Your A to Z Guide

When preparing your submission for our Book Launch Program, keep in mind a few things. Below is your A to Z guide for your submission.
Admission Fees

Accepted Authors are required to pay an admission fee of IDR 10,000,000 or AUD 1,000 for international authors and IDR 5,000,000 or AUD 500 for Indonesian citizens upon acceptance to the Book Launch Program. KITAS holders are not eligible for the Indonesian citizen price. Evidence of payment may be required.

Agents and Representatives

Agents and author representatives are encouraged to submit only with the author’s consent. Evidence may be required.

Application Deadline

Submissions must be sent by Sunday, 30 June, 11:59 pm midnight (Bali time) for consideration. Submissions received after this date will not be considered.

Book Sales

The Festival organizer collaborates with bookshop partners to sell books at the Festival. If an author is accepted, the Festival bookshop partners will strive to source and stock the author's books. If they are unable to do so, it is the responsibility of the successful participants to supply their books to our bookshop partners for sale on consignment during the festival.


If multiple authors wish to participate, it is essential to submit separate bios and high-res photos of each author through the online form. If more than two photos need to be submitted, it can be done through email to indicating the book name and author in the subject line.

Expense Commitment

Authors who have successfully enrolled in the Book Launch Program agree to cover all costs related to travel to and from Ubud and the event venue, as well as accommodation during their stay.


The Festival will feature works from various genres, including fiction, non-fiction, poetry, prose, novels, satire, and more.


Book Launch program participants will be promoted as stated in the pre-festival marketing section. Additional promotional activity is at the discretion of the Festival and cannot be guaranteed. Participants are advised to promote their event via their own channels after the events have been announced.


Images and recordings of the book launch event may be used by the Festival organizations for promotional purposes.

Publication Date

Please note that to be eligible, books must be available for sale by XY to be considered for the 2024 Ubud Writers & Readers Festival.

Refund Policy

Authors are encouraged to inform the festival organizer promptly in case of non-participation. Refunds are granted solely for significant reasons. The Festival organizer retains the ultimate discretion regarding refunds.

Waiver of Liability

The Festival organizer is not liable for property damage, bodily injury, theft, or loss occurring before, during, or after the event resulting from the actions or negligence of third parties. The organizer also isn’t liable in the event of a force majeure that is outside the reasonable control of the festival organizers and prevents the cancellation of the event.

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