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.
Call for Manager Position [Mar 1]
The Book Council is looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated person to join the team to work on a wide variety of projects, including festivals, Awards, Programmes, and literary arts courses. Send in your application if you are interested in joining the Book Council’s staff team. Details
New Delhi World Book Fair 2016 [Jan 26]
From 7-17 January 2016, the National Book Development Council of Singapore led a group of Singapore authors to represent the country at the New Delhi World Book Fair 2016 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi! These authors are: Coonoor Kripalani, Damyanti Biswas, Nur-el-Hudaa Jaffar,... Details
The Asian Festival of Children's Content (AFCC) Board of Advisors recently took a trip to Tokyo, Japan, to meet with various friends and partners who will be appearing and helping out at AFCC 2016. They toured the city and its suburbs and solidified plans for the event. During an... Details
Asian Festival of Children’s Content 2016 [May 25 – 29]
Do you write or illustrate stories for children? Are you looking for the hottest new trend in YA novels? Are you looking for the latest tips and techniques in early literacy? If so, the AFCC in Singapore is the place to be! You can explore the Asian market with publishing and media professionals, network with distinguished authors and illustrators, learn important information on early literacy from childhood experts, and find the latest books and content from Asia and beyond. Website
Learn how to develop imaginary or historical settings that are beyond your everyday experiences when writing your story Website
Characters through Action [Jun 25]
Writers can pick up techniques to create more engaging and well-rounded characters who speak through their action in their stories. Website
Managing an Editorial Project [Jul 12]
This course will help editorial project managers acquire essential skills for the production and scheduling of any publication that needs to be published on time, on budget and to the quality that the company requires. Website
Learn structural and line editing skills along with proofreading techniques so that you can work with and analyse texts, understand the market and make your publication the best it can be. Website