Lessons From the Self-Publishing Trenches II by Pure Read Productions

Lessons From the Self-Publishing Trenches II

Revealed... Short Read Publishing Secrets that took indie author to $652,766 in just 3 years!

Kindle Publishing is Still a Wide Open Opportunity For Anyone Willing to Learn & Work Hard (that includes YOU!)

Three years ago I published the original In The Trenches report. It sold over 2500 copies in just 7 days. The report was inspired by a massive breakthrough I experienced in my own self-publishing business, taking me in 10 months to $65,549 profits from short read books.

Three years down the line, I have continued to apply the same principles I shared in that report, but I have refined and improved them, almost 10X'ing my income!

Many fellow self-publishers have continued to build on the secrets I shared in that first report, but I kept getting an itch on the inside that an update was overdue. The publishing landscape is moving rapidly, and what worked yesterday may not be effective today. 

Lots has changed in the years following my breakthrough, and this updated and expanded training takes things to the next level for self-publishers and indie authors. Not only have I learned how to make more, I have refined every process so the effort to do so is less. 

Some weeks all I need to do is send a simple email to my readers, and weekly and monthly profits continue to climb. I still have to shake myself some days to believe that this is real!

But it was not always that way.

I actually struggled for several years before I even saw my first half-decent royalty check from Amazon Kindle. It was pitiful, but at least it was something. A glimmer of hope in a long journey.

I kept reading about people killing it with Kindle. Quite frankly, all of those success stories did nothing more than amplify my feeling of being a loser!

I kept thinking, what's wrong with me?
I bought product after product, and even shelled out $1997 for 'expert' coaching. At the time that was a huge amount, and caused arguments with my wife when she found out I was throwing even more money at this "kindle thing".

One month I would make a few hundred, and the next almost nothing. Even so, I refused to accept that this opportunity did not have my name written all over it.

I'm stubborn like that!

Now listen. I don't want you to get the wrong idea here.

I am not throwing around numbers to get you super-excited about your potential and what you can do as a self-published author. The top of this page says I went to $652,766 in just 3 years - that refers to what happened AFTER I started applying the lessons I learned and share in this report. There were plenty of hard yards before I finally cracked the Kindle code, so I know exactly how it feels.

I’m not a big fan of people splashing their earnings everywhere to leverage people into the false idea that making money is an easy result of following a few simple steps. I have a system in place today that makes it possible for me to live what I only dreamed of for years. But the steps to build that system took a lot of diligence, and more early mornings, and late nights than most are willing to put in.

Honestly, I have found that there are lots of factors that lead to success so don't be duped by fancy figures. This requires some sweat, and getting here has taken a lot of time and tears. I am glad to say today though, that it was worth it. Not only from a financial point of view, but for the freedom it has given me and my family. With four kids, two of whom have just started college, you will understand my motivation to make it work. 

And I am not a big player in self-publishing. I am not nearly as successful as some who earn more in month than I do in a year, but I do know that you can take what I teach and apply it straight away. I'm still in the trenches with you, doing myself all that I teach others.

I'm just a regular guy who focused in one direction for a long time.

In this report I want to share some lessons I have learned along the pathway, and this updated and expanded version includes hundreds of pages detailing what's currently working in the self-publishing.

I guess many successful authors and publishers would choose to keep these things under wraps, and I can totally understand why.

The thing is, I was once where you might be right now, in need of solid, real life encouragement and instruction, not just marketing fluff and empty promises. I remember  struggling day-by-day to make a buck from my writing, and so I want to gratefully share what I have discovered with others who may be experiencing the same frustrations I once did.

You may be standing right now on the edge of your greatest breakthrough!

The 4 Quadrants of Successful Self-Publishing explained...

Publish Your Book!

The painless publishing process I have successfully used to publish digital and print versions of my books over the past years. Refined and revised to be easier than ever. Optimize your Amazon sales pages to hook readers every time!

Promote Your Book!

The easiest and most effective advertising and list building methods I have used to take pen names from obscurity to multiple bestsellers, plus some secret advertising sauce for the more adventurous among you! 

Produce Your Book

I have created over 600 books, formatted them like a pro, and do all of this quickly and seamlessly using a foolproof system. Everything from hiring writers, to perfect covers and on-point prose. Whether you write yourself, and have others write for you, these systems will work.

Profit from Your Book!

Never miss a reader or leave money on the table. How I optimize every asset and opportunity in my business for maximum exposure and multiplied profits. These simple to implement tricks can 10X your income just as I did.

In this no-holds-barred 345 page report I share the following things...

  • Meeting your market so you actually sell some books.
  • Why reinventing the wheel is not a good idea.
  • Why being 'original' and 'different' is not always the best idea.
  • The power of short reads and how to optimize your books for maximum exposure.
  • Why QUALITY and QUANTITY is a key to your success
  • The importance of READERS, and why they should be your focus, not the $ they put in your pocket.
  • How to build a business that works for you, instead of you working for your business.
  • The balance of TIME & MONEY in your publishing business, and some ways to wisely invest both.
  • Attract top-quality ghost writers for a great price who are loyal and committed to me and my business.
  • Powerful genre and category keys to explode your exposure and self-publishing success.
  • Titles, covers, descriptions and keywords - and how to avoid the mistakes i have made along the way.
  • Book cover mastery, and how to shamelessly emulate winning covers like a true artist!
  • My embarrassingly simple Facebook ad strategy and how I use simple ads to drive books into top positions.
  • The different kinds of ad I run (with examples), and how you can use them too.
  • Why building an email list is essential to your publishing business, and how you can do it with ease.​

What you will not find...

A super-secret-loophole-never-before-seen-I-didn’t-really-want-to-release-it-to-the-public-limited-time-price-will-be-rising-you-will-fail-if-you-don’t-have-this-only-used-by-the-gurus-item-of-incredible-awesomeness - because it doesn’t exist, but all the other stuff I mentioned above does.

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345 pages of in-depth, proven, expert training. If you can't see the value already this opportunity is probably not for you. If you do, I can't wait to share my secrets and eagerly look forward to playing a part in your own success story.
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What are people saying?

"The stuff David teaches in this guide works. I read it. I applied it. I kept at it and after just over a year, I'm on the verge of leaving my 9 to 5. The stuff David teaches in this guide works. I read it. I applied it. I kept at it and after just over a year, I'm on the verge of leaving my 9 to 5. This isn't a magic pill but a business model that will require some financial investment and perseverance. I also love the fact that I'm having so much fun while doing it and the joy of seeing my business grow."
Maurice C
David reveals all the things that successful self-publishers never do.  Once people get to this level, they usually clam up. Very generous of David. This is truly a gift.
Paul Coleman
I would say that this has had the most impact on my publishing business in the last two years... What it offered me was -- New insights on how he does things, actionable info on how to find and work with Ghost Writers, and the dead simple overview and step by step I needed to jump in the FB Ads pool.
Tink Boord-Dill

Updated, Expanded & Revised with ​the secrets that are working RIGHT NOW!

The original In The Trenches report was ground-breaking and pulled back the curtain on a successful self-publishing business and the daily habits and practices that make it happen. Lessons From the Self-Publishing Trenches 2 takes things to the next level, and brings three more years of learning and experience to your table.

What You'll Find Inside..

Candid, honest and in-depth training for self-publishers and indie authors. Whether you are just starting out, or you are a seasoned self-publisher, there will be nuggets that could 10X your success.


  1. Every part of the publishing puzzle simplified - Research, writing, formatting, publishing and promoting  like a pro. 

  2. Step-by-Step over the shoulder screen shots of key publishing and advertising processes - you will be left with no question how you can apply these same systems in your own publishing business.  

  3. Links to BONUS CONTENT throughout the report -  Extra PDF and expert video training for your author websites, publishing processes, image and book cover creation and more. All free with your purchase of Lessons From The Self-Publishing Trenches II.

Your Self-Publishing Coach

DAVID LEE MARTIN  //  Author & Self-Publishing Coach
David is a self-publishing expert with an ability to boil down the things that lead to success into easy-to-follow trainings. He teaches only what he does himself in his own writing and publishing business, so is perfectly positioned to pass the things that are working on to others.

He doesn't hold things back or fluff things up. What you get is the real deal. Lessons From The Self-Publishing Trenches is just that - real, actionable and powerful self-publishing secrets carved out in the real world of writing and selling books.

3,000+ Happy Customers purchased the original In The Trenches report, and this new updated version takes things to the next level...


No sleaze, no loopholes, and nothing left out. He stresses integrity and quality in every step of the process. 
If you're a new-ish author (or one who's trade published and utterly fed up with 25-cents-per-book royalties), this is the ONLY time I've seen a genuinely successful indie author share ALL the details of what works and what doesn't. It's explained, step-by-step, with total transparency. It's nearly impossible to find any single report so forthright and reliable.
Eileen Eilis Morey

If you have ever wanted to pull back the curtain to see what the world looks like to a successful self-published author, then this guide will surely give you some real insight in a truly honest way. 
I am always telling people I know who will listen that David Martin is the most honest person I know. And that is part of the reason this training is so awesome. David usually keeps his head down, churning away, creating new books and book series he sells inside Amazon Kindle. I have known for some time that David has been doing really well with his book publishing business, but getting him to open up and talk about his business has always been a challenge. When I heard he was seriously thinking about creating this guide, I wanted to do everything I could do to encourage him. I am thrilled he followed through with his plans, and I was so excited to see the finished product!"
Bill Platt
Lessons from the Self-Publishing Trenches is detailed look at the nuts-and-bolts of a successful self-publishing businesses. David Martin is one of the few people I turn to for advice when it comes to self-publishing my own books. His advice is golden - whenever he suggests I do something, I do it. In spite of the fact that he's been giving me tips for a year now, I learned a tremendous amount from this course.
Lynn Johnston
Rest assured that you're getting real, actionable, advice that works. Not some pie-in-the-sky theory. David is one of the few people who sell publishing "How To's" that actually DOES the things he tells you to do. That's why you won't see him selling many training products, he's just too busy. My advice? Get this now, while you can, and DO THE THINGS he says. You can thank me later! :)
Tony Norton

If you could sit down with David and ask him all of your questions about what he does every day and how he does it…"In the Trenches" would be the result.  
David Martin is living and breathing life every day as an indie author, and is earning the income that many new authors only dream of when first starting out. It is humble, comprehensive, and well-organized and in my opinion: brilliant. If you don't already have your own smooth-running system, I highly recommend you check this out!"
Teresa Miller

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FAQs

Is this a video course or a book?

The main trenches report is a 345 page PDF that will be delivered directly after your purchase. Inside you will also find bonus links to extra training, some of which are written, others in easy-to-follow video format.

What if I'm not good at writing?

I share simple keys to hire ghostwriters to bring your ideas to life. Non-fiction or fiction, anything you can imagine can be created, and that without breaking the bank.

How can I contact you if I have questions before I purchase?

Shoot me an email to getintouch@indieauthor.com and I will be happy to answer your questions.

Is the report the same as the original Trenches report?

This is a brand new and significantly expanded report, with over 10,000 extra words (no fluff!), revised systems and examples, and everything from the original report brought right up-to-date. Even if you purchased the original report I guarantee you will get heaps more value from this new updated edition.