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How YC-Backed Startup Booktrope is Reinventing Book Publishing - with Katherine Sears

How YC-Backed Startup Booktrope is Reinventing Book Publishing – with Katherine Sears [064]

How YC-Backed Startup Booktrope is Reinventing Book Publishing

Katherine Sears is the co-founder and chief marketing officer of Booktrope, a web platform that allows authors, editors, marketers and designers to form a team and work together to create and market a new book. The company is based in Seattle and was founded in 2011. In this episode, we talk about:

  • How Booktrope turned a simple idea into a new innovative category in book publishing.
  • How the business launched and operated for 1.5 years with no software product.
  • Going through Y-Combinator & the experiences/lessons learned by the co-founders.
  • How Katherine used Twitter to build authority and attract new customers.
  • What Booktrope did to start generating their first $1M annual run rate.

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