UPCOMING EVENTS

MEET THE PUBLISHERS: TEXTBOOK PUBLISHING (21 APRIL 2018)

As part of our 50th Anniversary celebrations this year, SBPA and Singapore Book Council will be organizing a series of FREE talks by publishers.

Coming up this Saturday will be a session on Textbook Publishing by Mr Peh Shing Woei from Shing Lee Publishers . Among the topics covered will be writing and publishing for the school market in Singapore and beyond. Refreshments will be provided.

The course will be held at The Writers Lounge, Singapore Book Council, 90 Goodman Road, Blk E #03-32, Goodman Arts Centre, Singapore 439053.

As seats are limited, please RSVP at info@singaporebookpublishers.sg

AUTHORPRENEURSHIP (26 MAY 2018)

A FREE HALF DAY WORKSHOP FOR ASPIRING WRITERS

This workshop will be useful to emerging writers and others who wish to write for an additional income. To those with manuscripts, the workshop will show the way forward .The workshop is focused on writing with a view for publication and sale of the written works either fiction, nonfiction or just freelance writing. At the end of the workshop the participants would have an opportunity to network  with other writers in the workshop.

Workshop Facilitator:
R. Ramachandran
Director, Singapore Book Council

The workshop will be held on 26 May 2018 from 2pm-6pm at The Writers' Lounge, 90 Goodman Road, Blk E #03-32, Goodman Arts Centre Singapore 439053.

Register for the workshop here

CREATING A WINNING BOOK COVER WORKSHOP

(28-29 JUNE 2018)

This is a two-day 13-hour workshop suitable for anyone involved in the publishing industry: graphic designers, editors, publishers and writers who want to learn about the fascinating process of designing book covers. The keystone of the workshop will be in-depth brainstorming techniques to generate ideas and concepts that set the basis to create a great book cover. Award-winning covers by renowned international designers, including covers designed by the facilitator, will be used as case studies. Participants will engage in all stages of the creative process through the use of collaborative exercises: visual and verbal brainstorming, cover conceptualisation and design layout assisted by the facilitator.

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

Register and obtain more information about the course here.

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

Submissions are open for the Korean Overseas Publication Grant 2018!

The Publication Industry Promotion Agency of Korea (KPIPA) is welcoming submissions for the Korean Overseas Publication Grant for 2018.  

The grant defrays the costs of publishing for overseas publishers who have published or will publish Korean works in 2018 under a copyright agreement with a publisher. 

The application deadline is Monday 30 April. Please click here to download more information about the grant. 

Please contact KPIPA directly through e-mail (E-mail:kbookcenter.kpipa@gmail.com) if you have any questions about the grant.

Thank you.