Ins and Outs of Self-Publishing

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Ins and Outs of Self-Publishing

Learn about the benefits and challenges of self-publishing.

By Singapore Book Council

When and where

Date and time

Thu, 13 Apr 2023 19:30 - 21:00 +08


Goodman Arts Centre 90 Goodman Road Block E, #03-32, Singapore Book Council Training Room *Please note that there is no lift access to the Training Room Singapore, 439053 Singapore

About this event

  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Mobile eTicket


  • 40% concession* rates for students and seniors
  • 20% off buddy tickets (min 2 tickets)
  • 20% off past participants of SBC Academy**
  • 10% off for Kinokuniya Privilege Card members**

*Participants will have to present their student pass or senior citizen card on day of talk for verification purposes.

** Request promo code via email to


For anyone interested in the self-publishing scene in Singapore, whether they are aspiring authors, seasoned writers, or publishing professionals.

This discussion will explore the current state of self-publishing in Singapore and the opportunities and challenges that come with this publishing route. Learn more about how self-publishing fares against traditional publishing - with benefits such as creative control, quicker publication times, and higher royalty percentages to the challenges of distribution and reach. Highlighting the important roles that designers, editors, and publicist play in the self-publishing process, our speakers will also share their experience on what are the other key elements that are crucial in self-publishing.

Leave with a comprehensive understanding of the self-publishing landscape and the skills and strategies needed to make the best out of this exciting and dynamic field.

About Speakers

Clara Chow is a writer-editor who works in Singapore. Her publications include the story collections Dream Storeys (2016, Ethos) and Modern Myths (2018, Math Paper Press), as well as her travelogues for Hermit Press - New Orleans and Caves.

Fong Hoe Fang is the founder of Ethos Books in 1997, an independent publisher of literature in Singapore. The publishing house prints books from poetry, fiction, and non-fiction.


The talk can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the talk date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for talks cancelled by us.

Participants who are unable to attend a talk they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the talk date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances (E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us up to 5 working days before the talk date will receive a 50% refund. Those who did not turn up at the talk will not receive a refund.

Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation and withdrawal policy and accept the terms contained therein.

Please note there is no lift to the venue.

About the organiser

Singapore Book Council (SBC) is a charity founded in 1968. Its vision is to Build Our Imagine-nation by developing creativity, imagination and original thought through writing, reading, illustrating and storytelling. Its mission is to fulfil this vision through books and literary art events, workshops, and awards, because it all starts with a story.

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