Trying to write but struggling to get the words on the page, mired in imposter syndrome, or just not sure where you’re going with it? Prolific, bestselling authors Dr. Faith Harper and Joe Biel have teamed up to bring you this book that’s especially focused on long-form nonfiction, but is useful for any writers who find themselves lacking focus or wanting more structure and direction.
On today’s episode of A People’s Guide to Publishing podcast, Joe and Elly look at the Audio Publishers Association report on 2020 audiobook sales and listening habits. How many of us are switching to audio? Who is making the switch? What are we listening to? And how? And what does this mean for print and ebooks? Listen or watch for hot takes on all this and more.
Learn about and celebrate 50 years of the musicians who built punk rock music and culture. In this far-reaching anthology, David Ensminger delves underground to explore the oft overlooked community of badass women who shaped the punk scene. There is a common thread of women being excluded and gatekept from the hardcore music scene but this anthology challenges that notion and shows that women have still been able to overcome, kick ass, and shred alongside the best of them. Biographies, interviews, band anecdotes, and never-before-published photos showcase the talent and artistry of bands like Bikini Kill, The Guttersluts, Bratmobile, Spitboy, the Germs, The Slits, and dozens more. Through its intimate aesthetic analysis and raw zine-like presentation, this is an essential resource for anyone looking to discover, rediscover, and cherish punk history.
Today on the People’s Guide to Publishing podcast, Joe and Elly answer a reader question. The reader has an idea and a draft outline of a graphic novel; what are their next steps in pursuing publication? We offer some advice, a few cautions, and encouragement for getting into the comics side of the publishing industry.
This week on the People’s Guide to Publishing podcast, Joe and Elly answer a very frequent reader question: I’ve written a book, now how do I pitch it? Solid advice for authors on marketing, querying, and selling your manuscript ensues.
Get free of the tight grip of anxiety with these exercises and worksheets designed to help you identify, manage, and ultimately calm your anxiety, stress, and panic. Work through this book either by itself or as a companion to Dr. Faith G. Harper’s bestselling Unfuck Your Anxiety. Figure out the history of your anxiety and how and when it makes itself known, and learn basic tools for surviving moments of panic as well as longer-term problem solving. Manage your symptoms, figure out what to ask your treatment and prescription providers, and take back your life!
This week on the People’s Guide to Publishing podcast, Joe and Elly answer a reader question. This reader wants to launch a publishing company, but isn’t sure where to start. We bring it back to basics for them.
This week on the People’s Guide to Publishing podcast, Joe and Elly interpret and analyze the recent news that book distributor and wholesaler Ingram is centralizing its warehousing for its distribution clients. Hang on and enjoy the ride through some serious publishing industry inside baseball!
A feminist history of bicycling for sport and adventure spans a century of women who changed the world from two wheels. This vivacious tale, peppered with fascinating details from primary sources, shows how women were sometimes the stars of bicycle races and exhibitions, and other times had to overcome sexism, exclusion, and economic inequalities in order to ride. From the almost burlesque show races and creative performances of the 19th century to the evolution of cycling as a modern sport and form of transportation, April Streeter brings her exuberant eye for character, fashion, and story to convey the evolving emotional resonance of bicycling for women and their communities. She interweaves pedal-powered history with profiles of bicyclists who made their mark, like Katharine Hepburn, Annie Londonderry, Kittie Knox, Dorothy Lawrence, Louise Armaindo, and more.
On this episode of the People’s Guide to Publishing podcast, Joe and Elly take on a reader question. This reader is planning to publish a tarot deck, and wanted advice about how to map the project out to best actualize their concept. Our advice is geared towards their specific project, an illustrated deck, but holds true for people wanting to publish books, board games, and other creative projects as well.