Call for Ideas and Proposals: The 10th Philippine International Literary Festival

Deadline for submissions: March 25, 2019 Festival dates: June 14-15, 2019 Location: Quezon City Would you like to be part of a festival for books? Do you have a unique idea for a book-related conversation? Is there an activity you would like to help us organize for fellow book lovers and industry players? The National […]


Award-winning books to be featured on International Book Day

In celebration of International Book Day and National Literature Month, winners of the 34th National Book Awards including social media non-fiction iStatus Nation by Joselito Delos Reyes, anthology Ang Labingtatlong Pasaway edited by Jun Cruz Reyes, comic book 14 by Manix Abrera, short fiction collection WonderLust by Nikki Alfar, speculative fiction Dwellers by Eliza Victoria, […]


The Philippine International Literary Festival (PILF) now on its 7th year

The Philippine International Literary Festival (PILF) is a landmark project of the National Book Development Board (NBDB) that celebrates literature and promotes best publishing practices through discourse on issues of authorship and readership shaping the local book industry. Since its inception in 2010, the festival has become a major gathering and focal point for authors, […]


34th National Book Awards winners announced

The National Book Development Board and the Manila Critics Circle recently hosted the culminating ceremony for the 34th National Book Awards (NBA), recognizing and celebrating the best books published in 2014. The official ceremony was held on December 5, 2015 at the Old Senate Session Hall, National Museum of the Philippines, Ermita, Manila. NBDB Chair […]


National Children’s Book Awards 2016 now open for nominations

Now on its 4th year, the National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Philippine Board on Books for the Young (PBBY) will present the National Children’s Book Awards on July 2016. The NCBA will give honor to the best books for children and young adults (0-19 years) published during the years 2014 and 2015. The […]


Umuulan ng Libro: Philippine Children’s Book Summit set for July 21

The National Book Development Board (NBDB) in partnership with the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) is hosting a literary summit that will focus on children’s content. Entitled “Umuulan ng Libro: Philippine Children’s Book Summit,” it will be a gathering of authors, illustrators, publishers, educators, and librarians who are committed to this thriving […]


NBDB and PBBY to hold “Umuulan ng Libro: Philippine Children’s Book Summit”

In celebration of the 32nd National Children’s Book Day, the National Book Development Board (NBDB) in partnership with the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) will be holding a summit, entitled “Umuulan ng Libro: Philippine Children’s Book Summit,” on July 21, 2015 at the Elements at Centris in Quezon City.


New category added to the 34th National Book Awards

The National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Manila Critics Circle (MCC) are calling upon all NBDB-registered publishers to submit their nominations for the National Book Awards 2015. This year, Language Studies, a special category, is the latest addition in the National Book Awards (NBA) Guidelines. As the revised rules state, “Language Studies includes dictionaries, […]


Call for Applications: The 2015 NBDTF Grant (P200,000 each)

The National Book Development Board (NBDB) is calling for applications for the National Book Development Trust Fund (NBDTF) Grant for 2015. Authors and organizations are invited to submit at least 25% of their manuscripts or research works for books. The chosen works will receive a grant of P200,000.00 each. Manuscripts/research works for books should be […]


NBDB hosts AK/DA: Araw ng Aklat at Copyright 2015

Please join us as we celebrate World Book and Copyright Day on April 23, 10:00am, at the Level 3 Atrium, SM Aura, Taguig City. Dubbed as AK/DA: Araw ng Aklat at Copyright, this day pays tribute to all authors and promotes a deeper respect for their copyright. One of the highlights of this event is […]