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Scholastic Asia – PBBY Project: You Write to Me, I’ll Write to You

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WHAT IF YOUR MANUSCRIPT IS READ AND CRITIQUED BY THE MAN WHO DISCOVERED J.K. ROWLING?

Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education and media company, is giving a chance to Filipino writers living in Asia to submit a short synopsis and the opening pages of their unpublished chapter book or novel and stand a chance to be shortlisted to receive a review and written feedback by the man who discovered J.K. Rowling, Mr. Barry Cunningham, on their submission.

In partnership with the Philippine Board on Books for Young People (PBBY), You Write to Me, I’ll Write to You is a manuscript critique initiative of the Scholastic Asian Book Award (SABA) in an effort to further encourage and inspire Asian writers. The manuscript critique initiative aspires to motivate writers while assisting them to get their manuscript in shape and recognizing excellence in Asian writings.

A total of 6 entries (the brief synopses and opening pages of 6 manuscripts) will be shortlisted to receive a review and written feedback from Mr. Cunningham, and only the most outstanding entry from the shortlist will receive a review of the complete manuscript.

“It is truly remarkable to be able to work with a prolific name like Barry Cunningham in the international children’s literature scene to provide his critique and review on unpublished manuscripts written by Filipinos living in Asia,” said Joyce A. Bautista, Trade Manager of Scholastic Philippines. “It will be a privilege to unearth some of the most talented Filipino writers in Asia and a chance not to be missed by them to have their manuscripts critiqued and reviewed by Mr. Cunningham.”

“The birth of this idea came from the Scholastic Asian Book Award (SABA) and we hope that through this initiative, more Filipino writers in Asia will submit their manuscripts to the SABA and stand a chance to get their work published,” she added.

“This is a great opportunity for Filipino writers,” said Tarie Sabido, Chair of the PBBY. “This initiative will stir up even more interest in writing novels for children and teens and will help those who wish to submit to the Scholastic Asian Book Award. For the winners, getting feedback from Barry Cunningham will be a very exciting and valuable experience.”

Mr. Cunningham, who is the Publisher of Chicken House Books – home of great reading – has had an impressive career in publishing. He has worked with all the great names in children’s books including Roald Dahl and became one of the best-known names in publishing after he signed up J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

You Write to Me, I’ll Write to You, is open to all Filipino writers living in Asia, who are 18 years of age and above. Manuscripts submitted must be chapter books or novels intended for children to young adults between age 6 and 18 years old, and must be Asian in content. The closing date for all submission entries is April 2, 2017, 5:00pm (Philippines time). Selected entries will be informed via email in June.

For more information on how to enter, visit scholastic.asia/youwritetome.

About Scholastic
Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books and a leader in educational services and children’s media. Scholastic creates quality books, print and technology-based learning materials and programs, magazines, multi-media and other products that help children learn both at school and at home. The Company distributes its products and services worldwide through a variety of channels, including school-based book clubs and book fairs, retail stores, schools, libraries, on-air, and online at www.scholastic.asia.

About PBBY

The PBBY or Philippine Board on Books for Young People, is a private, non-stock, non-profit organization committed to the development and promotion of children’s literature in the Philippines. The PBBY is the lead agency in the celebration of National Children’s Book Day (NCBD).

* PR courtesy of Scholastic Philippines

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Book Signing Tour : Lauren Kate back in PH with Harrison Gilbertson

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Lauren Kate Book Signing Event

Join bestselling author of the ‘Fallen’ series Lauren Kate (@laurenkatebooks) for a book signing event on November 6, 2016 at 2 p.m. in The Gallery, Greenbelt 5. Plus! Meet and greet Harrison Gilbertson who portrays Cam in the movie adaptation of ‘Fallen’.

Registration starts at 11 a.m. The event is made possible in partnership with Raffles Makati, Pioneer Films, Greenbelt, and Ayala Center.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When and where are the book signings?
November 6, 2:00 p.m., at The Gallery, Greenbelt 5

Is there a registration fee?
No. There is no registration fee.

When will the registration be?
Registration opens at 11:00 a.m. on November 6 at The Gallery, Greenbelt. Each guest will be asked to fill out the registration form upon arrival. First come, first served. Guests must present their book to get a numbered Signing Pass. The book must have either of the following as proof of purchase: Price Tag or Official Receipt from National Book Store, National Book Store Express or Powerbooks.

How many books can I have signed?
Each guest is allowed to have a total of three (3) books of any of the following titles:
Fallen – one (1) copy only
Torment – one (1) copy only
Passion – one (1) copy only
Rapture – one (1) copy only
Fallen in Love – one (1) copy only
Waterfall – one (1) copy only
Teardrop – one (1) copy only
Unforgiven – one (1) copy only

One copy will be personalized and the rest are signatures only.

Is there a limit as to how many people can have their books signed?
National Book Store will take every effort to get as many books signed as possible. However, should there be an excessive number of guests, National Book Store reserves the right to limit the number of copies per guest or limit the number of guests in line.

Can I bring old books or other editions of the books?
Yes, as long as the books were purchased from National Book Store, National Book Store Express or Powerbooks. The books must have either the price tag or official receipt.

Do I need to buy on-site?
No. You can buy books before or during the event.

Can I have other items signed?
No. Only books will be allowed to be signed by the author.

Can we have our photo taken with the author?
Yes. There will be an official photographer from NBS who will take your photo with the author. However, we strictly allow only one photo per person.

How much are the books?
Fallen (Trade Paperback – P359)
Torment (Trade Paperback – P359)
Passion (Trade Paperback – P385)
Teardrop (Trade Paperback – P395)
Unforgiven (Trade Paperback – P399)

Only books purchased from National Book Store, National Book Store Express or Powerbooks will be accommodated.

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Book Signing Tour : Peter Lerangis back in PH

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Join New York Times bestselling author Peter Lerangis of ‘The Seven Wonders’ series for a book signing event on November 19, 2016 at 2 p.m. in National Book Store, Glorietta 1. Registration starts at 10 a.m.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When and where are the book signings?
November 19, 2016, 2:00 p.m., at National Book Store, Glorietta 1

Is there a registration fee?

No. There is no registration fee.

When will the registration be?

Registration opens at 10:00 a.m. on November 19 at National Book Store, Glorietta 1.
Each guest will be asked to fill out the registration form upon arrival. First come, first served.

A guest can register only once and will be given the following:
Numbered Signing Pass
Stamp mark on the hand to indicate your registration

Guests must present their book to get a numbered Signing Pass.
The book must have either of the following as proof of purchase: Price Tag or Official Receipt from National Book Store, National Book Store Express or Powerbooks.

How many books can I have signed?

Each guest is allowed to have a total of five (5) books of any of the following titles.
Seven Wonders Book 1: The Colossus Rises – one (1) copy only
Seven Wonders Book 2: Lost in Babylon – one (1) copy only
Seven Wonders Book 3: The Tomb of Shadows – one (1) copy only
Seven Wonders Book 4: The Curse of the King – one (1) copy only
Seven Wonders Book 5: The Legend of the Rift – one (1) copy only
Seven Wonders Journals: The Key – one (1) copy only
Seven Wonders Journals: The Promise – one (1) copy only
Seven Wonders Journals: The Select and The Orphan – one (1) copy only

One personalized and the rest are signatures only.

Is there a limit as to how many people can have their books signed?

NBS will take every effort to get as many books signed as possible. However, should there be an excessive number of guests,
NBS reserves the right to limit the number of copies per guest or limit the number of guests in line.

Can I bring old books or other editions of the books?

Yes, as long as the books were purchased from National Book Store, National Book Store Express or Powerbooks.
The books must have either the price tag or official receipt.

Do I need to buy on-site?

No. You can buy books before or during the event.

Can I have other items signed?

No. Only books will be allowed to be signed by the author. Other merchandise like t-shirts, posters, journals etc. will not be allowed to be signed.

Can we have our photo taken with the author?

Yes. There will be an official photographer from NBS who will take your photo with the author. However, we strictly allow only one photo per person.

How much are the books?

Morgan Matson titles:
Seven Wonders Book 1: The Colossus Rises – P629 (Hardcover); P249 (Paperback)
Seven Wonders Book 2: Lost in Babylon – P629 (Hardcover); P249 (Paperback)
Seven Wonders Book 3: The Tomb of Shadows – P629 (Hardcover); P249 (Paperback)
Seven Wonders Book 4: The Curse of the King – P629 (Hardcover); P249 (Paperback)
Seven Wonders Book 5: The Legend of the Rift – P629 (Hardcover); P249 (Paperback)
Seven Wonders Journals: The Key – P99
Seven Wonders Journals: The Promise – P99
Seven Wonders Journals: The Select and The Orphan – P99

Only books purchased from National Book Store, National Book Store Express, and Powerbooks will be accommodated.

* PR courtesy of National Book Store

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Book Signing Tour : Amy Ewing in PH

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Join New York Times bestselling author Amy Ewing of the ‘Lone City’ trilogy for book signing events on November 12, 2016 at 1p.m. in National Book Store, Ayala Center Cebu and on November 13, 2016 at 2 p.m. in National Book Store, Glorietta 1. Registration for both events starts at 10 a.m.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When and where are the book signings?
November 12, 1:00 p.m., at National Book Store, Ayala Center Cebu
November 13, 2:00 p.m., at National Book Store, Glorietta 1

Is there a registration fee?
No. There is no registration fee.

When will the registration be?
Registration opens at 10:00 a.m. on November 12 at National Book Store, Ayala Center Cebu, and 10:00 a.m. on November 13 at National Book Store, Glorietta 1. Each guest will be asked to fill out the registration form upon arrival. First come, first served. Guests must present their book to get a numbered Signing Pass. The book must have either of the following as proof of purchase: Price Tag or Official Receipt from National Book Store, National Book Store Express or Powerbooks.

How many books can I have signed?
Each guest is allowed to have the following signed:
• The Jewel – one (1) copy only
• The White Rose – one (1) copy only
• The Black Key – one (1) copy only

One copy will be personalized and the rest are signatures only.

Is there a limit as to how many people can have their books signed?
National Book Store will take every effort to get as many books signed as possible. However, should there be an excessive number of guests, National Book Store reserves the right to limit the number of copies per guest or limit the number of guests in line.

Can I bring old books or other editions of the books?
Yes, as long as the books were purchased from National Book Store, National Book Store Express or Powerbooks. The books must have either the price tag or official receipt.

Do I need to buy on-site?
No. You can buy books before or during the event.

Can I have other items signed?
No. Only books will be allowed to be signed by the author.

Can we have our photo taken with the author?
Yes. There will be an official photographer from NBS who will take your photo with the author. However, we strictly allow only one photo per person.

How much are the books?
The Jewel (Trade Paperback – P435)
The White Rose (Hardcover – P649)
The White Rose (Trade Paperback – P359)
The Black Key (Hardcover – P649) – Will be available this October
The Black Key (Trade Paperback – P435) – Will be available this October

Only books purchased from National Book Store, National Book Store Express, and Powerbooks will be accommodated.

* PR courtesy of National Book Store

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National Book Store Cut Price Book Sale

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Book hoarding time once again!

Break out of your reading slump, rediscover classics, and unearth new books to love in National Book Store’s Cut Price Book Sale! Get up to 50% off on books for 10 days only! It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for to buy the books everyone’s talking about and what you’ve been dreaming about. This is your chance to finally complete the books in your favorite series that you’ve been eyeing for the longest time. And you wouldn’t believe that even the books that have just been released have discounts. So what are you waiting for? Bookmarks and color-coded tabs at the ready.

Promo runs from October 14 to 23, 2016 in all National Book Store branches.

See posters for details. Follow National Book Store on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube (@nbsalert). Share your Cut Price loots and hauls using the #NBSCutPrice2016. Per DTI-FTEB SPD Permit No.12613, Series of 2016.

* PR courtesy of National Book Store

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Book Signing Tour : Morgan Maston in PH

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New York Times bestselling author Morgan Matson is coming to the Philippines to do book signing events on this September in Cebu, Makati, and Manila International Book Fair. Below are the important things you need to know before attending the events. See you all there!

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When and where are the book signings?
September 16, 2016, 4:00 p.m., at The Gallery, Ayala Centre Cebu
September 17, 2016, 2:00 p.m., at National Book Store, Glorietta 1
September 18, 2016, 2:00 p.m., in the National Book Store booth at the Manila International Book Fair

Is there a registration fee?

No. There is no registration fee.

When will the registration be?

Registration opens at 10:00 a.m. on September 16 at the The Gallery, Ayala Center Cebu, 10:00 a.m. on September 17 in National Book Store, Glorietta 1, and
10:00 a.m. on September 18 in the National Book Store booth at the Manila International Book Fair.
Each guest will be asked to fill out the registration form upon arrival. First come, first served.

A guest can register only once and will be given the following:
Numbered Signing Pass
Stamp mark on the hand to indicate your registration
Guests must present their book to get a numbered Signing Pass.
The book must have either of the following as proof of purchase: Price Tag or Official Receipt from
National Book Store, National Book Store Express or Powerbooks.

How many books can I have signed?

Each guest is allowed to have the following signed:
Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour – one (1) copy only
Second Chance Summer – one (1) copy only
Since You’ve Been Gone – one (1) copy only
The Unexpected Everything – one (1) copy only

One personalized and the rest are signatures only.

Is there a limit as to how many people can have their books signed?

NBS will take every effort to get as many books signed as possible. However, should there be an excessive number of guests,
NBS reserves the right to limit the number of copies per guest or limit the number of guests in line.

Can I bring old books or other editions of the books?

Yes, as long as the books were purchased from National Book Store, National Book Store Express or Powerbooks.
The books must have either the price tag or official receipt.

Do I need to buy on-site?

No. You can buy books before or during the event.

Can I have other items signed?

No. Only books will be allowed to be signed by the author. Other merchandise like t-shirts, posters, journals etc. will not be allowed to be signed.

Can we have our photo taken with the author?

Yes. There will be an official photographer from NBS who will take your photo with the author. However, we strictly allow only one photo per person.

How much are the books?

Morgan Matson titles:
Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour (Trade Paperback – P395)
Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour (Hardcover – P689)
Second Chance Summer (Trade Paperback – P395)
Second Chance Summer (Hardcover – P689)
Since You’ve Been Gone (Trade Paperback – P359)
Since You’ve Been Gone (Hardcover – P649)
The Unexpected Everything (Trade Paperback – P499)
The Unexpected Everything (Hardcover – P649)
Detours, Do-Overs, and Dares—A Morgan Matson Collection (Trade Paperback – P1,149)

  • Only books purchased from National Book Store, National Book Store Express or PowerBooks will be accommodated at the signings.
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