Klopotek Publishing Radio

Episode 19. For Books “Too Loud to Ignore”: Voice from an Independent Publisher-Bookstore – With Eric Obenauf and His Two Dollar Radio

Episode Summary

Eric Obenauf, Co-founder and Editorial Director of Two Dollar Radio, sits with us this time and unfolds a meaningful conversation all about independent publishing and independent bookstore operation.

Episode Notes

**Who You will Hear**

Guest: Eric Obenauf (Co-founder and Editorial Director of Two Dollar Radio)

Co-host: Luna Tang (Cloud Service Delivery Manager at Klopotek)

Co-host: Dwayne Parris (Senior Consultant at Klopotek)

Klopotek Publishing Radio is proud to dedicate this episode to the millions of independent publishers, independent bookstores, and the people who are wholeheartedly dedicated to running their own small publishing business.

Our guest Eric Obenauf is Co-founder and Editorial Director of Two Dollar Radio, a publisher who refuses to crimp any of their books to convention but only produces the ones that are “too loud to ignore." 

The conversation begins with Eric sharing his entrepreneurial experience - how Two Dollar Radio launched, evolved, and how it has grown into a multi-award-winning publishing house with both local and national acclaim. Eric then comments on the increased corporate consolidation in the industry and the impact of the global pandemic on small publishers. He also talks about how his family-run brick-and-mortar, as well as his multi-functional bookstore Two Dollar Radio Headquarters, took root and made their names in the local community through books, publishing, events, mentorship programs, and catering services.

Hopefully, after listening to this episode, you'll be more aware of where to get your next favorite read and pay more attention to those equivalently great books that are away from the spotlight of mainstream media.

For more bold works of literary merit and more adventurous, original, and highly creative reads, please visit Two Dollar Radio and Two Dollar Radio Headquarters.

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* The views, information, or opinions expressed in the program are solely those of the individuals involved and do not necessarily represent those of Klopotek and its employees. It is the goal of Klopotek Publishing Radio to support cultural diversity, the exchange of opinions, and to create an environment where the conversation of a global publishing industry can thrive.