Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Now Available From Microcosm Publishing - Upcoming #BookTober

From Dream to Reality: How to Make a Living as a Freelance Writer
About The Book:
Want to make a living as a freelance writer? Here are the resources, answers, and real talk you need about what it takes to make a living as a writer for hire. Drawing on her own varied and successful years of freelance copywriting experience, Jessie Kwak offers valuable insights on how to figure out if this fast-paced, ever-evolving career is for you - and how to make it work if you decide to go for it. Starting with the most important factor for a successful freelancer - mindset - Kwak walks you through everything you need to know about choosing your niche, setting up your business, building a portfolio and website, finding work, setting your rates, billing, firing clients, and growing your freelance career intentionally in a rapidly changing market. The book's special focus is on business writing for hire, with valuable lessons for writers of all stripes. Freelancing isn't for everyone, but if you're the sort of mercenary chaotic good soul who would find your happy place in freelancing, you'll find all the encouragement and tools you could need From Dream to Reality: How to Make a Living as a Freelance Writer.

About The Author:
Jessie Kwak is an author, ghostwriter, and freelance marketing copywriter living in Portland, Oregon. When she’s not writing, she can be found sewing, mountain biking, or out exploring new worlds both at home and abroad. She is the author of a supernatural thriller, two series of space pirate and space mafia sci-fi crime novels, and the productivity guides From Chaos to Creativity and From Big Idea to Book.

Unfuck Your Business: Using Math and Brain Science to Run a Successful Business
About The Book:
How do you start and run a successful business, despite the odds? This unique guide to entrepreneurship teaches you practical math and management skills alongside the emotional intelligence, self-awareness, and coping skills that you need in order to overcome internal barriers to success no matter what type of business you are in. Joe Biel, author of A People's Guide to Publishing, draws on 26 years of business ownership and management experience to walk you through how to think like a business owner, plan, strategize, manage budgets, scale up, and keep your focus on what's most important. Dr. Faith Harper, author of the bestselling Unfuck Your Brain, provides vital skills that aren't often lauded in business books, such as overcoming imposter syndrome and other fears, communicating your boundaries, building mutually beneficial relationships, and preventing your emotional baggage from becoming your biggest business pitfall. If you've ever dreamed of starting a small business, or if you currently run a business and want to strengthen it for long term success, this practical guide, Unfuck Your Business: Using Math and Brain Science to Run a Successful Business, cuts through the jargon and teaches you the skills you need to enjoy facing the challenges and surprises every day in business brings.

About The Authors:
Joe Biel is a self-made autistic publisher and filmmaker who draws origins, inspiration, and methods from punk rock. Biel is the founder and CEO of Microcosm Publishing, Publishers Weekly's #1 fastest growing publisher of 2022. Biel has been featured in Time Magazine, NPR, Publishers Weekly, Art of Autism, Reading Glasses, PBS, Bulletproof Radio, Spectator (Japan), G33K (Korea), and Maximum Rocknroll. Biel is the author of People's Guide to Publishing: Building a Successful, Sustainable, Meaningful Book Business, Good Trouble: Building a Successful Life & Business on the Spectrum, Manspressions: Decoding Men's Behavior, Make a Zine, The CIA Makes Science Fiction Unexciting, Proud to be Retarded, Bicycle Culture Rising, and more. Biel is the director of five feature films and hundreds of short films, including Aftermass: Bicycling in a Post-Critical Mass Portland, $100 & A T-Shirt, and the Groundswell film series. Biel lives in Portland, Ore.
Dr. Faith G. Harper, LPC-S, ACS, ACN is a bad-ass, funny lady with a PhD. She’s a licensed professional counselor, board supervisor, certified sexologist, and applied clinical nutritionist with a private practice and consulting business in San Antonio, TX. She has been an adjunct professor and a TEDx presenter, and is proud to be a woman of color and uppity intersectional feminist. She is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of the book Unfuck Your Brain and many other popular zines and books on subjects such as anxiety, depression, boundaries and grief. She is available as a public speaker and for corporate and clinical trainings.


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