33 Comments
author

Thanks for writing and sharing your experience, Brian! Very helpful article.

Expand full comment
Feb 9Liked by Winston Malone, Brian Reindel πŸ‘Ύβš”οΈ

As also a self-published author, I can't stress how true all of this is lol. You can transfer most of this knowledge to paperback books and nothing will change. Thanks Brian for putting it all in one post for people to see.

Expand full comment
Feb 8Liked by Winston Malone, Brian Reindel πŸ‘Ύβš”οΈ

Wow, thanks so much for this comprehensive guide! Bookmarking this for future use :-)

Expand full comment
Aug 17Liked by Winston Malone, Brian Reindel πŸ‘Ύβš”οΈ

Great stuff, Brian. Very useful to have this outline aggregated into a single post.

Expand full comment
Aug 17Liked by Winston Malone, Brian Reindel πŸ‘Ύβš”οΈ

Here's a couple of additional useful resources (I'm not affiliated, just a satisfied customer):

1) Publisher Rocket plus other useful templates and tools for Self-Publishing authors : https://kindlepreneur.com/tools/

2) How to recognise and deal with KDP / KU scams : https://kindlepreneur.com/amazon-printing-scams/

Expand full comment
Aug 17Liked by Winston Malone, Brian Reindel πŸ‘Ύβš”οΈ

We spent a lot of time getting our book ready to publish, and finally made it during the heart of the pandemic when we had some extra time. It was agonizing!

This probably would have been really helpful, Brian.

Expand full comment
Aug 17Liked by Winston Malone, Brian Reindel πŸ‘Ύβš”οΈ

I bought Atticus earlier this month and it's up there as one of my favorite purchases for writing so far.

Expand full comment
Aug 17Liked by Winston Malone, Brian Reindel πŸ‘Ύβš”οΈ

This is a great primer. Particularly on ISBNs and copyrights. This is where your take true ownership of your work as an indie writer.

Expand full comment
Jun 23Liked by Winston Malone, Brian Reindel πŸ‘Ύβš”οΈ

This was extremely informative and helpful. Thank you, Brian! It's also one of the most well-edited newsletters I've read.

Expand full comment
Apr 18Liked by Winston Malone, Brian Reindel πŸ‘Ύβš”οΈ

Great breakdown of a process I completed in January. After paying an editor and cover artist to do my art (both are friends and I designed the cover using Canva), I'm still waiting to break even, but it's so rewarding to have the book in my hands. Working on my next project now and I'm planning to use the same process again.

Expand full comment
Feb 8Liked by Winston Malone, Brian Reindel πŸ‘Ύβš”οΈ

Extraordinarily helpful Brian, not least because I trust the author! I’m going to bookmark it.

Expand full comment
Feb 8Liked by Winston Malone, Brian Reindel πŸ‘Ύβš”οΈ

Can you see where the sales occur? Like, can you tell if your mom bought ten copies, or if traffic came from your substack post, or do you just see total numbers?

Expand full comment
Feb 8Liked by Winston Malone, Brian Reindel πŸ‘Ύβš”οΈ

Congrats! πŸŽ‰

Expand full comment
Feb 28Liked by Brian Reindel πŸ‘Ύβš”οΈ

This is stellar! I've been through most of what you write about and wish I had this as a reference at that time. Well done.

Expand full comment
Feb 20Liked by Brian Reindel πŸ‘Ύβš”οΈ

Hi Brian, thanks for the info. I'm preparing a book and was wondering if you have a recommendation for font type/size (for the main story text)? I did another book a couple of years ago with Calibri 11.0 but not sure if that's the best choice. What do you think?

Expand full comment