Partial and Unofficial Results for FRCA 2014 – Week 1

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It’s been a week since we started the voting. I think it’s about time for an update, right? First, some numbers:

Total votes on first day: 1,264 (2013 – 520)
Total votes at the end of the first week of the voting period: 6,099 (2013 – 2,919)

Amazing results, aren’t they? But the voting period is still far from over, and we believe there are more people who need to know about this, so have you told your friends, family, and other people to vote yet? :D Make sure you do!

And to entice you a bit more, we’re releasing the first partial and unofficial results of voting for FRCA 2014. Here are the top 6 books per category (except for Inspirational/Religious, which had less than 6 books :D) as of August 24, 2014:

Fiction in English:

  • Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW): This is My Life and Story by Fernando Lachica (Createspace)
  • Eight Muses of the fall by Edgar Samar (Anvil Publishing)
  • The Mango Bride by Marivi Soliven Blanco (New American Library)
  • Gitarista by Reev Robledo (Self-published)
  • The Recorded History of a Girl by Celine Lopez (National Bookstore)
  • The Filipino Werewolf by Fernando Lachica (Createspace)

Fiction in Filipino/Taglish:

  • Para sa Hopeless Romantic by Marcelo Santos III (PSICOM)
  • In Sisterhood – Lea at Lualhati by Lualhati Bautista (Self-published)
  • Tatlong Gabi, Tatlong Araw by Eros Atalia (Visprint)
  • Fangirl Meets Superman by Aivan Reigh A. Vivero (Lifebooks)
  • The Boy Wears Prada by Aivan Reigh A. Vivero (Night Owl Books)
  • Ang Banal na Aklat ng mga Kumag by Allan Derain (Cacho Pub)

Romance in English:

  • When Fangirls Cry by Marian Tee (Independent Publishing)
  • The Royal Heartbreak by Marian Tee (Independent Publishing)
  • Welcome to Envy Park by Mina V. Esguerra (Bright Girl Books)
  • Vintage Love by Agay Llanera (Self-published)
  • Finding X by Miles Tan (Self-published)
  • All’s Fair in Blog and War by Chrissie Peria (Self-published)

Romance in Filipino/Taglish:

  • Hindi Ko Inakala by Ariesa Domingo (Self-published)
  • Veakaria Book 2: Isadora, Ang Huling Tunay na Birhen ng Lamia by Vanessa (Precious Pages Corporation)
  • Hanggang Wakas by Angela Pangilinan (Bookware Publishing)
  • The Unexpected You by Sonia Francesca (Precious Pages Corporation)
  • Baby, Be Mine by Sofia (Precious Pages Corporation)
  • Stallion Series: Revisited, Rain Elizondo by Sonia Francesca (Precious Pages Corporation)

Fiction Anthology:

  • Wakasang Wasak by Siege Malvar (Visprint)
  • BAKA NG INA MO: O bakit hindi palaging mother knows best by Ronaldo S. Vivo Jr., Erwin C. Dayrit, Danell Arquero, Ronnel S. Vivo, Earl Kristian Palma, Christian De Jesus (UngazPress)
  • For Love and Kisses by Andrea Pasion Flores (UST Publishing House)
  • Trese: Stories from the Diabolical by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo (Visprint)
  • The Heart of Need by Augusto Antonio Aguila (UST Publishing House)
  • Unseen Moon by Eliza Victoria (Self-published)

Young Adult Fiction:

  • She’s Dating the Gangster by SGWannaBe/Bianca Bernardino (Summit Books)
  • Secretly Married by forgottenglimmer (Summit Books)
  • Talk Back and You’re Dead by Alesana Marie (PSICOM)
  • For Hire: A Damn Good Kisser (Book 1) by Ariesa Domingo (Summit Books)
  • Three Words Eight Letters Say It and I’m Yours by Girlinlove (Summit Books)
  • The Despicable Guy by Leng de Chavez (Summit Books)

Children’s Picture Book:

  • Kayumanggi by Christine Marie Lim Magpile, illustrated by Jonathan Ranola (Lampara Publishing Inc.)
  • Alpabetong Filipino by Nicanor G. Tiongson, illustrated by Crispin Dayao (Tahanan)
  • Wow, God series: What’s In Jochebed’s Basket by Beng Alba, illustrated by Ingrid Tan (OMF Literature)
  • Bugtong, Bugtong 2 by Daniel Tayona (Tahanan)
  • Si Berting, ang Batang Uling by Christopher S. Rosales, illustrated by Aldy Aguirre (Lampara Publishing Inc.)
  • Ngumiti si Andoy by Xi Zuq, illustrated by Dominic Agsaway (Adarna House)

Comics and Graphic Novels:

  • The Girl and the Goldfish by Maricar Dizon (Black Ink Comics)
  • Wandering Hearts by Nald Tabuzo (Black Ink Comics)
  • Kikomachine Komix Blg 9 by Manix Abrera (Visprint)
  • BLACKink SHORTCUTS: BIC 0026 by Herbs Navasca, Jonathan Ipan, Gypsy Guevarra, Jeff Nice, Arman Francisco, Jayron Zapant (Black Ink Comics)
  • Trese: Book of Murders by Budjette Tan and Kajo Baldisimo (Visprint)
  • Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady by Carlo Vergara (Visprint)

Poetry:

  • Travelbook: Poems by Shane Carreon (UP Press)
  • Kung Saan sa Katawan: Mga Tula by Louie Jon A. Sanchez (UST Publishing House)
  • Ang Romansa ng Pagsagip ng Osong Marso by Virgilio Almario (Rio Alma) (UST Publishing House)
  • What Passes for Answers by Mikael de Lara Co (ADMU Press)
  • To the Evening Star by Simeon Dumdum, Jr. (UST Publishing House)
  • The Saints of Streets by Luisa A. Igloria (UST Publishing House)

Inspirational/Religious:

  • Lovestruck: Sexy Edition by Ronald Molmisa (OMF)
  • Mama Mary and Her Children Book 4 by Fr. James Reuter, S.J. (Anvil)
  • Quick Questions, Uneasy Answers by Fr. Johnny S. Go, S.J. (Christian Life Community of the Philippines)
  • You Can’t Interview God: Church Women and Men in the News by Ceres P. Doyo (Anvil)
  • The Lighter Side of Saints by Lina Diaz de Rivera (Anvil)

Humor:

  • Parang Kayo Pero Hindi by Noreen Capili (Anvil)
  • Tambalan by Nicole Hyala and Chris Tsuper (Anvil)
  • Men are from QC, Women are from Alabang by Stanley Chi (PSICOM)
  • I Saw Da Sign by Various Authors (Summit)
  • Playing with Pink Parts by RJ Ledesma (Anvil)

Food and Cookbook:

  • The Sexy Cookbook by Rachel Alejandro & Chef Barni Alejandro-Rennebeck (National Bookstore)
  • Dessert Comes First by Lori Baltazar (Sketchbooks)
  • The Philippines and International Restaurants Food Recipes by Fernando Lachica (BookRix GmbH & Co. KG)
  • Spot.ph Top 10 Everything Food Lists by Spot.ph (Summit)
  • Eat Out Now 2014 by Alicia Colby Sy (Summit)
  • Tastes of Home: A Family Cookbook by Sari Jorge (National Bookstore)

Nonfiction:

  • Anong Pangalan Mo Sa Gabi? by Tetay Mendoza & Joel Acebuche (UP Center for Women’s Studies)
  • Discernments by Ralph Semino Galan (UST Publishing House)
  • Every Woman Should Know About Beauty Secrets by Fernando Lachica (BookRix GmbH & Co. KG)
  • 60 Minutes: Interviews with People who Inspire by Ivy Mendoza / Manila Bulletin (Anvil Publishing Inc.)
  • Tricia Gosingtian’s 150 Style Essentials for Every Girl by Tricia Gosingtian (Summit)
  • Hilot: The Science of the Ancient Filipino Healing Arts by Bibiano Fajardo & Ma. Aleli Pansacola (Anvil Publishing Inc.)

Did your bet make it to the top 6? Remember, these are just the partial and unofficial results! We still have to validate the votes, and the rest of the voting period can still change this! Feel free to check out the complete list of nominees again, and make sure all votes get in by September 10, 11:59PM, Manila time. So vote, vote, vote!

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Voting for 2014 FRCA is now open!

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Hi everyone! I know most of you are waiting for this update, and we apologize for putting it up a day late! We had some technical difficulties for one, and we also received a whopping 855 nominations! 2013 had us with 273, and this is quadruple the amount! Crazy, amazing turnout – I think this means we really need to have more hands to help us out!

But thank you for your enthusiasm. As promised (but again, a day late), our final list of nominees is up!

Now we come to the next phase! Voting for the Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards 2014 is now open! Click here to go to the ballot (opens in a new window).  The voting period will determine the short list for the semi-finals that will be sent for panel judging. Top 3 winners for each category will be included in the shortlist for the semi-finals, which will be sent to the judges for the panel judging.

Voting period is up to September 10, 2014. Some reminders:

  • One vote per category, one ballot per email address. Multiple votes using one email address will not be counted.
  • You need to click one button per category for your vote to be submitted. If you have no vote for a specific category, you may select the “Skip” button.
  • The ballot has 8 pages, so make sure you go through all of them. Your vote is not submitted until you click the Submit button and get the confirmation.

Support your favorite books among the nominees, and spread the word! Share it on all your social media accounts, make your friends vote. :D Your vote could push for your favorite books onto the next phase, and have a chance to be awarded as the winner for this year’s Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards.

The finalists will be announced on September 18, 2014, at the Filipino ReaderCon Kick-Off event at the Manila International Book Fair. So start voting and promoting – you have until September 10 to do so. :)

For questions, you may send an email to filipinoreaderschoice(at)gmail.com.

Nominees for the 2014 Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards (2)

An unexpectedly rainy night here in Manila, we hope you’re all staying warm and dry!

Here’s the updated batch of nominees for the 2014 Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards.

Please note that this list is not final. If you do not see your nomination on the list, it means that we’re still verifying it. The final list will be posted on Tuesday, August 19.

Deadline for nominations is on August 18, so you still have time to nominate your favorite 2013 books!

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Nominees for the 2014 Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards (1)

Happy Monday, everyone! We hope you’re having a great start to the week.

Nominations for this year’s Filipino Reader’s Choice Awards has been opened for a week, and if you haven’t voted for your favorite books and reads this year, you still have time! Nominate them by visiting this link, and show your support for your favorite 2013 books.

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Now accepting nominations for the 2014 Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards

Hi everyone, happy August! :)

Things are slowly starting to pick up behind the scenes for the Filipino ReaderCon this year, and with those preparations, the Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards team is also starting to gear up and get ready for another fun (and perhaps crazy :D) FRCA season! And with that, we are excited to announce that we are now accepting nominations for the 2014 Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards!

 

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Nominations for the 2014 Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards are now open!

 

An initiative of the Filipino Book Bloggers Group, the Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards debuted at the 2nd Filipino Reader Conference in 2012, and was established to develop awareness and appreciation of Philippine literature, recognize the reader’s role in creating the meaning and experience of a literary work, and give the readers a voice in the Philippine book industry.

Nomination period is from August 4 to 18, 2014, so that’s plenty of time to nominate your favorite Filipino-authored, 2013 published books, and tell your friends to nominate their favorite Philippine published books, too!

To nominate a book, fill out the nomination form and hit submit. You can nominate as many books as you want, but don’t forget: only books written by Filipino authors, published from January to December 2013 will be accepted. Nominations that do not fulfill these criteria will be disqualified. Not quite sure if the book you read and liked was published in 2013? We have a list of 2013 published books hereIf you’re an author or a publisher and your 2013 book(s) are not in the list, please send us an email at filipinoreaderschoice@gmail.com with the title, author, and publisher and we’ll add them to the list. :)

Here are the categories for this year’s FRCA:

  • Fiction in English– A novel in English, in any of the following genres: literary fiction, mystery/thriller, historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction, horror, speculative fiction
  • Fiction in Filipino (or Taglish) – A novel in Filipino (or Taglish), in any of the following genres: literary fiction, mystery/thriller, historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction, horror, speculative fiction
  • Romance in English – A novel or novelette in English, in any of the following genres or classifications: romance, chick lit, erotica
  • Romance in Filipino (or Taglish) – A novel or novelette in Filipino (or Taglish), in any of the following genres or classifications: romance, chick lit, erotica
  • Fiction Anthology – Short story compilation by a single author or multiple authors, in either English or Filipino
  • Young Adult Fiction – A novel aimed towards the young adult audience, in either English or Filipino
  • Children’s Picture Book – A children’s picture book, fiction or nonfiction, in either English or Filipino
  • Comics & Graphic Novels – A comic compilation or graphic novel, fiction or nonfiction, in either English or Filipino
  • Poetry – A collection of poetry by a single author or multiple authors, in either English or Filipino
  • Inspirational / Religious – Nonfiction, in any of the following classifications: religious, spiritual, inspirational, either English or Filipino
  • Humor – Nonfiction work, classified as humor, in either English or Filipino
  • Food & Cookbook – Nonfiction work, classified under food or cooking
  • Nonfiction – Single work or anthology, of the following classifications: arts and culture, memoir, autobiography, biography, creative nonfiction, history, philosophy, psychology, in either English or Filipino

Some other things to keep in mind before submitting your nominations:

  1. Reprints or later editions of books previously nominated to the FRCA will not be considered for the awards.
  2. Works of Filipino authors published abroad are accepted as long as they meet the set publication dates and category description
  3. Translated works of foreign authors are currently not qualified for any of the award categories.
  4. The FRCA committee reserves the right to decide on the books qualified for nomination based on the publication dates and category description.

You can check timeline of the 2014 Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards on this page. We’ll be posting more updates here, so keep checking back. :)

Questions, comments? Feel free to email the FRCA Committee via filipinoreaderschoice@gmail.com.