We Are the Media

Publishers, filmmakers, street journalists, podcasters, protest singers, radical writers, creative weirdos, storytellers, zinesters, bloggers, political cartoonists, social media geniuses, and everyone whose public explanations of the world around them can't be pinned down by genre: these books are for, by, and about you.

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 Author

So, you want to publish books. Drawing on 24 years of experience operating an independent publishing company, …

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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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Street Journalist: Understand and Report the News in Your Community

Street Journalist: Understand and Report the News in Your Community

by Lisa Loving Author

A corrupt politician. A local business in trouble. A neighbor with a heroic story. An opportunity to work together for …

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From Chaos to Creativity: Building a Productivity System for Artists and Writers

From Chaos to Creativity: Building a Productivity System for Artists and Writers

by Jessie L. Kwak Author

Art and writing can be the most fulfilling part of our lives. But it's often difficult to make space for …

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Cambodian Grrrl: Self-Publishing in Phnom Penh

Cambodian Grrrl: Self-Publishing in Phnom Penh

by Anne Elizabeth Moore Author

Winner of The Society of American Travel Writer's Bronze Travel Book Award! In Cambodian Grrrl: …

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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 Author

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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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 Author

Brilliant writing and clever wordplay do not a published author make, unfortunately. True, you do actually have to …

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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 Author

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

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Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Radio Masters

Out on the Wire: The Storytelling Secrets of the New Radio Masters

by Jessica Abel Author

Jessica Abel's new comics journalism book, On the Wire, is the nonfiction graphic novel format story of the rise …

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Make Noise: A Creator's Guide to Podcasting and Great Audio Storytelling

Make Noise: A Creator's Guide to Podcasting and Great Audio Storytelling

by Eric Nuzum Author

Podcasts are the new media norm, and anyone with something to say can start one, and maybe even make a living by …

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Whatcha Mean, What's a Zine?

Whatcha Mean, What's a Zine?

by Mark Todd, et. al. Author

Technically a how-to book, "Whatcha Mean..." generally eschews simple step-by-step instruction in favor of …

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Year of Zines: In which Sarah Mirk (That's Me!) Somewhat Obsessively Tries to Make a Zine Every Day For a Year

Year of Zines: In which Sarah Mirk (That's Me!) Somewhat Obsessively Tries to Make a Zine Every Day For a Year

by Sarah Mirk Author

After spending a year making one zine every day, Sarah Mirk collected her favorite 100 of them into this bright yellow …

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Honing Your Craft: Developing Artistic Skills on a Budget

Honing Your Craft: Developing Artistic Skills on a Budget

by Lydia Rogue Author

Do you dream of being a writer, but despair of finding the resources to make it happen? Writing for your passion, or …

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The Multi-Hyphen Life: Work Less, Create More, and Design a Life That Works for You

The Multi-Hyphen Life: Work Less, Create More, and Design a Life That Works for You

by Emma Gannon Author

Freelancers, polymaths, people with side hustles, gig workers, anyone who is cobbling together a creative career that …

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How to Write Anything: A Complete Guide

How to Write Anything: A Complete Guide

by Laura Brown Author

This title doesn't lie! Seriously, this book gives you templates and tips for how to write ANYTHING. Just a few …

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Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel Revised and Expanded: The Complete Guide to Mystery, Suspense, and Crime (2nd Edition)

Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel Revised and Expanded: The Complete Guide to Mystery, Suspense, and Crime (2nd Edition)

by Hallie Ephron Author

Are you a mystery, suspense, or crime writer who’s interested in taking your story ideas or rough-draft …

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Mind Your Business: A Workbook to Grow Your Creative Passion Into a Full-time Gig

Mind Your Business: A Workbook to Grow Your Creative Passion Into a Full-time Gig

by Ilana Griffo Author

This book covers everything you'll nee to know to turn your creative passion into a successful business. Go through …

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Grow: How to Take Your Do It Yourself Project and Passion to the Next Level and Quit Your Job

Grow: How to Take Your Do It Yourself Project and Passion to the Next Level and Quit Your Job

by Eleanor C. Whitney Author

Grow: How to Take Your DIY Project and Passion to the Next Level and Quit Your Job is a practical field guide for …

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Punk Rock Entrepreneur: Running a Business Without Losing Your Values

Punk Rock Entrepreneur: Running a Business Without Losing Your Values

by Caroline Moore Author

Do you have an idea for something that you want to share with the world but don’t know where to start? Want to …

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100 Songwriting Prompts: The Co-Writer in Your Pocket

100 Songwriting Prompts: The Co-Writer in Your Pocket

by Francy Goudreault Author

Whether you're an expert in need of fresh ideas or a beginner trying to find your voice, this book will get …

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Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad

Keep Going: 10 Ways to Stay Creative in Good Times and Bad

by Austin Kleon Author

How to keep making art and spending time on creativity, even when everything seems to be getting harder and harder. …

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Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir

Handling the Truth: On the Writing of Memoir

by Beth Kephart Author

Memoirist and National Book Award Finalist, Beth Kephart, shares her wisdom and advice on the art of memoir writing. …

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Find Your Voice: A Guided Poetry Journal for Your Heart and Your Art

Find Your Voice: A Guided Poetry Journal for Your Heart and Your Art

by Noor Unnahar Author

A guidebook for how to creating more poetry. These prompts will keep you writing more and more long after the book is …

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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 Author

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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Comics Experience Guide to Writing Comics

Comics Experience Guide to Writing Comics

by Andy Schmidt Author

If you're looking for a reference book or a step-by-step instruction on how to make a comic, you can't go wrong …

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The Art of the Graphic Memoir: Tell Your Story, Change Your Life

The Art of the Graphic Memoir: Tell Your Story, Change Your Life

by Tom Hart Author

This comprehensive guide to writing a graphic memoir is both helpful and moving, and will tell you everything you need …

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How to Write a Nonfiction Book Proposal (The Fast-Track Course)

How to Write a Nonfiction Book Proposal (The Fast-Track Course)

by Stephen Blake Mettee Author

When you're writing a book, you need to have a clear idea of what your nonfiction book will be about and be able to …

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How to Not Always Be Working: A Toolkit for Creativity and Radical Self-Care

How to Not Always Be Working: A Toolkit for Creativity and Radical Self-Care

by marlee grace Author

What is my work? Where do I work? What is not my work? Marlee tackles these not-so-obvious questions and more …

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Storyville!: An Illustrated Guide to Writing Fiction

Storyville!: An Illustrated Guide to Writing Fiction

by John Dufresne Author and Evan Wondolowski Illustrator

"You need at least two skills to be a fiction writer. You need to be able to write and you need to be able to tell …

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5 to 9 #1: What's your side hustle?

5 to 9 #1: What's your side hustle?

by ChrisRWK Author, Dave Combs Author and Holly Combs Author

Check out this brand new print zine focusing on people's side hustles, passions, project, and hobby businesses. An …

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I Want to Be Creative: How to Live a Creative Life

I Want to Be Creative: How to Live a Creative Life

by Harriet Griffey Author

Like every other good book title, this one give you a good idea what you're in for when you crack open Harriet …

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Hustle Economy: Transforming Your Creativity Into a Career

Hustle Economy: Transforming Your Creativity Into a Career

by Jessica Hagy Author and Jason Oberholtzer Author

To survive in today's gig economy, you must be a mover, a shaker, a doer, and a maker. In The Hustle Economy, we …

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Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity

by David Allen Author

A classic gem, incredibly helpful for anyone who's overwhelmed with things to get done. Get everything out of …

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Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person

Year of Yes: How to Dance It Out, Stand In the Sun and Be Your Own Person

by Shonda Rhimes Author

Shonda Rhimes has created, written, and produced hit television shows like Grey's Anatomy and Scandal. She is …

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Storytelling Alchemy: Write Your Own Happy Ending

Storytelling Alchemy: Write Your Own Happy Ending

by Renée Damoiselle Author

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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What Should I Do Next?

What Should I Do Next?

by Joe Biel Author

Often wonder what you should do next? We've got your back. 

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Revolution Between the Lines Typewriter

Revolution Between the Lines Typewriter

by Joe Biel Illustrator

What you write matters. What you read matters. Understanding the subtext and context of what you write and read matters …

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