Monday, December 10, 2012

The Kobayashi Maru of Love (4th Edition)


The Kobayashi Maru of Love
By Carljoe Javier
ISBN: 971-0545-17-5
Creative Non-fiction novel
SRP:  Php200.00
Language: English

The Kobayashi Maru of Love is a book about love, in all its maddening, inscrutable, exquisite permutations: requited, unrequited, elusive, gone missing, left for dead, held hostage, lost, found. But it is ultimately a book about women, one woman, at least, and at first, then several others, gorgeous and fleeting and elusive and imaginary, and the severities of the pull they have on our grotty, awkward male selves... Self-help, diary entries, encyclopedia of boy things, stumblebum comedy of manners, rom-com gone wrong, RPG walkthrough, horror story. The Kobayashi Maru of Love is all this and funny as all hell, too.

~ from the Introduction by Dodo Dayao



*As of 12/10/2012: Available in Pandayan Bookshop branches
and Fully Booked Metro Manila branches.
*As of 01/02/2013:  Also available in all National Bookstore and Powerbooks branches.

Ang Panlimang Alas Ay Nakabaon Sa Iyong Dibdib

Ang Panlimang Alas Ay Nakabaon Sa Iyong Dibdib
By Alan Navarra
ISBN:  971-0545-16-7
B&W Illustrated novel
SRP:  Php210.00
Language:  English, peppered with Ilonggo and Tagalog.

The ground gives way. A ditch suddenly presents the gift of gravity. And I embrace it. I fall fast. Hard. I hit the dirt. Rather, it hits me. It twists my foot like a wet twig. I lie in the ditch: foot hurting and back aching. Too tired to get up, too messed up to try. So I stay down. And let it all sink in. All of it. Today, I am Raymund Galang. I’ve fallen, and I can’t get up. I close my eyes. I empty my head of all my thoughts. Until there is nothing left to think about.



*As of 12/10/2012:  Available in Pandayan Bookshop branches and
Fully Booked Metro Manila branches.
*As of 01/02/2013:  Also available in all National Bookstore and Powerbooks branches.

Thank you Xend!

Thank you very much, Xend, for taking care of our Book Love Promo deliveries :) Until next year!



Friday, November 9, 2012

2012 Book Love Promo!


The much awaited Visprint pre-holiday promo is back!!!

Promo Mechanics:

  • Valid from 10 November 2012 to 10 December 2012 ONLY
  • Free delivery anywhere* in the Philippines! No minimum purchase required! 
  • Orders must be emailed to booklove_12@visprint.net 
  • Emails must include book titles and number of copies, customer's complete name, postal address with zip code, and contact number. 
  • Sample email:




  • After we receive your order, we will send you back a confirmation letter containing your bill and UTC (unique transaction code). You may deposit your payment through Visprint's BPI, Allied Bank or PNB bank accounts. (bank details will be provided in the confirmation letter)
  • Send us a copy of your validated deposit slip either through fax (63-2-8876691) or email (booklove_12@visprint.net). Don't forget to indicate your UTC. Orders with unverified payments will not be processed.
  • Deliveries will be sent every Tuesdays (for payments received and verified Tues-Thur the week before) and Thursdays (for payments received and verified Fri-Mon) only.
  • Only inquiries via e-mail will be entertained.  Please do not post your questions/inquiries on the comments section.
Valid only for deliveries within the Philippines.

*IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR PROVINCIAL CUSTOMERS: Before placing your orders, kindly check the serviceable areas and the nearest branch where you can pick-up your shipment: [http://www.xend.com.ph/LBC.aspx]. We will not be responsible for unclaimed items.


**Once we send your order, please make sure someone at your given address will receive your package. Visprint will NOT give refunds for shipments sent to incorrect addresses or unclaimed shipments.









Monday, October 22, 2012

Trese 5 - Midnight Tribunal (updated)

TRESE: Midnight Tribunal
By: Budjette Tan and KaJo Baldisimo
ISBN:  971-05451-8-3
B and W Graphic Novel
SRP: P150.00

In a city where the aswang control everything that is illegal
and where ancient gods seek to control everything else,
enforcing the law can be a very difficult task.

When crime takes a turn for the weird,
the police normally call Alexandra Trese.
Lately, it seems like others have been taking that call.

Trese must confront these supernatural crime-fighters
and bring order back to the city, before the underworld attempts
to seek balance in its own way.

AVAILABLE at the KOMIKON this Saturday, October 27, 2012.
As of 09-Nov-2012:  Now available in all Fully Booked branches in Metro Manila!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

WIT 2012 Program Schedule


Come one, come all: It's WIT year 2!


WIT (Writers In Talks)
Visprint's 2nd Annual Readers' Day

One day only!

September 8, 2012 Saturday all-day book party!
6th Floor Alphaland Tower (right beside MRT Magallanes station)
Admission price: Php100.00 only!

Writing workshops/seminar in the morning,
Book launches, preview of upcoming releases and authors' surprise numbers in the afternoon!
ALL-YOU-CAN Book sale, book signing, photo ops, and chikahan galore with your favorite Visprint All Stars!

Don't you dare miss it!

SIGN UP HERE!

WIT 2012

It's the 2nd Annual Readers' Day, and we're back WIT a vengeance!

Writing workshops in the morning, book launches and special numbers in the afternoon!

Sign-up here now!


Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A Bottle Of Storm Clouds



A BOTTLE OF STORM CLOUDS
Author:  Eliza Victoria
ISBN: 971-0545-15-5
Filipiniana, Fiction
SRP: Php220.00
Cover design and illustrations by Karen Francisco

Award-winning author Eliza Victoria mixes magic with the mundane in this special concoction of 16 short stories. A girl meets a young man with the legs of a chicken. A boy is employed by a goddess running a pawnshop. A group of teenagers are trapped in an enchanted forest for 900 days. A man finds himself in an MRT station beyond Taft, a station that was not supposed to exist. A student claims to have seen the last few digits of pi. Someone’s sister gets abducted by mermaids.  
Includes stories that have appeared in the critically acclaimed anthologies Philippine Speculative Fiction and Alternative Alamat, and stories that have won prizes in the Philippines Free Press Literary Awards and the Amelia LapeƱa-Bonifacio Literary Contest. 
Take this bottle of storm clouds and explore the worlds within.

Availability update:  Now available in all Metro Manila branches of Pandayan Bookshop, Fully Booked and Bibliarch. VERY soon in National Bookstore and Powerbooks nationwide!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Mga Angst Ng Isang Di-Mahapayang Gatang



MGA ANGST NG ISANG DI-MAHAPAYANG GATANG*
Cover design and illustrations by Freely Abrigo 
ISBN: 971-0545-14-0
Filipiniana, Fiction
SRP: Php200.00


*Di-Mahapayang Gatang:  
definition sa KWF diksyunaryo - taong palalo, ayaw palalamang, patalo o padaig; matalas.  
definition ni Resty - 1. taong sa pagtulog ay kunot ang noo at nakataas ang mga kilay, at ang kaniyang gatang kahit gaano kalusin ay umaapaw sa katwiran, hinuha at haka-haka, puna at panukala; 2. tumutukoy sa may-akda ng libro.  
Eng. translation - curmudgeon


*Now available in the following outlets:  Fully Booked Katipunan, Fully Booked Gateway Mall, Fully Booked Shangri-la, Fully Booked Rockwell, Fully Booked Greenbelt 5, Fully Booked SM Mall of Asia, Fully Booked Eastwood Mall, Fully Booked Trinoma, Fully Booked The Block, Bibliarch Waltermart Pasong Tamo, Bibliarch Glorietta 3 (as of July-14, 2012)

*UPDATE as of 08.02.2012:  Now also available in National Bookstore and Powerbooks Metro Manila branches and nearby provinces.

Monday, June 25, 2012

FYI

Please be advised that +Bob Ong's "ABNKKBSNPLAko?!" is indefinitely OUT OF PRINT.

Thank you.

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Kikomachine Komix Blg. 8


Kikomachine Komix Blg. 8
Creator:  Manix Abrera
ISBN:  971-05451-3-2
B&W comic strip compilation
SRP: P150.00

*Now available in all branches of Pandayan Bookshop, Fully Booked and Bibliarch*
*Now available in all branches of National Bookstore, Powerbooks, Pandayan Bookshop, Fully Booked and Bibliarch*

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Book launch: It's Not That Complicated


Flirtationship o it's more than a friendship, less than a relationship. 
Relationshipy o parang sila, pero hindi pala. Sino malabo? 
Huli, ang Relationsnack o para sa mga taong forever nagda-diet at ginawang ala cart ang iba't ibang aspeto ng relationship. 

Buti pa noon, MU lang ang meron. Ngayon, mayroong FuBu, mga user friendly, yung mga malabo, at yung mga torpe. Ika nga ng mga pa-deep: Life is complicated. Pero sa bagong hain ni G.Eros Atalia, tangka niyang buwagin ang popular na facebook status dahil simple is best, ika nga. Baka mapa-deeper meaning of life pa tayo! 

Samahan si Eros Atalia
at ilang cast members ng "Ligo na U, Lapit na Me" at "Intoy Syokoy"
sa Bestsellers Robinsons Galleria, 4F
mula 3PM hanggang 5PM, 19 May 2012!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Eros Atalia's "It's Not That Complicated"


IT'S NOT THAT COMPLICATED
Bakit Hindi Pa Sasakupin Ng Mga Alien Ang Daigdi Sa 2012
Author:  Eros S. Atalia
ISBN:  971-05451-24
Filipiniana, Novel
SRP:  Php200.00


Ang sequel at pagtatapos (?) ng isinapelikulang nobelang "Ligo Na U, Lapit Na Me"

"Kung darating ang mga aliens, isa sa mga una nilang kukunin ay si Eros Atalia dahil kailangan nila ng mga manunulat na may matalas na pag-iisip at panulat upang mas maintindihan nila ang mundong kanilang sasakupin..." 
--Ricky Lee 

*05/14/12:  Now available in Fully Booked (Metro Manila branches) and Pandayan Bookshops


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tomb Keeper now in National Bookstore!

You can now buy your copy of Tomb Keeper in your favorite National Bookstore branch :)
"After the near-disastrous attempt to exorcise the Manila Film Center, Fr. Nilo Marcelo and the spirit communicators vowed never to set foot in there again. But what followed after was a revelation that compels them to return for one final visit. Armed with fresh knowledge about his old adversary, Bishop Miguel Agcaoili leads them back to a fateful confrontation."

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Tomb Keeper


TOMB KEEPER
Author:  G. M. Coronel
ISBN:  971-05451-1-6
Fiction:  Suspense/horror
SRP:  Php200.00


The prequel and sequel to "Tragic Theater"



*Initially available in all Fully Booked Metro Manila branches starting this Sunday, April 15, 2012.*

**You may order directly from our office via book_inquiry[at]visprint[dot]net, and avail of the limited FREE delivery promo (anywhere in the Phils.) until May 15, 2012.**
Free delivery promo is applicable to this title only.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Coming Soon!*

Tomb Keeper
by G. M. Coronel.
The prequel and sequel to his first horror novel, "Tragic Theater"

It's Not That Complicated
Bakit hindi pa sasakupin ng mga alien ang daigdig sa 2012
ni Eros Atalia

Kikomachine Komix Blg. 8
by Manix Abrera.
Official release will be on this year's Summer Komikon

A Bottle of Storm Clouds
stories by Eliza Victoria

Mga Angst ng Isang Di-Mahapayang-Gatang 
ni Resty Cena


*not in chronological order

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

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

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Publishing cut-off


We have already completed our shortlist of releases for 2013. All incoming proposals, as of today, will be considered for 2014.


Thank you.