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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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Seminar: Let’s Talk About Publishing Fiction (March 18, 2017)


Register here.

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January 22, 2017 - - No comments

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Workshop: Romance Story Writing at Ayala Museum, February 18 and 25, 2017


If you have a story you’d like my comments on, bring it and present it. I’ll also talk about publishing options. Contact Ayala Museum for reservations.

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January 18, 2017 - - No comments

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Books by Filipino authors I read in 2016


Even established Filipino authors get only a fraction of attention, marketing, and readership that others do, so here’s my list and I hope you consider reading these too!

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December 31, 2016 - - No comments

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Giveaway: For those who read romance and YA


I decided to do this, to help give back to the authors and readers who’ve been so supportive of our books. BUY, then READ, then REVIEW any book listed here: https://twitter.com/diversaesthetic http://www.wocinromance.com When you’ve bought, read, and reviewed 3 different […]

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December 31, 2016 - - No comments

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The Future Chosen


The nation of Isla has a law: No two politicians from the same family. Two elected officials who marry make their families one; only one can continue to serve.

In the future, Maria Lourdes and Andres Miguel could very well be their country’s best and most influential leaders. She could be president one day, like her grandmother. He could be a senator one day, like his uncle. Marrying another politician is against the law, but why should it matter? Today they’re just young people who want to be together.

They’ll deal with the rest of it tomorrow.

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December 25, 2016 - - No comments

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SparkNA new books this month!


New stuff! This month! I’m so excited to see these. Spark Books is a new-adult imprint of Anvil Publishing, and they will have a LOT of new romance books in stores before the end of the year. These new releases were selected from the SparkNA class we had in 2015, where authors signed up to write a new-adult novel based on guidelines and a schedule that I set. As workshop sponsor, Anvil Publishing had first dibs on the submissions. December 2016, the first batch of books are coming out in print, and they look awesome.

Watch out for these in local bookstores! At least ten new books soon!

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December 16, 2016 - - No comments

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2016 Year in Books: WOCinRomance


Books I read this year based on WOCinRomance recommendations!

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December 13, 2016 - - No comments

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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

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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

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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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