33rd National Book Awards finalists announced

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 15:48 -- admin

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

Workshop on Literary Editing and Alternative Publishing by ADMU & NBDB

Sun, 05/18/2014 - 11:18 -- admin

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.

Book Board invites authors to attend first publishing kapihan

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 17:20 -- admin

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.”

Deadline of nominations for 3rd National Children’s Book Awards this Jan. 31

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 16:05 -- admin

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.

NBDB now accepting applicants for 2014 writing grant

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:51 -- admin

The National Book Development Board (NBDB) is calling upon authors with manuscripts for books to apply for the National Book Development Trust Fund Grant for 2014. The chosen manuscripts will receive a grant of at least P200,000.00 each. Manuscripts should be on any of the following: Islamic Studies, Gender Studies (Women in Science), Biodiversity/Health and Wellness, and Advancement in Medicine/Tropical Medicine.

2013 National Book Development Trust Fund recipients announced

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 16:23 -- admin

The NBDB is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 National Book Development Trust Fund in the amount of Two Hundred Thousand Pesos (P200,000.00) each. 

Local History of a Province Written in English or Filipino:

1) A Night of Sendong, an English translation of the book Sa Kagabhion sa Sendong Narratives of Children-Survivors by Lilian C. Dela Peña

2) Histories in Memories: Remembering the July 16, 1990 Earthquake by Anna Christie V. Torres

3) Veils of Martys – The Bicolanos and the Revolution of 1896 by Danilo M. Gerona

Bookwatch is looking for literary humorists

Wed, 01/08/2014 - 15:01 -- admin

Bookwatch is looking for humorists for its 2014 issues. Bookwatch, published by the National Book Development Board - Philippines, is edited by poet and artist Marc gaba. Single-frame comics, poking fun at books and readers and writers, such as the one by Apol Sta Maria shown here. Open submissions: please send to marc_escalonagaba@yahoo.com.ph, by January 19. Payment details will be discussed over email.

Save the Children holds conference on children’s book publishing

Tue, 12/03/2013 - 10:55 -- admin

Manila, Philippines (03 December 2013) -- In partnership with the National Book Development Board, Save the Children will gather book publishing experts, early childhood care and development specialists, and educators for a half-day conference that focuses on the publication of age-appropriate and culturally specific books for Filipino children in their early years.

4th PILF comes to UP Diliman with “Text in the City”

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 10:34 -- admin

The UP Institute of Creative Writing and the National Book Development Board will hold the “Text in the City”: The 4th Philippine International Literary Festival at the University of the Philippines Diliman on 14 November 2013 from 9:00 to 5:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Claro M. Recto Hall and several rooms in the College of Arts and Letters, the Faculty Center and the Vargas Museum. 

Text in the City goes to UP

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 13:07 -- admin

The National Book Development Board and the UP Institute of Creative Writing invites you to “Text in the City”: The 4th Philippine International Literary Festival at the University of the Philippines, Diliman.

The day-long event will be held on 14 November 2013, Thursday at Faculty Center, UP Diliman.

Registration starts at 9:00 am. The event is free and open to the public. 


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