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Insider tips: What you need to know about independent publishing

Josa Lukman

The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta  /  Mon, April 15, 2019  /  12:01 pm
Insider tips: What you need to know about independent publishing

Mishmash: Independent publishing often provides greater artistic freedom compared to the mainstream media. (Courtesy of Goethe-Institut Jakarta/-)

There is no shortage of topics out there for any aspiring writer to explore. But what if the one you’d like to write about is so niche no mainstream publisher would pick it up? For most writers, going down the route of independent publishing may be the obvious answer, as seen through the number of zines out there covering topics ranging from indie art to feminism. Yet independent publishing is not without its hurdles. Sonja Eismann, cofounder and coeditor of the bimonthly feminist journal Missy Magazine, shared her insights on what prospective zine makers need to get started in the scene. Talking point: Sonja Eismann, cofounder of feminist journal 'Missy Magazine', shares her own experience during a workshop. (Courtesy of Goethe-Institut Jakarta/-) Eismann, who started making zines during her time as a university student, said her first ever zine only had ...