Annaleah V. Habúlan
Past Program / 2016 Program / Annaleah V. Habúlan
|Annaleah V. Habúlan
|Anvil Publishing Inc.
|Anvil Publishing, Inc., the publishing arm of National Book Store Inc., aims to popularize books and reading by publishing trade books different Filipino audiences would read, and making them available and accessible, highly attractive and engaging therefore competitive on store shelves.
Anvil is an eleven-time Publisher of the Year as cited by the Manila Critics Circle. To date, it is the biggest and most progressive trade book publisher in the Philippines. Founded and operationalized in 1990, it publishes a wide range of books from cookbooks, dictionaries, fiction and literature, health and wellness books to children’s, young adult and new adult books to textbooks and reference.
Anvil has an established nationwide dealer network servicing key cities and municipalities, particularly National Book Store that has, to date, 200-plus outlets nationwide. It also has a nationwide academic sales force servicing schools and libraries.
Anvil has pioneered in expanding local trade lines. It has introduced popular-format books which are reasonably priced. This, after years of a local publishing tradition of scholarly/academic publications in limited print runs, which take years to sell. It has gone into popularizing psychology (sex and gender issues, parenting, stress management, etc.), history and concept books (gay anthology, erotica by women, women on midlife, etc.).
It has succeeded in improving the look of the local book: from cover and design to paper and printing. It has been recognized by the Manila Critics Circle as a publisher that has proven “…books can be both quality and commercially viable productions…” (from the Citation for 1990 and 1991 Publisher of the Year Awards), and “for consistency in its output in quality and number” (from the citation for 1995 Publisher of the Year). To date, Anvil has put out almost 2,000 titles. Around 200 titles have won major book awards and recognition.
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