or, ‘what Jamie thinks you should do, and in what order, to make books happen in this crazy modern world’

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Photo by Kelli Tungay on Unsplash

Those familiar with my output on the subject of small press publishing will be bracing themselves for a lot of financial talk in this article, at least one graph, and maybe even a couple of indecipherable formulas — so let me reassure you straight away, that won’t be the case. …

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“Question Mark“ by Ben Langlands and Nikki Bell, photographed by Leo Reynolds

Last week I posted ‘A One-Page Business Plan for a One-Person Publishing Company’, and since then there’s been the usual deluge of comments, queries and requests in my inbox. Rather than answering everyone individually, I thought I’d collate all the extra information into a new post — so here we go. Hope this clears everything up!

A couple of people asked for the RRP formula as an actual formula… it’s tricky to express such things elegantly on Medium, but here goes:

Or, how you can make £24k a year from small press publishing, ethically and sensibly, with minimal headaches and a 20-hour working week. No, really.

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Though it’s been a few years since I ran Valley Press entirely on my own, for some reason I find myself coming back to the ‘solo publishing’ scenario again and again; this article being no exception. …


Jamie McGarry

Founder @valleypress. Have mostly written here about small press publishing, but am starting to branch out. Stay with me, people!

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