A People's Guide to Publishing: Build a Successful, Sustainable, Meaningful Book Business

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Price
$19.95  $18.55
Publisher
Microcosm Publishing
Publish Date
Pages
384
Dimensions
4.9 X 7.0 X 1.2 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781621062851

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About the Author

Joe Biel is a self-made #ActuallyAutistic publisher and filmmaker who draws origins, inspiration, and methods from punk rock. He is the founder/manager of Microcosm Publishing and co-founder of the Portland Zine Symposium. He tours with his films on the Dinner and Bikes program and has been featured in Time Magazine, Publisher's Weekly, Utne Reader, Portland Mercury, Oregonian, Broken Pencil, Readymade, Punk Planet, Profane Existence, Spectator (Japan), G33K (Korea), and Maximum Rocknroll. He is the author of A People's Guide to Publishing: Building a Successful, Sustainable, Meaningful Book Business, Good Trouble: Building a Successful Life & Business on the Spectrum, Manspressions: Decoding Men's Behavior, Make a Zine, The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting, Beyond the Music, Bamboozled, Bipedal, By Pedal, and more. He is the director of the documentaries Aftermass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland, If It Ain't Cheap, It Ain't Punk, Of Dice & Men, $100 & A T-Shirt, and the Groundswell film series. The Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy described Biel as not trained in pedagogy. His work can be found at joebiel.net

Reviews

[Review Quote] ""When a young intern at Microcosm Publishing--an indie house in Portland, Ore., focused on books that empower marginalized communities--asked founder Joe Biel what she should read to complete her publishing education, Biel was stumped. "I didn't know what to tell her," he said. With that intern in mind, Biel wrote A People's Guide to Publishing: Build a Successful, Sustainable, Meaningful, Book Business from the Ground Up, a comprehensive guide to launching a book publishing venture..."" - Calvin Reid, Publisher's Weekly [Review Quote] ""...an inspirational and practical guidebook for anyone interested in starting and sustaining a publishing company.... Beneath all the details about business plans, marketing, paper choices, printing styles, distributors, and contracts, A People's Guide to Publishing has a radical, DIY, punk-rock philosophy that echoes that of Microcosm Publishing itself. Publishing is a way to get books out there that need to be read, and Biel offers spirited advice about how to get that done."" - Vivian Wagner, NewPages [Review Quote] ""...goes into the nitty gritty of what it takes to build a publishing company. And we're talking EVERYTHING. That might sound daunting, but he's got some pretty fun stories from his own and other publishers' experience to keep us hyped."" - Emily Einolander, Hybrid Pub Scout