PHILIPPINES – The Manila International Book Fair (MIBF), the biggest and longest-running book fair in the Philippines, is going all-out as the event goes virtual this November 24-30, 2020, which will be known as The Manila International Online Book Fair (or MIBF Online).
MIBF Online aims to bring the book fair experience that we know and love to the comfort and safety of your home, whether you are using your computer or mobile device.
Around 60 Exhibitors joining the Online Marketplace
MIBF Online is set to feature exhibitors from over 60 publishers, retailers and organizations, which will feature books and other products to be sold at a very affordable price on our online marketplace.
The exhibitors who will be part of the event include ABC Children’s Books (ABC Educational Development Center Children’s Books), Abiva Publishing House, Inc., ABS-CBN Books, Adarna House, Inc., Alkem Company (Philippines) PTE Ltd., Alphastream Marketing, Inc., Ang Ilustrador ng Kabataan, Anvil Publishing, Inc., Archivo 1984 Inc., Asia/Pacific Circulation Exponents, Inc., Ateneo de Manila University Press, Bayard Philippines (Bayard Assumption Media Foundation, Inc.), Birds in Focus Inc. (BIF), C&E Adaptive Learning Solutions, Central Book Supply, Inc., Charts Unlimited (Jevzam’s Enterprise), Claretian Publications, CLC Philippines, CSM Publishing (Church Strengthening Ministry), Cultural Center of the Philippines, Cunanan Map House, Cyclophil Educational Promotion, Inc. (Grolier), Dear Books (AM & PM Learnovate Learning Services), Edushop, F & J de Jesus, Inc., Fastbooks Educational Supply, Inc., Feast Books (Shepherd’s Voice Publications, Inc.), Forefront Book Co., Inc., Kangaro Industries, Lighthouse Inspirational Books & Gifts, Inc., LMS Solutions Philippines, OPC, McGraw-Hill represented by Ideacademy, Inc., Megatexts Phil., Inc., Mindwerks The Toy Shoppe, National Book Development Board, National Book Store, Inc., New Day Publishers, OMF Literature, Inc., Our Daily Bread Ministries Philippines, Inc., Pathfinder Books, Paulines, PCI Innovations Tech Center, Inc., Philippine Daily Inquirer, Phoenix Educational Systems, Inc., Precious Pages Corp., PSICOM Publishing Inc., Rex Book Store, Inc., SC Mardison Corporation, St Pauls, Summit Books, The Indie Publishers Collab PH, The Mulberry Books, LLC, University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, University of the Philippines Press, Vibal Group, Viva Books Publishing Inc., Workbook Press, Write University, WS Pacific Publications Inc., and many more!
Online payment will also be effortless and easy as we have also partnered with Dragonpay Corporation to be our official payment gateway provider, which allows real-time payments through over-the-counter transactions, online banking services, money remittance service, mall payments, digital payment platforms and more.
Virtual Activities to be Streamed Online
MIBF Online will, of course, not be the same without the activities that will cater to everyone’s interests, as well as pique people’s knowledge and curiosity.
Several of our exhibitors will be holding virtual panel sessions, forums, seminars, and book launches, which will be streamed live on YouTube, Facebook and Zoom.
The National Book Development Board (NBDB), an agency under the Department of Education (DepEd), is also holding their “Literary and Publishing Trade Conversations” (LitPub) throughout November with engaging topics from the perspective of different speakers every week.
The Book Development Association of the Philippines (BDAP), the country’s largest trade association for the book industry, will also hold the “Pandemic Playbook: the BDAP Literary Festival” during MIBF Online on November 28 and 29, featuring top-notch personalities such as Gina Apostol, Eugene Evasco, Gigo Alampay, Lourd De Veyra, Mookie Katigbak, Jessica Zafra, Manix Abrera, Mina Esguerra, Ricky Lee, and many more!
Award-winning author Anna Gomez and Life Unexpected actor Kristoffer Polaha joins MIBF Online
Anna Gomez, also known by her pen name Christine Brae, who has written Amazon’s bestselling and award-winning novels like The Light in the Wound, In This Life, Eight Goodbyes and The Year I Left, will be making her appearance at MIBF Online together with Kristoffer Polaha, who is well-known as “Nathaniel ‘Baze’ Bazile” in the hit 2010 teen drama series Life Unexpected and “Travis Burke” in Hallmark’s television film series Mystery 101.
Gomez and Polaha are collaborating on a five-part book series, entitled “From Kona with Love” that starts with book one, Moments Like This, set to be released in February 2, 2021.
They will be giving MIBF Online an online exclusive sneak peek on their collaboration process on Monday, November 30.
“We are absolutely thrilled that several of the well-known book publishers and retailers in the country, as well as respected organization partners, will be joining us on our very first venture on the digital event space,” said Primetrade Asia, Inc. President Irene Lloren.
“Aside from wide-array of items you can find on our online marketplace, we are making Manila International Online Book Fair jampacked full of activities, from live webinar sessions, book launch, panel discussions and more, that will surely excite our online attendees. We can’t wait to see you at the MIBF Online,” Lloren added.
Manila International Online Book Fair is a four-day online book and publishing festival, from November 24 to 30, 2020.
This event is organized by Primetrade Asia, Inc. with National Book Development Board (NBDB), Book Development Association of the Philippines (BDAP), Asian Catholic Communicators, Inc. and Filipina HomeBased Moms (FHMoms) as Cooperating Organizations.
Chimes Marketing and TippyMart as Official SEO Marketer and Dragonpay Corporation as Official Payment Gateway partner.
Official Multimedia Partner: Inquirer Group of Companies, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Inquirer.net, Inq POP! and Megamobile
Official Media Partners: SPOT.ph, CNN Philippines, WhenInManila.com, Astig.ph and Next Book, Please.
For the latest updates regarding MIBF Online, visit the official website at manilabookfair.com. You can also check out their social media at facebook.com/manilabookfair, twitter.com/manilabookfair and instagram.com/manilabookfair.
For sponsorship and business opportunities, email Janelle Guinto at jguinto @ primetradeasia.com.