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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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MIBF 2022 Thoughts and Feelings


Yes I was there for two of the four days of the Manila International Book Fair, but no our RomanceClass x Komiket Kilig anthology did not get printed in time to be launched there. I’m glad I was able to […]

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September 25, 2022 - - No comments

EventsNews

Currently #5


1. I have been doing the Wednesday morning livestreamed writing sprints for a year, apparently! The anniv was right during the time I was sick (early August) so I missed a couple of weeks but hey, happy anniv #KiligCafe!  The way […]

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September 10, 2022 - - No comments

EventsNews

My books at MIBF 2022!


If you’re going to the Manila International Book Fair this year (Sept 15 to 18), these books of mine will be there too! Interim Goddess of Love (new edition with art by Shai San Jose as glossy inserts); What Kind […]

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September 6, 2022 - - No comments

BooksNews

[Publishing Advice] On self-publishing and corporate partnerships


An update of “Part 6: Why I love to self-publish”: This was fascinating to read because I made this claim (likely in 2014). In 2022 I will update it as this: Self-publish first if you can, and then treat corporate […]

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August 24, 2022 - - No comments

NewsPublishing

Currently #4


1. I’m always thinking of new projects for our books, but periodically as I’m reminded that our world is on fire and our systems are failing us, I end up pausing those so I can do other things. That new […]

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August 20, 2022 - - No comments

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[Publishing Advice] On printers


In Part 2: Printer pros and cons (posted in 2014), I go through various printing options and then give cost estimates for each. Today, I really will just recommend print-on-demand. Especially if you’re self-publishing in the Philippines. Especially if you’re […]

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August 14, 2022 - - No comments

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[Publishing Advice] An intro to this updated version


I have an account on Wattpad (MinaVE) and it’s somewhat popular, but not exactly for my fiction. In 2014 I started posting advice for writers (mostly publishing-related) over there, and in Tagalog/English. I always try to be on the side […]

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August 12, 2022 - - 1 Comment

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Q: Where are the opportunities for us to write about non-Filipinos? A: Everywhere.


I wrote this thread on Twitter in June 2022, and will now add it here. Someone asked on Twitter something like, where are the opportunities for authors who happen to be Filipino but don’t write about Filipinos in their fiction? […]

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August 10, 2022 - - No comments

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Currently #3


I’m feeling better! It’s great to be able to say that. I may have celebrated by…wearing lipstick and taking a photo of myself. These are the little celebrations I can do at home lol. 1. I watched The Sandman and […]

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August 8, 2022 - - No comments

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Comparing my kids 2022 edition


Still exploring the new KDP report system and one of the first things I did was rank my books according to units sold. This is not the first time I’ve “compared my kids” but still, a disclaimer: I have different […]

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Currently #2


It has been a week. I’ve had to spend it either sick (yes covid for the first time) or taking care of family members who need health/medical attention, and have had to manage everything while isolated. Today was another busy […]

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August 3, 2022 - - No comments

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Currently #1


I’m starting this series of posts because I’ve been rethinking which parts of social media should I be putting the little things I do that are not yet its own Big Topic. A few weeks ago I had decided it […]

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July 27, 2022 - - No comments

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