The Book Council
is a non-profit, charitable organisation committed to addressing the needs of writers, publishers, storytellers, book suppliers, libraries as well as the reading & literary communities.
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Academy of Literary Arts & Publishing
The Academy of Literary Arts and Publishing Singapore offers quality training in skills upgrading for the publishing and literary arts sector.
Programmes by NBDCS
Come meet Wendy Tan, author of Wholeness in a Disruptive World: Pearls of Wisdom from East and West! The non-fiction book, written after her physical breakdown from trying to “do it all”, combines the wisdom of East and West thinking, along with extensive interviews with leaders and executives. Wendy is an entrepreneur, speaker and mother of three school-going children. A big thank-you to the good folks at The Co. for hosting this event! Admission is free. To register, click here. Details
Training by ALAP
Join us for this workshop if you wish to acquire a deeper understanding of issues relating to copyright ownership, infringement, defences and enforcement in the digital world. Website
Training by ALAP
Learn to improvise stories using your life experiences and memories, playing games and telling the stories orally Website
Thank-you and farewell [Jul 28]
Dear friends, I am calling it a day. At the recent Annual General Meeting held on 14 July, my retirement as Executive Director (ED) from the National Book Development Council of Singapore (The Book Council) was announced by our Chairperson, Ms Claire Chiang. My last day with the organisation is on 31... Details
For someone with a teaching background, it was challenging to make the transition from academia to project management. I was grateful that my media background came in handy when I joined NBDCS, and especially when I was tasked to manage the All In! Young Writers Festival, immediately after its run... Details
I have been with the Book Council for nearly three years, and have been running the awards programmes since then. It’s been a pretty wild ride, especially in my first year when I was thrown in the deep end and made to run the newly-expanded Singapore Literature Prize... Details