Note: This was included in a post I shared a little while back among other things I’m thankful for. I thought it deserved its own post. Andrew Mackay is the man behind Story Warren Books and Brightener Books.
Many people think I’m self-published, but that’s at best only barely true. I do not do cover design. I do not typeset my manuscripts. I do not have any idea how to get my books an ISBN or on Amazon. I don’t set up free promotional days. I don’t do title pages. I don’t do a thousand other things. I write books. I share/promote my books. That’s what you do when you have a publisher. That’s what I have in Andrew Mackay. He is a phenom. Diversely talented in a plethora of non-sports areas (burn!), this guy can do just about anything. Technology? He knows it better than almost anyone you know, I guarantee. Publishing? Can do anything and has been doing everything in the industry for over 10 years. Seriously, this guy can do it all. He’s incredible and it amazes me that some huge publisher, or some other business, hasn’t offered him a six-figure salary to run stuff for them. Because he. Can. Do. Everything. Also, he’s a great guy and a fantastic partner. He’s an advocate. He’s an encourager. He’s focused and positive. We’ve been on lots of trips together and he is all about just setting me up for success. He doesn’t often get noticed and he’s fine with that. But I notice. I see him. This guy is a star. I don’t know anyone who has anything like the same mix of soft and hard skills. A very sweet and gentle guy who can outwork the next ten guys and make a stormy, complicated operation go as smooth as the kiddie pool. Anyone would be fortunate to work for, with, or near this guy. I’m super grateful for Andrew Mackay.