News and Events
Flipside Responds to Psychosocial Needs of Yolanda SurvivorsTyphoon Yolanda (“Haiyan”, internationally) has come and gone, but we’re all still reeling from the damage it has wrought. Most of us watched helplessly as, little by little, news of the scope of devastation arrived. So many towns have been destroyed, so many lives have been lost.
But many have also survived.
Countries the world over have heeded the call to action. Money, food, clothes, blankets, and many, many volunteers have been sent, giving hope to the people who survived—and remain alive because of the overwhelming outpouring of love and support.
But there is still much to be done, and Flipside recognizes the need for long term care and intervention for those who lived.
Ginhawa: Well-Being in the Aftermath of Distaster, edited by Dr. Lourdes Ladrido-Ignacio, has served as a valuable resource for people who are involved or interested in the psychosocial care of survivors of great tragedies. Through the generosity of the World Association for Psychosocial Rehabilitation (Philippines), Dr. Ladrido-Ignacio, and the other authors who contributed to the making of this book, Flipside Publishing is offering Ginhawa for free, without DRM—with absolutely no strings attached. You may download the free ebook from our ebookstore, Flipreads.
Read more about the book and the sale here.
2013 Filipino Readers' Choice Awards Winner (Novel in English)The second Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards (FRCA) was held during the third annual Filipino ReaderCon last December 7, 2013. Flipside Publishing‘s Woman in a Frame by Raissa Rivera Falgui won the Novel in English award.
The judges had this to say about the novel: "Raissa Rivera Falgui’s Woman in a Frame is a literary masterpiece. It takes all of the best elements of Filipino culture, history, and tradition and fuses them into a cohesive whole, consistently referring to familiar things, places, and events that are distinctly Filipino. It celebrates equality of the sexes, magnifies the effects of centuries-long foreign conquest in present-day society, and honors the importance of family. Like an artist’s magnum opus, Woman in a Frame is a beautiful work of art, a gem in Filipino literature."
This marks the second time Flipside has won a Filipino Readers' Choice Award. We look forward to the coming years as this award heralds the continuing inclusion of ebooks in the mainstream market, locally and internationally.
Pugad Visits Flipside PublishingPugad, a student organization of the Ateneo de Manila High School, helps students hone their literary writing skills. Yesterday, along with their moderators, 23 of its student members dropped by Flipside for a learning visit.
See more here.