Please read through our Frequently Asked Questions carefully before sending us an inquiry. We have listed the most common inquiries regarding our company, our products, sales processes, events, and getting published.
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In the late 1970s, the Nutrition Center of the Philippines approached Virgilio S. Almario to spearhead their Mental Feeding Program. Viewing ignorance as a disease, a book series was launched bearing the name Aklat Adarna to evoke the folk creature’s healing powers. The program ended too soon for Almario who continued publishing the series through the Children's Communication Center (CCC). But because of its many publications for children, CCC eventually needed its own distributor and publisher. Thus, in 1980, Adarna House was born.
Right now, we have close to sixty (60) available titles among the storybooks and big books in print. However, if we count starting from the very first Adarna book, the more accurate estimate would be four hundred (400).
Though storybooks are our most popular products, our catalog also includes preschool books and posters, young adult fiction, activity books, and non-fiction — manuals and reference materials — for children and adults.
Yes, we do. Pilandok, from our adventure series featuring the Maranao folk character, usually attends our special events. Pilandok is the local term for ‘mouse deer.’
Option 1. From Delta, the corner of West and Quezon Avenues, take a jeep heading to Project 2 and 3. The jeep will make a right turn to Tomas Morato. When you see Chili's on your right, get off. Take the street across (between Mesa and Baang Coffee). Our office would be at the next corner, to your left.
Option 2. Take a bus that is heading to or coming from Philcoa. Get off at East/Timog Avenue (GMA intersection). Take a jeep with a Cubao Arayat signboard. This jeep will make a left at a gas station (Scout Ybardolaza Street). After it does, count three streets and get off at Scout Fernandez street. Walk along Scout Fernandez until you see The Raya School. Our building is right beside Raya.
Option 3. For those taking a cab or using a private vehicle, please refer to the location map.
2012 is our 32nd year of publishing Filipino children’s books.
Adarna House books are available from our online store, our showroom, and in all leading bookstores nationwide.
Our showroom is open from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday to Saturday.
Our showroom always has a complete set of titles, and we regularly check our stocks in the bookstores to make sure that our books are readily available. In case something like this happens, you may use our Product Catalog or our Book Search to check whether the title is still in print. If it is, our Business Development Group will appreciate a call from you so that we can replenish our stocks in the bookstores you went to.
Yes, we do. You may purchase these books from our online store. However, if you are buying books in bulk, please send us a list of the titles you are interested in, along with your address. If we have a distributor within your area, we will forward your order to them. Otherwise, we will request our forwarder or postal office to give us a quotation for the freight cost, so that we can e-mail you the total cost of books and shipping.
send us a list of the titles you are interested in, along with the delivery address. We will request our forwarder or postal office to give us a quotation for the freight cost, so that we can e-mail you the total cost of books and shipping.
If your store has been around for at least a year, you may go to our office to submit your residence certificate, business permit, and DTI certificate. Call Tina Bonanciar, Senior Business Development Associate, at 352-6765 local 114 for inquiries.
Please submit a letter of intent with your résumé to Xavier Gapaz, Business Development Manager through e-mail (xavier[at]adarna.com.ph) or fax (352-6765 local 125).
Send a letter to request for BEA (Biyaheng Eskuwela ng Adarna) addressed to Ciara Borja, Business Development Associate, to firstname.lastname@example.org or to fax number 352-6765 local 125. On your letter, please indicate the following information: venue, schedule and duration of the book fair, celebration (if any) the book fair will coincide with, fees or documents required, name and contact details of the person we have to coordinate with.
Yes. Field trips are welcome at our showroom for a purchase of 40 storybooks (worth a total of Php 2,920.00) for a maximum of 20 children. The fee will cover a storytelling session, a presentation about how Adarna books are made, and a loot bag containing available Adarna House merchandise. Please coordinate with Lance at 352-6765 local 120.
You may contact them directly through the e-mail address they have provided on their Profiles. If the invitation will coincide with a book fair, please see How do I invite Adarna House for a book fair?
Yes, we do. We have workshops for adults — Teaching Beginning Reading, School Readiness, and Storytelling; and we have summer workshops for kids. Please go to Services for details.
Send a brief proposal letter to Ani Almario (email@example.com),Product Development Manager, describing the book project and the work Adarna House will undertake for its completion.
We do not offer services to print yearbooks, calendars, and other such materials. We are a publishing house, not a printing press
Submit three (3) copies of your original manuscript typewritten on short bond paper accompanied by a one-page literary bio-data. On the first page of the manuscript, indicate its genre (short story, nonfiction, poetry, etc.) and the literary contest/s it has won, if any.
Address your submissions to Ani Almario, Vice-President, ADARNA HOUSE, Scout Torillo corner Scout Fernandez Streets, Barangay Sacred Heart, Quezon City 1103. Submissions have to be accompanied by a self-addressed, self-stamped envelope to facilitate responses after being screened. Manuscripts may be dropped off at our showroom, or sent through post. No manuscript submissions may be sent over e-mail.
Submissions may be in Filipino or English.
You may submit copies of the original artworks, on sheets of the same size as your manuscript submission.
Send us your resume and two (2) or more sample works representative of your style in illustration. If you have more than one style of illustration, 2 or more sample works of these other styles will suffice. Artists should take note though that Adarna looks for artists with a unique and consistent illustration style.
Email your submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Adarna Book Illustration Application" on the subject field.
No. Graphic novel proposal briefs must include the project’s title, story genre, list of creators to be involved, estimated number of pages, one-page story synopsis, sample pages, and character studies. Compilations of previously published material are also welcome.
Yes, writers and artists may send more than one sample of their work.
Adarna doesn’t guarantee a quick reply to submissions. We will send you a reply though postal service as soon as we have read your submission. A reply may be received anytime from two (2) weeks or three (3) months after submission, depending on your location and the number of submissions we receive. For artwork submissions, an artist style may not fit the present crop of Adarna books being developed, so all submissions will be archived, on standby for an appropriate book project
No. Please make sure to keep copies of your work as manuscripts will not be returned even after screening.