It was happened on late morning Sunday, November17, 2010 where10 writers gather at TIM, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Central Jakarta, in a cafe close to the gate. Most of the writers are poetry writers and as a member of "kemudian.com", a website belong too writers especially poetry and stories.
This is the first writers meeting for me and the first meeting in 2010 and I was astonished that so many young writers wander without any formal organization to organized, support them with facilities including finance to support in publishing a new books.
For the initial stage, the discussion selected for kemudianer members, but in the long term we would expand and welcome, invited well known writer to share their experiences in published so many Novel books, poetry books or stories books as well.
He elaborated more detail about minimum printing of 1.300 sets @Rp. 7.100,- excluding design, cover and edits. For his 167 pages total costs around Rp. 10.000.000,-. Similar with Air ticket Jakarta - Los Angeles round trip.He open up several The tricks how to avoid rejection from the publishers.
The first thing to remember is the Title should be marketable, she called it market trap. Since story book and poetry book are a lower level in publishing, we used market trap to attracted readers to buy and to read. Mostly, after reading, they would satisfy the book content. Its far different with Novel book in the first level of publishers.
Second is a synopsis with the first tree pages in order to decided if our writing worth and sale able.The third is the closing or epilogue of the story in the end
Interesting things I noticed that we are truly in similar talent in writing, appreciated each other well, similar economic group of citizen and the last but not least, the women and girls fashioned in moslem in colorful jilbab, expect two girls, make it more colorful.