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In the Frontmatter podcast, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp interviews authors and special guests about their areas of expertise, from data science to founding startups, and talks with them about their careers, their books, and their experiences as writers.

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In the Frontmatter podcast, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp interviews authors and special guests about their areas of expertise, from data science to founding startups, and talks with them about their careers, their books, and their experiences as writers.

    Eric Matthes, Author of Beginner's Python Cheat Sheets

    Eric Matthes, Author of Beginner's Python Cheat Sheets

    Eric Matthes is the author of the Leanpub book Beginner's Python Cheat Sheets. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Eric about his background, how he developed an interest in computers and programming at an early age, living outside for a year and cycling all around North America, his book and the experience of seeing it become a bestseller, and at the end, they talk a little bit about his experience as a self-published author.

    This interview was recorded on April 20, 2021.

    The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM179-Eric-Matthes-2021-04-20.mp3. You can subscribe to the Frontmatter podcast in iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137 or add the podcast URL directly here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137.

    This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.

    • 57 min
    Special Guest: Michael Bhaskar, Co-Founder of Canelo

    Special Guest: Michael Bhaskar, Co-Founder of Canelo

    Michael Bhaskar is co-founder of the UK-based book publisher Canelo, and the author of The Content Machine: Towards a Theory of Publishing from the Printing Press to the Digital Network and Curation: The power of selection in a world of excess. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Michael about his background, his early career experience at a prestigious literary agency, digital publishing, curation, tech, and power, and his experience launching and building a successful publishing startup.

    This interview was recorded on April 20, 2021.

    The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM178-Michael-Bhaskar-2021-04-20.mp3. You can subscribe to the Frontmatter podcast in iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137 or add the podcast URL directly here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137.

    This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.

    • 45 min
    Jana Boruta, Co-Author of Digital-First Events

    Jana Boruta, Co-Author of Digital-First Events

    Jana Boruta is co-author of the Leanpub book Digital-First Events: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Building Engaging Community Experiences. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Jana about her background and career, the nature and importance of community building and organizing events, the huge impact of the pandemic on her team's work and how they pivoted to digital events, her book, and at the end, they talk a little bit about her experience as a self-published author.

    This interview was recorded on Aproil 16, 2021.

    The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM177-Jana-Boruta-2021-04-16.mp3. You can subscribe to the Frontmatter podcast in iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137 or add the podcast URL directly here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137.

    This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.

    • 1 hr
    Cesare Pautasso, Author of Beautiful APIs

    Cesare Pautasso, Author of Beautiful APIs

    Cesare Pautasso is the author of the Leanpub book Beautiful APIs. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Cesare about his background, how he got into computers and technology, exchange programs and studying Computer Science, software artchitecture and microservices, blockchain, his book, and at the end, they talk a little bit about his experience as a self-published author.

    This interview was recorded on February 23, 2021.

    The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM176-Cesare-Pautasso-2021-02-23.mp3. You can subscribe to the Frontmatter podcast in iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137 or add the podcast URL directly here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137.

    This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Lee Baker, Author of Getting Started With Statistics: A Series of Bitesize Guides For Beginners

    Lee Baker, Author of Getting Started With Statistics: A Series of Bitesize Guides For Beginners

    Lee Baker is the author of the Leanpub book Getting Started With Statistics: A Series of Bitesize Guides For Beginners. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Lee about his background, his early work in medical physics and artificial intelligence, how he got into statistics, setting up his own company, how to protect yourself from being misled by statistics, his books, and at the end, they talk a little bit about his experience as a self-published author.

    This interview was recorded on March 4, 2021.

    The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM175-Lee-Baker-2021-03-04.mp3. You can subscribe to the Frontmatter podcast in iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137 or add the podcast URL directly here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137.

    This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Stephen Godfrey, Author of Imposter Therapy: How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome and Start Living

    Stephen Godfrey, Author of Imposter Therapy: How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome and Start Living

    Stephen Godfrey is the author of the Leanpub book Imposter Therapy: How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome and Start Living. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Stephen about his background, his somewhat circuitous career path, his book and some ways of overcoming imposter syndrome, and at the end, they talk a little bit about his experience as a self-published author.

    This interview was recorded on February 19, 2021.

    The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM174-Stephen-Godfrey-2021-02-19.mp3. You can subscribe to the Frontmatter podcast in iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137 or add the podcast URL directly here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137.

    This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.

    • 1 hr 4 min

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