The rise of women in tech: Shaking up the publishing industry with Allison Trowbridge Ep.16Jan 31, 2023
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Interviewing Allison, the founder of Copper Books, sparked a sense of excitement and intrigue. Her path, from inception to where she is today, embodies determination, grit, and a steadfast belief in her vision.
Allison discovered the issue in the publishing industry - traditional publishers make it hard for new and diverse voices to be heard - and set out to create a platform that would make it easier for these voices to be discovered and shared with the world.
Building the platform presented challenges, especially in terms of fundraising. As a female entrepreneur and solo founder, raising capital can be a challenge. But Allison persevered and secured funding from impressive angels, including individuals from iconic tech companies, successful authors, and even a few publishers.
Along the way, Allison also learned about the significance of product-market fit. She found that her initial product wouldn't solve the problem, so she kept iterating until she found a fit that allowed her to scale her business.
More obstacles emerged, such as building a team and finding the right audience, but Allison never lost sight of her goal - to change the game for underrepresented voices in the publishing industry. And she did just that.
Copper Books is now a thriving platform making it easier for new and diverse voices to be heard. It's not just about publishing books - it's about building a community of readers and writers who are passionate about discovering and sharing new stories.
Listening to Allison speak was inspiring. Her journey is a reminder of the power of persistence, the importance of staying true to your vision, and the belief that anything is possible with hard work.
For more on Allison's journey and lessons learned, tune into the full interview on our podcast. And for aspiring entrepreneurs, Copper Books is a great example of overcoming obstacles and achieving success. If you're in need of inspiration and guidance, Allison's story is a must-listen.
How to connect with Allison:
Copper Instagram: www.instagram.com/copper.books
Allison’s Instagram: www.instagram.com/alliebridge
Download Copper on the App store: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/copper-books/id1557778850
- A book Allison recommends: Grit by Angela Duckworth
Tune in to watch or hear the full episode on Youtube, Spotify or Apple podcasts! And if you want to hear more inspiring stories from other women doing extraordinary things, tune in to Bex Walker's (founder of vegan breakfast company Bexfast) incredible interview on the ugly side of fast growth.