Bei Ling, Chinese poet-translator
for Hong Kong indie book publishers
speaker on Indie Books Keeping Small Press Alivewith Translation Markets
These were the better talks and seminars given at the 2016 NBDB National Literacy Month activitiies at the QCX. We hope Bei Ling does come back in a future book or publishing event because his insights are the most priceless. Even better than the German rep for the Frankfurt Book Fair, who just talked about the importance of international book trade fairs for showcasing cultural offerings.
National Literacy Month, April 2017
Tulay: a Filipino-Chinese newsprint magazine with
cultural news and featuresThe Loot Bag of freebies at the NBDB Literacy month convention:
a Copyright primer for writers and artists, the 2017 NBDB journal calendar,
and Bookwatch magazine, the official publication of the NBDB.
The Adarna House was a separate catalog I got
from the table of the children's book publisher.
Better than just Wattpad books, although some of those popular Wattpad stories and authors were also available to some extent from some of the publishers like Visprint. If you cannot attend the Manila International Book Fair in August-September, when it is rainy and the SMX at the Mall of Asia is too far away, you can mark April on your calendars and free your schedule for the month-ender convention at the QCX to get your books and attend some of the most useful free information and talks about writing books, publishing and writer's rights. All during National Literacy Month events sponsored by the National Book Development Board of the Philippines.
Hope they invite more publishers, small press and indie book authors as well as the important school and university presses to have tables with their book titles available to the public every year.