Friday, December 21, 2007

"Peksman..." is now available!

Eros Atalia's "Peksman (Mamatay Ka Man) Nagsisinungaling Ako (at iba pang Kuwentong Kasinungalingan na di pa dapat paniwalaan)" is now available, for Php200.00, at:

all Pandayan Bookshop outlets
all Fully Booked branches
and at selected National Bookstore and Powerbooks branches

Grab your copy now!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Inquirer Lifestyle recommends...

“Girl Trouble” is a visual odyssey in more ways than one. Discussing everyone’s favorite topic, love, Navarra’s words etch graffiti into your cerebrum, its method of delivery leap-frogging from travelogue, to dialogue, to mixtape playlists. What makes the book so darn memorable and utterly gift-worthy though, are the stunning black and white visuals, mostly artfully crafted sets of photos. On their own, the words and the pictures are strong, but together, they conjure up feelings of unrequited love in the best and the worst possible ways.

Excerpt from "Book It" by Adrian Dy

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Come One, Come All!

Visual Print Enterprises in cooperation with UST's: Dept. of Humanities, CCWS, and the Literary Society presents the book launching and book signing of Eros Atalia's "Peksman (mamatay ka man) Nagsisinungaling Ako (at iba pang kuwentong kasinungalingan na di pa dapat paniwalaan)"

In line with this, there will be a talk entitled, "PURO WENTO, PARA MAY WENTA (Pagbakas at Pagbalikwas sa Maikling Kuwentong Tagalog/Filipino)", with guest speakers Efren Abueg and Jun Cruz Reyes.

This will be held on November 23, Friday, 1-4 pm, at the UST TARC Auditorium.

Grab the chance to avail of "Peksman..." at a discounted price of Php160.00

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Zsazsa Zaturnnah book signing - RESCHED

Due to uncontrollable circumstances, the Zaturnnah musical in Cebu won't push thorugh next week. Tanghalang Pilipino informed me that the show will instead take the stage in the first or second quarter of 2008.

But I will still go to Cebu later this month for a book signing, at least to help drum up interest for the show. Instead of the 18th, the signing will take place on the 25th, 2:00pm to 5:00pm at the same venue--National Bookstore, SM Cebu.

--Carlo Vergara

Thursday, November 8, 2007



Ika-3 Filipino Komiks Convention
November 17, 2007 (10am to 6pm)
UP Bahay Ng Alumni, Diliman, QC
Entrance Fee: Php50

For more information and latest event developments, visit the official Komikon site

*details and poster courtesy of the official Komikon site.*

VPE will not be having its own table but our dear comics creators will be at the convention:

- Carlo Vergara (Ang Kagilagilalas Na Pakikipagsapalaran Ni Zsazsa Zaturnnah)
- Manix Abrera (Kikomachine Komix)
- Freely Abrigo (Kulas)

Details of their schedule and table numbers will be posted later.

See you there!!!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Zsazsa Zaturnnah book signing

In line with the staging of "Zsazsa Zaturnnah: Ze Muzikal" in Cebu, Carlo Vergara will be available for book signing on the 18th of November, 12-2:30pm at the SM Cebu branch of National Bookstore.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

"Girl Trouble", now for sale!

Click here for the promo video of "Girl Trouble"
Book and video created by Alan Navarra.

Alan Navarra wrote a book. It's about relationshit.

Yeah. (Sheepishly) I did. It's about relationships. That's it. It's about relationships. It's about relationshits. That's what they told me to say. So the whole sex thing would just be an underlying theme. Did I say sex? I meant love. It's a book about love and relationships. And hate.Not not hate. Well, a bit. Jutay lang...

It's a great Christmas gift. A fantastic breakup present, rather than sending a goat's head to your ex. It's got words. Lots of words. And pictures. Of people. No, no tits. Maybe 1. But its hidden. Under layers and layers of... conversation.

Wait! Here's an excerpt from the book's foreword, written by Peque Gallaga:

"...this guy’s subject is women as objective. And he is playing a believability game, very much like an exercise in an Eric Morris Being Class. The trick is not to tell a lie and make others believe it, but to mix the lies with the truth so that others end up not knowing exactly what to believe, but bro, it sure sounds like the truth right there. You can’t separate Robin from Navarra, but it doesn’t mean that Navarra is Robin. He’s writing about a Robin and that Robin world is freakingly recognizable, believable and ultimately Reality Show real. Which is real. But not really. The other word for it is art..."

Grabe ay. BUY the Foreword, and you get a free book! It's fantastic for long nights in the can, or right before you stop your self from jumping out the window. Really. Trust me...


Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Niabot na Gyud Zsa! - Zaturnnah in Cebu

Here's the special promotional video for "Za Tour Nah!" in Cebu.
(from carver's blog)


Macarthur, bestseller na!

Maraming salamat po sa mga tumangkilik :)

Fully Booked Bestseller List

Monday, October 22, 2007

Submission Guidelines

VISPRINT, Inc. is open to publishing a variety of literary genres, both in English and in Filipino. However, we favor works that are very Pinoy in taste, evocative of our society and culture, and/or set in Philippine background.

The manuscript should be at least 90% complete upon submission of the proposal.

Intially, a Letter of Proposal is required, sent through email []or via postal mail.

Included in the proposal are the following:

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  • Contact details
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  • Brief summary
  • 2 sample chapters, or sample pages not more than 10 pages
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Allow us 60 days, at least, before sending a follow-up on your proposal.

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