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Joe Biel is a self-made autistic publisher and filmmaker who draws origins, inspiration, and methods from punk rock. Biel is the founder and CEO of Microcosm Publishing, Publishers Weekly's #1 fastest growing publisher of 2022. Biel has been featured in Time Magazine, NPR, Publishers Weekly, Art of Autism, Reading Glasses, PBS, Bulletproof Radio, Spectator (Japan), G33K (Korea), and Maximum Rocknroll. Biel is the author of People's Guide to Publishing: Building a Successful, Sustainable, Meaningful Book Business, Good Trouble: Building a Successful Life & Business on the Spectrum, Manspressions: Decoding Men's Behavior, Make a Zine, The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting, Proud to be RetardedBicycle Culture Rising, and more. Biel is the director of five feature films and hundreds of short films, including Aftermass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland, $100 & A T-Shirt, and the Groundswell film series. Biel lives in Portland, Ore. Find out more at joebiel.net

$30-40-60 Superpack: Owning Our Damage Warehouse Sale! (Published Books)

$30-40-60 Superpack: Owning Our Damage Warehouse Sale! (Published Books)

by Super Pack! Author, Joe Biel Author, Elly Blue Author, Ian Giesbrecht Author, Jane Goodall Author, 8 more

10 books worth $130, yours for just $40... it doesn't get much better than that! Here's a…

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Neurodivergent Pride #12: Burnout (What Autistic Minds Can Teach Each Other and the World)

Neurodivergent Pride #12: Burnout (What Autistic Minds Can Teach Each Other and the World)

by Joe Biel Editor, Partly Robot Contributor and Amelia Nagoski Contributor

Burnout is a topic on everyone's mind since the pandemonium hit in March 2020. But what about autistic burnout?…

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The Enduring Legacy of Portland's Black Panthers: The Roots of Free Healthcare, Free Breakfast, and Neighborhood Control in Oregon

The Enduring Legacy of Portland's Black Panthers: The Roots of Free Healthcare, Free Breakfast, and Neighborhood Control in Oregon

by Joe Biel Author and Aaron Dixon Foreword

In the 1960s through 1980s, the Black Panther Party rose up throughout the United States, envisioning a world…

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Autism Acceptance

Autism Acceptance

by Joe Biel Author

Show your support for people on the autism spectrum and other neurodiverse people with this magnet. Stick it on…

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How to Make a Decision

How to Make a Decision

by Joe Biel Author

It's not always easy to make the right choice. It's not always easy to know what your choices are! But with this…

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What Should I Do Next?

What Should I Do Next?

by Joe Biel Author

Everybody gets bogged down in tasks from time to time and feels uncertain about how to start their long list of to-dos.…

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Sticker #231: start as you want to continue

Sticker #231start as you want to continue

by Joe Biel Author

The beginning contains everything that follows after it. That's why the way you start something shapes the way it…

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How to Recognize What You Need

How to Recognize What You Need

by Joe Biel Author

It's not always easy to know what you need. We go through our day, and we feel tired, cranky, paralyzed with…

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Scarcity v Abundance

Scarcity v Abundance

by Joe Biel Author

It's easy to find ourselves thinking that life is a zero sum game. The more one person has, the less another has.…

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Is This a Problem?

Is This a Problem?

by Joe Biel Author

Ever get overwhelmed by a situation? Not sure how to resolve it, or even evaluate it? This helpful magnet set with a…

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Read Zines, Change the World

Read Zines, Change the World

by Joe Biel Author

Zines are a powerful tool for changing minds and sharing information. Get other people stoked about the power of zines…

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How You Relate to Others

How You Relate to Others

by Joe Biel Author

The self that we bring with us to work or to social contexts isn't always the same. We have our good days and our…

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$25 Superpack: Your Neurodiverse Friends

$25 Superpack: Your Neurodiverse Friends

by Super Pack! Author and Joe Biel Series Editor

Get the first five issues of the compilation zine Your Neurodiverse Friend, bringing together perspectives and personal…

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Your Neurodiverse Friend #5: Interactions with Police

Your Neurodiverse Friend #5: Interactions with Police

by Joe Biel Editor, Eliot Daughtry Contributor, Kriss De Jong Contributor, Partly Robot Contributor and Seth Graham Author

In this timely and unfortunately perennially relevant zine, author and editor Joe Biel has compiled stories from half a…

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Do Not Pet: How to Become a Service Dog

Do Not Pet: How to Become a Service Dog

by Joe Biel Author and Gerta O. Egy Illustrator

Ruby, a service dog who gave author Joe Biel mobility, health, and companionship through the most difficult years of…

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Autism Causes Vaccines: Stories of Neurodiverse Inventors and Discoveries

Autism Causes Vaccines: Stories of Neurodiverse Inventors and Discoveries

by Joe Biel Author

Just about every breakthrough discovery and some of the most innovative inventors in the history of the world have…

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No Self Injury for One Year

No Self Injury for One Year

by Joe Biel Author

You made it one year—12 months, 52 weeks, 365 whole days—with no self harm, and we're freaking proud of…

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A People's Guide to Business: Nine Rules for Success

A People's Guide to Business: Nine Rules for Success

by Joe Biel Author

Start and grow your successful business your wayUnlike any other small business guide out there, A People's…

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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 Author with 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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How You Relate To Others

How You Relate To Others

by Joe Biel Author

It is not always easy to be our most authentic selves. We wear masks all the time (and not just to stay safe in a…

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Boyfriend 411: Your Guide to Emotions, Communication, and Decoding Men

Boyfriend 411: Your Guide to Emotions, Communication, and Decoding Men

by Joe Biel Author

A comprehensive guide to all the questions you never knew you had about boyfriends. If you're looking for a…

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Bicycle Culture Rising #3: A History of Bicycle Activism in Portland, OR

Bicycle Culture Rising #3: A History of Bicycle Activism in Portland, OR

by Joe Biel Author

In this, the third issue of Joe Biel's award-winning, ongoing look at the Critical Mass movement, we are given a…

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The Autism Handbook: Everything You Wanted to Know About Life on the Spectrum

The Autism Handbook: Everything You Wanted to Know About Life on the Spectrum

by Joe Biel Author and Dr. Faith G. Harper Author

What's it like to be autistic? As many as one in forty-five people live that reality every day, but our culture…

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Understanding Eugenics: The U.S. and Nazi Plans to Shape the Gene Pool & Control the Population

Understanding Eugenics: The U.S. and Nazi Plans to Shape the Gene Pool & Control the Population

by Joe Biel Author

The "science" of eugenics—by which the genetic makeup of a population is shaped by controlling…

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Robert Smalls: The Slave Who Stole a Confederate Ship, Broke the Code, & Freed a Village

Robert Smalls: The Slave Who Stole a Confederate Ship, Broke the Code, & Freed a Village

by Joe Biel Author

During the Civil War, the enslaved Black crew of a Confederate ship was left to sleep on board overnight. Following a…

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How to Sell Stuff at an Event

How to Sell Stuff at an Event

by Joe Biel Author

So you've got a business where you make stuff—zines, books, crafts, art, widgets. Whatever it is, you're…

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Unfuck Your Writing: Write Better, Reach Readers, & Share Your Inner World

Unfuck Your Writing: Write Better, Reach Readers, & Share Your Inner World

by Joe Biel Author and Dr. Faith G. Harper Author

Want to be a writer, but the words won't come? Do you have a lot to say but don't know how to write it so people…

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Your Neurodiverse Friend #1: A User Guide to Treating People Like People

Your Neurodiverse Friend #1: A User Guide to Treating People Like People

by Temple Grandin, Ph.D Contributor, Joe Biel Editor, Eliot Daughtry Contributor, Gee23 Contributor, Kate McNulty Contributor, 4 more

Neurodiversity occupies a similar place in the public consciousness as gay rights did in the 1970s: most people on the…

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Proud to be Retarded #6: Gender

Proud to be Retarded #6: Gender

by Joe Biel Author, Kriss De Jong Author, Jo-Jo Sherrow Author and Eliot Daughtry Author

Neurogenders are gender identities that can only be understood in the context of being autistic or otherwise…

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Sticker #041: You Can't Trust the Government

Sticker #041You Can't Trust the Government

by Joe Biel Author

 Just ask any Indigenous person.(Sturdy vinyl sticker with black print on a white background. Reads: "You…

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