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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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April 08, 2021 01:31 AM PDT

This week on the pod, a reader got in touch. She's having trouble being accepted by distributors but received an offer to license her books from an established publisher. What is in her best interest?

April 01, 2021 01:28 AM PDT

There is a far-fetched and wrong-headed idea that distributors are like ATM machines, marketing machines, and can just infinitely ship books to stores in return for a paycheck. This is very far from the truth so this week on the pod, we are going to answer a reader question, "How do you know what a distributor specializes in?"

March 25, 2021 02:12 AM PDT

Almost every time, new publishers that get in touch are asking for help with variations of how to be sold into various stores or simply to get the attention of a trade distributor. So we've boiled this down, what distributors look for, and told some anecdotes about our own experiences with trade distributors.

March 19, 2021 09:34 AM PDT

Two years ago, this pod was just an idea: that two publishing nerds could answer reader questions for ten minutes each week since we no longer have time for consulting and do not see other human beings. But 100 episodes later, we decided to recall our favorite publishing memories!

March 11, 2021 02:24 AM PST

Undeniably this has been a difficult and complicated year for publishers. But more interestingly, there are already long-term changes to the industry and account behavior that will outlast COVID. This week we take a look at how those things impact the book industry!

March 04, 2021 05:02 AM PST

Amazon has manufactured a faux rivalry, driving a wedge between authors and publishers. This week on the pod, we diagnose and explain the difference between cover royalties, gross royalties, and net royalties...and how they are usually just misleading ways at the same outcome, yet Amazon's royalties are the smallest of all!

February 25, 2021 03:56 AM PST

A year later, even as consumer habits resume and stores have reopened, account buying has changed their basic behaviors. This week, we look at how this affects publishers and how it will continue to change the industry even after COVID is contained.

February 17, 2021 04:09 AM PST

How does a publisher evaluate their success? What are the numbers and measurements to look at? This week on the pod we take a good, hard look at how to chart your metrics and see how things are going for your press!

February 11, 2021 12:37 AM PST

Tomorrow marks our 25th anniversary of Microcosm Publishing so we bring you one formative memory from each year that creates the amalgamated experience of our success and story.

February 04, 2021 01:54 AM PST

You've created a pile of data about your books. Where do you keep it? Who do you send it to? How does it get there? We've got the answers!

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