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Independent publishing what you need to know

  • Josa Lukman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, April 15 2019   /  03:30 am

Mishmash: Independent publishing often provides a greater artistic freedom compared to mainstream media.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.Eismann, who started making zines during her time as a university student, said her first ever zine only had one issue because the people behind it “ran out of energy”.Talking point: Sonja...