THE MCKINLEY PUBLISHING HUB is founded in the Pearl of the Orient: PHILIPPINES.
Literally, McKinley is a street name where one of the three founders of the publishing company lives. In the context of Philippine History, “McKinley” are the Filipino Ilustrados who fought for freedom and real progress in the Philippines way back during the colonization era of Spain and America in our land. Ilustrados are the enlightened ones, not necessarily rich but surely educated formally (like Jose Rizal) or self-taught (like Andres Bonifacio or Emilio Jacinto or Josefa Llanes Escoda). They held the “enlightenment torch” to light and lead the way for Filipinos living in the “dark” towards a bright future full of hope.
Fast forward to now, 2021 which is a century hence plus some more decades after Rizal, Bonifacio and Escoda. There is this new batch of self-published-Ilustrados again. Don Luman-ag, Dexter Amoroso, and Eureka Cambonga Bianzon Robey are these new self-publishedIlustrados. They believe that there is hope in the self-publishing not only for the Filipinos but for the whole world.
This time, Don, Dex and Eureka will see to it that they will not be misunderstood (because they are good communicators). This time they will also commit not to fail (because they have a passion for excellence). Besides, real heroism for them is not to put themselves on top of pedestals but for them to make more heroes of this new revolution in publishing. More heroes advocating the democratization of opportunities and progress in businesses, in learning institutions, and in individuals.
ALL THESE THROUGH MCKINLEY PUBLISHING HUB.
OUR MISSION AND VISIONTo protect aspiring authors from being exploited and victimized by unscrupulous individuals, business entities and big industry players.
As an alternative to traditional publishing
to encourage more Filipinos especially the younger generation to put their talents and skills into good use by writing and publishing their own books via the self-publishing route.
Stimulate and revitalize our country’s book industry with the noble goal of producing future Pulitzer Prize winners and international best-sellers by Filipino authors.
To spark especially in our youth interest and love for books and literary arts in general and to encourage them to excel in their respective niches.
To bring honor to the country, leave a legacy and to contribute to nation building
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