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!
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.
On a rare current events episode of the People’s Guide to Publishing podcast, Joe and Elly talk about the latest big fish in publishing to be swallowed up by an even bigger fish. We talk about consolidation, specialization, and how sometimes your most successful experiment is the one you don’t want to keep.
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This week on the People’s Guide to Publishing podcast, Joe and Elly try to break down the roles of author and publisher. There’s a lot of variation and a lot of grey area, and this was a fun conversation about what works and what doesn’t.
Publishing is a business with lots of opportunities to make really expensive, embarrassing, and/or hurtful mistakes! We don’t really have a culture of talking about our failures in this industry, but we think it’s healthy to acknowledge and learn from them.
This week on the People’s Guide to Publishing podcast, Joe and Elly talk about some of the biggest mistakes we’ve made over the years at Microcosm . . . and how we recovered from them. We didn’t have time to get to everything we ever botched, but maybe we’ll make this an annual episode!
This week on the People’s Guide to Publishing podcast, Joe and Elly answer a reader question from someone who wants to start a regional publishing company but isn’t sure how to figure out what format and market niche to pursue.
This week on the People’s Guide to Publishing podcast, Joe and Elly answer a listener question! A relatively new publisher has been turned down by distributors, but a larger publisher made a proposal to license her books. What do these things mean and what is in her best interest?
This week on the People’s Guide to Publishing podcast, Joe and Elly continue to talk about how to find distribution for your book publishing company.
Last week, we talked about how to get a trade distributor interested in working with you. This week we turn the tables to discuss the equally important question of how to choose distributors that you want to work with, particularly ones who have expertise in selling the types of books you publish.
On today’s People’s Guide to Publishing podcast, Joe and Elly tackle a question we are asked all the time: how can a new or small publisher attract a trade distributor who can sell their books to bookstores, among other places?