People's Guide to Publishing: Building a Successful, Sustainable, Meaningful Book Business from the Ground Up

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Microcosm Publishing
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4.9 X 7.0 X 1.2 inches | 0.8 pounds

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About the Author
Joe Biel is a self-made autistic publisher and filmmaker who draws origins, inspiration, and methods from punk rock. Biel is the founder and CEO of Microcosm Publishing, Publishers Weekly's #1 fastest growing publisher of 2022. Biel has been featured in Time Magazine, NPR, Publishers Weekly, Art of Autism, Reading Glasses, PBS, Bulletproof Radio, Spectator (Japan), G33K (Korea), and Maximum Rocknroll. Biel is the author of 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, Proud to be Retarded, Bicycle Culture Rising, and more. Biel is the director of five feature films and hundreds of short films, including Aftermass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland, $100 & A T-Shirt, and the Groundswell film series. Biel lives in Portland, Ore. Find out more at
[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] "" 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