By Raïssa Robles
Good news, guys.
National Bookstore has informed me that tomorrow afternoon, the Student edition of our book Marcos Martial Law: Never Again will be available in their Metro Manila outlets.
The books will appear in the store’s key branches nationwide by next week.
They’ve priced the softcover at at P395. The publisher, Alan (the Book Editor) and I made a conscious decision to keep the price at a level that college students can afford. The Introductory Price before was P300. But we wanted to bring it all across the country. And we realized that the cost of transporting the book outside Manila had to be covered. So we came to an agreement with National Book Store to price the book at P395.
Below is the initial list of National Book Store outlets that will carry our book:
National Book Store, Quezon Avenue
National Book Store, Cubao Superbranch
National Book Store, Robinsons Ortigas
National Book Store, SM Megamall
National Book Store, Glorietta 1
National Book Store, Greenbelt
National Book Store, Ayala Fairview
National Book Store, SM City Fairview
National Book Store, Katipunan
National Book Store, UP Town Center
National Book Store, Alaban Acc
Powerbooks , Alabang
National Book Store, SM Mall of Asia
National Book Store, Rockwell
Outside Manila the book will appear in “selected cities”, National informs me. If you are interested in your area being covered, pls. holler here.
We are also arranging for the Collectors Edition to be available in certain National Book Store outlets. Those who are too far from NBS outlets can always order online. Just follow the directions here.
I wish to thank very, very much all those who have been buying our book. One bought it as a wedding present. A tech company bought it as part of their Voter Education program. Others are buying it for their pro-Bongbong friends. We have some inquiries from people who are stocking up for their Christmas giveaways. Many parents have bought it for their children.
When I wrote this, I didn’t know how many people would read it. I only wanted to dig out the truth about the Marcos dictatorship. All I hoped for was that these would not be forgotten. And who knows, generations from now, maybe a copy or two will survive and become a silent testament to the horror of Martial Law and the courage of a section of the unarmed population who resisted the brutality.
Jo Ingleson says
Raissa thank you very much for doing this. Is this available in Sydney? Would it be available in e-book?
I hope the book will be available in all National Bookstore branches. Can’t find anything remotely close to where I live :( but maybe that’s little inconvenience, I’ll go all the way to buy a copy. . I’m educating myself about the history of Martial Law, as my elementary and public school were inefficient to do so. I think they had a great impact on why a lot of millennials are Marcos apologists. Thank you for this Ms. Robles.
You’re welcome, Nica.
where do you live?
Hi Raissa and Allan, just a suggestion: why not ask National to make the book available in areas where BBM got high votes? I think people in those areas really need to read your book.
Suzette Balgos says
I doubt very much if the BBM followers will buy the book. Best to make sure that the AP teachers in the public schools would have free copies. Perhaps we could look for sponsors?
Some have actually ordered more books and left them with us to send to teachers.
For these books, I plan to hand-write the donation in the name of the person :)
Splash Brothers says
I support BBM but It does not mean I will not buy this book. I will definitely buy this book because I want to know the other side of the history not just the Marcos’s side. Hi Raissa, Why your book is not available online, so I can buy through Amazon or National Bookstore. Many Thanks
Iba kasi ang book design for online.
Rodolfo Villarmia says
Can I have a collectors edition?
Yes, it can still be ordered:
For the Collectors Edition, delivery is free anywhere in the Philippines reached by courier service:
1. Pls. deposit to the account of the publisher:
Filipinos For A Better Philippines, Inc.
BDO PESO Savings Account No. 690-010-3803
2. Then take a photo of your deposit slip and send as an attachment to these two e-mails:
3. In the e-mail with the attachment, please indicate in which bank branch the deposit was made – this is very important so the publisher can easily match your deposit with the bank statement to whom the book should be sent, the address where the book will be sent and please give a landline or mobile number in case the publisher needs to follow-up on anything
4. the publisher will confirm receiving your payment and will e-mail you as soon as it sends you the book by courier.
5. Give two or three days for the package to arrive. if you haven’t received it by the third day, pls e-mail back.
As an added bonus, if you want me to dedicate the book, please indicate to whom the book should be dedicated.
Thank you for being interested in my book.
joy frances monsanto says
how much do I need to deposit for the collectors’ copy?
Pls see –
How much is the collector’s edition?
Pls see –
danny rayos del sol says
how much do i deposit for the collectors edition?
does this come in hard bound too or like a coffee table type?
if so, i’d like to have that! please advise
danny rayos del sol
Yes, it’s coffee table quality, fully illustrated in color and black and white. It can be delivered to you for free.
Pls see –
My husband and i are really interested to buy the book but we live abroad. Is there anyway we can buy it online or can it be posted?
Let me find out for you. I will soon post about it
I wish your book become one of the books for elementary and high school, so the future will know what did Ferdinand Marcos did…
How about in National SM City Naga will it be available?
You can request National there to get you a copy, I believe, from the head office.
I went to the National Bookstore Mall of Asia branch yesterday, May 25, and they didn’t have the book yet. There were at least 9 other people looking for it. When is it going to be REALLY available?
I hope. I’ll phone National. Promise.
The NBS customer service officer at the Mall of Asia branch got my name and phone number but I have not received any message/call from them. It’s been 36 hours since. I’ll try their branch/office/warehouse on Pioneer this morning. A mere walking distance from my place. They were not on the list of branches posted.
I went to NBS megamall yesterday and today. They already have it in their system but actual book is not available yet. Maybe in the main branch warehouse already waiting to be shipped? I have left my number at the Megamall branch. Sana magkaroon na soon!
I am overseas, so pleading with my Tita A to buy your book for my pamangkins (ages 10-18), and she graciously said yes since she is also buying for herself and friends.
It would be great if you can translate Marcos Martial Law Never Again in different dialects, possibly in Tagalog, Bikolnon, Ilonggo, Ilokano, Cebuano, Kapampangan, atbp to reach more Filipinos.
Wishing you 13+ million sales of the book!
Thanks for your interest in getting the next generation know the truth.
I will bring your suggestion up with the publisher.
How sure are you that there are no biases? When one does something he/she is passionate about, there is always some biases…
I have a bias for truth.
Edit: Wishing you 14,155,344 sales of this book!
Very creative @Mimi.
I was at National Book Store, Glorietta 1 at about 10:45 am yesterday. I did not see your book. I was in a hurry and did not ask the supervisor. Probably the store has not yet unloaded the book. For your info.
Ancient Mariner says
I checked with the Supervisor at NBS in SM Mall Clark who checked and advised me she could not find it in their database. Later, after I showed her the list of bookstores in this blog she took my order and phone number and promised to call me when the situation is clarified.
Glad to say I was not the only person on her order list.