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Announcing Our Fall 2015 Titles

November 30, 2014 — by Joe Biel

Microcosm Publishing Fall 2015 Book Titles

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Meet Our Spring 2015 Titles!

August 18, 2014 — by Joe Biel

Books released by Microcosm Publishing in Spring 2015

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Think! Eat! Act! Portland Release

June 05, 2014 — by Tim W.

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Reddit AMA w/ Joe Biel

May 27, 2014 — by Tim W.

On June 16th at 4pm-6pm EST, Microcosm founder and Aftermass director Joe Biel will be doing a Reddit AMA. Everything is fair game from the book business to making movies to the struggles with life and health that come along the way.

He'll be answering questions under the Microcosmmm username and we'll post up the official info and link when they become available. Get your questions ready!

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Bikenomics At Work in Michigan's Upper Peninsula

April 04, 2014 — by Will Andresen

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As a result of the mining legacy of the Gogebic Range (Northern Wisconsin and the western end of Michigan's upper peninsula, two great railroad lines were built to haul out iron ore out of the region. And since the surrounding towns were built before cars took over the landscape, our downtowns, neighborhoods and schools are all located within an easy walk from the railroads. Now, these abandoned rail lines run right through the center of five cities on the Gogebic Range. And having two rail lines eliminates any argument about whether they will be converted for use by bicycles and pedestrians or motorized vehicles. Even so, despite these near-perfect conditions, many efforts to build a bike trail along this corridor were unsuccessful. Objections centered on the question, “why spend money on bike trails with all those pot-holes that need filling?”

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Paralleling the Dinosaurs or How To Be The Biggest Small Publisher You’ve Never Heard Of

March 18, 2014 — by Joe Biel

How To Be The Biggest Small Publisher You’ve Never Heard Of As Microcosm enters our 19th year, we hear nothing but doom and gloom about the publishing industry, but 2013 was our best year since 2006. Through business savvy and hard work, we paid off our old debts, re-instituted raises and a year-end bonus for our staff, published twenty new titles, and moved into a new, larger office that we are working towards owning. And we did all of this without a single book selling over 5,000 copies.

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Financial Report for 2013

January 04, 2014 — by Joe Biel

In the name of fiscal transparency, like a 501(c)3 nonprofit, we publish our financial reports each year. You can also read them from 2012, 2011, 2010, and 2009! We've worked very hard this year, one of our hardest ever, and we have a lot to show for it. We were able to re-institute a year end bonus for all employees. We've paid off all of our old debts. We feel that we have reached a place of stability with a certain future through the recession and the evolving publishing industry. We moved into a newer, larger building last month that we own. Thanks for all of your support and for sticking with us through our 18th year. If you want to help, the best thing you can do for us is to sign up for a BFF subscription or purchase anything from the site!

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2013 - Top Things Made of Words

December 31, 2013 — by Tim W.

I'm generally not one for year end lists. Usually I'm late to the party. Often times I'm not invited to the party. Sometimes I get lost on my way to the party and end up at a different party, but still have a really good time. With that in mind, this is my list of 2013's "Top Things Made of Words." These days format is less relevant than ever, so for this list, everything qualifies. Whether it's an old book I didn't read until last month, a blog, a zine, or the post-it that was stuck to my shoe, it all has a chance. If you're here, you probably already know the things

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Our New Office Digs

December 12, 2013 — by Joe Biel

December was a busy month for us! Between trips to Chicago, Oklahoma City, Houston, and Fort Worth, we've also been moving into our new location—2752 N Williams Ave. Portland, OR 97227!

 

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Microcosm Publishing, Microcosm Distribution, and Pioneers Press...

November 07, 2013 — by Tim W.

Hey Folks, Although some of you may not know, Microcosm Publishing was effectively split into two separate companies on August 1, 2012. This was done for a number of personal, financial, and geographic reasons, and led to the formation of Microcosm Distribution (which has since become Pioneers Press). Unfortunately, splitting a company in two

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