The National Book Development Board (NBDB), in partnership with Primetrade Asia, Inc., invites all to the Literary and Publishing Trade Conversations (LitPub) online every Friday of November 2020.

The NBDB is an attached agency of the Department of Education (DepEd) with the mandate to support and develop the book publishing industry. LitPub is a series of NBDB videos and discussions that celebrates literature and promotes best practices in publishing trade through discourse on issues, opportunities, and trends in literature, book publishing, and readership. The LitPub will be held in conjunction with the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF) Online 2020.

What’s in store for participants?

LitPub panel discussions will feature topics on podcasts, poetry audio and video, young adult and children’s literature, special topics about language, humor and death, a guide to self-publishing, tips on editing and proofreading, and conversation about book communities.

The LitPub will consist of pre-recorded sessions to be launched online. This will be followed by live online discussions with the panelists and where participants will be given the chance to ask questions. The sessions will also be live-streamed via Facebook.

After the session, the videos and live discussions will be uploaded on NBDB’s official Youtube channel to serve as online resources for book publishing industry professionals, teachers, students, and readers.

Past sessions on literature and publishing

To view the past sessions on literature and publishing during the 2019 Philippine International Literary Festival (PILF) and Book Industry Summit (BIS), visit our YouTube channel, BooksPhilippines (


LitPub is free and open to the public. However, pre-registration is required for each panel session. Pre-register through this link: ¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬¬

For updates on the event, please visit our website at or Facebook page at You may also contact Ms. Mariden Balbona via email at [email protected] for other queries.