What we're about
We're a group of indie publishers, authors, artists, game developers, product and packaging designers, graphic designers, and anyone else interested in the publishing and printing industry.
We run talks, workshops, and share experiences on ebooks, print on demand, offset, screen printing, paper types, printing effects and working with printers, both local and in China. We also discuss the operations and business side publishing books, games and other products including logistics, distribution, marketing, PR, and sales
If there's enough interest, we may also do a tour of Shenzhen, China to tour various printing factories to explore print options and possibilities, how to work with printers in China, why you need to work with multiple printers, and the back-end side of printing that is generally opaque to most authors, designers and publishers.
Hackerfarm is a technology, arts, and agriculture collective in the countryside in Japan. We work on agricultural technology, sustainable living, product design, graphic arts, and building sustainable businesses. We also run Zoot Publishing - an indie publisher exploring new formats of printed books and games.
We run regular talks and workshops in Tokyo for people interested in the types of things we work on out in the countryside.