Alone: Yolanda and Beyond

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Flipside has released a new ebook entitled “Alone: Yolanda and Beyond” by Andrew Challinor.

Typhoon Yolanda was one of the strongest typhoons in Philippine history and ravaged the province of Leyte. This book chronicles the first-hand experiences of Andrew Challinor, a foreigner who decided to settle in the Philippines with his Filipino wife. He attempts to make sense of the crisis in his memoir and how Typhoon Yolanda changed his perspective on the Philippines.

Available on Amazon, Barnes and NobleKobo, iTunes and Google Play

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New title on Bangsamoro

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Flipside has released a new ebook entitled “Rethinking The Bangsamoro Perspective” by lawyer Michael Henry Ll. Yusingco.

The book details the Framework Agreement on the Bangsamoro between the Philippine government and MILF. The author addresses the problems in the framework and suggests solutions that can help eradicate the crisis in Mindanao. He calls for equality and unity among the 13 distinct Muslim communities in Mindanao and how the government can integrate these 13 distinct Muslim communities in our nation’s law.

Available on Amazon, Kobo, iTunes and Google Play

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Flipside trains Veritas PS for textbook making

veritasFlipside Publishing has partnered with Veritas Parochial School in Parañaque for the creation of new school text books. A total of six textbooks are currently being developed: two for English, and one each for Math, Science, Araling Panlipunan, and Technology, Livelihood and Education (TLE).

The textbooks will be used for Grade 7 to 11 students. Flipside’s Charles Tan (seated, first from the left) and Sevastian Romberg (seated, third from the left) conduct the training for the Veritas PS teaching staff.

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Flipside to provide eLibrary for Muntinlupa university

Flipside Publishing (FPSI) has signed a Memorandum of Agreement with Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Muntinlupa (PLMun) to develop an eLibrary solution for the university. It will be piloted by the students of College of Information Technology and Computer Science (CITCS).

 

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Flipside VP and General Manager James Pacaba with university president Dr. Ellen Presnedi

The eLibrary solution initially contains 250 titles covering subject areas such as Filipiniana, Information Technology, General Education. It shall also house PLMun publications such as PLMUnatin, the university’s official Gazette. Flipside will gradually add more titles to the eLibrary.

In addition, Flipside has also developed and deployed the school’s ebookstore, giving members of the university direct access to commercially available literary materials in epub format at a reasonable rate. The ebookstore currently contains FPSI co-published titles.

Also present at the event were: Engr. Hernando Napa, PLMun Administrator; Victor John De la Cruz, PLMun MIS Head; Alain Anuevo, Dean of CITCS; Sevastian Romberg, Flipside Head of Project Management; and Ricardo Sabaybay, Flipside Head of B2B Services.

 

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2016 National Writers Workshops

Filipino writers looking to hone their craft can apply to these prestigious national workshops. List will be updated when the call for manuscripts are opened or closed. Follow the links for full details.

1st IWP Alumni Writers Workshop

18-20 April 2016, Henry Sy Sr. Hall, De La Salle University-Taft

Deadline: 22 March 2016

14th Ateneo National Writers Workshop

23-28 May 2016, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City

Deadline: 1 April 2016

Kritika Kultura Criticism Workshop

25-28 May 2016, Ateneo de Manila University, Quezon City

Deadline: 1 April 2016

2016 UST CCCWLS National Writers Workshop

24-30 July 2016, Ridgewood Residence, Baguio City

Deadline: 16 May 2016

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Tips for surviving the #PHBookChallenge

Read fb adReading a new book every week may seem like a daunting task, but it’s certainly not impossible! Here are some tips to help you complete (and enjoy) the #PHBookChallenge:

  1. Make it a personal goal. Call it a New Year’s resolution or a personal improvement project. You’re more likely to stick with the program if you’re invested and determined to work through the process.
  2. Add it to your schedule. Whether you prefer to read a little every day or binge a whole book in 48 hours, set aside a specific time for your reading and stick to it. Treat it like precious “me time”, so if you need to go to a secluded place to avoid being bothered, do so.
  3. Bring it everywhere you go. As an ebook publisher, we’re obviously fans of the digital format. Otherwise, stash your current read into your day bag. If you find yourself stuck in traffic or faced with some dead time, getting some reading done will keep you feeling productive.
  4. Break it down to small bites. This is especially important when reading novels and long reads. Have an idea of how many pages you can finish (or have time to finish) in a day, then follow that format in reading your book rather than waiting to stop in between chapters.
  5. Take breaks. If the story is getting too heavy or emotionally taxing, give yourself some breathing room. Take a day off from reading, or pick up something more lighthearted.
  6. Cut yourself some slack. If you’ve fallen behind on the proposed reading list, don’t get discouraged! Read at a pace that feels comfortable instead of trying to meet deadlines. We’ve put together a mix of both long and short reads, so you can opt to stretch out reading a tome over a few weeks while completing easier ones.

Got more tips to keep you motivated? Share them with us in the comments below!

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52 books in 52 weeks

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Trying to read more books this year? Do the ‪#‎PHBookChallenge‬ with us and read 52 books by local authors this 2016!

If your New Year’s resolution involves reading more books, we’ve given a twist to the usual #52Books challenge. Our staff has compiled a list of their 52 must-read books by Filipino authors to get Filipinos to read more of our home-brewed literature. We’ll be featuring a new title every week on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts so make sure to watch out for the announcement every Saturday!

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