Founder, Aklat Alamid, General Santos
M.J. Cagumbay Tumamac, popularly known as Xi Zuq, is a graduate of UP Diliman with a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Masters in Philippine Studies. He was a high rater when he took the 2012 LET. He has been a LET coach for Filipino and Social Studies since then until the present. He is a children’s storybook writer. He has written several books, the first of which was Ngumiti si Andoy (which won the Salanga Writer’s Award in 2013), Supremo, and a Filipino translation of Peter Pan. His collection of poems “Mga Mungkahi ng Pagdanas ng Dahas Mula sa Maitum” won him the Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino’s distinction as Talaang Ginto Makata ng Taon 2019.
The session will focus on how independent and small publishers are thriving amidst the pandemic by using digital platforms and maximizing opportunities from book rights.
MODERATOR: Migz Anzures [independent-publishing]