Away : 14 February till 10 March, 2017

Hello beautiful people!
Please do take note on our away dates above. This is the first time that we are taking such a long break as we will be off to the land of beautiful stationeries (a.k.a Japan) for a good 2 weeks, followed by a trip back home to Sarawak to attend to personal family matters.

All orders & emails received starting from 11th February onwards will only be attended to upon our return in mid-March. We will not be taking in any orders for Personalized / Customization for the time being as well. Our online store will still be available for browsing and shopping, but order processing & shipment will only be made once we return.

Don’t forget to take advantage of this Free Shipping coupon code below for any purchases above RM100 (within Malaysia only) while we are away!

Coupon Code : KONNICHIWA (valid only from 14 February till 10 March 2017)

We truly appreciate your kind understanding & patience. We’ve got heaps of new things to bring to you once we are back, do stay tuned & follow us in Instagram @notbooknotbuk for updates !

p/s – Please be reminded again, incase you missed out on the above – that all emails, order processing & shipment will only be made once we return in mid-March okie dookie?

Hello September

Here we are at this time of the year again!

No, it’s not Christmas yet.

Hello September

Every year, for the past 7 years – the month of September has always been a very special month for Notbook Notbuk because, 7 years ago, I had this dream & passion of coming up with my own stationery line. 7 years ago was when those dreams turned into reality. Notbook Notbuk was born purely out of the love for stationeries and the love of crafting & making. I had no money then (well even now to be honest, haha!). 7 years ago, it would have never crossed my mind that this little business of mine will grow to the scale it is now.

7 years of counting my blessings, everyday.

This year,  the month of September holds an deeper meaning to me. This is something personal about me but well, Notbook Notbuk is my life, and my life is all about Notbook Notbuk afterall. Many times I try to separate between my work & personal life but at times, I know some of you are curious and would like to know more about me, especially on a personal side note. I’m not exactly a super extrovert person, haha but I am trying! =)

So what is it that is so special, you guys must be wondering?

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Well, this month, particularly this coming 17th September – I will be getting married to the love of my life!
Some of you guys may have met and seen him before, at bazaars & events helping me manning my booth when I am loitering away.

He has always been my biggest support in this journey of building Notbook Notbuk from nothing. He is the manpower behind all the heavy-lifting & hardcore tasks in production, the emotional support, the greatest cheerleader, the one who have put his trust in me to get started in this business while many were belittling this silly dreams of mine, 7 years ago. Just thought I’d share this personal milestone with you guys!

For this 7th anniversary of Notbook Notbuk, here’s a very rare blog-post from me. #failbloggerwannabe haha!

I would like to take this chance to thank everyone for making this 7 years of journey so beautiful & so colorful. The journey, was never easy but it was definitely worth it, to me. When I first started, I was questioned by so many people around me, friends & family alike. Why would I let go my full-time career for this. Why are you putting yourself into this – being broke all the time, no having any employee benefits, working 24/7 without proper working hours. Yes, those were the things I keep hearing for the first 2 years and trust me, it definitely did take a toll on me. It made me doubt my decision, I kept wondering if this was a bad and stupid move. I wondered if I am just wasting my time.

I pushed on nevertheless, taking everything one step at a time, and believing that only time will tell how things would turn out.

I would say that by the 3rd year, things got better, the exposure and the “come-back” of crafting and everything handmade had finally arrived. That is also when small businesses and supporting locally made products awareness was made big in Malaysia. Notbook Notbuk started to get noticed and featured by Malaysian media – newspapers & magazines. This year, finally, my parents are finally a little proud of what I do, haha! I’m serious. I don’t blame them, they are the typical Asian parents who are not too optimistic about risk taking.

I met so many people from all walks of life and each and everyone of them have taught me something, be it good or bad. I had completely zero experience in business back then, and I learned from making silly, sometimes stupid careless mistakes.

Here are some throwback pictures from when we started, 7 years ago!

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From a little 800 square feet apartment. Preparing our stocks for our very first event ever at Art For Grabs!

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Year 2011 – At the Urbanscapes event, things improved hey!

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Year 2016 – In Notbook Notbuk studio, after completing a custom bulk order.

Honestly, every year – I wonder where this will take me next. I have my dreams to one day turn Notbook Notbuk into a retail business, with a steady flow of stocks and with no problems in production. Owning your own physical sure sounds fun, but at the same time, sustainability and funds have always been a concern and I have to be realistic. It is not as simple as just opening a store, sprinkling some magic dust and everything then everything would be in place. Now that I finally have my own proper studio to work, no longer working from where I lived, I would say that it is indeed a big relieve and blessing!

THANK YOU for being with me in this journey, nothing will ever be possible without your support. My apologies if I have offended you in any way, in my speech or actions. I am terribly sorry for missing out on replying alot of emails at times, or sending out your orders late and making you wait. I believed I have improved alot, haha, and am still trying to deliver my very best, each and every time, to each and everyone of you!

I will still take things one step at a time, and we shall see where it brings us, yeah?

No other words can describe how grateful I am for everything.

THANK YOU for all the opportunities, the love, and the support.

p/s – Stay tuned for our yearly Limited Edition series, coming up very soon, crossing fingers after the wedding!

Love, Kricia

Interested to be our Retailer?

If you are interested to carry Notbook Notbuk in your store, kindly drop us an email at <notbooknotbuk@gmail.com> with all the details below and we will get back to you soonest !

STORE NAME :
STORE LOCATION : (address / country)
SOCIAL MEDIA LINKS : (facebook / instagram)
STORE PHOTOS :
PROPOSED SALES TERMS :

 

Design & Printing Services

Graphic Design Services

Besides customizing notebooks and journals, we also provide all sorts of graphic design services – ranging from namecards, flyers, brochures, leaflets, stickers, logo, website, bunting, greeting cards, invitation cards, packaging, book covers, and everything else you can think of !

If you would like to engage on our design services, do fill in the details below and mail it over to notbooknotbuk@gmail.com ! Do remember to put this on the Subject Line : NN Design Services so that we can get back to you soonest we can!

Name:
Contact No:
Mailing Address:
Email Address:
What do you need us to design:
Additional details / Reference:
Delivery date:

 

Printing Services

If you would like to engage on our printing services too, here’s the whole list of items that we can print. We provide both litho offset printing and also digital printing, whichever that may be applicable to your needs.

  • Bookmark
  • Business Card / Name Card
  • Brochures
  • Envelopes
  • Folders / Binders
  • Letterhead
  • Bookmark
  • Business Card / Name Card
  • Envelopes
  • Flyer / Posters
  • Restaurant Menu
  • Post Cards
  • Money Packet
  • Note Pads / Notebooks
  • Paper Bags
  • Stickers (various sizes)
  • Wedding / Invitation / Greeting Cards
  • Gift Tags / Product Label Tags

If you would like to engage on our printing services, do fill in the details below and mail it over to notbooknotbuk@gmail.com. Do remember to put this on the Subject Line : NN Printing Services so that we can get back to you soonest we can!

Name:
Contact No:
Mailing Address:
Email Address:
What do you need us to print:
Quantity:
Material Preference (if any):
Additional details:
Delivery date:

CONTACT US if there’s anything you think we can help!

How to enter COUPON CODE ?

This post is dedicated to those who has no idea where to enter the Coupon Code!

Coupon codes will be given out from time to time whenever there is any promotions, and it can only be use in NOTBOOKNOTBUK.com.
So, here’s a step-by-step guide on how to use the Coupon Code given.

 

Step 1 : Identify the Coupon Code

Here’s one example. Coupon code for the promotion below is MERRYCHRISTMAS

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Step 2 : Add your favorite products into the shopping cart

To view the products you have added into your shopping cart, click on the “YOUR BASKET” on the top right and it will lead you to your Cart page as below, complete with the quantity, total, and shipping rates.

Once you are satisfied with your shopping, click Proceed to Checkout

View Cart

 

Step 3 : Proceed to Check Out

And it will lead you to the Checkout page.

This is where you will need to key in your details for mailing purposes and also the COUPON CODE!
And once the correct coupon code has been keyed in successfully, it will automatically update the cart & congratulations, you are done with the order. You will receive an email notification with payment details, proceed with payment and watch out for the post men on your doorstep !

Check Out

 

Simple! =) Hope this helps !

Who’s behind Notbook Notbuk?

HELLO! Greetings to all of you and welcome to Notbook Notbuk’s website!
My name is Kricia and I am the person behind this brand of paper goods and stationery products.

Being very passionate about paper products, I first started making notebooks as gifts for my friends and what started out as one of my favourite hobby turned out to eventually be my bread and butter. The business has evolved quite successfully compared to when it first started 6 years ago, and I have all your wonderful and undying support to thank for all of that!

My penchant for paper goods and stationeries started even long before I got into this line of business and I was always curious on how I would be able to customize my own notebook. I was curious about the ins and outs of notebooks and that thought and curiosity in my head signified the beginning of everything for Notbook Notbuk!

In September 2010, Notbook Notbuk was officially launched while I was still working my day job as a graphic designer in the corporate world. Leveraging on the handmade business appeal, Notbook Notbuk made its way by joining bazaars and also through retail stores. The tremendous amount of progress in Notbook Notbuk’s business within such a short span of time was the trigger for me to make the biggest decision in my career. With sales picking up and having less time to commit and cope, I decided to focus on the business.

It has not been a bed of roses throughout this past 6 years of establishment but what drives me on in this endeavour is the overwhelming support I get from all the lovely people around me – family & friends and not forgetting, our repeat and loyal customers (YOU!). Throughout the span of 6 years, Notbook Notbuk has expanded from producing its notebooks out of the living room of my little apartment, to finally – a proper work studio in Petaling Jaya.

It is always a joy to see someone using a product of “Notbook Notbuk” and these are the true moments which makes all the hard work and efforts put in, all worthwhile. Thank you so much for your continuous support towards us and the local Malaysian handmade market.

Without the awareness imparted in you wonderful people, all these would not have been possible for Notbook Notbuk.

With lots of love,
Kricia

 

Notbook Notbuk has been featured in –

Malaysian newspaper namely :

Malaysian based magazines :

Malaysian Radio Station :

Event :

  • 1 Asean Entrepreneur Summit : Make or Break (Invited Speaker)

Malaysian Based Online Websites :

Internationally via Online & Prints :

Thank YOU for stopping by here & for supporting handmade products! Spread the words!!!

CLICK HERE to check out Notbook Notbuk’s Media Features

 

Media Features

Over the past few years since we first started Notbook Notbuk, we do get lucky once in a while and got featured in some local & international magazines, newspaper, and even websites!

Here’s the list of them that we manage to compile !

APRIL 2013

TimeOut KL April 2013 Issue – page 59

TOKL April 2013

Girlfriend Magazine (Australia) April 2013 Issue – page 17 : 20 under $20

Girlfriend Mag April 2013

JANUARY 2013

The Star Two – 25 January 2013

The Star Jan 2013

 

DECEMBER 2012

Young Republic Australia – Christmas 2012 Collection

Young Republic Australia - Xmas 2012

 

TimeOut KL – Christmas Gifts Under RM50

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MARCH 2012

TimeOut KL March 2012 Issue – Rising Stars : The 15 Hottest New Talents Changing The City

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FEBRUARY 2012

Female Magazine Malaysia (Online) – Shops We Love

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NOVEMBER 2011

CLEO Magazine Malaysia – November 2011 Issue (page 30 & page 252)

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Personalization FAQs

Personalized notbuks here refers to customization according to your preferences!
Yes, it is possible because all the notebooks you see here are all handmade, in short, we made them. Hence, there are NO minimum quantity order at all!

CLICK HERE to view the popular personalization options!

FOR SINGLE & SMALL QUANTITY ORDERS

WE CAN..

  • Help you put your designs / photos / names on the book cover / binder.
  • You may choose from the ranges of pre-designed cover designs & papers that we have as the inside sheets.
  • Help you do simple designs. Additional design fees applies.
  • Provide gift wrapping services too, with a small fee.

WE CANNOT…

  • Do printing in bronze, silver or gold color for quantity lower than 100 pcs.
  • Print out images and photos that is less than 1mb size.
  • Deliver these personalize notbuks overnight.

CLICK HERE to view the popular personalization options!

FOR CORPORATE & LARGE QUANTITY ORDERS

WE CAN…

  • Help you fully customize the entire notebook / binder, inside and out.
  • Fully customize the pages with company logo / branding / trademark
  • Do the design work for you, design fees applies or you can provide us with the artwork.
  • Do printing & foiling in bronze, silver or gold.

WE CANNOT…

  • Deliver these overnight. An approximate time frame will be given upon confirmation on final delivery of goods.

 

We are in ETSY too!

International customers may proceed to our Etsy store for simpler checkout !




 

You can also find our products at the selected stores below :

NAIISE Singapore
CLICK HERE

Kaleidoscope Concept Store @ Publika
Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur

Fiska Lifestyle Store
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

Salt x Paper
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

The Agent @ Green Heights Mall
Kuching, Sarawak

 

Our Next Appearence will be at

- TO BE ANNOUNCED -

 

Find Out More !

Who's behind Notbook Notbuk
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Shipping Terms & Conditions
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How to apply Coupon Codes?
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Email : notbooknotbuk@gmail.com
Location : Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia

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