For those who were not able to attend Visprint Inc.’s WIT 2 event (I will get your excuse letters later – loljk), Flipside Publishing has generously uploaded a recording of my talk (a mix of English and Filipino). Follow @Flipsidepub on Twitter for updates.
Click here for the recording! Might contain nuts and awkwardness.
For our second podcast (you can find the first one here), we recorded the talk and Q&A panel that Eliza Victoria gave during Visprint’s WIT 2012 event held last September 8, 2012. Eliza Victoria is the author of Lower Myths and The Viewless Dark, and the collection A Bottle of Storm Clouds (from Visprint). Introducing her work during the event is Karl De Mesa, author of Damaged People: Tales of the Gothic-Punk and News of the Shaman: Four Novellas of Horror.
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We’ll have more recordings from Visprint’s WIT 2012 event in the next few days. Stay tuned!
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From Flipside VP and General Manager Honey de Peralta, posted 12 hours ago:
Launching a weekly Flipreads contest on Twitter with the question, “What’s your favorite Filipino book?”. Use the hashtag #flipreads with your answer. Answers will be accepted till tomorrow noon. Winner will be chosen at random and will win Eliza Victoria’s Lower Myths!
You have till noon today peeps!
Just tweet us your favorite novel using the #Flipreads hashtag (and if your account is private, make sure you mention @flipreads and we follow you so we can monitor it) and get a chance to win Lower Myths by Eliza Victoria.
Now available for online purchase
Lower Myths features two compelling novelettes of contemporary fantasy. In “Trust Fund Babies,” children of two warring witch and fairy families face off in the final round to a centuries-old vendetta.
In “The Very Last Case of Messrs. Aristotel and Arkimedes Magtanggol,” an aristocrat and his daughter consult a famous lawyer-sibling pair about a mysterious crime. But in the lawyers’ hilltop mansion by the sea, they uncover sinister hints that their reality may not be what it seems.
Lower Myths is now available on Amazon for only $0.99! Limited time only, so click that “Buy now” button. :)
Here’s an article (“Why YA?”) by Ronald S. Lim in the Manila Bulletin, featuring Kwentillion and the YA titles by Flipside Publishing.
If sales, movie adaptations, and growing fanbases are anything to go by, then one can definitely say that the genre of young adult (YA) literature has come into its own.
This popularity isn’t confined Stateside either. Aside from the variety of YA titles crowding the country’s bookstores, authors like Lauren Kate, Lauren Oliver, Alyson Noel, and Andy Mulligan have held successful signing events here in the country.
With such an obvious audience in the country for this particular genre, why aren’t there more YA works, written by Filipino creators, published in the country? This is the question two different groups are seeking to address.
Kwentillion, the country’s first and only magazine that caters specifically to young adult, science fiction, and fantasy penned by Filipino writers and artists, recently held the Young Adult Readers Carnival (YARC), which aims to become a tentpole event for the local YA community.
For its part, ebook publisher Flipside Publishing is releasing three new YA novels entitled “Woman in a Frame” by Raissa Falgui, “The Viewless Dark” by Eliza Victoria, and “Voices in the Theater” by Aileen Santos. All titles are available in Adobe DRM and ePUB formats on flipreads.com.
Book DescriptionPublication Date: July 23, 2012
A heartbroken youth discovers the first woman, Maganda, in a garden. The youngest, most beautiful of ten siblings gets sold as a bride to a Tiq’Barang. A segment of the Filipino population suddenly transform to look like American celebrities. The Philippine Speculative Fiction series are anthologies that showcase the rich variety of Philippine literature: between these covers you will find magic realism next to science fiction, traditional fantasy beside slipstream, and imaginary worlds rubbing shoulders with alternate Philippine history—demonstrating that the literature of the fantastic is alive and well in the Philippines.
Stories from this series have been included in the Honorable Mentions list from The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror edited by Ellen Datlow and Kelly Link & Gavin Grant.
This volume includes:
All the Best of Dark and Bright by Victoria Isabel Yap
The Scrap Collectors by Arlynn Despi
East of the Sun by Dean Alfar
The Changes by Benito Vergara
Never Land by Mo Francisco
Chasers by Chris Mariano
The Call of the Chained God by Dariel Quiogue
Oblation by Paolo Chikiamco
The Love Spell by Edmond Julian dela Cerna
Sarsarita Time by Melissa Sipin
The Dragon’s Orb by Vincent Simbulan
All That We May See by Kenneth Yu
Faith in Fiction by James Constantino Bautista
The Day Nostalgia Swept Over a Town by F. Jordan Carnice
What You See by Ian Casocot
Pet by Kristine Ong Muslim
The Little Things the Datu Did by Andrew Drilon
The Commute to Paradiso by Charles Tan
What the Body Remembers by Tin Lao
username: tanglaw by Eliza Victoria
The Likeness of God by Crystal Koo
The Nature of Apocalypse by Joseph Montecillo
Bastard Sword by Nikki Alfar
Mother of Monsters by Philip Corpuz
See you at the launch on Saturday at CBTL in Shangri-La! (This coincides with the National Children’s Book Awards in Taguig, but I’m going to Shang on July 28.)
Paolo Chikiamko and Hanna Buena’s High Society and Rocket Kapre’s Alternative Alamat are on sale right now for only 99 cents. This is in celebration of the two books being included in the list of nominees for the 2012 Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards. Click on the link to vote! (I already did.)
Here are the final list of nominees for the first Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards as of July 23, 2012. To vote for your favorite books, just head over to the online ballot and pick one book per category. Voting ends July 31, 2012.
For questions, send an email to filipinoreaderschoice(at)gmail.com .
Children’s Picture Book
- The Great Duck and Crocodile Race by Robert Magnuson (2011, Hiyas/OMF Lit)
- Bee Safe by Joyce Piap-Go (2011, Hiyas/OMF Lit)
- Si Rosa Albina by Virgilio S. Almario (2011, Adarna House)
- Oh Mateo 13: Tree for all by Grace Chong (2011, Hiyas/OMF Lit)
- The Luckiest Girl in the World by May Tobias-Papa (2010, Insular)
- Ang Ambisyosong Istetoskop by Dr. Luis Gatmaitan (2011, Adarna House)
- But That Won’t Wake Me Up by Annie and Anelka Lumbao (2010, Adarna House)
- Ay Naku! by Reni Roxas (2010, Tahanan Books)
- A for Adobo by Nelson Agustin (2010, Tahanan Books)
- Mga Kuwento ni Tito Dok 16: Aha! May Allergy Ka Pala! by Luis P. Gatmaitan (2011, Hiyas/OMF Lit)
- Ang Tuta ni Noe by Virgilio S. Almario (2010, Adarna)
- How Long Til September by Tanya Sevilla-Simon (2010, Adarna)
- Mahabang Mahabang Mahaba by Genaro Gojo Cruz (2010, Adarna)
- When Color Came To Town by Susan dela Rosa Aragon (2010, Adarna)
- Whuush! by Glenda Oris (2011, Adarna)
- Dalawang Dagang Bulag by Rodolfo Desuasido (2011, Adarna)
- Si Hinlalaki by Virgilio S. Almario (2011, Adarna)
- Fairy Tale Fail by Mina V. Esguerra (2010, Self-published)
- Table for Two by Marla Miniano (2010, Summit Books)
- Love Your Frenemies by Mina V. Esguerra (2011, Self-published)
- Fan Girl by Marla Miniano (2010, Summit Books)
- Popped by Chinggay Labrador (2011, Summit Books)
- One Crazy Summer by Ines Bautista-Yao (2011, Summit Books)
Novel in English
- News of the Shaman by Karl R. De Mesa (2010, Visprint)
- Super Panalo Sounds! by Lourd de Veyra (2011, UST Publishing House)
- Naermyth by Karen Francisco (2010, Visprint)
- Ilustrado by Miguel Syjuco (2010, Anvil)
- Tall Story by Candy Gourlay (2010, Cacho House)
Novel in Filipino
- Lumbay ng Dila by Genevieve L. Asenjo (2010, C&E Publishing)
- Ang Mga Kaibigan ni Mama Susan by Bob Ong (2010, Visprint)
- Lumayo Ka Nga Sa Akin by Bob Ong (2011, Visprint)
- Sa Templo ni Tamilah by Mayette Mayuga (2011, Tapat Journal)
- Always Have, Always Will by Belle Feliz (2011, Precious Hearts)
- Ang Huling Dalagang Bukid at ang Authobiography na Mali by Jun Cruz-Reyes (2011, Anvil)
Comics / Graphic novels
- Angel Crush by Ace Vitangcol (2011, Alturia Hill)
- Skyworld #3: Prodigal by Mervin Ignacio and Ian Sta. Maria (2011, Alamat)
- Trese # 4: Last Seen After Midnight by Budjette Tan and KaJo Baldisimo (2011, Visprint)
- High Society by Hannah Buena and Paolo Chikiamco (2011, Rocket Kapre and Flipside)
- Love is in the Bag Volume 5 by Ace Vitangcol (2011, Alturia Hill)
- Elmer by Gerry Alanguilan (2010/2011, SLG Publishing/National Bookstore)
- Foldabots Chronicles Volume 1 by Jomike Tejido and Jill Arwen Posadas (2011, Jomike Tejido)
- KikoMachine Komiks Blg6 by Manix Abera (2010, Visprint)
- Weather-Weather Lang by Norby Ela (2010, NMN Creative)
Short story anthology
- Philippine Speculative Fiction 6 edited by Nikki Alfar and Kate Aton Osias (2011, Kestrel DDM)
- Alternative Alamat edited by Paolo Chikiamco (2011, Rocket Kapre and Flipside)
- The Digest of Philippine Genre Stories: The Crime Issue by F.H. Batacan (2011, Kenneth Yu/Philippine Genre Stories)
- The Secret of the Cave and Other Stories for Young Readers by Ed Maranan (2011, Anvil)
- Astigirl by Tweet Sering (2011, Astigirl Publishing)
- Chulalongkorn’s Elephants by Ambeth Ocampo (2011, Anvil)
- Showbiz Lengua by Jose Lacaba (2011, Anvil)
- After the Storm by Elbert OR (2010, Anvil)
- It’s A Mens World by Bebang Siy (2011, Anvil)
- Under the Storm: An Anthology of Contemporary Philippine Poetry by Khavn de la Cruz and Joel M. Toledo (2011, Antithesis Collective)
- The El Bimbo Variations (3rd ed) by Adam David (2010, The Youth and Beauty Brigade)*
- May Tiyanak sa Loob ng Aking Bag by Eugene Evasco (2011, Anvil)
- Baha-Bahagdang Karupukan by Jim Pascual Agustin (2011, UST)
- Alien to Any Skin by Jim Pascual Agustin (2011, UST)
- Off the Beaten Track: Tulaan sa Tren 2 (2010, Vibal)
The Viewless Dark is now on Amazon.
Do check it out and share the link. I’m quite proud of this novella and I hope you enjoy reading it.
When Anthony found Flo dead, locked overnight in one of the reading rooms of the university library, he knew it must have something to do with Mary. Mary Prestosa, fourth year graduating Philosophy student, whom they had been investigating. Mary, who surprised her roommate one night by suddenly standing up from her bed, throwing the windows open, and jumping down, headfirst, to the dormitory grounds below. Mary, whose memory marked the trail of mysterious deaths and bizarre occurrences that followed her own fateful fall: the fifth-year Computer Engineering student who prowled the campus on all fours, thirsty for blood, believing he was a wolf; the revelation of an all-girls’ satanic cult; the demonic possession of a fourth-year student from the Department of Psychology; and now—Flo, dead.
The students traced it all to Mary. They believed Mary didn’t commit suicide. They believed Mary tapped into something dark, and released it, and was consumed.
And Anthony was determined to pry out the truth.
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