2018 ALBWW: Get to know what the publishers are looking for!

Aside from the Craft Lectures by some of its panelists, the 2018 Amelia Lapeña-Bonifacio Writers Workshop (ALBWW) will also host lectures from some of the country’s leading publishers. The talks are free and open to the public, which will also be streamed live through our Official Facebook Page, https://www.facebook.com/upicw/.

NBDB highlights book publishing issues in The Pressing Issue

The National Book Development Board (NBDB) presents The Pressing Issue: The 5th Philippine International Literary Festival and Book Industry Summit (PILF-BIS) on November 12 to 14, 2014 at the Bayanihan Center, Pioneer Street, Pasig City. Topics on the sustainability of the book industry amidst ASEAN integration and globalization, plus other pressing issues will be the focus of the discussions.

On November 12, publishing and business experts will talk about issues on sustainability, publishing and distribution models, and the state of the book publishing industry. On November 13, writers and creators will examine issues on copyright, creative content, and the artistic and financial gains of creative work. The sessions on November 14 are in partnership with Filipino Readercon so participants may expect sessions on the interconnectedness of reading, writing, and publishing.

The PILFBIS will also host Aklatan: The All-Filipino Book Fair where participants may purchase the latest titles from their favorite Filipino writers.

Participation fee is P150.00 per day. Participation is free for students and teachers upon presentation of a valid ID.

For more details, visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/National-Book-Development-Board-Philippines/371941300497?ref=hl

Book Board invites authors to attend first publishing kapihan

Have you ever wondered about what it takes to get published? Have you been writing for some time but have found the obstacles seemingly insurmountable? Here’s your chance to talk to fellow authors and other publishing stakeholders on what you need to know about being a writer and getting published.

The National Book Development Board (NBDB) is inviting writers to take part in the first session of Limbag Kapihan, entitled “Publishing Realities Writers Must Know.”

The first Limbag Kapihan will be held on March 3, Monday, at the NBDB office at Unit 2401, Prestige Tower, F. Ortigas Jr. Road (formerly Emerald Ave.), Ortigas Center, Pasig City.  Admission is free. Those interested may pre-register or send inquiries by contacting Rita Quinto at 5706198 local 806 or rita@nbdb.gov.ph. 

Limbag Kapihan is the first in a series of meetings with the players in the publishing industry. It aims to provide a venue for sharing relevant information and discuss issues that involve various stakeholders in the publishing industry.

This first meeting, dedicated to writers, will host a discussion on the publishing industry supply chain, writers’ rights, copyright issues, and current publishing standards. Other facets of publishing–such as printing and distribution, as well as readers’ perspectives–will also be tackled. 

The NBDB is a government entity tasked with the development of the book publishing industry. It conducts various activities that seeks to promote readership and authorship among Filipinos. The NBDB is under the Department of Education and works with other government entities and private organization in formulating policy affecting book development in the country.