A Writer's Guide to the Printing & Publishing Industry: 1 day intensive workshop
Jan
21
9:30 AM09:30

A Writer's Guide to the Printing & Publishing Industry: 1 day intensive workshop

PUBLISH YOUR BOOK!  

A Writer's Guide to the Printing & Publishing Industry

Whether you're writing a novel, poetry, memoir, short stories, or anything else, if you want to publish your work, then this workshop is for you. 

In this one day, hands-on, intensive workshop we'll cover everything you need to know, and everything you need to do, to get your work published and into the hands of readers.

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Who Ate The Cake? interactive storytelling session + colouring in + badge making
Dec
9
2:00 PM14:00

Who Ate The Cake? interactive storytelling session + colouring in + badge making

Come along to our first HackerFarm Kids Storytelling and Activities Meetup for an afternoon of stories, colouring in and badge making!

Author Cinta leads participants in a lively interactive storytelling session of Who Ate The Cake? where YOU are the boss of the story. After the stories, colour in the illustrations and create your own badge. 

Date: Sunday October 29, 2017

Time: 2pm - 4pm

Venue: Tokyo. Details coming soon. 

Duration: 2 hours

Target age: 5+ 

Cost: 2000 yen per child (to cover materials and room costs)

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Interactive Storytelling for Parents & Children @ Tokyo American Club
Nov
29
to Nov 30

Interactive Storytelling for Parents & Children @ Tokyo American Club

As part of The Women's Group Fall Enrichment Program at Tokyo American Club, Cinta will be leading parents and children (ages 3-5) in an interactive storytelling session of Who Ate The Cake? 

Whispers in the night garden, grumblings under the house, and clues in the toy room, only you can help Sophie solve the mystery of Who Ate The Cake?

Afterwards, enjoy a Q&A with the author discussing ways to make reading time with your children special and time permitting, write your own ending to the story.

*Class fee 540 yen, members only.

For more details, visit Tokyo American Club website

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Printing and Publishing meet up
Oct
29
5:00 PM17:00

Printing and Publishing meet up

In collaboration with Hackerfarm, we're starting a Printing and Publishing meet up in Tokyo to share experiences, hold talks and run workshops on the printing process, technology, publishing industry, and much more.

So if you're an indie publisher, author, artist, game developer, product and packaging designer, graphic designer, or anyone else interested in the publishing and printing industry, come and join us for a casual meet and greet. 

RSVP on Meetup here

Venue announced shortly.

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Marketing Workshop: Cutting through the noise to reach the right readers. Lessons from an indie publisher
Oct
26
7:30 PM19:30

Marketing Workshop: Cutting through the noise to reach the right readers. Lessons from an indie publisher

Join us for part 6 of the Publish Your Book series held at Tokyo Writers Salon. RSVP here

You've done all the hard work of writing, editing, designing, printing, and setting up the distribution and logistics for your book. But if nobody knows about it, how can they read it?

In a crowded marketplace, cutting through all the noise to find and connect with the right readers makes all the difference.

In this session we'll talk about defining your audience, and deciding the best channels to reach and interact with them. We'll discuss managing the amount of time you spend on marketing so you have enough time to write, and share the lessons learned from an indie publisher.

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Japan Writer's Conference
Oct
9
2:00 PM14:00

Japan Writer's Conference

Writing Interactive Fiction Workshop at Japan Writer's Conference

Jacinta Plucinski will be presenting a short lecture and workshop on interactive fiction at this year's Japan Writer's Conference in Tokyo. The session covers what makes the genre unique, what it reveals about the power of agency and choice, and how to write it. Participants also write their own short piece of interactive fiction. For conference details visit: http://www.japanwritersconference.org/index.html

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Distribution & Logistics Workshop @ Tokyo Writers Salon
Sep
28
7:30 PM19:30

Distribution & Logistics Workshop @ Tokyo Writers Salon

  • Shinsei Building 402, Shibuya, Tokyo (map)
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Doors open at 7.15pm.  1000 yen per person. 

Join us for part 5 of "Publishing Your Book: Distribution and Logistics - Nobody will read your book without it!" and see why you might need to worry about pirates in Indonesia when you become a book publisher!

Most people spend a lot of time on writing, crafting and making sure their printed book turns out well. But industry veterans know that fulfillment and logistics, or how you get your book from the factory to your customers, can make or break a business. Books are complex items for logistics because they have a low selling price and are usually heavy. This means that if you're not careful about logistics, shipping your book can cost more than printing it.

Co-presented with Akiba from Freaklabs, we'll discuss the pros and cons of different distribution options such as wholesalers, direct retail and online, whether or not you need distributors, how to line them up, what they look for in a vendor, and how you need to structure your margins to take distribution into account.

We'll also explore various options for fulfillment including Amazon, third party fulfillment houses, and some options that recently have become viable such as fulfillment directly from China. These decisions will affect your options for logistics, since you may need to literally get tons of books across oceans to fulfillment or distribution warehouses.

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