Launch Your Book At #UWRF22

We celebrate authors at all career stages, and book launches are a unique opportunity to host a spotlight event for your work. If you’re launching a book this year, we encourage you to apply to be part of this exclusive program.

From 23–27 October, leading authors, artists, thinkers, and performers from across Indonesia and the world will converge at ​​the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, Southeast Asia’s biggest Festival of words and ideas.

The festival book launches are held in a range of fabulous restaurants, galleries, and other venues around Ubud. The format of the event is up to you: speeches, a conversation, a reading, giveaways, it’s your vision!

Past participants include Tony Wheeler, Diana Darling, Shamini Flint, Ahmad Fuadi, Leila S. Chudori, Seno Gumira Ajidarma, Michael Vatikiotis, Butet Manurung, Phil Jarratt, Galuh Wandita, and the Singapore Writers Group.


For a book launch fee of AUD600 for International and IDR3,000,000 for Indonesian citizens, the benefits of your investment include:

  • Host a launch event, which is free to attend and open to the general public at one of the most celebrated and diverse literature events in Southeast Asia;
  • Sale of your book at the Festivals bookshop hosted by the Festival partners;
  • Listing in all essential festivals promo material as well as the festival website with thousands of readers and page visitors;
  • Promotion of your book launch on UWRF social media accounts;
  • Receive a Speaker Pass with free entry to the Main Program

You will also benefit from the following add-on, which will be provided by the festival organizer:

  • Book launch venue including welcome drinks and canapés for around 50 attendees;
  • Volunteer venue liaison and MC to provide an introduction if requested;
  • Basic technical setup (some venues can also support audiovisual presentations); 

Please complete the book launch application form online by August 12. Submissions will be assessed by a curatorial committee starting on August 13. All applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application by August 26.

Got a question about the book launch program? Get in touch today with our Wayan Primayanti at, and or give her a ring at +62 821 1002 8420.