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Author: Joe Biel Narrator: David Stifel Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2018 ISBN: 9781982604813
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A comprehensive and easy-to-follow guide to book publishing written by a successful book publisher

So, you want to publish books.

Publishing is an incredibly rewarding yet endlessly complicated profession. This comprehensive and empowering book serves as a resource and reality check for anyone considering launching a press or publishing a single book. Author Joe Biel draws on twenty-three years of experience in all parts of operating a small publishing company to teach you the skills of the trade, from distribution, operations, inventory, scheduling, and accounting to development, sales, publicity, and marketing. Listeners will come away with the confidence to succeed and a big-picture overview of why publishing matters and how to plan and run their business fairly and sustainably.

This book is equally useful to publishing beginners looking for a realistic overview of the process and for already practicing publishers seeking a deeper understanding of accounting principles, ways to bring their books to new audiences, and how to advance their mission in a changing industry.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “This insider’s guide to outsider publishing should leave aspiring publishers feeling inspired, optimistic, and well-informed.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Politely rebelious.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Joe Biel has a gift for looking at things a little differently. Anyone starting a publishing company or just hoping to publish one book will benefit from his perspective and experience in building Microcosm. They should read this.”

    Mark Suchomel, Senior Vice President, Baker & Taylor

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About the Author

Joe Biel is a self-made publisher and filmmaker who draws origins, inspiration, and methods from punk rock. He is the founder/manager of Microcosm Publishing and cofounder of the Portland Zine Symposium. He tours with his films on the Dinner and Bikes program and has been featured in Time, Publishers 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 Good Trouble: Building a Successful Life & Business on the Spectrum; Manspressions: Decoding Men’s Behavior; 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.

About the Narrator

David Stifel trained at the Yale School of Drama and has worked for such noted film directors as Steven Spielberg and Danny Boyle.