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Mina V. Esguerra

Publishing in Pajamas

Author


Mina writes contemporary romance, young adult, and new adult novellas. Through her blog Publishing in Pajamas (minavesguerra.com), she documents her experiments in publishing.

Trainer


Mina is a resource speaker for the workshop series "Author at Once" for writers and publishers, and teaches #romanceclass for aspiring romance writers.

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Podcast appearances: Smart Bitches Trashy Books and the Bookthingo podcast


I was in an episode of the Smart Bitches Trashy Books podcast that went up in October. Thank you, Sarah, for inviting me to do this. I woke up early Manila time (early is better than late because otherwise my […]

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December 9, 2016 - - No comments

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6th Filipino Readercon


The Filipino Readercon was, for the first time, held outside of Manila (in General Santos City) and while I couldn’t personally be there, #romanceclass the community was able to participate as a sponsor. Congrats to everyone involved, everyone who attended!

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November 28, 2016 - - No comments

EventsNews

Book launch + Christmas party! Make My Wish Come True


You’re invited!

Christmas book launch

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November 27, 2016 - - No comments

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Holiday discount 2016: Fairy Tale Fail, No Strings Attached, Love Your Frenemies, Welcome to Envy Park


I’m not even going to start to talk about what’s going on in the world right now, but it’s a lot. One of those things is that the peso dropped in value to P50=$1, which kind of sucks when you’re an indie author and you want fellow Pinoys to try buying your ebooks, because the exchange rate made it more expensive.

Sigh. Anyway, let’s try this thing:

Four of my books from the Chic Manila series are discounted to $0.99 each during this holiday season. These are contemporary romances (written chicklit-style) set in Manila with Filipino characters. They’re all standalones, and can be read out of order, but you can also choose to read them in order of publication if you’re into that.

In case you wanted to try them, or want to gift them to friends, maybe?

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November 27, 2016 - - No comments

BooksNews

Make My Wish Come True: A #romanceclass Christmas Anthology


Turns out, #romanceclass isn’t done with the ~things yet. While everything else was going on, a Christmas anthology was being put together! And you can order the book here!

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November 15, 2016 - - No comments

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2016, our first year of ~Feels


#FeelsFest (October 22, Glorietta 5) in a nutshell:

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November 4, 2016 - - No comments

EventsNews

Being an author, reader, exhibitor at MIBF 2016


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Indie/hybrid romance in English by Filipino authors (we need to come up with a shorter name for this) did its thing at the Manila International Book Fair 2016.

I am grateful for a lot of things.

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September 22, 2016 - - No comments

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#AllTheFeels: Live readings at the Manila International Book Fair 2016


Thanks to the Filipino Readercon, #romanceclass was able to fulfill one of those on-the-spot dreams: An event at the Manila International Book Fair. When you’re into books, MIBF time is always a big deal. It’s not, “Do I go?” but […]

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September 22, 2016 - - No comments

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Recap: The Philippine Readers and Writers Festival 2016


This isn’t going to be a recap of the three-day festival, as I’d missed the first two days of it. So many things were happening in Manila (and my life) this particular weekend. Busy, but fun. Organized by National Bookstore […]

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August 31, 2016 - - No comments

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#romanceclass lecture: Journalists (August 6, 2016)


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After the great experience with the lecture with the musicians, I decided not to do another lecture until we had just as good a panel. We found out then that we had people coming in from far outside Manila and it had to be worth it. I know how much time is worth and I wasn’t going to ask it of people if it would just be a so-so thing.

But then… Atom Araullo said yes. Haha.

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August 7, 2016 - - No comments

EventsNews

Why even (Romance and Women and Filipinos and Happy)


Thank you! 💕 #Repost @mai_lovesu with @repostapp ・・・ for so many times i re-read #FairyTaleFail it just occured to me that Ellie and I share the same hobby — planning hypothetical travels! hahaha! Finished reading this last night for the […]

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August 3, 2016 - - No comments

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Workshop: Writing and Discussing YA Literature (Sept 3)


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August 3, 2016 - - No comments

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