“Just write your book, put it out there, and let nature take its course.” – Guy Vincent
Today’s guest on the Art of Adventure podcast is someone who left everything at home – his job, his friends and his girlfriend to embark on a quest to find what makes his life more meaningful and complete. Luckily, he was able to find everything he was looking for.
Guy Vincent is the founder and CEO of Publishizer, a crowd-publishing platform that connects authors with publishers. It allows authors to write proposals and launch pre-order campaigns to be discovered by potential readers and publishers. Publishizer helps authors bring their books out into the world while also assisting publishers who are hunting for new talents. They are the first company to do this.
Before staring out the company, Guy also was an author. He himself learned how difficult it is to write a book and have it published. With this in mind, he figured that this crowd-funding platform is the solution to provide an avenue for writers and publishers to connect.
I used Publishizer for my own book Superconductors, and it was picked up for traditional publishing by Kogan Page. You will hear us reference this book as part of the process and evolution of Publishizer.
What you will learn on this episode:
- Publishizer: Mission and Composition
- How the Publishizer team moved around to different continents
- Tips for starting authors
- Crowd-publishing versus self-publishing
- The business model of Publishizer
- How to get your book published
- What are the publishers looking for
- How Publishizer wis disrupting the industry
- How to roast your own coffee
- How Publishizer uses incentives and gamification
“Everybody has a book inside them” – Guy Vincent
“In Silicon Valley they are measuring everything” – Guy Vincent
“This is lean startup for books” – Guy Vincent
“We came to NYC because publishing is centered in Manhattan” – Guy Vincent
Continue the Adventure (Resources from this episode):
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