen students reading and listening skills, as well as provide a yearly platform for stakeholders of the industry to get involved in eradicating illiteracy in the country.
The festival according to the organisers will feature Sign – Ups, Press Conference, Prayer for Global peace by a representative from each continent, World record attempt and Display of medallion indicating proud participation in the world record attempt. It will also feature Special Interviews, Photo Sessions, Book Reading (each chapter of the 17 Secrets of High Flying Students).