Frontmatter
Frontmatter
Leanpub
In Leanpub's Frontmatter podcast, we interview authors and special guests about their lives & careers, their areas of expertise and the issues of the moment, and their experiences as writers. Every episode is deeply researched and covers areas that are equally of human interest, general interest, and professional interest.
Marco Sampellegrini, Author of The Simple Haskell Handbook: Learn how to build Haskell applications
Marco Sampellegrini is the author of the Leanpub book The Simple Haskell Handbook: Learn how to build Haskell applications. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Marco about his background, how he got into programming and eventually into programming in Haskell, his book, and at the end, they talk a little bit about his experience as a self-published author. This interview was recorded on [interview-date]. The full audio for the interview is here: [episode-audio-url]. You can subscribe to the Frontmatter podcast in iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137 or add the podcast URL directly here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
Jul 13
56 min
Bruno Lowagie, Author of Entreprenerd: Building a Multi-Million-Dollar Business with Open Source Software
Bruno Lowagie is the author of the Leanpub book Entreprenerd: Building a Multi-Million-Dollar Business with Open Source Software. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Bruno about his background, the story of how he built a very successful business, how and why he eventually shifted his approach towards a focus on being acquired and what that requires, his book, and at the end, they talk a little bit about his experience as both a conventionally-published and a self-published author. This interview was recorded on May 27, 2021. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM181-Bruno-Lowagie-2021-05-27.mp3. You can subscribe to the Frontmatter podcast in iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137 or add the podcast URL directly here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
Jun 30
1 hr 37 min
Shefali Nayak, Author of What Just Happened: Descriptive Statistics: An Explorer's Guide to Data
Shefali Nayak is the author of the Leanpub book What Just Happened: Descriptive Statistics: An Explorer's Guide to Data. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Shefali about her background in data science, moving to the United States just before the pandemic started, mindfulness and Sahaja Yoga meditation, her books, and at the end, they talk a little bit about her experience as a self-published author. This interview was recorded on May 4, 2021. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM180-Shefali-Nayak-2021-05-04.mp3. You can subscribe to the Frontmatter podcast in iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137 or add the podcast URL directly here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
Jun 18
50 min
Eric Matthes, Author of Beginner's Python Cheat Sheets
Eric Matthes is the author of the Leanpub book Beginner's Python Cheat Sheets. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Eric about his background, how he developed an interest in computers and programming at an early age, living outside for a year and cycling all around North America, his book and the experience of seeing it become a bestseller, and at the end, they talk a little bit about his experience as a self-published author. This interview was recorded on April 20, 2021. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM179-Eric-Matthes-2021-04-20.mp3. You can subscribe to the Frontmatter podcast in iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137 or add the podcast URL directly here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
Jun 3
57 min
Special Guest: Michael Bhaskar, Co-Founder of Canelo
Michael Bhaskar is co-founder of the UK-based book publisher Canelo, and the author of The Content Machine: Towards a Theory of Publishing from the Printing Press to the Digital Network and Curation: The power of selection in a world of excess. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Michael about his background, his early career experience at a prestigious literary agency, digital publishing, curation, tech, and power, and his experience launching and building a successful publishing startup. This interview was recorded on April 20, 2021. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM178-Michael-Bhaskar-2021-04-20.mp3. You can subscribe to the Frontmatter podcast in iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137 or add the podcast URL directly here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
May 18
45 min
Jana Boruta, Co-Author of Digital-First Events
Jana Boruta is co-author of the Leanpub book Digital-First Events: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Building Engaging Community Experiences. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Jana about her background and career, the nature and importance of community building and organizing events, the huge impact of the pandemic on her team's work and how they pivoted to digital events, her book, and at the end, they talk a little bit about her experience as a self-published author. This interview was recorded on Aproil 16, 2021. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM177-Jana-Boruta-2021-04-16.mp3. You can subscribe to the Frontmatter podcast in iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137 or add the podcast URL directly here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
May 7
1 hr
Cesare Pautasso, Author of Beautiful APIs
Cesare Pautasso is the author of the Leanpub book Beautiful APIs. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Cesare about his background, how he got into computers and technology, exchange programs and studying Computer Science, software artchitecture and microservices, blockchain, his book, and at the end, they talk a little bit about his experience as a self-published author. This interview was recorded on February 23, 2021. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM176-Cesare-Pautasso-2021-02-23.mp3. You can subscribe to the Frontmatter podcast in iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137 or add the podcast URL directly here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
Apr 6
1 hr 5 min
Lee Baker, Author of Getting Started With Statistics: A Series of Bitesize Guides For Beginners
Lee Baker is the author of the Leanpub book Getting Started With Statistics: A Series of Bitesize Guides For Beginners. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Lee about his background, his early work in medical physics and artificial intelligence, how he got into statistics, setting up his own company, how to protect yourself from being misled by statistics, his books, and at the end, they talk a little bit about his experience as a self-published author. This interview was recorded on March 4, 2021. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM175-Lee-Baker-2021-03-04.mp3. You can subscribe to the Frontmatter podcast in iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137 or add the podcast URL directly here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
Mar 23
1 hr 2 min
Stephen Godfrey, Author of Imposter Therapy: How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome and Start Living
Stephen Godfrey is the author of the Leanpub book Imposter Therapy: How to Overcome Imposter Syndrome and Start Living. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Stephen about his background, his somewhat circuitous career path, his book and some ways of overcoming imposter syndrome, and at the end, they talk a little bit about his experience as a self-published author. This interview was recorded on February 19, 2021. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM174-Stephen-Godfrey-2021-02-19.mp3. You can subscribe to the Frontmatter podcast in iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137 or add the podcast URL directly here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
Mar 16
1 hr 4 min
Matt Parsons, Author of Production Haskell: Succeeding in Industry with Haskell
Matt Parsons is the author of the Leanpub book Production Haskell: Succeeding in Industry with Haskell. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Matt about his background, how he got into programming and Haskell, some of the similarities between composing music and software, the inspiration for his book, some of the challenges of getting Haskell code into production, including hiring, and at the end, they talk a little bit about his experience as a self-published author. This interview was recorded on February 16, 2021. The full audio for the interview is here: https://s3.amazonaws.com/leanpub_podcasts/FM173-Matt-Parsons-2021-02-16.mp3. You can subscribe to the Frontmatter podcast in iTunes here https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137 or add the podcast URL directly here: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/leanpub-podcast/id517117137. This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
Mar 9
48 min
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