TALK: Going Indie: What Should I Consider Before Self-Publishing? (by Anna Tan)


The 21st century is a great time for writers. With the click of a button, you can publish your Great Malaysian Novel for all to read! But is it really that simple?

Going Indie: What Should I Consider Before Self-Publishing? takes a hard look at self-publishing and its pros and cons, as well as how to know if you're cut out for it.


Anna Tan grew up in Malaysia, the country that is not Singapore. She runs regular write-ins in her hometown of Penang with the Malaysian Writers Society (MYWriters) and LUMA to foster a greater sense of community amongst writers.

Her short stories have been included in Cyberpunk: Malaysia (Fixi Novo, 2015) and Insignia Volume 4: Asian Fantasy Stories (BWWP Publishing, 2017), whilst When Winds Blow Cold and The Flame of the North are available as singles online. Her fairy tales, Coexist andDongeng, are available at online retailers such as Smashwords and Amazon.

She is also the editor of Love in Penang (Fixi Novo, 2013) and NutMag, an annual zine published for and by MYWriters Penang.

Anna is the current treasurer of the Malaysian Writers Society.She can be found online at www.annatsp.com or http://twitter.com/natzers.


This event was organised by Wordsmiths of Kuching (WoK) as part of What About Kuching 2017, a festival celebrating the arts, culture and lifestyles of the people of Kuching.

Wordsmiths of Kuching (WoK) is a group of storytellers, performance poets, spoken word artists and those interested in bringing their page to the stage.
Sun Oct 22, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM MYT
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96, Main Bazaar, Kuching Malaysia
The shoplots facing the Chinese History Museum on Kuching Waterfront.
Wordsmiths of Kuching (WoK)