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About IDWRITERS | Indonesian Writers

For short, our main feature, the writer’s directory, provides a way for writers to find one another, but more importantly, the resources provided make it easy for event hosts—especially for international event hosts—literary organizers, arts administrators, librarians, booksellers, and readers to get in touch with writers.

It’s a HOME FOR INDONESIAN WRITERS. We strive to break down the language barriers that have prevented Indonesian books or literature from becoming more widespread.

IDWRITERS — Publisher/Founding Editor Valent Mustamin
(Past) Contributors see Acknowledgment.


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June 28, 2014 — The following was an excerpt of the manifesto when IDWRITERS was first introduced. Written in Jakarta on June 28, 2014 (which was later known as an anniversary of IDWRITERS)

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 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, hundreds of code snippets provided under the Genesis framework, and quite a few custom post types, our library has become more and more comprehensive than days behind.

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 writer’s directory, provides a way for writers to find one another, but more importantly, the resources provided make 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 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 in the future.

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

We’d love for you to explore how it works and share your thoughts. 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!

And if there’s an indication of possible privacy rights, publicity rights, intellectual property rights, and/or copyright violations somewhere on this site, please email us to submit an infringement notice. We’re still working hard on our final Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Questions, comments, articles, info, etc., are more than welcome. Just send us an e-mail, mention us on Twitter or use the contact form.

Valent Mustamin
Founder


JANUARY 30, 2015 — IDWRITERS was officially introduced to the public at Goethe-Institut Jakarta.

 

About Us

For short, our main feature, the writer's directory, provides a way for writers to find one another, but more importantly, the resources provided make it easy for event hosts—especially for international event hosts—literary organizers, arts administrators, librarians, booksellers, and readers to get in touch with writers. It's a HOME FOR INDONESIAN WRITERS. We strive to break down the language barriers that have prevented Indonesian books or literature from becoming more widespread.

Questions, comments, articles, info, etc. are more than welcome. Just send us an e-mail, mention us on Twitter/Instagram/Facebook or use the contact form.


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