Benjamin Kelly is the author of the Leanpub book Standout: A career guide to gainful employment as a skilled software tester. In this interview, Leanpub co-founder Len Epp talks with Ben about his background, his martial arts training and competing in kendo, software testing, his book, and at the end, they talk a little bit about his experience as a self-published author.
This interview was recorded on December 19, 2017.
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This interview has been edited for conciseness and clarity.
A Note About the Leanpub Frontmatter Podcast
In the summer of 2017, we split the old Leanpub podcast into two distinct podcasts:
Frontmatter, which is a general interest podcast where you can listen to Leanpub authors talk with Leanpub co-founder Len Epp about their books and their areas of expertise, from data science to molecular biology, to the history of labor and management. And for those interested in the nitty-gritty of what it takes to be a successful self-published author, at the end of each episode Len asks the author about how they made their book and how they are spreading the word, and other publishing shop talk.
Backmatter, a new podcast focused specifically on the publishing industry and its latest trends. In each episode Len interviews a professional from the publishing world about their background and their insider's perspective on what's happening in the huge and evolving world of book publishing.