UPCOMING EVENTS

EFFECTIVE WRITING AND EDITING FOR IN-HOUSE PUBLICATIONS AND CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS MATERIALS (26 JANUARY 2018)

SBPA Members enjoy a 15% discount off course fees. Members may e-mail the Academy of Literay Arts and Publishing (ALAP) at alap@bookcouncil.sg to obtain the discount code. Please click here for more information about the course

Interested participants may click on the image below to register.

COPYWRITING WORKSHOP (7 MARCH 2018)

The Academy of Literary Arts and Publishing (ALAP) is proud to present another workshop on copywriting. Held on Wednesday 7 March 2018, the Copywriting Workshop is for anyone in a marketing or editorial role within the publishing industry looking either for a lively introduction or a refresher to inject new ideas and fresh approaches to existing skills. 

SBPA Members enjoy a 15% discount off course fee. Please e-mail ALAP (alap@bookcouncil.sg) to obtain the discount code. 

More information about the programme can be found here. Please click on the display picture below to register. 

IMPRESSIVE MARKETING PLANS (8 MARCH)

This workshop is designed to help publishers capture the value of all areas of marketing activity and present them positively and professionally, even when resources are limited. 
 
Please e-mail ALAP (alap@bookcouncil.sg) for the discount code before registering. More information about the course can be found here. Interested participants may click the image below to register.
 

ASIAN FESTIVAL OF CHILDREN'S CONTENT 2018
5-9 September 2018, Singapore

Do you write or illustrate stories for children? Are you looking for the hottest new trend in YA novels? Are you looking for the latest tips and techniques in early literacy? If so, the AFCC in Singapore is the place to be! You can explore the Asian market with publishing and media professionals, network with distinguished authors and illustrators, learn important information on early literacy from childhood experts, and find the latest books and content from Asia and beyond.

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Secretariat is Hiring!

We are looking for a Business Development and Administrative Executive to assist us in the delivery of our events and seminars, scout for new business opportunities, as well as strengthen the ties between member companies and the Association. 

The main responsibilities of this new position are:

  • Develop and drive marketing campaigns for all SBPA programmes and activities and coordination with all relevant parties
  • Recruit new members into SBPA and enhance and maintain relationships with existing members
  • Identify business trends and opportunities and generate business opportunities for SBPA and its members
  • Maintain and constantly update SBPA websites
  • Provide administrative support (i.e. bookkeeping, recording of minutes of meetings)
  • Handle any other responsibilities and duties that may be assigned from time to time. 

Please visit our job advertisement on Jobstreet here to get more information on the job requirements and qualifications required.

As always, you may also drop the Secretariat an e-mail (info@singaporebookpublishers.sg) for further information.
 

Singapore Book Awards 2018 - Open for Submissions

The Singapore Book Publishers Association is pleased to announce that it will be accepting nominations from Members for books published in Singapore from 2 December 2016 to 1 December 2017.

The deadline for the submission of entry forms is Wednesday 31 January 2018. After review and finalisation by the Secretariat, three hard copies of each nominated title are to be sent to the Secretariat Office by Wednesday 14 February 2018.

The Secretariat will announce the shortlisted titles and the details of the Awards Ceremony at a later date.

ENTRY QUOTAS
 
Each book publisher can only submit up to a maximum of 3 titles for each category. There will be a registration fee of $30 per title for members. Non-members will have to pay a registration fee of $50 per title.

CATEGORIES

The award categories for the 2018 Awards are:

  1. Book of the Year
  2. Best Fiction Title
  3. Best Non-Fiction Title
  4. Best Children’s Picture Book (5 – 7 years old)
  5. Best Education Title
  6. Best Young Adult and Middle Grade Title (7 – 18 years old)
  7. Best Book Cover
  8. Best Illustrated Non-Fiction Title


DOCUMENTATION

Please click below to download the following:


ABOUT THE SINGAPORE BOOK AWARDS

Please click here for more information about the Book Awards. 
 
ENQUIRIES

Please contact the Secretariat via e-mail (info@singaporebookpublishers.sg) for further information.

London Book Fair 2018

Call for Participants

The London Book Fair 2018 will take place from Tuesday 10 April to Thursday 12 April 2018. It remains the global marketplace for rights negotiation and the sale and distribution of content across print, audio, TV, film and digital channels. 

To register for a booth space with SBPA, please sign and fax the Booking Form to 6377 0890 or e-mail to betty@englishcorner.sg and 

info@singaporebookpublishers.sg by Monday 15 January 2018

Please click here to download the booking form for London Book Fair.

Please contact us at info@singaporebookpublishers.sg if you have further queries. Thank you.