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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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Mar 31, 2018

My Quarter 1, 2018 planning board:

My planning board

Mar 26, 2018

Martha Carr is a bestselling author from Austin, Texas who spends most of her time dreaming of Elves, Witches, Wizards and other magical worlds.

Her work has been published in internationally respected publications such as The Washington Post, The New York Times, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Chicago Tribune and Newsweek.

She had a publishing career prior to teaming up with Michael Anderle of 20BooksTo50k fame, but since they started collaborating together, Martha has released a steady flow of Teen & Young Adult and Urban Fantasy best-sellers in the bestselling series, The Leira Chronicles.

Find Out More:

1) Writing websites: http://www.oriceran.com/ and http://www.marthacarr.com/

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

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

4) Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/Martha-Carr/e/B001JP4SW6/

5) Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/318719.Martha_R_Carr

6) Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/lmbpn/pins/

1) 20BooksTo50k: https://www.facebook.com/groups/781495321956934/

2) Pictured with Martha at the 20BooksTo50k London event:

Paul Teague & Martha Carr

3) Martha's Wired book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wired-Martha-Carr-ebook/dp/B0051BO30Q/

4) Martha's Place To Call Home book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Place-Call-Home-Amazing-Orphanages/dp/1591025109/

5) Michael Anderle's talk ‘How one author went from $0 to selling $40k a month on Amazon': https://youtu.be/NHgcy3dVZVM

Mar 24, 2018

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

Mar 19, 2018

Craig Lea Gordon is a science fiction writer from Whitley Bay in the United Kingdom.

He works full-time as a Business Analyst but all his spare time is taken up with writing.

His goal - like that of many other indie authors - is to be able to write full-time.

Technology features heavily in all of Craig's work, and he likes to raise questions about how it will affect our lives, for the better or for the worse.

He has two short works available at the moment - Transmit is available now as a 'thank you' for signing up to his mailing list and Hypercage is now available to download for free across most stores.

Find Out More:

1) Writing website: https://www.craigleagordon.com/

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

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

4) Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Craig-Lea-Gordon/e/B01KQIYFEC

5) Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15275083.Craig_Lea_Gordon

6) Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/craigleagordon

7) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/craigleagordon/

8) Pinterest: https://pinterest.co.uk/craigleagordon

Interview Talking Points:

Read Worthy Fiction

https://www.udemy.com/read-worthy-fiction/learn/v4/overview

Editor

Harry Dewulf: http://harrydewulf.com/

Reddit subreddits for promo

https://www.reddit.com/r/wroteabook

https://www.reddit.com/r/ebooks

https://www.reddit.com/r/FreeEBOOKS

https://www.reddit.com/r/bookdownloads

https://www.reddit.com/r/freebooks

https://www.reddit.com/r/KindleFreebies

https://www.reddit.com/r/scifi (saturdays only)

https://www.reddit.com/r/Kindleunlimitedshare

https://www.reddit.com/r/KindleUnlimited

VMOST

http://bawiki.com/wiki/techniques/vmost-analysis/

Writing a Novel (Teach Yourself - General)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Writing-Novel-Teach-Yourself-General/dp/0340927291

8 Point Story Arc

https://www.dailywritingtips.com/how-to-structure-a-story-the-eight-point-arc/

There’s also this hand-drawn chart by a redditor which combines every structure he could think of:

http://i.imgur.com/FB46JOs.jpg

Book Cave

https://mybookcave.com/

Mar 17, 2018

This Week's Talking Points

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

2) Book Barbarian promo site: http://bookbarbarian.com/

3) Book adrenaline promo- site: https://bookadrenaline.com/

4) Free Booksy promo site: https://www.freebooksy.com/

5) Pete Blyth's blog post: http://peteblythwriter.co.uk/2018/03/12/the-seven-podcasts-that-helped-me-the-most-on-my-author-journey/

Mar 12, 2018

Sarah Hardy is a blogger at bytheletterbookreviews and a book publicist for Bloodhound books.

She organises blog tours as well as promoting books on social media.

Recently Sarah read - and reviewed my Don't Tell Meg trilogy.

I was amazed at the community that's based around book blogging and Wanted to find out more about it.

Sarah's reviews were re-posted by an entire network of fellow book bloggers and it all helps to create amazing web traffic and visibility.

Find Out More:

1) Website: https://bytheletterbookreviews.com/

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

3) Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/sarahhardy681

4) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-hardy-087652110/

Interview Talking Points:

1) Sarah interviewed for Reader Spot: https://shelleywilsonauthor.com/2016/05/05/reader-spot-meet-book-reviewer-sarah-hardy/

2) Sarah Interviewed for Behind the Bloggers: https://www.compulsivereaders.com/behind-bloggers/behind-the-bloggers-sarah-hardy/

3) Sarah interviewed for Blogger in the Spotlight: https://portobellobookblog.com/2015/10/23/sarah-hardy-blogger-in-the-spotlight/

4) Sarah Arrow was the author whose book helped Sarah to create her blog: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sarah-Arrow/e/B005J2UI8I/

5) Sarah Hardy with the rest of the Bloodhound Books team: http://www.bloodhoundbooks.com/meet-the-team/

6) Annual Bloggers' Bash: http://sachablack.co.uk/annual-bloggers-bash/

7) NetGalley website: https://www.netgalley.com/

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

Mar 10, 2018

1) Saturdays's writing progress - 5566 words:

Word count

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

3) Martha Carr, future guest: https://marthacarr.com/

4) Graham Smith, future guest: https://grahamsmithauthor.com/

5) Jon Cronshaw, future guest: https://joncronshaw.com/

Mar 5, 2018

Holly Cave is the self-published author of The Generation, a sci-fi novel set in the year 2052 and dealing with the topical subject of genetics.

She is a freelance writer and who publishes articles and features about science for non-expert audiences, alongside her fiction work.

The Generation was her debut self-published novel, and before that, Holly wrote a number of unpublished works with her father on his typewriter in the 1990s.

I met Holly a couple of years ago at the Alliance of Independent Authors fringe event in London … and since then she's won a contract with Quercus Books, with her first traditionally published novel The Memory Chamber which was released on 22nd February 2018.

Find Out More:

1) Writing website: https://www.hollycave.co.uk/

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

3) Twitter: https://twitter.com/HollyACave

4) Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Holly-Cave/e/B00GFY3232/

5) Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7192336.Holly_Cave

Interview Talking Points:

1) Alli – Alliance of Independent Authors: https://selfpublishingadvice.org/

2) Quercus Books: https://www.quercusbooks.co.uk/

3) Peter Cave's ‘Chopper' book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chopper-Peter-Cave/dp/0450008940

4) The Society of Authors: http://www.societyofauthors.org/

Mar 3, 2018

1) Friday's writing progress – 5431 words:

Who To Trust wtiting progress

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

3) Martha Carr, future guest: https://marthacarr.com/

4) Craig Lea Gordon, future guest: https://www.craigleagordon.com/

5) Vellum: https://vellum.pub/

My video guide: https://paulteague.com/how-to-use-vellum-on-a-pc/

6) Novel Factory overview: https://paulteague.com/how-and-why-i-use-the-novel-factory-to-plot-my-books/

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