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47 Comments

  • Warriors Prayer Boot Camp

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    Great and informative. Thank you very much. 😀😁

  • Gospelwatcher

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    I'll edit this shit myself!

  • Antinette Watson

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    1. So funny i was just saying this the other. I love it. Its a good book but im literally tired of reading my book smh lol

  • Danielle Hayle

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    Hi Do you have a video on how to set up ISBNS?

  • JustLuc

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    1:40 I died 😂 (no pun intended)

  • Sara Shine's Studio

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    Does anyone know if you are supposed to add the text with illustrations before uploading to these programs, or if you are supposed to add them when you get there. (For Children's picture books)
    BTW, all the other information is awesome, TY.

  • M.K. Williams

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    Hahaha yes, I've read each of my books so many times during editing that I could probably recite them. The "stab-yourself-in-the-eye" analogy is great!

  • Eva Finley

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    Since Createspace and Ingramspark are both POD, did you use one of the ebook and print options from Damonza?

  • Tomas Nofziger

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    Fantastic cover. I really like it. A very helpful video that vasttly surpasses others I've watched on the same topic. Now its time to watch this one a few more times before going forward to your others. Many thanks.

  • zedata57

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    Do you know a UK site that deals with books from the UK?  It's a very British story and I want to keep it like that.  I had a bad experience from a self publishing website where they ignored me because I didn't pay the big bucks.  They didn't really want to publish my book and waited until I got annoyed and lost my temper with them, then they had a reason to refuse to publish it.  Can anyone help me?  Please?

  • M G

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    How do you choose ethical beta readers that will not distribute your work without your permission?

  • Deniese Dennis

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    I am happy I found your video. They are super helpful :).

  • Athenias

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    I know this video is a year old but do you know if instead of hiring a graphic designer for the cover we can comission an artist?

  • L Eazy

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    dope!!! thank you!!!!

  • Eugene Smiley

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    Great Cover!

  • Gabrielle Angel Lilly

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    Thanks for the well organized info! Nice makeup. 😉

  • Jen

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    seriously, how come you don't have 500K subscribers?! you are so well put together with your info and presentation, really impressive. I appreciate your info. thank you!

  • Graciela Newsam Leger

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    Love this!

  • Hatfield & McCoy

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    Great Video! Great Information!

  • SED Property Line

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    Lovely thanks for your knowledge

  • Osama Helmy

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    ugh… wish I could have met you in person in Dallas! I just clicked on you and love your advice. thank you!

  • Wyatt H

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    The cover looks amazing. I hope your book is supper successful.

  • Dominique Winningham

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    Awesome cover, and very informative video.

  • Soza Nerdified!

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    I know I'm asking a few questions but do you need a isbn for a paperback through Ingram sparks and another for a paper back through create space. If I am debating on going through both for the benefits of each?

  • Author Marie Greaves

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    Wow this was very helpful! A lot of info I've not heard from other self-published authors! How some authors publish a book a month is amazing to me. Can you go into more detail on setting up a publishing g company? Is this just for our (the authors) books or others books as well? Thanks!

  • Jam Dubuisson

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    Who is your cover designer

  • Susan Watson / emzadia

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    I just found you, so I don't know anything about your books. That makes me a good cover analyst, I think, lol. Your cover is beautiful. I love the colors. Now for the details. There's a girl and a boy, so I assume there will be a romantic sub-plot. It reads as YA/NA. There is a futuristic-looking city in the distance, so there might be a utopian/dystopian plot. The omega symbol reads like a keyhole, so perhaps you have to be part of the Order of Omega to live in the shining city, and that comes with complications. I'm not sure whether the girl and boy are trying to get into the order, or are on the run from them. They look pretty relaxed, though. The fire and water coming out from the omega symbol tells me that perhaps as members of the order, they receive or develop some sort of elemental powers. I would definitely turn this over in the store to read the synopsis. I'm not a reader of books with magic in them, but I am a sci-fi nut. So, I am interested in learning more about the book. Is it a stand-alone? Or the sequel to the other book you mentioned? If it's part of a series, that is information I'd like to see on the cover. Hope this helps! Going to check out more of your videos now…and subscribing. 🙂

  • Yolanda Jones

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    awesome cover!!!

  • I'm not here

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    I usually make my own covers using stocks but I feel it would be better if I have a professonal cover.

  • Gconey

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    Wow good thing I still have a few months before I want to publish my book. I'm going to have to tighten up my screws and get well oiled so I can find a working brain, heart and courage. thanks Kristen, really informative video. who would have thunk Oz was in Texas.

  • Roxanne Pion

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    love this advice. ty you rock!

  • Thessalin

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    I've watched and read some other videos about self publishing and most are kinda meh. This was AWESOME! Thanks so much.
    One question about cover designer please:
    Did they do the artwork or is that a separate charge or agency?

  • JHeart LovesBooks

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    Omg yes please do one on how to start a publishing company. An yay thank you for the tips and ur cover is gorgeous 😍💟😊

  • The Mind Fleek

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    hey i don't know anything about the process of publishing a book and your videos are so helpful,you are amazing

  • DWriteLambily

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    Can you elaborate more on starting a publishing company in a future video? I'm a a little unclear on how to tackle this.

  • xLiontari

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    great cover definitely appealing

  • Kelly Moore

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    I'm so overwhelmed 🙄 (insert head thump on table)

  • John Barberi

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    Great videos, keep making them! Thank you for sharing your experience with the rest of us!

  • twibsies

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    I literally fell in love with your channel!

  • Redrum

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    Loved the cover, your designer is really amazing!!

  • Monicabooklover

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    having a book publish is great but the writing part is so hard

  • hihomatey10

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    Amazing!!!

  • katniptime4me

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    You are a godsend. thank you for taking the time to share your info. I am hoping to see your books in audio format soon. Keep writing!!!

  • Karen Galvan

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    the cover looks amazing!!!

  • Vivien Reis

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    Ahh the cover looks so good! I'm so excited for you! Great tips too btw, I've been thinking of creating my own publishing company but just hadn't researched it yet. Another great video 🙂

  • Tammy Faith

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    I love the cover ! :O <3

  • M. A. Hickman

    January 8, 2021 - 4:59 pm

    Great information. Thank you for sharing. it looks like I have my work cut out for me lol

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