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Drummer Talk is a weekly podcast devoted to drums, drum technology, percussion, and many other drum-related topics. Features educator and Orlando drummer, Dave Kropf See www.drummertalk.org for show notes and more!

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Drummer Talk is a weekly podcast devoted to drums, drum technology, percussion, and many other drum-related topics. Features educator and Orlando drummer, Dave Kropf See www.drummertalk.org for show notes and more!

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YOU GUYS ARE AWSOME!!!!!!!!!

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Flam-tastic!! I feel like I'm with friends. RLRRLRLL x8 (fade out)

iTunes Ratings

85 Ratings
Average Ratings
70
8
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3
2

YOU GUYS ARE AWSOME!!!!!!!!!

By 1234567890qwertyuio - Jul 12 2010
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YOU GUYS ARE AWSOME!!!!!!! -WisconsonRULZ

Tony Camino from central MA

By Tony Geee - May 13 2010
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Flam-tastic!! I feel like I'm with friends. RLRRLRLL x8 (fade out)
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Drummer Talk is a weekly podcast devoted to drums, drum technology, percussion, and many other drum-related topics. Features educator and Orlando drummer, Dave Kropf See www.drummertalk.org for show notes and more!

Rank #1: Drummer Talk 259 – Music Theory Demystified

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Mrs. What Is Up, Shannon Kropf, joins us to help demystify music theory and why we drummers should care about it!

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From Dan,
Hey guys, Just finished watching the companion video for episode 257 (drum programming) — great stuff! Would you consider doing an episode where you would break down the sonic elements of some classic drum sounds, and show how you would model those in your DAW? A possible format could be to play a snippet of an iconic tune from a genre, and then show how you would set up your DAW to achieve that sound. While I don’t have a DAW myself, I do have a Roland V kit, with its own dizzying array of settings. If I could see how you do this in your DAW, I think I could transfer that knowledge to my Roland module. Similarly, I’m guessing that an acoustic kit player could transfer that knowledge to figure out how to tune, mic, mix and apply effects to their kit. As always, thanks so much for what you do!

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Next Week:  All About Bearing Edges (Part 1)

Oct 08 2015

1hr 28mins

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Rank #2: Drummer Talk 262 – Depression and The Artistic Temperament

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Dave and Troy discuss the realities of depression and its impact on musicians. Includes special guest, Mrs. What Is Up.

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From Dov:
Great episodes on bearing edges! One note, that might be helpful for someone who’s never operated a router before, is to make sure you’re feeding in the correct direction. I love these how-to episodes, as someone who’s into woodworking but hasn’t ever taken apart a drum. It’s great knowing the future options available to me! (Again, my first name is pronounced like “he dove straight into the bearing project before learning what he was doing”)

From Kevin:
Hey guys, love your podcast. Was wondering if you sell t-shirts?

Answer: You can get one by becoming a Drummer Talk Patron!

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From Debbie:

In podcast #261 you brought up the story of Travis Barker. I appreciated what you had to say about depression being real and not easy to deal with.

I’m a 44 year old woman and I have loved the drums since I was three years old. My older cousin was in a band and I used to sneak down and play around on his kit when he was in school. I joined 5th grade band but was disappointed to learn only kids who’d taken piano lessons were allowed to sign up for the drums. I ended up playing the trumpet for a semester and that was the end of my music career.

I wanted to play drums but there always seemed to be some barrier and at some point in my life I decided it was too late to try.

I went through a lot of trauma when I was younger and struggled for years with depression and an inability to concentrate. Well meaning people around me told me to look at the bright side, or that others had it worse than me so I should cheer up, or that I just needed to work harder or be more organized. For 43 years I did the best I could but a year ago (October 25, 2014 to be exact) I found myself standing in my brother’s house with his pistol in my hand. Thank God a couple of my friends tracked me down and helped me get to a hospital even though I resisted them for quite a few hours. I didn’t have insurance, I didn’t think it would help, and I was scared.

It turned out to be the best thing I could have done. I got help.  I spent ten days in the hospital and was then discharged to an outpatient program.

My treatment plan was the following:

  • Go through specialized post-trauma therapy
  • Take a couple different medications
  • Learn to play the drums

Yep. Drums were part of my therapy, right there on my discharge sheet.

Learning a new skill can counteract depression and music has all kinds of therapeutic elements. The drums are a physical instrument that requires my whole body to work in harmony. It was also helpful to tackle an activity I had convinced myself I didn’t deserve. I had thought that I wasn’t the right kind of person to be a drummer. By learning drums I was saying to myself and anyone else “I’m going to own my life. I’m going to do what I want to do.”

Walking into the drum shop for my first lesson was really hard. A seven year old boy walked out the door and hopped into his mom’s mini van with his sticks and music folder. I felt really out of place but I gutted it out and entered the store. A young, skinny, “musician type” guy behind the counter looked up. I cringed. When I mumbled something about being there for a lesson he was super encouraging. He told me all about my teacher, how much fun I was going to have, how drums take a lot of work and practice but that it’s worth it, etc. I relaxed. I was accepted even though I had felt like an intruder. I give a lot of credit to Donn Bennett Drums in Bellevue, WA for being so wonderfully encouraging to this unlikely drummer.

A year ago nothing was fun. Nothing held my interest. I wanted to die. Today all I want is a Tama Starclassic Birch/Bubinga kit (in Molten Brown Burst!) My drum teacher has one and there’s two in the shop. Troy knows what I’m talking about. Man those toms sound good.

So here I am still playing drums and getting ready to audition for the worship team at church. The routine, the physical nature of playing drums, the joy of mastering a groove or fill, or heck even just getting my feet and hands to play nicely with each other, all have boosted my confidence, given me something to be proud of and have been an integral part of my recovery. I’m doing well now although I still have a road ahead of me. I found Drummer Talk right away and have been listening as long as I’ve been drumming. I learn something from every podcast and really appreciate the upbeat and positive vibe of the show. Drummer Talk has played a significant role in my recovery.

Finally if you know anyone who is struggling with depression encourage them to get help. It’s usually really hard for the depressed person to ask for help themselves so help them get help. And you can tell them I said it’s totally worth it.

Debbie

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Next Week:  Off next week, then PASIC 2015 Recap on Nov 12

Nov 06 2015

1hr 30mins

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Rank #3: Drummer Talk 258 – What Not To Wear

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Dave and Troy share tips for gigging attire.

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From Dan
Hey Troy & Dave, It’s so great to hear have you guys back on the air after your hiatus — I was anticipating the show’s return all summer long.

At the beginning of episode 257, Troy mentioned that he’s been into acapella lately and is amazed by what beatboxers are doing today. I wanted to share with you that I recently discovered a professional acapella group named Home Free — these are the guys that won the 2013 season of the show ‘The Sing Off’.  As it happened, my wife and I were lucky enough to catch them in concert earlier this week. By far the biggest surprise was the beatboxer, Adam Rupp. While I’m certainly no expert, to my ears his abilities sound other-worldly.

It would be a hoot if someday you could have a beatboxer do a guest spot on the show and explain a little of how they do what they do. As always, thanks so much for what you do, and know that I get a happy ‘bump’ every Thursday knowing that a new episode of Drummer Talk is waiting for me on my podcast player. Dan

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Oct 01 2015

1hr 17mins

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Rank #4: Drummer Talk 260 – All About Bearing Edges (Part 1)

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Professor Troy drops the knowledge in part 1 of our two-part series on bearing edges.

Opening Detritus

  • Shout out to our newest DT Patrons, Craig Parton, Samuel di Prete, Jonathan Winfrey, Brady Ponton, and Eric Ahern
  • We’re getting caught up on Patreon rewards!

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From Eric:

Hi Dave-

I’ve been an on and off listener to the podcast for the last two years or so, and I have to tell you that the last episode, featuring Mrs. What Is Up speaking about music theory, was probably my all-time favorite so far. It spurred me to finally donate to support the podcast.

I’m a 38 year old teacher of French and Spanish, and have been a (sometimes frustrated) life-long music learner. I could completely relate to that feeling of giving up on music when hitting a wall in learning music theory (and in my case notation). Growing up taking music classes in school, I was a failed saxophone player, then a failed guitarist, and finally a mediocre snare drummer. Later in life I finally got my hands on a drum kit and felt like I had found my instrument. I progressed and starting playing in bands, loving every minute of it. But the music theory cloud loomed over me like a fowl reminder of my inadequacy. As you so rightly said, it was like the other members of the band were speaking in a foreign tongue that I longed to understand. That spurred me to pick up a ukulele and learn some easy three-chord pop songs. Ukulele got me back into guitar, and the more I learned the more I wanted to learn. Now I still play drums, but I am also learning more and more music theory just by virtue of playing guitar, learning scales, song structure, keys, chord formation, etc. This knowledge has greatly benefited my drumming. Plus now I can shred on guitar in a Strokes cover band.

As a language teacher, the entire podcast I kept waiting for someone to make the analogy to language learning. In fact, I only ever made any progress in music once I started thinking about the steps I took in learning languages, which for some reason was always easier for me. When you made the comparison to learning German, I actually yelled out “Hell yes!”.

Sorry for the long-winded email; I just wanted to say thank you so much for this inspirational conversation, and for the resources that you, Shannon and Troy shared. It would be so great to hear another episode getting more into the details of theory with your lovely wife.

Best,
Eric

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Next Week:  All About Bearing Edges (Part 2)

Oct 16 2015

1hr 22mins

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Rank #5: Drummer Talk 266 – NAMM 2016 Recap (Part 1)

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We’re back from our winter hibernation! We take a look at some of the most interesting gear out of NAMM 2016 on today’s show.

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From Mark
Any tips for struggling learning double bass drum? Not getting it at all! Thanks
Stick Control: For the Snare Drummer

From Bobby

Hey I recently discovered your podcast. I am a percussion instructor in western Ky. I just wanted to say thanks for all the information. You guys talk about things I wasn’t aware I wanted to know. Can’t wait for more. Thanks!

From Bryan

Thanks for the show guys! I know the time and effort of putting on this show doesn’t equal the financial return (if any) but the service you two contribute to the drumming community is invaluable, in my opinion.

I really enjoyed the episodes on drum programming as it confirmed my desire to become re-united with midi technology. Back in the mid 90’s after graduating with degree in percussion I formed a what I called a midi-band where I programmed band parts using Performer and Band in a Box, and gigged solo playing a lead pan over top of the programmed parts. It provided a steady source of income and I never had to fire the bass player. I never admitted to my peers, my favorite part was the programming. Now with family and work responsibilities I don’t feel I play enough to knock out a couple passes on drumset in a recording session even though I know what I want to play in my head. Drum programming allows me to feel like I can still contribute some solid ideas to a project when the opportunity arises.

Another favorite episode is What not to wear. I was a little hesitant about pushing the play button on that one but glad I did – Great show! Even though I’ve moved on from playing and teaching full-time I still have a small bebop kit and all black attire ready to go. Being ready for the a last minute call for a gig is a hard habit to break. I drive a lot for work and between your podcast and I’d Hit That the miles go by quickly. Thanks again, congratulations, and I look forward to the next season!

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Tama

Pearl
Pearl’s NAMM Facebook Page

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Feb 04 2016

1hr 42mins

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Rank #6: Drummer Talk 261 – All About Bearing Edges (Part 2)

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Dave and Troy bring part 2 of our series on bearing edges by focusing on how to cut your own!

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From Chris
Dave & Troy,

I loved the episode on bearing edges. Between that and the refinishing podcasts, it’s making me want to dust off my old basswood Sonor Force 2001’s and refinish them. The toms are 12×10, 13×11 and 16×16. That seems really deep compared to the kits I’ve been playing on recently. Can you touch on how tom depth and bearing edge variations work together to produce certain sounds?

Also, the drums have a flat black lacquer finish I’m not crazy about. Would I be able to varnish over that or do anything to bring some life to the physical appearance?

Thanks!

Chris

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6 Part process

  1. Rough cut the shells
    • Using a caliper measure the thickness of your drum shell ( Use a digital caliper )
    • Set your router in the routing table and raise the bit height to ? of that measurement from below
    • Flush the shell against the bit so that it’s touching the blade and measure the distance between the blade and the bearing
    • repeat steps until you have the gap between the shell and the blade that you want
    • Lock your router and plug it in. Cut outside edge first: slowly ease on and off the bit using a clockwise motion. Cut inside edge next: slowly ease on and off the bit using counter clockwise motion.
  2. True the shells
    • Take a lumber crayon, and color the flat part of your edge, all the way around the shell.
    • Start sanding that edge of the shell until you see no more markings from your crayon.
    • Do this to both edges of the shell
    • check the evenness of the shell you may have to sand more or you may have to go back to the router and recut the edges again, then use the truing table to get that consistent flatness.
  3. Cut the inside
    • Set the height of the router bit to fit the inner edge profile you are trying to attain
    • Route inside of one drum shell, and determine if you need a bigger cut. to cut more material you must raise your router bit height.)
    • Once you have a desirable inside edge on your first shell, cut all the inside edges on all your drums
    • Adjust router bit slightly higher for thicker shells ( bass drums ) and cut the inside edge.
  4. Cut the outside
    • If your shells are finished or have a wrap – use ¾ inch blue painters tape around the outside of the shells ( clean your router bit with tweezers after each shell – make sure your router is turned off when you do it )
    • Set the height of the router bit for the outside edge profile you are trying to attain. In most cases, this will either be a very small cut (since we rough cut the outside edge already), or just slightly bigger than the rough cut edge.
    • Route outside of one drum shell, and determine if you need a bigger cut
    • Once you have a desirable outside edge on your first shell, cut all the outside edges on all of your drums including thick shells.
    • Adjust router bit slightly higher for thicker shells, and cut comparable outside edge to complete the bearing edge profile you desire.
  5. Match bass drum hoops
    • Cut inner edge of one side of both of your bass drum hoops.
    • Determine whether your bass drum claws have a rounded hook, or a flat style hook on them.
    • If flat is needed, leave the hoop as is. If round use a roundover bit
  6. Final finishing
    • Hand file bearing edge at wrap overlap (if you have drum wrap overlaps) making sure there are no sharp edges
    • Hand sand the inside edge, outside edge, and the apex of the drum with 320 grit sandpaper to finish the wood.

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Oct 23 2015

1hr 36mins

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Rank #7: Drummer Talk 267 – NAMM 2016 Recap (Part 2)

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We continue our series on new gear from NAMM 2016!

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From Dan:
Hey guys! So happy you’re back on the air after your winter break! I have to admit that I was starting to get concerned and on the verge of sending you one of those “Are you OK?” emails. I’m glad that it was all just a case of being super busy.

I’m writing because I want to share a practice tip with my fellow listeners, one that I’ve found invaluable and doesn’t get mentioned as often as I would think. Namely, practicing in front of a mirror. If you step into a gym or dance studio, one of the first things you’ll notice is mirrors everywhere, in recognition that form has a direct impact on athletic and artistic performance. The same is certainly true for drumming.

So about a year ago I dug out an old mirror, spent about 10 bucks for materials at my local home center, and built myself an easel to hang the mirror from. That simple solution lets me monitor the quality and symmetry of my movements in a way I couldn’t otherwise do, every time I practice. As a bonus, it also lets me keep tabs on the funny faces I might be apt to make while playing, faces that I wouldn’t want to share with an audience! In short: 10 bucks well spent.

I hope others will find this helpful. As always, thanks so much for what you do for the drumming community.

Your friend, Dan
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Tom D
Regarding top 50 drummer list, I was surprised Stewart Copeland was not on the list. I was delighted to Mitch Mitchell on the list. I don’t think he gets mentioned enough when speaking of great drummers. Love the podcast!

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Sakae

Gretsch

Yamaha

Sonor

Canopus

Ludwig

Dixon

Natal

Mapex

Gon Pops

Remo

Latin Percussion

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Mar 04 2016

1hr 24mins

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Rank #8: Drummer Talk 256 – Drum Programming 101

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We’re back from Summer break with a fresh show talking about why we drummers should look at learning to program drums.

Opening Detritus

  • What have we been up to all Summer long??
  • We have a huge queue of transcriptions!

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From Jonas:
Hi, i’m a finnish guy and i just discovered your podcast and now it is all i listen to at work. Anyway, i am using a birch kit which i heard Dave also uses. Could you give me some tips on how to remove the ringing around the kit? Thanks:)

From Nicole
Hi Dave and Troy, Longtime listener and fan of the podcast – first time writer. While you are on your 2015 summer hiatus, I thought I would take a moment to suggest a future topic for the show. I would really enjoy a podcast dedicated to female drummers or women in percussion. Your show has mentioned and sometimes featured female voices (i.e. February 2015 interview with Staff Sergeant Jackie Jones), but there are definitely more male voices heard on the podcast.

This comes as no a surprise, turn on the TV and drummers in mainstream popular music are overwhelmingly male. Previous generations of girls and women were explicitly told they could not play drums because “it was an instrument for boys.” Thankfully, today more girls and women are picking up drum sticks than ever before AND organizations exist to help encourage women and girls to explore drumming. If as male hosts you feel apprehensive to tackle this topic, perhaps hosting a panel discussion that includes women with knowledge about female drummers can shed light on the exciting initiatives to “raise awareness about women percussionists” and “inspire women and girls of all ages to drum.”

I am a female percussionist and have been teaching drum set for 13 years. I currently teach at the Women’s Drum Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. My experience at the Women’s Drum Center has demonstrated that after being told drumming is not for them — girls and women are thankful for a safe space to explore their dream of drumming. My suggestion for this topic is not meant to divide the drumming community by gender, but simply to shine a brief spotlight on female drummers. Such insight might help the drumming community think about ways to be inclusive to all of it’s members…or at least see things from other drummers’ perspectives. Thanks for your all of your hard work on the podcast. It’s a tremendous resource that covers such a wide range of topics. I will continue to be an avid listener.

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  • Why bother learning drum programming?
    • This is the future (present?) of modern music production (especially if it’s not 100% rock oriented)
    • Drummers make the best programmers because we know what real drum patterns should sound like
    • There is more work to have out there!
  • Difference between the DAWs
    • Logic Pro X – $199
      • Best all-around tool and best bang for your buck.  Huge stock library complete with patches, samples, and loops. Great MIDI editor. Mac only
    • ProTools – $599
      • The industry standard for audio recording and editing with broad plugin support. Most widely-supported in studios. AVID is known for spotty customer service and the MIDI editor is lacking
    • Ableton Live – $449/$749
      • Best tool for audio manipulation, especially time-stretching and remixing. The interface is unique and colorful, but many of the parameters all look alike. Its unique workflow can make for a steep learning curve if you already know Logic or ProTools
      • We record DT in Ableton Live!
    • Reason – $399
      • 2nd best bang for your buck! Solid and extremely stable (due to its enclosed architecture) with great customer support. It’s siloed nature is also its greatest weakness: no outside plugin/library support (although they do have a proprietary plugin called rack extensions)! This really keeps it from being fully embraced by the professional community and keeps it feeling more like a consumer tool.
    • FL Studio – $737
  • MIDI vs Recorded Drums
    • Strengths
      • Infinite editability
      • Infinite sound tweakability
    • Weaknesses
      • Live drum parts can have a lot more energy, nuance, and realism
  • Common mistakes of drum programming
    • The 8-armed drummer
    • Not programming out phrases the way a drummer would actually play them
      • Too dependent on short loops
    • Lack of velocity editing
  • Drum Programing Plugins

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Next Week:  Drum Programming 201 (how to write convincing drum patterns in the DAW)

Sep 17 2015

1hr 54mins

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Rank #9: Drummer Talk 264 – Publishing 101

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Dave and Troy discuss the world of publishing on today’s episode by exploring a typical publishing contract.

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From Tammy

Hey guys! In episode 2 there was discussion about what effect, if any, Katrina would have on music migration. As you saw displaced drummers looking for gigs in Memphis you said you wondered if ten years later music in Memphis would have more of a New Orleans influence. Well it’s 10 years later…any thoughts?

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Next Week:  Publishing 201

Dec 03 2015

1hr 14mins

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Rank #10: Drummer Talk 265 – Self Publishing

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We wrap up season 10 with an episode covering the tools you’ll need if you want to publish your own book!

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Dec 11 2015

1hr 33mins

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