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You may have noticed a gap in the tribe portraits. This is for two reasons: first, I’m now in charge of international development and no longer handle communication, so my time has been taken elsewhere. Second, as you may have read, I usually ask the portrayee to answer a few questions and I’ve been waiting for Antonio’s answers all this time…and I am still waiting. Which provides a good introduction for this portrait:

when Antonio isn’t inspired by something, he just won’t do it. If he is inspired, he’ll give his all to make it happen. That’s how StreetLib came…


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Still looking to expand our reach and explore new markets, we are pleased to welcome aboard Andrew Langley, our new manager for Southern and Eastern Africa. I had the pleasure of meeting Andrew and giving him the full StreetLib BootCamp experience in Kampala, Uganda.

In one fell swoop, Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe are all getting a StreetLib manager! While each and every one of these countries has its own rich culture, languages and dialects, they also all use English as a lingua franca, making it easier for us to reach them.

Andrew is actually a StreetLiber in his own right, who has been publishing his books with us and keeping up with our news for a while. …


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17 posibles temas, 3 lecciones web y un gran consejo.

Puede que a aquellos de vosotros que ya seguís las andanzas de StreetLib en inglés os sorprenda leerme en español, ya que, como sabéis, soy francesa y escribo normalmente en inglés. Y a los que me leéis por primera vez, ¡bienvenidos! Y no, no es que controle la lengua de Cervantes ni que la haya aprendido por arte de magia. Podéis leerme en vuestro idioma gracias a la traducción de Antonio, codirector del departamento de StreetLib para España y América Latina. Gracias a él podéis leer estos consejos sobre contenido web. ¡Espero que los disfrutéis!

SEO. Metadatos. Marketing de contenidos…


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One of StreetLib’s accomplishments that I’m most proud of is actually not a StreetLib action per se. As you may know, our CEO and founder, Antonio Tombolini, also has a publishing house — Antonio Tombolini Editore (ATE) — which, 6 months ago, launched The New Publishing Standard (TNPS). It’s our worldwide approach to publishing, applied to journalism.

I actually have a background in journalism, and something that always troubled me about mainstream media is that it gives a very narrow vision of the world. We hear about the Frankfurt Book Fair, London Book Fair and Book Expo America like they…


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I always say: “I’m not special, I’m not especially lucky or especially great. If you want what I have, you can; you just need to look for it and not give up until you find it.”

What am I referring to when I say “what I have”? My job :) The reason my work is so great is because of our tribe. I’ll say it over and over again. We have a philosophy here at StreetLib that I haven’t seen or heard of anywhere else. Maybe I am lucky after all.


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When someone enters the StreetLib tribe, they are basically getting on a boat to go somewhere without necessarily knowing how they are going to help navigate. I’m no sailor myself, but I know people who travel the seven seas always have an assigned duty. It might not always be the same, you could be at the helm one day, cooking another and fixing the sail the day after that, but you’ll always be active in some capacity. This is how StreetLib runs as well, as Giacomo D’Angelo, our StreetLib USA CEO, can testify.

“I joined [Antonio Tombolini’s] startup (Simplicissimus Book…


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If you are a regular reader of this blog or visitor to our website, you will have seen a new service on our homepage every month since the beginning of the year. The latest is StreetLib Connect: “the forum for reading, writing, publishing and everything else books.”


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The real experts are our StreetLibers, we’re just the help ( Photo by Rita Morais on Unsplash)

One of our StreetLibers is using ONIX to manage her catalog, she shared on her blog her expertise and I asked her if I could do so here, for all you guys. We are always happy to see StreetLibers asking for help and sharing with fellow publishers. Thanks Karen!

We always say that, if you have a specific need for any of the tools you are using with us, you can just contact us and we’ll work with you to make that happen (provided it’s related to our activity and actually makes sense :). Those aren’t just words. If you need a specific payment method, upload tool, or app display, we’ll always try to bring you the solution you need, so that you can use StreetLib in the best way possible. Karen came to us to be able to use ONIX to manage her catalog, we are helping her…


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a guide for the publishing professionals behind StreetLib Market

Have you read about StreetLib Market? Isn’t that the best news!? We’ve been working hard on this solution. Turning this idea into reality also involved welcoming a new member in our tribe: Megan Hustad. She’ll be sharing with you the evolution of our newest tool, and also support and lead the community of publishing pros alongside StreetLib Market’s project manager, Stefano Tombolini.


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On top of the BootCamps to train our new tribe members in various parts of the world, my StreetLib Tour project, as part of my new globalization role, involves visiting cities in new markets where we want to invest.

Starting with Paris, for the French market, I’ll be visiting cities like Lyon, Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt and Warsaw, as well perhaps Copenhagen and Amsterdam. And after that, who knows where i’ll end up!

The Paris event will take place next week, on 15th March, at Station F’s Anticafé. The aim of the event is to present our services and mission, and…

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