1) My sci-fi book ‘Deleted’ has had a change of title!
It’s now called ‘Phase 6’ after the World Health Organisation’s 6-tier ranking for the stages of a pandemic ... Phase 6 is the worst and means the world is in big trouble!
A new cover has been purchased from https://www.covermint.design/
2) £1000+ earned in December 2017 ... now well over £5500 earned since the BookBub promo, £4.5k+ earned between Oct 30th - Nov 30th.
3) My Q4 goals:
4) My marketing targets:
5) 20BooksTo50k podcast: http://20bookslondon.com/ [Waiting list only]
6) Owen Zupp's 'Top 5 Podcasts' post: http://www.owenzupp.com/writing-blog/my-top-5-podcasts-for-independent-authors-and-publishers
Patrick Sherriff worked in newspapers in the US, UK and Japan for 13 years.
He is currently working on his third Hana Walker novel in between writing and illustrating textbooks for non-native speakers of English.
Patrick lives in Japan with his wife and two daughters where
He has even produced an adult colouring book celebrating the triumph of Leicester City Football club in winning the English Premiership.
Patrick edited two anthologies about the Japan earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown and has written a diary of a Japanese general election.
Find Out More:
1) Writing website: https://patricksherriff.com/
2) Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/patrick.sherriff
4) Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Patrick-Sherriff/e/B00JCUJUQO/
5) Goodreads author page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6523167.Patrick_Sherriff
6) A ‘cut-and-paste' from Patrick's newsletter … there's lots of great links in here:
7) All about QuakeBook: http://quakebook.org/about/
Welcome to Paul's Podcast Diary for Saturday 23rd December, 2017.
This diary charts my self-publishing journey – the ups the downs, the successes and the failures.
Everything goes into this diary, week-by-week, but you'll also find it a source of great tips, resources, tools, podcast recommendations and so on.
If I ever miss something out, or you'd like more information, just drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1) 20BooksLondon – get on the waiting list now! http://20bookslondon.com/conference-sign-up/
2) Begin Self Publishing podcast: http://beginselfpublishing.com/
3) Ron Vitale's original interview for this podcast: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/episode-47-ron-vitale/
4) Caimh McDonnell who offered email marketing inspiration this week: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/episode-89-caimh-mcdonnell/
Dan Van Oss is a book cover designer and self-published author.
He started writing during college, where he also penned a weekly column in the school paper under the pseudonym “Fletcher Ford”.
Dan’s had pieces published on humorwriters.org, won 2nd place in the Mona Schreiber Prize for Humorous Fiction and Nonfiction, was a semi-finalist in the humorpress.com writing contest.
He was also given an honorable mention in the Soul-Making Keats Literary Competition for Humor.
You can catch his weekly humor column, the “Dubious Knowledge Institute,” at dubiousknowledge.institute.
Find Out More:
1) Writing website: http://danvanoss.com/
2) Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/dubiouski
3) Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/dubiouski
4) Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/Dan-Van-Oss/e/B00TYL7I8S
5) Dan featured on Book Reader Magazine: http://bookreadermagazine.com/featured-author-dan-van-oss/
7) See Dan on CoverMint (book cover designs): https://www.covermint.design/about/
8) Dan's sweet romance website: www.djvanoss.com
The romance structure book I mentioned called “Romancing the Story” by Gwen Hayes: https://www.amazon.com/
9) Here is the cover that Dan designed for me:
Interview Talking Points:
1) The romance structure book I mentioned called “Romancing the Story” by Gwen Hayes: https://www.amazon.com/
2) The “Stories To Go” project website: https://storiestogo.
3) Find out more about Dragon Dictation: https://learn-dragon-fast.com/
4) The Self Publishing Podcast: https://sterlingandstone.net/series/self-publishing-podcast/
5) Authors XP book promotion website: https://www.authorsxp.com/ [My affiliate link]
6) Ryan Zee author promotion site: http://ryanzee.com/
1) Here are the numbers to accompany this week's diary - the headings at the top of the page are Earnings - Page Reads - Sales - Free Books:
Monthly earnings info:
Sales in different territories:
By the end of the podcast recording, this is the number that greeted me :-)
2) Vellum - highly recommended for creating e-books and paperbacks: https://vellum.pub/
James Blatch is a former BBC Defence Reporter and a former BBFC Film Examiner.
He's probably best-known in self-publishing circles as the co-host of the Self-Publishing Formula podcast.
As listeners will already know, James is writing his first book - called The Last Flight - a historical military thriller set in 1966.
James is fully immersed in military matters - he reported for the BBC on the UK military from, among other places, HMS Invincible, Kuwait and the Arctic Circle as well as covering the UK air offensive during the Kosovo Conflict in 1999.
Find Out More:
1) Writing website: http://jamesblatch.com/
2) Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/jamesblatchauthor/
3) Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/JamesBlatch
4) Goodreads author page: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32927252-the-last-flight
5) James on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/james-blatch-b1535915/
Interview Talking Points:
1) James' film examiner page: https://app.hiive.co.uk/knowledge/ideasmag-archive/james-blatch-film-examiner/4133/
2) James' BBC page: http://www.bbc.co.uk/cambridgeshire/features/auaudiencewith/01/jamesblatch.shtml
3) Stuart Bache book covers: http://stuartbache.co.uk/
4) See the Vulcan Bomber: http://www.vulcantothesky.org/
5) Interview with Jenny Parrott, James' editor: https://selfpublishingformula.com/episode-81/
6) NaNoWriMo: https://nanowrimo.org/
1) The final 8k words of Deleted have been written – we're now into edits:
2) The final numbers from my recent Goodreads Giveaways:
3) One Fatal Error was published this week – hurrah! Remember that Kindle required your book 3 days before it's released, but they will keep nagging you:
4) 20BooksLondon – booking closes 20th December: http://20bookslondon.com/
5) Check out Instafreebie at: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/IF
Check out BookFunnel at: https://bookfunnel.com/
My Thriller Giveaway: https://freebie-books.com/thriller-giveaway-new/
Rob Sinclair began writing in 2009 following a promise to his wife that he could pen a ‘can’t put down’ thriller.
He worked for nearly 13 years for a global accounting firm, specialising in forensic fraud investigations at both national and international levels.
Rob now writes full time and is the author of the bestselling Enemy series of espionage thrillers featuring embattled agent Carl Logan, with over 250,000 copies sold to date.
Rob's James Ryker series follows on from the Enemy books, with the first novel, The Red Cobra, being released in April 2017 and quickly becoming an Amazon bestseller in the UK, US and Canada.
The second book in the series, The Black Hornet was released in June 2017.
Find Out More:
1) Writing website: http://www.robsinclairauthor.com/
2) Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/robsinclairauthor/
3) Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/RSinclairAuthor
4) Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rob-Sinclair/e/B00LFXNU76
5) Goodreads author page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8389261.Rob_Sinclair
6) Bloodhound Books author page: http://www.bloodhoundbooks.com/rob-sinclair/
1) My forthcoming Thriller promo at InstaFreebie: https://freebie-books.com/thriller-giveaway-new/
2) Goodreads is closing down the free UK book promos :-(
3) I edited my reviews rant out, but here's a review which may amuse you!
4) Authors XP - great list-building site: https://www.authorsxp.com/?atid=45 [That's my affiliate link!]