As part of its celebration of Philippine Book Development Month, the National Book Development Board - Philippines (NBDB), the government agency mandated to develop and support the Philippine book publishing industry, has launched a call 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 National Book Development Board (NBDB) is calling upon authors/organizations with manuscripts or research works for books to apply for the National Book Development Trust Fund (NBDTF) Grant for 2015. The chosen manuscripts will receive a grant of P200,000.00 each. Manuscript/s for books should be on any of the following:
The National Book Development Board (NBDB) continually finds ways to increase Filipino’s awareness of the richness of our own arts and literature. We spearhead the annual summit in November, considered one of the most prestigious book-related events in the country.
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.
The National Book Development Board (NBDB) is set to join the Sikat Pinoy National Art Fair on September 26 to 28, 2014, 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM at the Megatrade Halls 1 and 2 of SM Megamall. This event is organized by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Bureau of Domestic Trade Promotion (BDTP) with hopes to bring together the best local artists in the visual, fine crafts, performing and literary arts and help them expand and promote art entrepreneurship.
A two-day session of the Booklatan sa Bayan program will be conducted at West Visayas State University in Iloilo on September 24 to 25, 2014.
To emphasize the theme “The book publishing supply chain and the academic perspective,” the National Book Development Board (NBDB) prepares several discussions to be facilitated by our invited speakers. Among the topics are Authorship and publishing in the university, Writing and publishing venues for young and aspiring writers, New technologies in book publishing, Highlighting literature and local books in the curriculum, Forming a book club and other ways to increase readership in the community, and Copyright 101. Workshops on book designing and storytelling will also be done during the event.
The National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Manila Critics Circle (MCC) are pleased to announce the finalists for this year’s National Book Awards.
33rd NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS FINALISTS for Books Published in 2013
Alfonso T. Ongpin Prize for Best Book on Art
1. Balay Ukit: Tropical Architecture in Pre-WWII Filipino Houses, by Maria Virginia Yap Morales, Anvil Publishing; Seeing the Balay Ukit, directed by Paul Alexander Morales, National Commission for Culture and the Arts
The National Book Development Board (NBDB), in partnership with the Ateneo Institute of Literary Arts and Practices (AILAP), is hosting a workshop on literary editing and alternative publishing. One important objective of this workshop is to enhance literary editing as a major step of publishing literary works.
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.”
On July 26, 2014, the National Book Development Board (NBDB) and the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY) will present the 3rd National Children’s Book Awards, giving honor to the best books for children and young adults published during the years 2012 and 2013.