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Joe Biel is the founder and CEO of Microcosm, a 25-year-old midlist publishing and distribution company that has sold millions of books. Elly Blue is the editorial and marketing director at Microcosm. Joe is also the author of A People’s Guide to Publishing, which distills what they’ve learned over the past 25 years in 416 pages. Together, they distill this knowledge for other publishers and people who simply want to understand the publishing industry.
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A People's Guide to Publishing Microcosm Publishing

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Joe Biel is the founder and CEO of Microcosm, a 25-year-old midlist publishing and distribution company that has sold millions of books. Elly Blue is the editorial and marketing director at Microcosm. Joe is also the author of A People’s Guide to Publishing, which distills what they’ve learned over the past 25 years in 416 pages. Together, they distill this knowledge for other publishers and people who simply want to understand the publishing industry.
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Thank you for watching the People's Guide to Publishing vlogcast!
Get the book: https://microcosmpublishing.com/catal...
Get the workbook: https://microcosmpublishing.com/catal...
More from Microcosm: http://microcosmpublishing.com
More by Joe Biel: http://joebiel.net
More by Elly Blue: http://takingthelane.com
Subscribe to our monthly email newsletter: https://confirmsubscription.com/h/r/0...
Find us on social media
Facebook: http://facebook.com/microcosmpublishing
Twitter: http://twitter.com/microcosmmm
Instagram: http://instagram.com/microcosm_pub
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    How do publishing supply chains work for books?

    How do publishing supply chains work for books?

    We frequently meet authors who don't understand all of the things that can go right or wrong between the time that a book is acquired and found on a store shelf by a hapless reader!

    • 14 min
    How Does My Press Join the Revolution?

    How Does My Press Join the Revolution?

    Over the past 25 years it's been awkward to watch how publishers try to paint themselves as plain enough for all people. The events of the past year have demonstrated the timeliness of expressing our values. Rather than trying to avoid having stances on issues, modern publishers are succeeding by aligning themselves with modern movements.

    • 11 min
    What happened to chain bookstores?

    What happened to chain bookstores?

    When most people think of bookstores, they think of the corporate chains. But yet, that's only 25% of the bookstores in the U.S. at this point. What happened?

    • 12 min
    How Is Fair Competition Ensured in Publishing?

    How Is Fair Competition Ensured in Publishing?

    We frequently talk to publishers who do not realize that publishing is quite a bit more legislated than they realize. So this week we explore that and what is required of publishers by the Robinson-Patman Act!

    • 9 min
    How much does it cost to make an ebook?

    How much does it cost to make an ebook?

    People are often shocked to learn that ebooks comprise a mere 8% of book sales. Consumers are often under the impression that it costs much less to make an ebook than a paperback so we explode these rumors this week!

    • 10 min
    Why can't publishers talk about price?

    Why can't publishers talk about price?

    You might have seen the news stories about consumer protections about pricing collusion. Often when you go to publishing conferences, you can't talk about pricing. So this week we talk about how these things work and why they exist.

    • 13 min

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