Regular listeners to the show will know how much of a futurist I am, so this is an exciting episode as I discuss 3D printing with Kevin Koekkoek and how authors can use it right now. Fun!
In the intro, I mention the launch of The Successful Author Mindset, Nook announce print-on-demand service, Amazon announces Page Flip, and Renegade Writer has a post on how one author lost thousands on a book launch with a paid service. I also mention the recording of my first Facebook Live Q&A, if you want to check it out.
The corporate sponsorship for this show pays for hosting and transcription. This podcast episode is sponsored by 99 Designs, where you can get all kinds of designs for your author business including book covers, merchandising, branding and business cards, illustrations and artwork and much more. You can get a Powerpack upgrade which gives your project more chance of getting noticed by going to: 99Designs.com/joanna
Kevin Koekkoek is a designer and 3D printmaker. He runs 3DKEV, focused on 3D printing, making and digital manufacturing as a tool for makers, designers and artists. He's also the author of 3D printing projects: 20 design projects for your 3D printer and runs workshops in London.
- Kevin's background as an architectural model maker.
- The types of 3D print technology available and the rate of change in the industry.
- Examples of uses for 3D printing, and Kevin's process for going from design to printed object.
- How to get design ideas printed in 3D even if you don't have a 3D printer, and how this is like the print-on-demand technology used for books.
- The wider applications of 3D scanning and printing, including those for museums who want to preserve copies of artifacts.
- Tips on how to start with your own designs for 3D printing.
- Creating designs from book drawings, ideas for where to find designers to do this, and cost involved.
- On the ethics of 3D printing and whether 3D printing is disrupting traditional manufacturing.
- Cutting edge uses for 3D printing, including 4D printing, where the object has the ability to change shape.
- How to find a ‘maker space' near you.
You can find Kevin at www.3DKev.com and on twitter @3DKev