Amy Zhang and Andrea Portes are coming to the Philippines!

Friday, June 3, 2016


What: Amy Zhang and Andrea Portes Book Signing Tour

When: July 2, 2016, 1:00 p.m.
Where: Northwing Atrium, SM City Cebu

When: July 3, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
Where: Grand Atrium, Shangri-la Plaza Mall

Join bestselling contemporary authors Amy Zhang and Andrea Portes for book signing events on July 2, 2016 at 1 p.m. in the Northwing Atrium, SM City Cebu and on July 3, 2016 at 2 p.m. in the Grand Atrium, Shangri-la Plaza Mall. Registration starts at 10 a.m. for both events. Only books purchased from National Book Store, National Book Store Express, and Powerbooks will be accommodated. The events are made possible in partnership with Raffles Makati, Shangri-la Plaza Mall, and SM City Cebu. Follow National Book Store on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram (@nbsalert) or visit nationalbookstore.com/booksignings for the complete signing mechanics. Tag #AmyandAndreainPH to join the discussion.

I haven't read their books but I've actually started with Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes and THE VOICE, MAN. I'm loving the voice! Excited for these contemporary authors to hit our shores!

More deets on their books, the authors, and signing FAQs below!


ABOUT THIS IS WHERE THE WORLD ENDS
A heart-wrenching novel about best friends on a collision course with the real world from Amy Zhang, the critically acclaimed Indies Introduce and Indie Next author of Falling into Place.

Janie and Micah, Micah and Janie. That’s how it’s been ever since elementary school, when Janie Vivien moved next door. Janie says Micah is everything she is not. Where Micah is shy, Janie is outgoing. Where Micah loves music, Janie loves art. It’s the perfect friendship—as long as no one finds out about it. But then Janie goes missing and everything Micah thought he knew about his best friend is colored with doubt.

Using a nonlinear writing style and dual narrators, Amy Zhang masterfully reveals the circumstances surrounding Janie’s disappearance in an astonishing second novel that will appeal to fans of Lauren Oliver and Jay Asher.

ABOUT THE FALL OF BUTTERFLIES
We Were Liars meets Looking for Alaska in a uniquely funny and heartbreaking teen novel about a passionate-yet-doomed friendship set against a backdrop of wealth and glamour.

Willa Parker, 646th and least-popular resident of What Cheer, Iowa, is headed east to start a new life. Did she choose this life? No, because that would be too easy—and nothing in Willa’s life is easy. It’s her famous genius mother’s idea to send her to ultra-expensive, ultra-exclusive Pembroke Prep, and Willa has no intention of fitting in. But when she meets peculiar, glittering Remy Taft, the richest, most mysterious girl on campus, she starts to see a foothold in this foreign world—a place where she could maybe, possibly, sort of fit in. When Willa looks at Remy, she sees a girl who has everything. But for Remy, having everything comes at a price. And as she spirals out of control, Willa can feel Remy spinning right out of her grasp.

Andrea Portes, author of the hilarious, heartbreaking Anatomy of a Misfit, spins a similarly incandescent, heartfelt story that explores the meaning of friendship, new beginnings, and the precarious joy and devastating pain of finding home in a place—a person—with wings.

ABOUT AMY ZHANG
Amy Zhang is the author of ‘Falling Into Place’, an American Bookseller’s “Indies Introduce” selection. She was born in China, grew up in Wisconsin, and currently lives in New York State.

ABOUT ANDREA PORTES
Andrea Portes is a bestselling American novelist. 

Her novels include: ‘Hick’, ‘Bury This’, ‘Anatomy of a Misfit’, and ‘The Fall of Butterflies’. Portes is also the author of the upcoming ‘Liberty’ book series and the upcoming HENRY & EVA AND THE CASTLE ON THE CLIFF book series. She, also, published the SUPER RAD graphic novel series for Dark Matter Comics.

Portes was raised in rural Nebraska, outside of Lincoln. She later attended Bryn Mawr College on full scholarship. She then received her MFA from University of California, San Diego. After graduation, Portes moved to the neighborhood of Echo Park in Los Angeles. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ONLY BOOKS PURCHASED FROM NATIONAL BOOK STORE, NATIONAL BOOK STORE EXPRESS OR POWERBOOKS WILL BE ACCOMMODATED.

When and where are the book signings?
July 2, 2016, 1:00 p.m., at the Northwing Atrium, SM City Cebu
July 3, 2016, 2:00 p.m., at the Grand Atrium, Shangri-la Plaza Mall

Is there a registration fee?
No. There is no registration fee.

When will the registration be?
Registration opens at 10:00 a.m. on July 2 at the Northwing Atrium, SM City Cebu, and 10:00 a.m. on July 3 at the Grand Atrium, Shangri-la Plaza Mall. Each guest will be asked to fill out the registration form upon arrival. First come, first served. 

A guest can register only once and will be given the following:
Numbered Signing Pass
Stamp mark on the hand to indicate your registration 

Guests must present their book to get a numbered Signing Pass. The book must have either of the following as proof of purchase: Price Tag or Official Receipt from National Book Store, National Book Store Express or Powerbooks.

How many books can I have signed? 
Each guest is allowed to have the following signed:
Falling into Place – one (1) copy only
This is Where the World Ends – one (1) copy only
Anatomy of a Misfit – one (1) copy only
The Fall of Butterflies – one (1) copy only

One personalized for each author and the rest are signatures only.

Is there a limit as to how many people can have their books signed?
NBS will take every effort to get as many books signed as possible. However, should there be an excessive number of guests, NBS reserves the right to limit the number of copies per guest or limit the number of guests in line. 

Can I bring old books or other editions of the books?
Yes, as long as the books were purchased from National Book Store, National Book Store Express or Powerbooks. The books must have either the price tag or official receipt. 

Do I need to buy on-site?
No. You can buy books before or during the event. 

Can I have other items signed? 
No. Only books will be allowed to be signed by the author. Other merchandise like t-shirts, posters, journals etc. will not be allowed to be signed.

Can we have our photo taken with the author?
Yes. There will be an official photographer from NBS who will take your photo with the author. However, we strictly allow only one photo per person. 

How much are the books?
Amy Zhang titles:
Falling Into Place (Trade Paperback – P359)
Falling Into Place (Hardcover – P649)
This is Where the World Ends (Trade Paperback – P359)
This is Where the World Ends (Hardcover – P645)

Andrea Portes titles:
Anatomy of a Misfit (Trade Paperback – P359)
Anatomy of a Misfit (Hardcover – P649)
The Fall of Butterflies (Trade Paperback – P435)
The Fall of Butterflies (Hardcover – P649)

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