Aleks Tan is the Chief Operating Officer of OMF Literature, the leading publisher, importer-exporter, and distributor of evangelical Christian literature in the Philippines. 1. OMF Literature, as a publisher and book store, caters to (and dominates) a specific market i.e. the Christian sector. What is the secret formula behind your growth and dominance? There is a secret […]

John Mike Lu is a freelance illustrator and keeps a day job in their family business. Some of his works include Super Devos under OMF Literature and Cadre Classified by Polyhedron Comics. You can visit his Deviant Art page here for inquiries, rates and commissioned work. 1. Do you have any special techniques or unique habits as […]

Annie Dennise Lumbao took up Creative Writing at the College of Arts and Letters, UP Diliman. She shifted to College of Fine Arts where she majored in Visual Communication and graduated with honors. But That Won’t Wake Me Up is her first children’s book written with her daughter Anelka and illustrated by Liza Flores. It won […]

Alwin Aguirre has won a Palanca award in  1999 (Dalantao, Short Story in Filipino),  2000 (Desaparecidos, Future Fiction in Filipino) and 2002 (Semi-Kalbo, Future Fiction in Filipino). Alwin holds a degree in Communication Research and Masters in Philippine Studies (Philippine Literature and Women’s Studies) from the University of the Philippines, Diliman where he is also a professor. He is a recipient […]

We may not be able to plant as many trees as we want in our lifetime, but planting seeds of learning and caring for the environment in the hearts of children will surely go a long way. This was the simple guiding principle of an odd mix of people (my 60-year old mother, myself, and […]

Chinggay Labrador is the author of the best-selling Popped trilogy, a chick-lit series about Korean pop “K-Pop” culture. Instead of the usual online questionnaire, here’s a video interview during her autograph-signing event. Enjoy!

Justine Camacho-Tajonera hails from Cebu City, Philippines. Despite starting a corporate career in telecommunications, she pursued an M.A. in English Literature to keep her close to her first love of writing. Her poetry is published in several anthologies and local publications. She also has two books released: Artemis Lets Go, a novel, and Gift: Poems, her first collection […]

United We Read. What an apt title for an overwhelming event. It was my first time around local book clubs. Forgive my ignorance, but I never knew such groups existed only until a few weeks ago. Because my day job has been all about behind-the-scenes work all these years, I had always hung out with artists, […]

Mina V. Esguerra is a best-selling author and indie publishing advocate. She writes light romance/chick lit/new adult fiction (My Imaginary Ex, Fairy Tale Fail, No Strings Attached, Love Your Frenemies, Interim Goddess of Love and That Kind of Guy). She is also an editor, communications consultant, wife and mother. Visit her site at 1. From the […]

During the last couple of months, Kobo has been the rising star of ebook publishers. I purchased my very first ebook via Kobo and have been quietly tracking its progress. Raves 1. Ebook Readers look clean and are eye-candy. Whether web-based or on a mobile device, Kobo’s GUI (Graphic User Interface) is really well thought […]