A Writer’s Life: My Wattpad Journey
Sana Akin Ka na Lang was my first ever story written in Wattpad and my first published book.
It was June 2014 when LIB released my ever first published book, Sana Akin Ka na Lang. It was divided into three parts of the book.The very reason why I was offered a signing contract with LIB.
My first book signing for Sana Akin Ka na Lang was September 29, 2014 held at PPC Store in SM North Edsa.
After Sana Akin Ka na Lang, Forgotten Memories was released in four parts for the first printing. This story was the fourth story I have written in Wattpad and my second story published under LIB.
It was 2017 when the third published book of mine was released under the same publishing house, Forgotten Memories Book 2. This story was the fifth story I wrote in Wattpad and the second part of the Forgotten Memories Book 1. Forgotten Memories 2 earned 32 million reads in Wattpad after it ended last 2014 in Wattpad.
After a month, PHR, one of the biggest name in publishing Filipino romance pocketbook, released my first published book under their name, One Day Someday. This story was my second story in Wattpad and fourth published book.
After two months, LIB released the second printing of Forgotten Memories Book 1. This time it was released in one single copy instead of four-part story.
No Other Love was released as my first self-published book last year. It was my baby step in publishing my books without a publishing company at my back. The cover was beautifully crafted by Sharon Padilla, who also became the layout artist of the book. The 1st batch of softbound was amazing 160 books and the hardbound was 150 copies. Last January 2018, 2nd batch for the softbound was released. Third batch of softbound was on-going.
And only this year, I have released The Writer’s Edition of Forgotten Memories Book 1, in softbound and hardbound covers too. This was released as self-published version. Story of the first released Forgotten Memories Book 1 was revamp and re-constructed to give a different experience of reading the story once more.
Image was inspired by Ehya De Guzman and finishing/lay out done by Sharon Padilla.
Despite it was released twice in the market as pocketbook version, loyal FM readers rushed to get their own copies of The Writer’s Edition.
Book 2 of The Writers Edition is on going for pre-ordering. Visit the Forgotten Memories page in facebook to know the details.