Mading Cahyati is a monthly newsletter by Cahyati Press, a book-selling and -making experiment based in Bali, Indonesia. This newsletter is free, for everyone to read, because we believe in information equality. Subscribe to receive interviews, reviews, behind-the-scene stories, and many more.
Since we are not making profit from selling and making books, our founders maintain their full-time jobs to keep themselves and the Press afloat: Syarafina Vidyadhana (she/her) is a language specialist in Indonesia’s development sector, and Katyusha Methanisa (she/her) is a graduate working in an architecture company based on Yuggera and Turrbal Country in Meanjin (so-called Brisbane). We curate books during lunch breaks, work on the manuscripts on the weekends, and take days off from our day job to think of ways we can improve our processes in Cahyati Press. Our store is kept by Syarafina Vidyadhana and Zahira Humaira and is open Mon–Sat, unless they are needed elsewhere.
As a not-for-profit organization, any money we make from selling books and merchandise, as well as the entirety of your donations, will go back into the Press. This includes covering the store’s rent and utility bills, providing compensation for our collaborators, and printing and making books. It goes without saying that your support is vital to our sustainability. If you wish to contribute to Cahyati Press—no amount is too small—you can send your donation to our Bank Jago account (109517297767 under Syarafina Vidyadhana), or through TransferWise (email@example.com). Or, you can always buy our merchandise.
Lastly, we thank you for being here and hope you’ll stick around. 🌷