Luke Hollis


Art/heritage worker & engineer of 3d sundries. Probably in Egypt.
Joined December 2022

Very cool, I'd love to be a user. I tried out Calibre too after Zotero but haven't found a solution otherwise yet.

Hey Marc, thanks again for the invite, and great idea on testing a new version every week. I'll start doing that. I've never had subscription revenue before, so it's important learning from everyone here.

I'm on Google Cloud Platform right now, and they sponsored me 2,000 USD but will sponsor 200,000 USD if I get venture funded... which I was kind of torn about because it would pay for a lot of GPUs. Azure has a similar program I was testing out.

Great idea about Natgeo too.. I'll reach out to them.

It seems like virtual tourism is hit- or content-focused right now so have been testing out nerfs to try to differentiate to help other creators instead.

Thanks! I didn't know that you could do that with Kobo. And just joined 🙏🏻

Thanks for letting me know, and it seems like that's the reality we face. It's kind of weird if we're dependent on Amazon for like our collected knowledge... will see how it goes with Calibre

I ended up joining a reading group that put together a list around the Personal MBA & includes ~50 books, articles, audio books, and blogs. Organized by topic per week.

Here's my copy of the list:…

Also Make ( -- like condensing those titles for an indie hacker.

I try to buy independently to get around vendor lock-in--as a result, my digital shelf is scattered. If anyone has recommendations for managing epubs and pdfs, I'd love to hear. 🙏🏻

I had a crisis about this recently and maintain everything on Ghost for the emails that we send and want to be read on the web after:

We got too many subscribers before publishing again, so I'm going to try selfhosting because the platform was too expensive (after ~10k).

The major drawback for Ghost though is I can't segment our audience, so I don't know how long we're going to last with it.

Otherwise Mailchimp for everything else, and SendGrid connected to Django for sending verification/welcome emails from our product signup, etc.