The National Book Development Board is the government agency mandated to develop and support the Philippine book publishing industry. Created by RA 8047 or the Book Publishing Industry Development Act in 1995.
Major Areas of Concern
♦ Enhancing the Competitiveness of the Book Industry
♦ Developing and Supporting the Creative Sector
♦ Strengthening the NBDB
♦ Enhancing Textbook Quality Procurement
♦ Enhancing Local and International Markets for Philippine Books
1. Create conditions conducive to the development, production and distribution of books, especially the acquisition and adoption of
state-of-the-art technology, equipment and machineries on book publishing.
book fairs and exhibits and an efficient nationwide system of libraries and reading centers especially in the rural areas.
transport delivery system.
and providing legal assistance to authors and publishers in suits related thereto.
reduce the cost of such locally produced books. Ensure the country's commitment to the UNESCO principle of free flow of information and
other related provisions as embodied in the Florence Agreement and in other similar agreements.
Download the National Book Development Trust Fund application form here