Thursday, September 4, 2008


We just got word that our book, "The Rocking Horse," won the prestigious Gintong Aklat ("Golden Book") Award in the Children's Book category.

Established in 1981, the Awards are given out every other year to outstanding book publishers based on the quality of the books they produce year after year. It is managed by the Book Development Association of the Philippines (BDAP), and the Awards are meant to recognize excellence in bookmaking in the country's book industry.

Contest entries are divided over several subject categories—literature, social science, religion, the arts, natural science, trade, textbook and children's book.

Book entries are judged for all-around excellence, and are subjected to close scrutiny by three professional panels in book manufacture and design, writing and editing. Entries must merit an excellent rating in each aspect of bookmaking in order to qualify for the award. A book winner of the Gintong Aklat therefore will have been judged not only on its contents but on its totality as a book.

All together now... Wooohooooo! :-)

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