Saturday, June 29, 2019

First LGBTQ+ Pop Book Category Pride Lit Launches in the Philippines

As the 1st Filipino pop book imprint focused on advocating LGBTQ+ narratives, Pride Lit stands strong as an extraordinary source of inspiration and entertainment to book readers of all kinds.

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Pride Lit Press Conference last June 28, 2019
Photo Credit: Gabi Na Naman Prod.

Be that as it may, more than showing us the acceptance and the value of appreciation, the label has been exceptionally consistent in making a protected space for underrepresented voices to prosper and share their stories, regardless of whether it's about discovering love in numerous forms and shapes or finding one's sexual awakening with fleeting moments of kilig.

Currently celebrating its 3rd year in the publishing industry, Pride Lit is releasing 5 one of a kind titles from its list of seasoned and regarded authors and contributors. From Alex Rosas' sexual orientation swap romance, "Gay's Anatomy" to Soju's goofy dream "Ang Asul Na Buntot Ni Aquano", the new books represent diverse genres that tackle interestingly strange encounters and inventive premises. Other titles that will be released for this month include John Jack G. Wigley's "Kadenang Bahaghari", Lush Ericson's "Agustin and Ariston's Version of the Universe", and Angelica Sorreda's "Over Time".

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Showcasing Pride Lit four titles
Photo Credit: Gabi Na Naman Prod.

“Each book actually talks about different emotions, experiences and were written differently,” Pride Lit Brand Manager Aiko Clarizza Buduan-Salazar points out.
“The upcoming new titles will open readers’ minds on the fresh possibilities of storytelling.” True to its vision, Pride Lit steps up its game by ensuring LGBTQ+ characters and its allies could be prominent figures in pop culture narratives, and serve as an inspiration to the LGBTQ+ community whose vibrant lives are worth telling, and are now everyone’s stories.
“We plan to release more books and become a staple in the community,” Salazar said.
“Aside from providing feel-good stories and erotic stories too, we plan to become more reachable to our target market and community.”

Stay updated with Pride Lit books, visit and like their Facebook page @

#PrideLit #LGBTQ

Friday, April 5, 2019

Coverage of 2019 PHR Grand Fans Day "Dito Ka Masaya!"

Ginanap ang PHR Grand Fans Day 2019 nitong huling linggo lamang noong Marso 30, 2019 sa The Space, 4th Floor JRich Building, 16 Sto. Domingo Avenue, Quezon City. Bago magsimula ang malaking event binigyan muna ng pagkakataon ang mga may-akda na ibida ang kanilang mga libro sa pre-event launch.

phr grand fans day 2019 main stage

Kabilang sa mga humarap ang mga bigating manunulat ng Precious Hearts Romances (PHR) at kabilang na rin ang mga authors na nagmula sa pagsusulat sa Wattpad:

phr and wattpad authors grand fans day 2019
Top-left to right: XavierJohnFord (W), MsButterfly (W), C.D. De Guzman (W), Lush Ericson (PHR), Luna King (PHR), Segundo Matias, Jr. (School Principal.. charot; President, PHR)
Bottom-left to right: Sofia (PHR), Princess Cordova (W), Jian (W), Rose Tan (PHR)
Note: (W) - Wattpad Author, (PHR) - Precious Hearts Romances Author, (President) - Boss

Lubusan silang kilalanin, bisitahin ang Facebook Album sa ibaba para sa kanilang profile at karagdagang detalye tungkol sa kanilang bagong libro:

Matapos ang pre-event Q&A sa mga authors, mabilis na dinagsa ng mga fans ang venue simula ala-1 ng hapon, pagdating ng main opening ng event:

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crowd of fans attending phr grand fans day 2019

Siyempre, hindi lang sila nagpunta sa event para manood, may mga masasayang activities rin na inihanda para sa kanila na may tumatagingting na pa-premyo:

phr grand fans day 2019 entrance

game activities phr grand fans day 2019

Nabigyan ng pagkakataon ang mga fans na magpakuha ng litrato kasama ang kanilang mga iniidolong authors at mapirmahan ang kanilang mga libro.

Para sa mga kuhang litrato ng naturang PHR Grand Fans Day 2019, bisitahin ang Album sa ibaba at ang kanilang opisyal na Facebook page:

Sana'y nag-enjoy kayo. Para sa hindi nakadalo, sisiguraduhin mong makakadalo ka na sa susunod na taon.

Salamat! :)

Related Read:

#MakeItPrecious #DitoKaMasaya #PHRGrandFansDay2019 #PreciousHeartsRomances #PHR #PreciousHeartsRomancesGrandFansDay2019

Friday, February 8, 2019

Graphic Novels & Manga (New and Old Releases) | February 2019 Book Discovery

In this article, I share with you my discoveries of new and old releases of graphic novels and manga. I already read some of the titles and some are new to me. I pick them due to that they won a lot of awards and gain popularity.

Berserk Deluxe edition, FMA Fullmetal edition, 5 Centimeters per Second - one more side Novel, Polar, Death Note
Berserk Deluxe edition, FMA Fullmetal edition, 5 Centimeters per Second - one more side Novel, Polar, Death Note
Most of the titles here are something you should look forward to for this year 2019 and some might not or you're not aware there's such edition release of that title. Check them below:

(click 'Read more' or continue scrolling down if you're already in the page)

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Visprint Inc. Announces their Closure

It's sad news for all of us book readers. Visprint Inc., a Filipino Publishing house, known for publishing Bob Ong's books, Manix Abrera's comics, Trese, and a lot of popular titles; their company is closing down. They will continue to operate until or by the year 2021 and will sell their remaining stocks of books until supply lasts. Here's the official statement on their FB page:

They ventured into publishing books in the year 2001 where they're formerly known as Visual Print Enterprises (VPE). Their company was incorporated into VISPRINT, Inc. in the year 2009.

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My incomplete collection of Kikomachne komiks published by Visprint Inc.

As of this writing, no particular reason was revealed on why they're closing down.

If you want to buy out the company if possible, contact them at:

Monday, November 12, 2018

Lit News: Martha Cecilia Day Launches the Author's Last Novel

Para Siempre, a Celebration of the Life and Legacy of the Romance Diva

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Martha Cecilia Day or also know as MC Day 2018
October 28, 2018 - hundred of attendees have gathered to celebrate the "Martha Cecilia Day" or also known as the MC Day with The Eirycats, the romance diva's fan group. It was the 25th anniversary of the late Martha Cecilia as a romance writer.

Precious Pages Corporation, publisher of Precious Hearts Romances decided to launch her last novel: The Farmer and the Heiress, written in 2014 and finished by her daughters Nina Martinne and Tsina Cajayon. The event held at The Space, 4th floor of JRich Corporate Center in Sto. Domingo Avenue, Quezon City.

The Farmer and the Heiress is about the beautiful Elleana Syquia, who was born in London with a rich family background in the Ilocos region. Her fabulous life takes a turn when her mother dies. She was obligated and has to leave London to manage her family's hacienda in the said region. Back in her home country, she meets Felipe, a farmer and the most wretched man she has ever met.

Here are some of the positive reviews about The Farmer and the Heiress:
“Done reading… ang ganda super ganda… na miss ko yung mga gawa ni MC. Ung malalim na Tagalog iba tlga tatak Martha Cecilia… Nakakalungkot lng na ito na ung huling gawa ni MC but still nag iisang Martha Cecilia yan at kahit kailan di malalaos at kahit kailan di makakalimutan ang mga akda nya. imiss MC truly. Salamat sa pagkakataon na makapunta at maka-attend sa #MCDAY #ParaSiempre… ” says Abegail Azuela after finishing the book.
“Natapos ko ang book na maraming pagtigil, may mysterious part, nakakaiyak, nakaka-in love,” says Malou Galviso, in one of her Social Media post about the book.

MC Day's theme was Coachella where attendees came in their late spring shorts or Bohemian-inspired outfits. The event began on time with loot bags given to early birds. The program included a game raffle, video presentations, interview, and book signing with Nina Martinne.

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Gifts & other prizes from the Martha Cecilia Day

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Nina Martinne signing The Farmer and the Heiress

All-in-all, the MC Day brought a lot of memories from the romance author, truly a very significant day for the fans.

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Attendees of the Martha Cecilia (MC) Day

The Farmer and the Heiress, as of this writing, are now available at most branches of Precious Pages Store. The book will hit other bookstores in the coming weeks.

For more lit events, check the Facebook page of Precious Pages Corp. and Lampara Books below:

About Martha Cecilia:
Martha Cecilia (born Maribeth dela Cruz née Hamoy) [May 13, 1953 - December 08, 2014 †], the Romance Diva, has written tons of best-sellers in the romance genre with interesting storylines and charming personalities that readers would love to root for. Martha Cecilia's most notable legacy is her writing: accessible and playful but full of sass and feminine sensuality. She perfected the Pinoy romance formula the way readers want to feel it, regardless of ridiculous one-liners and questionable plots. Four years after her death, Martha Cecilia's legacy remains untouched.