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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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Nov 27, 2017

Dana Ridenour is a retired FBI agent and the author of two FBI undercover novels - with the third in the pipeline.

She spent most of her career as an FBI undercover operative infiltrating criminal organizations.

Dana's debut novel Behind The Mask was released in April 2016 and was named one of the best indie books of 2016 by Kirkus Reviews.

Her second novel, Beyond The Cabin, was released in August 2017 and, like her previous book, won the Hal Bernard Best Novel Award presented by the Southeastern Writers Association.

Find Out More:

1) Author website: http://www.danaridenour.net/index.html

2) Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/danaridenourwriterpage/

3) Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/ridenour_dana

4) Amazon Author page: https://www.amazon.com/Dana-Ridenour/e/B01BKU5QFC/

5) Goodreads Author page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14947915.Dana_Ridenour

Interview Talking Points:

1) Huffington Post article: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/victor-lopez/retired-fbi-agents-first-_b_9551300.html

2) Deeds Publishing: https://www.deedspublishing.com/

3) Wishlist TV series lead - Elizabeth Olsen: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Olsen

4) WiseInk: https://www.wiseinkpub.com/

Nov 25, 2017

) You can see this week's sci-fi/dystopian promo at https://freebie-books.com/

Instafreebie Giveaway

2) This week's writing progress - that's another book almost written!

Deleted writing progress

3) Jon Cronshaw's author diary: https://joncronshaw.com/category/author-diary/ [Highly recommended!]

4) Authors XP, recommended promo site - check it out here [My affiliate link]

5) 20BooksTo50k London - book fast! http://20bookslondon.com/

Nov 20, 2017

Margaret Skea grew up in Ulster at the height of the 'Troubles', but now lives with her husband in the Scottish Borders.

She was awarded the Beryl Bainbridge Award for Best First Time Author 2014 and Historical Fiction Winner in the Harper Collins / Alan Titchmarsh People's Novelist Competition for her debut novel Turn of the Tide.

The sequel - A House Divided - was longlisted for the Historical Novel Society New Novel Award in 2016.

Margaret is passionate about well-researched, authentic historical fiction and providing a 'you are there' experience for the reader.

Find Out More:

1) Author website: https://margaretskea.com/

2) Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MargaretSkeaAuthor.Novels/

3) Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/margaretskea1

4) Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Margaret-Skea/e/B009B9HCUC

5) Goodreads Author page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6607652.Margaret_Skea

Interview Talking Points:

1) Plantation of Ulster: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plantation_of_Ulster

2) Well of the Seven Heads: http://enjoylochness.com/activities/well-of-the-seven-heads

3) Steven A. McKay's interview for this podcast: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/episode-73-steven-a-mckay/

4) Woman & Home: http://www.womanandhome.com/

5) Outlander TV series: https://www.starz.com/series/outlander/featured

6) Vikings on Amazon Prime: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00ET130LW

7) The Mainstreet Trading Company (book shop): http://www.mainstreetbooks.co.uk/

8) Historical novel society: https://historicalnovelsociety.org/

9) Nielson ISBNs: http://www.isbn.nielsenbook.co.uk/controller.php?page=121

10) Corazon Books: http://www.greatstorieswithheart.com/

11) Vellum formatting software: https://vellum.pub/

Nov 18, 2017

1) My writing progress ... I managed to squeeze in a writing day before heading to Poland:

My word count

2) Look what happened to me this week :-) This means that I have now made sufficient sales to have to pay to use Book Report:

BookReport

3) My Goodreads giveaways:

Dead of Night at https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/263177

Mailchimp Unboxed at https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/263184

4) Sarah Hardy's review: https://bytheletterbookreviews.com/2017/11/12/dont-tell-meg-dont-tell-meg-trilogy-book-1-by-paul-j-teague-paulteagueuk/

5) My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCIwC_CxN610LnND85ONQ2nA

 

Nov 13, 2017

Caimh McDonnell, an award-winning stand-up comedian, author and writer of televisual treats.

His debut novel is ‘A Man With One of Those Faces’ which he followed up with 'The Day That Never Comes'.

When not writing books, Caimh is in great demand as a writer for TV.

He has worked on the hit BBC2 show ‘The Sarah Millican Television Programme’ and written for comics on ‘Mock the Week’ and ‘Have I Got News for You’.

He also works as a children’s TV writer and was BAFTA nominated for the CBBC animated series ‘Pet Squad’ which he created.

He was a winner in the BBC’s Northern Laffs sitcom writing competition, where he was lucky enough to be mentored by Craig Cash and Phil Mealey of ‘Royle Family’ fame.

Find Out More:

1) Caimh's website: http://whitehairedirishman.com/

2) Caimh's Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Caimh-McDonnell/e/B01K6GFZWU/

3) Caimh on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15661245.Caimh_McDonnell

4) Caimh on Twitter: https://twitter.com/caimh

5) Caimh on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/Caimh2

Interview Talking Points:

1) Gary Delaney - comedian: http://www.garydelaney.com/

2) Sarah Millican - comedian: https://sarahmillican.co.uk/

3) Jack Whitehall - comedian: https://www.jackwhitehall.com/

4) The Crust on the BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006nllr/episodes/guide

5) Mock The Week TV show: http://www.mocktheweek.tv/

6) Have I Got News For You TV show: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006mkw3

7) Scot Pack - Caimh's editor on Reedsy: https://reedsy.com/scott-pack

8) Caimh's Irish Post reviews: http://whitehairedirishman.com/2017/01/irish-post-review/

9) 99Designs for cover creation: https://99designs.co.uk/

10) Caimh uses Vellum to format his book: https://vellum.pub/

11) InstaFreebie: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/IF

12) Caimh tour dates: https://www.ents24.com/uk/tour-dates/caimh-mcdonnell

Nov 11, 2017

1) My writing progress this week – 5184 words:

Deleted 30k words

2) Example of offline marketing discussed in the diary:

Matador book

3) The Society of Authors can be found at: http://www.societyofauthors.org/

Here are some stills from the video that was shot at the event:

Paul Teague Society of Authors

Paul Teague Society of Authors talk

4) My forthcoming sci-fi promo: https://freebie-books.com/

5) Check out HW Fisher accountants who specialise in working with authors: https://twitter.com/HWFWriters

More info at: https://www.hwfisher.co.uk/sectors/media/

6) 20BooksLondon … go! Please  http://20bookslondon.com/

Nov 6, 2017

Daniel Willcocks is a horror and thriller author, podcaster, and one quarter of digital story studio Hawk and Cleaver.

​His writing journey began in 2015 when he reached the #1 spot on Amazon's short horror story category.

Since then Daniel has become one of the lead authors on the successful ‘The Other Stories' podcast, which is listened to by tens of thousands of people each week.

He also appears regularly on ‘The Story Studio' podcast with his co-host and fellow story studio colleage, Luke Kondor.

Find Out More:

1) Writing website: https://www.danielwillcocks.com/home

2) Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/willcocksauthor/

3)  Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/WillcocksAuthor

4) Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Daniel-Willcocks/e/B00YC1YWKC/

5) Podcasts: https://www.danielwillcocks.com/podcasts

Interview Talking Points:

1) Dan's Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/danielwillcocks

2) Hawk & Cleaver Story Shop: http://www.hawkandcleaver.com/welcome

3) Robin Sharma 5am Club: https://www.robinsharma.com/article/be-wise-early-rise

4) Asana for task management: https://asana.com/

5) Slack, group messaging tool: https://slack.com/

Nov 4, 2017

1) My BookBub promo results:

BookReport

My earnings by store:

Totals

Split of the income:

BookBub totals

2) My ads this week ... on BookBub, BookSends and FreeBooksy:

3) My Society of Authors talk: http://www.societyofauthors.org/Events/Events/The-Author-Business

4) My Goodreads Giveaway stats:

 Goodreads

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