World Book & Copyright Day: April 15, 2011 @ UP-Ayala Land Technohub

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Very timely for active and new bloggers out there. I bet writers/literary creators had known this topic from the start. While for pro and amateur bloggers, wherein not yet protected and governed by law, we need this kind of event to refresh and/or further educate us.

Organized by National Book Development Board [NBDB] and Intellectual property Office [IPO].
Activities like: workshops, lectures, film showing, mini book fair participated by – national Book Store, Anvil Publishing, New Day Publishers and Filipinas Heritage Library.

Admission: Free
Mondomanila film screening:PhP 100
Fore more details: 
[t] 926.8238

Here’s the detailed activity:

 2011 World Book and Copyright Day
15 April 2011
UP-Ayala TechnoHub, Quezon City
Plenary Session
Welcome Message
Dennis T. Gonzalez, Ph.D. (Chairman, NBDB)
Atty. Ricardo R. Blancaflor (Director General, IPO)
Ms. Socorro Ramos (General Manager, National Book Store)
Coffee break
(Negotiating Points in Author-Publisher Agreements, Arbitration in Copyright Disputes, Copyright Issues when Publishing on the Web, Plagiarism vs. Copyright)
Tentative Panelists: Deputy Director General Andrew Ong, Atty. Louie Calvario, Atty. Mark Dy
Lunch Break
Breakout Sessions
Room A

Book Illustration Workshop (Adarna)
A workshop for kids on the step-by-step stages of illustrating for storybooks, from building storyboards to incorporating different trends and styles

“Publishing on the Web”
How to turn online writing into a profitable pastime
Panelists: Tweet Sering (Astigirl), Iwa Wilwayco (HayMen: Ang Blog ng Tunay na Lalake)
Moderator: Luis Katigbak

Screening of Khavn dela Cruz’s “Mondomanila”
Room B

“The Making of a Bestseller: What Sells, What Does Not”
A forum/panel between authors, publishers, and readers on what sells, what readers want to read, and what makes a bestseller
Tentative Panelists: Visprint’s Nida Ramirez, National Book Store’s Jun Balde, Simon and Schuster’s Jennifer Javier
Moderator: Andrea Pasion-Flores

“Genre Fiction: Chick Lit, Romance, and Erotica”
Authors of this hit genre, from chic lit bestseller Tara Sering to Pinoy romance bestseller Rose Tan will talk about what tickles the Filipino’s romantic fancies and for how long they think the genre will dominate the bestsellers shelf
Tentative Panelists: Tara Sering, Rose Tan, Beverly Siy
Moderator: Beverly Siy
“Food and Travel Writing”
Tentative Panelists: Ivan Henares, Kristine Fonacier, JJ Yulo
Moderator: Susan Lara
Lobby activities
Mini book fair

Daryll Villena

Member of EchoManila trio, website and content creator:,, and Full-time employee by day and digital strategist remotely.


Cielo of Brown Pinay · April 10, 2011 at 5:50 pm

>This is a very nice event to raise book reading awareness to young and old alike…BTW, I had already added you in my blogroll, Thanks for adding me to

Green Dei/Daryll/Foo · April 10, 2011 at 8:23 pm

>@Cielo of Brown Pinay: I hope to see you there Ms. Cielo. Thanks for the blogroll. =)

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