JF Publishing Sdn Bhd was founded in 2002 by the well known author,lawyer, publisher, sailor and qi gong practitioner, Joan Foo Mahony.
Joan Foo Mahony (LL.B and LL.M) is a Malaysian lawyer admitted to both the Malaysian and New York bar, whose expertise is in international corporate finance and formulating strategies for her clients. The very cosmopolitan Joan (who speaks 5 languages) has more than 28 years international experience working and networking throughout the world particularly in New York, Tokyo and Hong Kong.
In 2000, Joan retired from legal practice and moved back to her home, Malaysia. In her new incarnation, Joan has written one book and is writing another. She founded JF Publishing Sdn Bhd in 2002 and in 2003, she joined forces with Tunku Soraya Dakhlah to form another publishing company, Cross Time Matrix.
Under Cross Time Matrix, Joan has published four bestselling beautifully illustrated coffee table books on ceramics, sailing, cooking and a biography.
Joan was an Honorary Adviser to the Wushu Federation of Malaysia.
JF Publishing Sdn Bhd is also one of the sponsors (together with Cross Time Matrix Sdn Bhd) of the first all ladies sailing team in Malaysia and this team, Dewi Bayu has participated in international sailing regattas in Malaysia and Thailand for the past 3 years and winning prizes.
The first publication of JF Publishing Sdn Bhd which was also written by its founder, Joan Foo Mahony, is Indispensable Qi Gong For People On the Go! which was launched most successfully in Kuala Lumpur on March 8 th 2002. The book has sold more than 20,000 copies since then in Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong. The book is also expected to launch soon in Europe and the USA.
Indispensable Qi Gong For People On the Go! is a handy step by step pocket book to demystify the many movements of qi gong so that it can be used in everyday situations by the busy individual. Whether at work, at play, or in moments of leisure, the Indispensable Qi Gong gives readers a chance to use qi gong to optimize those little pockets of time to improve well being, both physically and mentally.
The Author, Joan Foo Mahony speaks and gives qi gong demonstrations to various international gatherings which include: the Rotarians in Malaysia, the Singapore Society for the Aging Male in Singapore 2005, the YEO in Bali 2004, the 5th World Congress of the Aging Male 2006 in Salzburg, the College of Surgeons Annual Dinner 2006 in Singapore and various institutions and organisations in Hong Kong, London and Singapore.
Following the success of its first book, and in association with Melewar Apex Sdn Bhd, JF Publishing and Cross Time Matrix Sdn Bhd are now diversifying into biography, cutting edge tourism, art and lifestyle related book projects. The books include :-