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Jakarta Post

Self-publishing - The future of the book industry

  • Tertiani ZB Simanjuntak

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, May 30 2016   /  09:54 am

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By offering easier ways for budding writers to get their stories out there, indie publishers shine.Faced with the burdensome requirements set by major publishers where money is always involved, indie publishers have started to gain ground.

Website is among the pioneers of online self-publishing. Since Oct. 8, 2010, the digital start-up has offered a print-on-demand method that allows authors or online readers to get a single copy of an actual book.

“I’m concerned with the struggle of writers, especially those less-known although they have quality works, to get their books published due to business calculations made by publishers.

“That’s the reason we established the website as a solution because at that time we already had printing technology,” said cofounder Brilliant Yotenega, 34.

Together with writer a...