Back in 2010, I published my very first zine, which was funded with my very first Kickstarter project, and coincided with the process of booking my very first tour. I couldn’t have done any of these things without a lot of help from a lot of people. One of these people, pictured here, is Sarah [...]
Online and in print!
This is the second post in a series on the business side of publishing by Joe Biel, the founder and owner of Microcosm Publishing and the co-author of DIY publishing how-to book Make a Zine. In the previous post in this series, I discussed the economies of various publishing formats—eBooks, print-on-demand, and traditional format offset [...]
Here at EBP HQ, we are big believers in the printed word (check out our post from earlier this week about the economics of publishing for one of the biggest reasons why). At the same time, we’re hardly luddites or purists or anything like that—this business is built on tech, through and through. It may [...]
This post was written by Joe Biel, founder and owner of Portland-based independent press Microcosm Publishing (and not incidentally, the publisher of my books Bikenomics and Everyday Bicycling). A couple of years ago, I posted a short guide to how I fund and sell zines; quite a few people since have said that they used [...]
When I ran the Kickstarter project for the original Bikes in Space zine, it included some funny rewards. One of them allowed the backer to recommend a science fiction book or movie, and I would write a gender analysis. Three people took me up on this. I read two books and watched one movie and [...]