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Jakarta Post

Indie books rise and strike

  • Dian Kuswandini

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, March 20 2010   /  08:55 am

Indie books: Various indie books are on display. Several writers claim publishing books independently is more profitable. Dian KuswandiniThey’re not your Harry Potter or Twilight series that make it to the bestsellers’ list through massive promotions. They bypass large publishing houses, and don’t rely on major bookstores. But they — indie books — have found their way into many readers’ hands — and hearts.  Following their own creative paths, indie — or independent — books offer more than just cookie-cutter genres, each with a voice of their own. Yup, if you’ve been paying enough attention lately, you might realize that today is the era of indie books reshaping our reading habits, and bringing out ideas that were once confined to silence.   Ideas that were once considered heretical or dangerous — revolving around social injustice, history, politics an...