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A People's Guide to Publishing
How To Grow Your Small World
Category: Books
Location: 2752 N Williams Ave.
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August 06, 2020 10:16 AM PDT

Over the past 25 years, Microcosm Publishing has come to sell millions of books, against all odds, and seemingly by accident. This week we explore what the motivations, key decisions, mistakes, and underlying factors were that led to this success and becoming a proper "Midlist" publisher.

July 30, 2020 07:19 AM PDT

We frequently meet authors who don't understand all of the things that can go right or wrong between the time that a book is acquired and found on a store shelf by a hapless reader!

July 23, 2020 02:40 AM PDT

Over the past 25 years it's been awkward to watch how publishers try to paint themselves as plain enough for all people. The events of the past year have demonstrated the timeliness of expressing our values. Rather than trying to avoid having stances on issues, modern publishers are succeeding by aligning themselves with modern movements.

July 16, 2020 03:09 PM PDT

When most people think of bookstores, they think of the corporate chains. But yet, that's only 25% of the bookstores in the U.S. at this point. What happened?

July 09, 2020 11:26 AM PDT

We frequently talk to publishers who do not realize that publishing is quite a bit more legislated than they realize. So this week we explore that and what is required of publishers by the Robinson-Patman Act!

June 30, 2020 04:01 AM PDT

People are often shocked to learn that ebooks comprise a mere 8% of book sales. Consumers are often under the impression that it costs much less to make an ebook than a paperback so we explode these rumors this week!

June 30, 2020 03:59 AM PDT

You might have seen the news stories about consumer protections about pricing collusion. Often when you go to publishing conferences, you can't talk about pricing. So this week we talk about how these things work and why they exist.

June 18, 2020 08:42 AM PDT
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This week's question is "Why does a publisher release a new edition if a book is already successful?"

June 11, 2020 04:55 AM PDT

At first an author is so excited that people have read their book and wants to engage with them but quickly this can simmer into resentment. This week, Faith G Harper (Unfuck Your Brain) and Joseph Green (CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting) help us to understand what healthy boundaries

June 04, 2020 09:00 AM PDT

This week we answer reader questions from Anastacia Ferry: What did you think of Diamond stopping production and how it's affected the comic book world?

What do you think of Diamond in general as a small publisher?

How do you think the world of comics needs to change after the pandemic?

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