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, non-fiction Ramon Obusan: Philippine Dance and Me by Kanami
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, illustrators, publishers, and literature lovers in the Philippines and beyond.
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 Ms. Flor Marie Sta. Romana-Cruz and MCC Chair Dr. Isagani R. Cruz were present to award the winners with trophies created by sculptor Mulawin Abueva. The following is the list of 34th NBA winners for best books published in 2014:
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 National Book Development Board is now accepting nominations for the National Children’s Book Awards (NCBA).
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 aspect of the book publishing industry. One of our guest speakers will include winner of the Illustrator’s Award at the 2015 Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, Wen Dee Tan.
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.
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.
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 on any of the following:
1. Local History and Culture (written in Filipino, English, or any Philippine language)
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 the public launching of our first batch of Book Champions and IP Ambassadors, who have all committed to actively support the campaign of NBDB and IPOPHL all throughout the year.
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. Nominated titles in Filipino and English published within 2014 are eligible for the award. As in previous years, a third language is included for nominated titles in the Literary Division.