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Ramon Ang In Talks to Acquire Majority Stake in Philippine Daily Inquirer

Prieto family will divest from media company after 25 years

San Miguel Corp. CEO Ramon S. Ang is in talks to buy a majority equity stake in media company The Philippine Daily Inquirer (PDI), one of the country’s biggest English-language dailies that helps frame national debates and discussion.In a statement posted by ...

by Paul John Caña and Pauline Macaraeg  | July 17, 2017 07:00:00
Startup Tips

Online Publishing: Business Opportunity for Writers

How you can translate your love for writing into big bucks

Do Filipinos love to read? A person buried with his or her face in a book may not be a common a sight in public, but statistics tell a different story.According to the National Book Development Board (NBDB), there are currently 9,480 ...

by Nicai de Guzman  | February 11, 2017 10:00:00
Business Ideas

7 tips from Guy Kawasaki, James Altucher and other self-published entrepreneurs

Five authors share their strategies for time-management, promotion and writing

So you want to write a book. Maybe you’re looking for a new revenue stream. Maybe you have a morning routine that you think others should adopt to make their days more efficient. Maybe you’ve had a lot of interesting conversations online lately and ...

by Lydia Belanger  | October 31, 2016 02:00:00
Business Ideas

14 easy, low-cost ways authors can promote their books

Book marketing doesn't have to cost thousands

In the book marketing world, what works today can be considered old news tomorrow and won’t work because ‘everybody’ is doing it. Some tactics continue to be effective over time. As a book publicist, I keep an eye out for the latest tips and ...

by Scott Lorenz  | October 23, 2016 06:00:00
Run & Grow

Rex group powers printing operations with solar energy

The 60-year-old-plus book printing icon becomes the first in its sector to go solar

 You know you have truly been a Filipino student if during your long years of study, you have encountered at least one textbook that carried the crown and letter logo of a Rex book.Rex Book Store Inc., the flagship company of the ...

by Entrepreneur Staff  | October 12, 2016 06:00:00
News and Events

J.K. Rowling, Stephen King top 'Reader's Legacy list' of the world's most popular authors

This list includes today's most entrepreneurial authors in the world.

Reader’s Legacy launched the world’s largest book club this January. The website was first rolled out in June 2015, and the first six months was spent tweaking all the bugs that existed on this massive social-commerce platform. Since the official launch at the beginning of the year, ...

by Ken Dunn  | April 11, 2016 01:00:00
Business Ideas

Digital leap

After six decades of doing its business the traditional way, Vibal Group of Companies is now focused on going digital. Find out what drove the publishing house to explore the billion-peso potential of digital publishing.

The Vibal Group of Companies’ bread and butter in the last 60 years has been printed books. But in the last seven years, the veteran company has donned the hat of a startup in figuring out ways to profit from the growing ...

by Katrina Tan  | May 27, 2014 01:05:00