Being an author, reader, exhibitor at MIBF 2016
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.
New print editions of my books Playing Autumn, Tempting Victoria, and Learning to Fall were released just in time for the biggest book fair in the country. And with awesome new covers by Clarissa Ines! Look for these at National Bookstore and Powerbooks branches nationwide. Thank you, Anvil Publishing.
I signed books. It was my first time to do it on a weekday (well, a Friday) and this year I met more teachers at MIBF than ever.
— Mina V. Esguerra (@minavesguerra) September 16, 2016
I tried selling indie books. Thanks to the Book Development Association of the Philippines, #romanceclass and other indie publishers got a chance to share a booth and sell indie books at MIBF. It was awesome.
I got to hang out with author and reader friends. Don’t hate me but this is a fun photo ok!
#AllTheFeels: Live readings. They happened.
I spent 3 days total at the 5 day fair being an author, a reader, an exhibitor, a happy person.