This year, OMF Literature, the Philippine’s longest-running publisher of inspirational, instructional, and insightful reading materials, assures book lovers that they will have a wide selection of reading materials written by Filipino authors. OMF Literature will also include in its mix a showcase of inspirational Tagalog books, Tagalog-English pocketbooks, Tagalog children’s books and more.
“We made sure our space will be hard to miss. We’re launching new titles written by Filipinos and Filipinos-at-heart that are meant to inspire the Filipino soul. These new releases will be available both in print and digital editions,” shares Aleks Tan, Chief Executive Officer of OMF Literature.
The “36th Manila International Book Fair” will run from September 16-20 at the SMX Convention Center, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City. The annual event celebrates the Filipinos’ insatiable love for reading.
Filipino authors take center stage at the Book Fair
OMF Literature books address people’s continuing need for spiritual nourishment, personal development, and biblical guidance for everyday life.
Over the past 50 years, OMF Literature has helped countless Filipino authors put their ideas into published material many of which have become best-sellers-- inspiring and changing people’s lives. Look for these authors and their books at the OMF Literature booth.
“Present!: The Secret to Being in the Here and Now”
By Grace Chong
Advertising executive turned award-winning author Grace has written over 30 books with OMF Literature over the past years. Five of Grace’s children’s books have won the distinguished Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature. She has also been a finalist at the Catholic Mass Media Awards for three of her works. Most recently, Grace’s devotional book, “Grace Found Me” won her the Gintong Aklat Award.
“Mga Kuwento ni Tito Dok: Ahhh! Nabanlian Ako!”
By Dr. Luis Gatmaitan, M.D.
Dr. Luis is a medical doctor, a best-selling author, and a recipient of the prestigious The Outstanding Young Men of the Philippines (TOYM) award in 2003. He has also been inducted in to the Hall of Fame of the Don Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature in 2005.
Dr. Luis has written over 40 children’s books that touch on topics of disability, coping with childhood diseases, dealing with death, and children’s rights among others.
“Lovestruck: Sweetheart Edition”
By Ronald Molmisa
Ronald is the author of the two-time Filipino Readers' Choice Award winning and best-selling relationship books “Lovestruck: Love Mo Siya, Sure Ka Ba?”, the “Lovestruck: Singles Edition”, and “Lovestruck: Sexy Edition”.
He leads the “Lovestruck Movement” a group aimed at helping young people enjoy productive and responsible lives educating them about issues on courtship and marriage.
“When a Good God Allows Rape”
By Joy Tan-chi Mendoza
A first-time author, Joy shares her personal story of pain, healing, and grace having been raped as a teenager. She has now put her story into a book that she hopes will show people that there is hope, healing, and wholeness for those who have experienced abuse and this kind of pain.
These Filipino authors and more will showcase their work at the “36th Manila International Book Fair.”
“As the famous quote goes, ‘A room without books is like a body without a soul’. So I’d like to challenge those who consider themselves book lovers to come to the SMX Convention Center to swim in a sea of books, and maybe take home a bucketful to fill your room—and soul!” adds OMF Literature CEO Aleks Tan.
To know more about OMF Literature, its published books and authors log on to www.omflit.com.