Goodness, it has been more than a month since our previous post! We here at Flipside couldn’t believe how November whizzed through us as we participated in five—yes, five events!
So what things have kept Flipside busy this month?
Paths to Publishing
November 9, The Forum, Fully Booked BGC
We were invited by Comic School Manila to a free discussion called Paths to Publishing where comic creators, artists, and writers talk about what to do after finishing their comics or their books. The panel included Josel Nicolas, Ace Vitangcol, Carljoe Javier, Mina Esguerra, Paolo Chikiamco, Kenneth Yu, and Flipside’s Acquisitions Editor David Ong. The forum was moderated by Tintin Pantoja.
The panel of Paths to Publishing.
The panel members shed light about how they got their work published, the options for publishing (traditional and digital), pertinent issues in publishing like copyright, and for the editors, what they’re looking for in submissions.
Are you interested in publishing your works digitally? Check out our submission guidelines! Got more publishing queries? Feel free to shoot an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Digital Visionaries: the Globe Education Solution Launch
November 11, The Mind Museum
Globe, in its pursuit of offering world-class services for education, introduced the Globe Education Solutions to the public through Digital Visionaries: the Globe Education Solutions Launch. The line of solutions include the following: Brightspace, an integrated learning platform by Desire2Learn; Educube, a school management system by Globals Inc.; and last but not the least, ebook solutions by Flipside.
The program started with a plenary session with the CEOs of Desire2Learn, Globals Inc., and Flipside sharing the advantages of the solution that their respective companies offer.
Flipside CEO and President Anthony de Luna shares the advantages of going digital.
Flipside’s CEO and President Anthony de Luna discussed the advantages of going digital for reading materials and how Flipside can help schools shift to ebooks with its conversion and ebookstore and elibrary set-up solutions.
The session was followed by breakout sessions where attendees experienced hands-on demos of the solutions. Flipside’s Project Manager of Business-to-Consumer Operations Sevastian Romberg led the attendees to a demo of the company’s latest offering, the Philippine Educational Ebook Reader (PEER).
Flipside’s Project Manager of Business-to-Consumer Operations Sevastian Romberg shows the attendees the demo ebookstore of PEER.
The CEOs of Desire2Learn, Globals Inc., and Flipside with Globe representatives, Globe EVP & COO Gil Genio, and host Menchu Macapagal.
Different media outlets and bloggers reported about Digital Visionaries, of which a few are listed below:
The Daily Tribune
Apps and Gadgets
All Chucked Up!
Ilonggo Tech Blog
The Rebel Sweetheart
Pinoy Metro Geek
To know more about Globe Education Solutions, click here. Interested in setting up your ebookstore with PEER? Send us an email at email@example.com or call us at (632) 730-4038.
The 5th Philippine International Literary Festival and Book Industry Summit (Aklatan, Filipino ReaderCon)
November 12-14, Bayanihan Center, Pasig City
2014 marks the fifth year of the Philippine International Literary Festival (formerly known as Manila International Literary Festival, not to be confused with Philippine Literary Festival). This year’s festival highlighted sustainability of the book industry amidst ASEAN integration and globalization. PILF also included the Book Industry Summit, and the co-located events Aklatan and Filipino ReaderCon.
Flipside’s VP and General Manager James Pacaba talked about the pros and cons of traditional and digital publishing in the context of environmental impact in a discussion called “Lightening the Carbon Footprint.”
Flipside’s VP and General Manager James Pacaba discussing the steps on lightening the carbon footprint.
And of course, Flipside also sold ebooks at the three-day event. How was this possible when we normally accept online payments, you ask? Well, we sold them through ebook cards—cards that contain the Flipreads link and the promo code which you enter on the book page to download the book. Sounds pretty cool and convenient, doesn’t it?
Flipside ebook cards and booth display.
Flipside’s Acquisitions Editor David Ong and the Flipside booth at PILF-BIS.
Globe Enterprise Innovation Forum 2014
November 18, Edsa Shangri-La
To quote from the event website, the Enterprise Innovation Forum “gathers the country’s top business executives and progressive industry thinkers in an environment where they can explore and consider new business ideas and strategies, and discover cutting-edge innovation.”
This year’s Globe EIF featured Guy Kawasaki, the chief evangelist of Canva, as the keynote speaker. In the talk called “The Art of Innovation,” Kawasaki shared the steps on how enterprise owners can take the lead by bringing bright ideas to the work table, coupled with his experiences in the industry.
Anthony de Luna, Flipside’s President and CEO, discussed the advantages of going digital in the workplace with digital documents and materials in “The Digital Corporate Lifestyle: Communicating Better, Easier, and Cooler.”
Flipside also entertained questions from the attendees about its solutions for the corporate market which include its prime offering, the Document Hub, at its booth.
Flipside’s account executives Raymond Ramirez and Thine Bariuad at the Flipside booth.
Flipside also gave away a Document Hub Package in the raffle. The package included the design and development of a company-branded document hub with free conversion of a company-owned material, plus employee log-in system for security. Our lucky winner is Mancy Joaquin of PTT Philippines. Congratulations, Mr. Joaquin!
Mancy Joaquin of PTT Philippines receives the Document Hub package prize certificate.
Philippine Speculative Fiction Volume 9 Launch
November 22, The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, Shangri-La Plaza Mall
Editors, contributors, and friends and family of the country’s spec fic community gathered to celebrate the launch of the latest volume of Philippine Speculative Fiction, edited by Andrew Drilon and Charles Tan.
Flipside sold not only the latest volume of PSF but the previous eight volumes as well, plus the Best of Philippine Speculative Fiction via ebook cards.
Ebook cards of the Philippine Speculative Fiction series.
The contributors and their friends present at the launch got complimentary copies of the book, stickers, and origami dragons from the Alfars!
Giveaways from the PSF Vol. 9 Launch. Photo by Eden Sarmiento.
Just look at these beaming faces! Congratulations to the contributors and editors!
The contributors and editors of PSF Volume 9.
Philippine Speculative Fiction Volume 9 is now available on the following channels:
Amazon | Flipreads | Kobo | iTunes | Barnes & Noble | Google Play | Smashwords | Scribd | Weightless Books