Ins and Outs of Self-Publishing

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.




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

Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop 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 workshop date will receive a 50% refund. Those who did not turn up at the workshop 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.


13 Apr 2023
7:30PM – 9:30PM

Singapore Book Council Training Room
90 Goodman Road, Blk E #03-32, Goodman Arts Centre, S439053

Course Fee: $10
Eventbrite Registration Fee: $1.34


• 20% off buddy tickets (min. 2 tickets)
• 20% off past participants of SBC Academy**
• Special fixed rates for students and seniors*

*For student & senior citizen tickets, participant will have to present their student pass or senior citizen card on day of talk for verification purposes.

**Request promo code via email to [email protected]


Clara Chow

Clara Chow

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

Fong Hoe Fang

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. He is currently the owner of a local imprint and bookshop, Dakota Books.