The Indie Publishers Collab PH (TIPC-PH), a collective of Filipino publishers, artists, writers, and creators, is set to enrich the first ever INDIEPUBCON with free, downloadable book bundles this year. TIPC-PH will be making these digital book bundles for all event registrants, so be sure to register if you haven’t already.
In addition, five Filipino independent publishers have made available beautiful, authentic indie readings for the year-end. TIPC-PH dedicates this effort to those who continue to work against the odds in the Philippine publishing industry.
The current digital book bundle (all files in PDF format) includes the following titles:
- 8letters: The NoveList: A Planner for Writers
- Balangay Productions: COVIDagli
- Rebo Press: VOXPOP! Youth Magazine: November 2020 Issue, VOXPOP! Youth Magazine: December 2020 Issue
- Aklat Alamid: Sa Amin sa Barangay Pesante
- Southern Voices Printing Press: Tugmaang Matatabil: Mga Akdang Isinulat sa Libingan ng mga Buhay
This year’s INDIEPUBCON theme is “Claiming Spaces in Challenging Times.” The theme highlights the ongoing difficulties experienced by creatives and publishers across the country as everyone works against time to survive in the new normal.
Despite these challenges, Filipino writers, artists, and other creatives, in collaboration with indie publishers, are also putting in the effort necessary to keep the stream of creative works flowing.
The year’s event is testament to the necessity of collective action and rootedness in one another. Publishing remains an important channel for collective voices to be heard, and the goal is never simply cultural enrichment, but change.