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Live Episode: How to Stand Out At Big Shows with Mary Bellamy, Ted Washington, Doug Dlin, Thom Zahler, Val Hochberg, Nick Doan, Jim Hillin, Josh Howard, and Mike Purcell

Being accepted into San Diego Comic-Con as an exhibitor is a huge thrill. Especially in the curated area of small press, acceptance is truly a form of validation. It means that you are worthy of... Read More
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Hard Lesson 13: How to Market Yourself at a Con as an Attendee

We talked earlier this week about how to market yourself as an exhibitor, but there’s a big pool of people who go to cons as attendees that are trying to market themselves as well. That’s... Read More
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Episode 29: The Prospect of Small Press Publishing with Colleen Dunn Bates

Today on the show we have Colleen Dunn Bates, publisher, founder, and editor of Prospect Park books (the Pasadena company, not the NYC one). Here’s a bio from www.prospectparkbooks.com If you like this podcast, please rate, subscribe,... Read More
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SDCC SPECIAL: How to Market Yourself at Big Cons

If you make it long enough in this business, cons will be a big part of your life. We make 90% of our income at cons, and the bigger the con the more we make.... Read More
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Hard Lesson 12: Why Would Anybody Want to Work With You?

I wanted to keep this episode short and sweet, but I get so heated about the idea of collaborations that it ended up getting away from me. Today I’m asking a simple question. Why would... Read More
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Episode 28: Publishing a Literary Journal with Cynthia Reeser

Today on the show we have Cynthia Reeser, publisher of Aqueous Books and Editor-in-Chief for Prick of the Spindle. Cynthia was a font of knowledge on a topic we’ve never covered here on BOA before,... Read More
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Hard Lesson 11: The Two Levers That Control Your Business

The two levers that control your business There are two levers which control every business. It’s the only two levers that matter when it comes to cash flow. Most people don’t think of cash flow... Read More
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Episode 27: Engaging Your Audience with Eva Sowinki

Today on the show we have Eva Sowinski, founder of fan*alley and awesome artist in her own right. I met her doing a show a couple of months ago and she did something I rarely... Read More
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Hard Lesson 10: How to Make your Book Covers Awesome

The most important part in the sale of any book is the cover. That’s why people pay hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars for a known cover artist to do their covers. That’s crazy of... Read More