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For short, “idwriters” is a site devoted to showcasing Indonesian writers and/or book authors, along with their publications, journals, and other literary resources in English. Our main feature, the writers directory, provides a way for writers to find one another, but more importantly the resources provided makes it easy for event hosts, — especially for international event hosts –, literary organizers, arts administrators, librarians, booksellers, and readers to get in touch with writers.

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Jakarta, June 28, 2014

Introducing IDWRITERS, the Indonesian Writers’ Library of Resources

 

Since we announced the private beta version early this year in January 2014, today, we’re thrilled to unveil our first ‘official’ product, idwriters.com literary project initiatives.

Over the course of roughly six months, — obviously –, we worked slowly to implement our content structure. Thankfully, with the WordPress engine powering the site, hundred of code snippets provided under Genesis framework, and quite a few custom post types, our library has become more and more comprehensive than days behind.

For short, “idwriters” is a site devoted to showcasing Indonesian writers and/or book authors, along with their publications, journals, and other literary resources in English. Our main feature, the writers directory, provides a way for writers to find one another, but more importantly the resources provided makes it easy for event hosts, — especially for international event hosts –, literary organizers, arts administrators, librarians, booksellers, and readers to get in touch with writers.

We built this site because we noticed the lack of resources dedicated to Indonesian literature, especially one that is accessible to the international community. It became even more of a necessity considering that Indonesia will be the Guest of Honour at the 2015 Frankfurt Book Fair.

Needless to say, this initial public release is just the beginning. We’ll have more to say about “idwriters.com” in the future.

Published as a non-for-profit and a self-funded project, this site is not affiliated with, — maintained, authorized, endorsed or sponsored by — any authors, publishers, government bodies or literary agencies. All information in this directory is provided by the writers listed in it, and/or comes — mostly — from Goodreads and Wikipedia, unless is indicated.

We’d love for you to explore how it works and to share your thoughts with us. Or want to give a little love and support our work? Your support will help us continue to provide a great website and continue to help us grow and offer even more features. Here’s how you can help!

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Valent Mustamin
Founder