Author and Self-Publisher
Mina V. Esguerra is a publishing consultant, trainer, and resource person who has helped over 100 authors publish their books. Mina V. Esguerra represents #romanceclass and selected books and authors from this community as an agent for adaptations and other media.
Mina V. Esguerra writes and publishes romance novels. Her young adult/fantasy trilogy Interim Goddess of Love is a college love story featuring gods from Philippine mythology. Her contemporary romance novellas won the Filipino Readers’ Choice awards for Chick Lit in 2012 (Fairy Tale Fail) and 2013 (That Kind of Guy). In 2013, she founded #RomanceClass, a community of Filipino authors of romance in English, and it has since helped over 80 authors write and publish over 100 books. She is also a media adaptation agent, working with LA-based Bold MP to develop romance media by Filipino creatives for an international audience. Visit minavesguerra.com for more information about her books and projects.
This session will focus on how Philippine books are promoted, distributed, and marketed in both local and international markets.
• Rise of e-books and its online sales – Mina Esguerra
• State of books in e-commerce – Jason Brasileno
• Digital trends: subscription services & protecting copyright – Melvin Choo [global-ip]