Monthly Archives: December 2020

New on the Podcast: The story of The Courage Party

This week on the podcast, we put the spotlight on Joyce Brabner’s new book The Courage Party: Helping Our Resilient Children Understand and Survive Sexual Assault. It’s a hardcover, illustrated middle reader, telling the story of how, after being attacked in a park, young Danielle comes to see herself not as a victim or even a survivor, but as a courageous crime fighter.

This book is deeply important to us—and it also had the bad luck of coming back from the printer in the beginning of April, 2020, just when the libraries, schools, and comics stores we expected to be its major markets had all shut down. We talk about some of the strategies we and publishers are using to get the word out about our new books that came out during the pandemic.

Every week, Joe and Elly sit down to record a new episode of the People’s Guide to Publishing podcast. We talk about skills publishers need, our experiences, specific books (that we’ve published or otherwise), and publishing industry news.

We also answer listener questions—you can send yours to podcast at microcosmpublishing dot com.

You can watch our episodes on youtube, or listen to them wherever you get your podcasts.