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Self Publishing Journeys

The Self Publishing Journeys podcast is a weekly show for all indie authors. Show host Paul Teague interviews self- published authors about their writing journeys, passing on hints, tips and tricks along the way. He'll also chat to experts in related fields - proofreaders, development editors, cover designers, PR specialists, author platform creators - and they'll be offering their best advice and strategies.
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Aug 28, 2017

Jon Cronshaw is a newly self-published sci-fi and dystopian author.

It's the second time on the podcast for Jon – we met at Carlisle's Bordlerlines Book Festival last year and at that time, Jon was about to self-publish his first book.

When I first spoke to Jon in January 2017, he'd just got the first book written.

He'd also been writing lots of short stories for the Ray Bradbury Challenge and he'd done his homework about the best strategies to use for launch and promotion.

He's now got six books listed on Amazon and has another in the works – not bad for a year's work!

Find Out More:

Jon's blog: https://joncronshaw.com/

Follow Jon on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JLCronshaw

Jon's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/joncronshawauthor/

Jon's Short Science Fiction Review podcast: https://twitter.com/ShortSFReview

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/248839295552288/

Talking points:

InstaFreebie: https://www.paulteague.com/IF [My affiliate link]

MailChimp: https://www.paulteague.com/mailchimp-ar [My affiliate link]

MailerLite – great MailChimp alternative: https://paulteague.com/ML [My affiliate link]

Kindle Scout: https://kindlescout.amazon.com/

20BooksTo50k Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/781495321956934/ [Highly recommended!]

Recommended indie author event in 2018: http://20bookslondon.com/

Ray Bradbury Challenge: https://raybradburychallenge.blogspot.co.uk/

ACX (for audiobook production): https://www.acx.com/

Bargain Booksy: https://www.bargainbooksy.com/

The Fussy Librarian: http://www.thefussylibrarian.com/for-authors/

EdgeLit: http://www.derbyquad.co.uk/special-event/edge-lit-5.aspx

The Story Grid: http://www.storygrid.com/ [Recommended!]

Aug 26, 2017

The Essential Weekly Podcast For New And Aspiring Indie Authors Paul's Podcast Diary Feature

Aug 21, 2017

Based in Northamptonshire, England, ‘Morgen with an e' is the author of numerous short story collections, a chick-lit novel (with crime and mystery novels in the works), a series of writer's block workbooks, articles, and she dabbles with poetry.

As well as being a freelance editor (who offers a free 1,000-word sample), she is a creative writing tutor for Northamptonshire County Council's Adult Learning (10-week evening and one-day Saturday classes). Morgen is also speaker of anything writing-related, panel moderator, and event tutor, and will be running a two-hour editing course at the 2017 Crime & Publishment weekend, alongside Lin Anderson and Martina Cole!

Morgen is also a writing-related blogger who ‘spotlights' authors, agents, editors, illustrators and publishers.

Other content includes guest posts, flash fiction, poetry, and reviews (crime / chick lit novels, short stories and writing guides).

Find Out More:

1) Morgen's website: http://morgenbailey.com

2) Follow Morgen on Twitter: @morgenwriteruk

3) Follow Morgen on Facebook: Facebook profile

4) Connect with Morgen on LinkedIn: http://uk.linkedin.com/pub/morgen-bailey/26/933/866

5) Morgen's Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Morgen-Bailey/e/B007SNIBF8/

Interview Talking Points:

1) Sally Spedding, who taught Morgen at that first session: http://www.sallyspedding.com/biography.html

2) Crime & Publishment event: http://www.crimeandpublishment.co.uk/

3) NaNoWriMo: http://nanowrimo.org/

4) Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/

5) Harrogate Crime Writing Festival: http://harrogateinternationalfestivals.com/crime-writing-festival/

6) Bailey's Writing Tips: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/baileys-writing-tips/id389840707?mt=2 [Now closed]

7) I should be writing podcast: http://murverse.com/subscribe-to-podcasts/podcasts/

8) Bloodhound books: http://www.bloodhoundbooks.com/

9) Morgen's ‘Writer For Hire' page: https://morgenbailey.wordpress.com/writer-for-hire/

Aug 19, 2017

1) This week's writing progress - 5123 words written, in spite of A level and UCAS interruptions :-)

3) Joanna Penn's podcast: https://www.thecreativepenn.com/podcasts/ [Recommended]

Aug 14, 2017

Joseph Alexander has been a guitarist and expert music tutor for over 20 years.

His tuition books are published in four languages and have sold over thousands of copies to widespread critical acclaim.

Recently his books passed £1,000,000 in revenue and he is currently writing a guide book to self-publishing for authors.

Joseph travels constantly and has lived in many countries, choosing to build a location-free online business.

Find Out More:

Website: hhttp://www.fundamental-changes.com/

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Joseph-Alexander/e/B008VW6Q0M

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jopheza

Twitter: https://twitter.com/guitar_joseph

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/guitarcheshire

Interview Talking Points:

1) Mailchimp - email marketing software: https://mailchimp.com/

2) Ian Sutherland's Author Platform Sidekick service: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/APS

3) Joseph's (possibly) forthcoming Self-Publishing guide: http://www.self-published.co.uk/

4) It's a tiny picture, but this image shows the dominance of Joseph's books on Amazon ... the majority of those titles belong to him!

Aug 12, 2017

1) This week's writing progress - 5044 words written on Saturday 5th August, bringing my running total to about

2) Bookfunnel: https://bookfunnel.com/

3) Author's XP book promotion site: https://www.authorsxp.com [My affiliate link]

4) InstaFreebie: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/IF [My affiliate link]

5) Wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/

6) My next book to be released is Burden of Guilt: https://books2read.com/Guilt

7) The Creative Penn podcast: https://www.thecreativepenn.com/ [Recommended podcast!]

8) The Sell More books Show: http://sellmorebooksshow.com/ [Recommended podcast!]

9) Dave Chesson's Kindlepreneur website: https://kindlepreneur.com/

10) Caledonian Sleeper train: https://www.sleeper.scot/

Aug 7, 2017

James P. Sumner writes a series of action thrillers about a former soldier-turned-hitman named Adrian Hell.

He's worked in every type of office environment you can think of – insurance, banking, mobile phones, telesales … you name it, he's done it.

In July 2013, he began work on his first novel and eventually self-published his debut thriller, True Conviction, on Amazon, where it has now been downloaded over 300,000 times.

He is a member of the Crime Writers Association, and saw his fifth novel, A Necessary Kill, selected as a winner in the 2015 Kindle Scout Program, winning him a publishing contract with one of Amazon's imprints.

Find Out More:

Website: http://www.jamespsumner.com/

Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/James-P.-Sumner/e/B00ICL7TIK

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jamespsumner/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/thefirsthellion

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7833853.James_P_Sumner

Instafreebie: https://www.instafreebie.com/discover/author/801/james_p_sumner

Interview with James: http://thisiswriting.com/author-interviews-james-p-sumner-and-a-necessary-kill/

Interview Talking Points:

1) Calibre e-book software: https://calibre-ebook.com/

2) Scivener writing software: https://paulteague.com/scrivener [My affiliate link]

3) Nick Stephenson's website: http://www.blog.yourfirst10kreaders.com/

4) Joanna Penn's website: https://www.thecreativepenn.com/

5) Bookfunnel: https://bookfunnel.com/  [Makes it really easy to deliver free e-books to readers]

6) Instafreebie:

7) Jimmy Gibbs on Fiverr.com: https://www.fiverr.com/jimmygibbs [Jimmy designs James' covers]

8) Find out more about Mark Dawson: https://selfpublishingformula.com/

9) The Crime Writer's Association: https://thecwa.co.uk/

10) Kindle Scout: https://kindlescout.amazon.com/

Aug 5, 2017

1) This week's writing progress - 500 words of a short story teaser and writing 5k words on Saturday.

2) I'm now a member of the International Thriller Writers: http://thrillerwriters.org/

I'm also a member of the Society of Authors: http://www.societyofauthors.org/

The 'must-have' membership for indie authors is The Alliance of Independent Authors [My affiliate link]

3) My Mailchimp Unboxed book: https://books2read.com/EMarketing

4) I have entered the Writer's Digest e-book awards: http://www.writersdigest.com/writers-digest-competitions/self-published-ebook-awards

5) My books on Google Play :-)

 

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