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The Business of Publishing: Title Develo...

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This is the fifth post in a series of articles for aspiring publishers. The series is written by Joe Biel, the founder and owner of Microcosm Publishing and the co-author of DIY publishing how-to book Make a Zine. Title development is what determines a book’s packaging. It’s the magic combination of title and subtitle, the […]

The Business of Publishing: Formatting f...

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This is the fourth post in a series of articles for aspiring publishers. The series is written by Joe Biel, the founder and owner of Microcosm Publishing and the co-author of DIY publishing how-to book Make a Zine. Formatting for Print So you’ve got a book. Or at least, you have a lot of content […]

The Business of Publishing: Working with...

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This is the third post in a series of articles for aspiring publishers, written by Joe Biel, the founder and owner of Microcosm Publishing and the co-author of DIY publishing how-to book Make a Zine. Once you’ve decided how you want to release your work, your next publishing decisions are going to be technical. If […]

The Business of Publishing: The Distribu...

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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 […]

The Business of Publishing: The economic...

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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 […]