Welcome to the Writer's Life: How to Design Your Writing Craft, Writing Business, Writing Practice, and Reading Practice

Welcome to the Writer's Life: How to Design Your Writing Craft, Writing Business, Writing Practice, and Reading Practice

by Paulette Perhach

So you want to be a writer. Not just write a book, but actually devote your life to the craft. Maybe you've …

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The Lost Art of Reading: Books and Resistance in a Troubled Time

The Lost Art of Reading: Books and Resistance in a Troubled Time

by David L. Ulin

It can be sad to see less and less people reading, and the rise of misinformation is just salt in the wound. David L. …

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People's Guide to Publishing: Building a Successful, Sustainable, Meaningful Book Business From the Ground Up

People's Guide to Publishing: Building a Successful, Sustainable, Meaningful Book Business From the Ground Up

by Joe Biel

So, you want to publish books.Drawing on 23 years of experience operating an independent publishing company, Joe Biel …

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A People's Guide to Publishing Workbook

A People's Guide to Publishing Workbook

by Joe Biel

Plan out your publishing empire, from mission to budgets, with this workbook companion to Joe Biel's A People's …

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Storytelling Alchemy: Write Your Own Happy Ending

Storytelling Alchemy: Write Your Own Happy Ending

by Renée Damoiselle

While there's no actual alchemy that you'd expect from Full Metal Alchemist, you will get all the goods needed …

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Mastering Plot Twists: How to Use Suspense, Targeted Storytelling Strategies, and Structure to Captivate Your Readers

Mastering Plot Twists: How to Use Suspense, Targeted Storytelling Strategies, and Structure to Captivate Your Readers

by Jane K. Cleland

Matering Plot Twists: How to Use Suspense, Targeted Storytelling Strategies, and Structure to Captivate Your Readers …

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Xerography Debt #43

Xerography Debt #43

by Davida Breier

With so many zines out there, it can be hard to know which one to read, let alone discover new ones. Xerography #43 is …

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Sticker #403: The People Want Books, We're Sending ALL WE CAN SPARE

Sticker #403: The People Want Books, We're Sending ALL WE CAN SPARE

Microcosm is devoted to people having access to books and to reading! We especially want books to be available that are …

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Damn! Why Didn't I Write That?: How Ordinary People Are Raking in $100,000.00... or More Writing Nonfiction Books & How You Can Too!(2nd Edition)

Damn! Why Didn't I Write That?: How Ordinary People Are Raking in $100,000.00... or More Writing Nonfiction Books & How You Can Too!(2nd Edition)

by Marc McCutcheon

This book is amazing. It's the best book I've ever read on getting your nonfiction book published, hands-down. …

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Literary Theory for Beginners

Literary Theory for Beginners

by For Beginners and Mary Klages

Have you heard the terms structuralism and deconstruction and postmodernism but aren’t really sure what they mean? …

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The Year's Work in the Punk Bookshelf or, Lusty Scripts

The Year's Work in the Punk Bookshelf or, Lusty Scripts

by Brian James Schill

A study on how punk music draws more from classical literature than other pop culture figures of the time. Many punk …

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Make a Zine!: Start Your Own Underground Publishing Revolution

Make a Zine!: Start Your Own Underground Publishing Revolution

by Joe Biel and Bill Brent

Do you have a passion that you want to obsess about in a love letter to the world? In this new edition of …

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Origins of a Story: 202 True Inspirations Behind the World's Greatest Literature

Origins of a Story: 202 True Inspirations Behind the World's Greatest Literature

by Jake Grogan

Where do books come from? Or, more specifically, where do the inspirations for these stories come from? This collection …

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How to Success!: A Writer's Guide to Fame and Fortune

How to Success!: A Writer's Guide to Fame and Fortune

by Corinne Caputo

Did you know that some paragraph shapes are more successful than others? Or that the best way to start a memoir is to …

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Ever Evolving Bastion of Freakdom: A Quimby's Bookstore History in Words and Pictures

Ever Evolving Bastion of Freakdom: A Quimby's Bookstore History in Words and Pictures

by Liz Mason and Steven Svymbersky

Quimby's Bookstore opened in Chicago 25 years ago and has been going full tilt ever since, providing a hub, outlet, …

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Lonely Books (Pound the Pavement #14)

Lonely Books (Pound the Pavement #14)

by Josh MacPhee

"If all the lonely books got together and formed a union, would they still be lonely?" asks Josh MacPhee in …

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Publishing for Profit: Successful Bottom-Line Management for Book Publishers

Publishing for Profit: Successful Bottom-Line Management for Book Publishers

by Thomas Woll

Publishing in the 21st century is a rapidly changing business, and this highly readable and comprehensive reference …

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$20 Superpack: Books Brought to you By the letter B

$20 Superpack: Books Brought to you By the letter B

by Nate Beaty, Joe Biel, Elly Blue, Al Burian, Keith Rosson, Sarah Royal and Super Pack!

Of all the letters in the alphabet, we probably have the most books that begin with a B! Get this bundle of B books: …

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$5 Superpack: 5 Random Ebooks

$5 Superpack: 5 Random Ebooks

by Super Pack! and Various

Like ebooks? We've made them for a whole bunch of our books. For five bucks, we'll send you five random ones. …

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Catalog

Catalog

by Various

Want to get off the internet? For many years we've been trying to create a catalog that simultaneously meets the needs …

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On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction

On Writing Well: The Classic Guide to Writing Nonfiction

by William Zinsser

On Writing Well has been praised for its sound advice, its clarity, and its warmth of style. It is a book for anybody …

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$25 Superpack: Books about Books

$25 Superpack: Books about Books

by Joe Biel, Greg Farrell, Katie Haegele, Sarah Royal and Super Pack!

If you're a person, like us, who loves books so much that reading a book about books is a heightened form of …

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Good Trouble: Building a Successful Life and Business with Asperger's

Good Trouble: Building a Successful Life and Business with Asperger's

by Joe Biel, Joyce Brabner and Sander Hicks

The history of Microcosm Publishing, from its origins as a record label and zine distro in Joe Biel's bedroom …

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$15-$50 Superpack: We Choose for You!

$15-$50 Superpack: We Choose for You!

by Super Pack! and Various

Want some books and zines but overwhelmed by your choices? Well, we would love to help you choose! This is also great …

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6 Month Zine Subscription

6 Month Zine Subscription

by Various

Want a package of four to five zines every month that's tailored exactly to your peculiar and wild tastes? We'd …

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Biking Superhero Sweatshirt

Biking Superhero Sweatshirt

by Joe Biel

We feel strongly about making affordable clothing in an ethical manner as much as possible! It's increasingly …

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$40 Superpack: 10 Slightly Damaged Books!

$40 Superpack: 10 Slightly Damaged Books!

by Super Pack! and Various

We've got some books and zines with bent corners, scratched or slightly ripped covers, lil bit dirty, scuffed, or …

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Sticker #367: I'd rather be reading Microcosm books!

Sticker #367: I'd rather be reading Microcosm books!

by Joe Biel and Elly Blue

 So would we! But someone's gotta make 'em.

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How to Become a Famous Writer Before You're Dead: Your Words in Print and Your Name in Lights

How to Become a Famous Writer Before You're Dead: Your Words in Print and Your Name in Lights

by Ariel Gore

Sadly, brilliant writing and clever wordplay do not a published author make.True, you do actually have to write if you …

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