The National Book Development Board (NBDB), the government agency mandated to develop and support the Philippine book publishing industry, produced a series of videos on literature and publishing trade that will serve as online resources for book publishing industry professionals, teachers, students, and readers.

In 2019, the NBDB held the Philippine International Literary Festival (PILF) on June 14-15 and the Book Industry Summit (BIS) on November 20-21. PILF is a landmark project of NBDB that celebrates literature and promotes best practices through discourse on issues, opportunities, and trends shaping the book industry. BIS tackles trends and best practices in the book publishing business and serves as a platform for industry players and stakeholders to forge partnerships aimed at increasing the number of books, enhancing book quality, improving book affordability, and widening of book discoverability.

From these two major events, video highlights of sessions were produced and will be uploaded online from October 9 to 30, 2020 via our official YouTube channel, BooksPhilippines ( The episodes are listed below together with the schedule of release.

PILF10 E01 Traditional Publishing in the US October 9
PILF10 E02 Citizen Writer: How Words Can Change the World October 12
PILF10 E03 From Bricks to Online Bookstores October 14
PILF10 E04 Impact of Libraries to Communities October 16
PILF10 E05 Reimagining the Role of Filipiniana in Promoting Filipino Writers and Readership October 19
BIS 2019 E01 Raising a New Generation of Readers October 21
BIS 2019 E02 Generating Market for Books October 23
BIS 2019 E03 Developing Partnership with Publishers and Institutions October 26
BIS 2019 E04 Best Practices and Challenges in Developing High-Quality Books October 28
BIS 2019 E05 Content Development Initiatives October 30

For the latest sessions on literature and publishing trade, you can view the program of LitPub Conversations to be held on November 9-27, 2020 at For updates on our upcoming events, please visit our website at or Facebook page at You may also contact Ms. Mariden Balbona via email at for other queries.