#SupportLocal: 10 E-books To Download On Your Amazon Kindle Now
Check out these online reads from ABS-CBN Books and read to your heart’s content!
There’s a special magic in books. The smell of printed pages, the excitement in turning each page, and the joy of watching your collection grow. Books are a reflection and a visual representation of who you are, what you hold most dear to your heart, all neatly tucked away on your bookshelf.
However, the dawn of e-books has completely changed the game, too. While many would still prefer to pore over physical copies of books, many have also found delight in the practicality of e-books. When our smartphones and tablets have transformed into this everything-in-one device, most of our reading has also transitioned, increasingly finding its way onto this new, super accessible platform.
With the COVID-19 threat still in full-scale (meaning we’re not yet recommended to go out or buy non-essential stuff from stores), get your daily reading and entertainment fix from these e-books from local publisher ABS-CBN Books, which were written by local bestselling authors and celebrities.
Everyone has his or her own reading preferences—this is why we’ve listed different titles that you can download from the Amazon store, whatever genre or theme you’re in the mood for.
For inspiration: Letters of Solana by Joena San Diego
If you’re looking for an inspiring pick-me-up in this season of pandemic anxiety and depression, you might want to check this book out.
Letters of Solana is a collection of thirty letters that will feed and enrich your soul with sweetness and inspiration. It’s written by bestselling author and blogger Joena San Diego, who has amassed a following because of her works that channel good vibes and inspiring Christian messages.
For entrepreneurial motivation: The Happy Entrepreneur by Ardy Roberto
Since many people are starting their own home-based businesses this quarantine, you might find some entrepreneurial motivation and tips from this award-winning entrepreneur’s new book.
The Happy Entrepreneur is a bestselling inspirational fiction book by entrepreneur and motivational speaker Ardy Roberto that tells the story of a struggling young entrepreneur named Eddie, who is mentored by a businessman named Tim. Together, they will meet different real life entrepreneurs (including Dylan Wilk of Human Nature, Illac Diaz of Liter of Light, John Gokongwei Jr, Richard Branson, and more), and their story will encourage readers, both young and old, to trust God and not to give up on their dreams.
For a romantic dystopian read: True Beauty by Priscilla Wu
Hana Acacia lived in a world where nobles receive a noye, a slave, as their coming of age present for their 21st birthday. But she wasn’t like most nobles; she despised the fact that she had to receive one. When the time came for her to receive her noye, she didn't expect things would take an unforeseeable twist: that despite his rough hair, harsh eyes, and faded scars, Aden was the most beautiful thing she has ever laid her eyes on.
This romantic dystopian fiction novel was written by internationally published author Prisicilla Wu, who based the characters of the novel on the members of the K-pop boy band, EXO.
For life tips: All That Matters by Francis Kong
What does success entail? For many, success has always been characterized by career success. But in this latest book by bestselling author and acclaimed motivational speaker Francis Kong, he tries to teach the lesson that one should never lose sight of the small things that matter in our lives: family, character, leadership, business, work, and self-improvement. He drives home the point that success is not just success—it’s also about happiness.
For teaching your kids to pray: Scarlet Snow's My First Prayer Book
How do you teach your kids to start praying?
By learning how to pray and what to pray for, we can build in our children the right foundations of godliness, goodness, accountability, and charity. To help you create that journey for them, read Scarlet Snow’s My First Prayer Book, a simple read-along guide to help parents start their kids’ prayer lives.
According to Scarlet’s father, Hayden Kho, “We’ve designed the book to reflect the methods we’ve used to teach our Scarlet Snow. We sincerely hope it helps your family in your spiritual journeys.”
For insights on leadership: My Journey: The Story of an Unexpected Leader
Did you know that Charo Santos-Concio, started quite literally from the bottom? Her book, My Journey, talks about her climb from being a probinsyana fan, an actress, then being a production assistant, and eventually becoming the first woman president of ABS-CBN.
In her book, she provides practical advice on how to overcome our fears, maintain focus on goals we've set, stay true to ourselves in a cutthroat environment, stand up for what we believe in, and to let go so that others may succeed. As she dishes out these words of wisdom, she teaches us how to embrace our strengths and weaknesses—our joys and pains—so that we can become authentic and compassionate leaders.
For cooking tips and recipes: Philippine Cookery: From Heart to Platter by Tatung Sarthou
Chef Tatung has been cooking for decades and in this award-winning cookbook, he delves into the flavors, ingredients, and techniques that constitute a Philippine-based cuisine. What’s great about Philippine Cookery is that it goes above and beyond Filipino cooking. Instead, Chef Tatung speaks to the reader, his recipes more of “suggestions” rather than a rules to live by.
For aspiring beauty queens: The Crown by Jonas Gaffud
Are you an aspiring beauty queen or are you just generally interested in what makes a beauty queen? Learn from the queen-maker himself, Jonas Gaffud, who has trained more than thirty certified beauty queens throughout the years.
This book can be likened to a crash course into the world of pageantry. It also includes stories of their roster of beauty queens, their biggest challenges and triumphant victories. And maybe, at the end of this read, you may be inspired to follow in their footsteps!
For couples: 10 Things We Fight About by Richard and Maricar Poon
All couples fight. Some fight about the smallest things; some, sadly fall apart because of these. So, how do you resolve fights? Maybe you just need to hear it from other couples who are going through rough patches, too.
In this book, celebrity couple Richard and Maricar share the details of their 10 most common conflicts and how they dealt (and continue to deal) with each one. With a lot of faith, understanding, and advice from their mentors, it turns out that there is hope to turn every painful fight into an opportunity to become even closer.
For a kilig trip: Hello, Love Goodbye The Novel by Charmaine Lasar
Joy Fabregas is a struggling overseas Filipino worker with big goals for her family. And in Hong Kong, she meets Ethan del Rosario, a happy-go-lucky bartender with a lot of baggage. In a series of challenges and events, eventually they fall in love with each other—but will it be in exchange of Joy’s dreams?
The movie Hello, Love, Goodbye was definitely one of the best Filipino movies of this generation, starring Kathryn Bernardo and Alden Richards. If you’d like to go back to their story, know more about Kathryn’s character and story, and read about scenes that were cut from the final edit of the film, this novel is for you. In fact, maybe it can help you move on from the very bitin ending of the film because it comes with a very special epilogue that you shouldn’t miss!