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A People's Guide to Publishing
How To Grow Your Small World of Books
Category: Books
Location: 2752 N Williams Ave.
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October 15, 2020 04:02 AM PDT

The minute that you open the boxes of your first books, it's SOOOO EXCITING! Then a few days, weeks, months, and years go by and...where do we put all of these? How do we make sense of them? How many do we have? How do we keep track? How do we know when to print more? We tackle all of that and more this week!

October 14, 2020 05:56 AM PDT

Most of the time in publishing, when we talk about brands, we are talking about authors. But recently, in independent publishing, we've seen the rise of the series and its own form of unique branding. So we are going to explore best practices and how to manage your brand!

October 13, 2020 05:26 AM PDT

Last week we talked about the evolving definition of midlist so this week we are cracking the lid open on how to write a midlist book or twenty! The lens is Marc McCutcheon's book, Damn, Why DIdn't I Write That? which you can snag a copy of here: https://microcosmpublishing.com/catalog/books/9585

September 24, 2020 01:32 PM PDT

Recently we ran into an article claiming that the publishing midlist no longer exists. So we talked about it and realized that the definition of it is merely changing. So this week we took a look at the up and downsides of that evolving definition and who the culprits are (spoiler: some familiar subjects).

September 16, 2020 05:22 AM PDT

In 2010 we published Firebrands. In 2013 we published Grow. In 2020, we hired a bindery to rip the covers off thousands of existing stock and redevelop them with new covers and titles. Learn why!

September 10, 2020 02:10 AM PDT

This week we answer a reader question about the brain science of how many words go on a page and how many words in a manuscript!

September 03, 2020 12:18 PM PDT

When the bookstores closed up shop, the publishers suddenly lost their ground troops. What should publishers do to promote their newest titles? Here's what we did!

August 27, 2020 03:23 AM PDT

One of the most frequently asked questions of us are how authors have successfully approached us to get their books published. Here are two of those stories and some ideas about how to get published yourself!

August 20, 2020 01:50 AM PDT

You've seen them floating around bookstores and in freeboxes! Perhaps you've received them to review! This week, we explore the purpose, benefits, and costs of Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs) and how they serve the industry!

August 13, 2020 09:32 AM PDT

Book marketing is that dirty phrase with an innocuous meaning: what allows the book to reach its audience. This week we walk through some examples and best practices to make sure that you are getting read by and reaching the people who want to read your books!

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