Heeding the call of changing times, Vibal Foundation is launching its digital imprint, Vee Press, at this year’s Manila International Book Fair. At 4 p.m. on September 18, Vee Press will be unveiled at the Foundation’s booth at the SMX Convention Center of the Mall of Asia.
Vee Press, the first of its kind in the country, will be introducing over a hundred e-book titles, including the Foundation’s own publications, landmark Filipiniana, contemporary literature and Tagalog romance novels. Among those that will be launched at the event are Feodor Jagor’s Travels in the Philippines; Pedro Paterno’s Ninay, Cornélis de Witt Willcox’s Head Hunters of Northern Luzon, Faustino Aguilar’s Busabos ng Palad, and around a hundred more well-loved Filipino classics.
The e-books, being in multiple formats, will be accessible on a wide variety of digital readers and mobile Internet devices such as the iPad, Kindle and Sony E-Reader.
Last June 23, Vibal Foundation partnered with the De La Salle University to launch its first set of e-books authored by professors from the said university. The launching of four e-books — Sanghiyang Sa Mundo ng Internet, Maharang, Mahamis na Literatura sa mga Tataramon na Bikol, Filipino Religious Consciousness, and Mabathalang Pag-aaral — marked Vee Press’ pioneering venture into digital publishing.