As the pandemic continues to rage and in-person book fairs are still out of the question, the world’s largest professional association of publishers, the Book Development Association of the Philippines (BDAP), is working to bring the book online. book buying experience with Aklatan 2021..
Last year’s all-Filipino online book fair, Aklatan on Shopee, sold 27,493 books and helped local book publishers and creators across the country. This year, the BDAP, which is mobilizing under the hashtag #BuyLocalBooks, announces that the next online book fair will take place from June 19 to 21, with books sold at discounts of over 30%.
Over 30 local publishers join Aklatan on Shopee. This is an opportunity to buy rare local books, learn about local authors, and help revitalize the Philippine publishing industry.
Participating publishers include 19th Avenida Publishing, ABC Educational Development Center Children’s Books, Abiva Publishing, ABS-CBN Books, Adarna House Inc., Anvil Publishing, Ateneo de Manila University Press, Bookware Publishing Corp. (Duyan Books), Central Books Supply Inc., Christian Literature Crusade, Church Strengthening Ministry Inc., De La Salle University Publishing House, Feast Books (Shepherd’s Voice Publications), Far Eastern University Publications, Kasingkasing Press, Kawangis Komiks, Komiket Inc. , Milflores Publishing, National Book Store Inc., New Day Publishers, OMF Literature Inc ,. Precious Pages Corp., Psicom Publishing Inc., REX Bookstore Inc., San Anselmo Publications, Savage Mind: Arts, Books & Cinema (Savage Mind Bookshop), St. Matthew’s Publishing / Kahel Press, Summit Media (Summit Publishing Co. Inc. ), Tahanan Books is responsible for MRAS Book Trading, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, University of the Philippines Press, Vibal Group Inc., Wiseman’s Books Trading Inc. and Learning is Fun (WS Pacific Publications).