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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 23, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • At last - the writing is over! I finished Truth Be Told this afternoon, that’s my 8th - and last - book of 2019 competed
  • My edits of Morecambe Bay 2, Circle of Lies are also completed and it's all cued up ready for its December 9th release
  • I have an important announcement about the future of this podcast - if you’re a regular listener please make sure you stay tuned until the end!

Show notes: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/taking-a-break/

Nov 16, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • Brace for impact! It's been my blog tour this week and the reviews have been coming in thick and fast!
  • I've just released my week 10 book - Left for Dead - so that's the weekly releases now completed
  • I'm coming into land with Truth Be Told ... and I can't wait to get it finished and have a break from all the deadlines
  • PLUS My big email Boo-Boo - prepare to have a good laugh at my expense!

Show notes: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-179-16-11-2019/

Nov 9, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • We’re in the penultimate week of my rapid release sequence - next week I switch to a 28-day release cycle
  • I’ve got my updated sales numbers for September and October and we’re over half a million page reads now!
  • My last book of the year is past the half-way point
  • I had to completely overhaul my schedule this due to a last minute panic and a broken computer

Show noteshttps://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-178-09-11-2019/

Nov 2, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • NaNoWriMo has begun - I’ll let you know my day one word count
  • I’ll be revealing the number of books I sold in October and September as part of my rapid release schedule
  • And I have BookBub news, this time for one of my sci-fi books

Show notes: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-177-02-11-2019/

Oct 26, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • Morecambe Bay book 3 is well underway - after my initial plotting problems, I’m now 20k words into my final story of 2019!
  • Morecambe Bay 2 - Circle of Lies - is on its way to the editor this weekend after a week of evening edits
  • I’ve been doing fancy marketing stuff with my Facebook ads - I’ll give you the lowdown in today’s episode

Show notes: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-176-26-10-2019/

Oct 19, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • It’s week six of my rapid release schedule - and was that tumbleweed I just saw rolling by?
  • I’m due to start writing Truth Be Told tomorrow - but I’m having plotting problems
  • My blog tour gets a graphic and some early promo tweets

Show noteshttps://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-175-19-10-2019/

Oct 12, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • It’s official – I’m going on a blog tour for the first book in my Morecambe Bay trilogy!
  • I’m into the final chapters of my seventh book for 2019
  • I’m about to start work on my EIGHTH and FINAL book of 2019 … BUT I’ve had to bump my schedule yet again

Show noteshttps://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-174-12-10-2019/

Oct 5, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • I’ve got my quarter 4 goals for you, I’ll reveal my new targets for the next 3 months
  • I’ve got the result from my third request to list The Grid 1 on BookBub … I’ll let you know how I got on
  • The planning for my eighth book of the year has begun … And I’ve got news about a blog tour!

Show noteshttps://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-173-05-10-2019/

Sep 28, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • It’s rapid release week 3 ... and I’ve been struck down by another bout of skivitis!
  • I’ve passed the half-way mark on my 7th book of this year
  • Why I’m switching off the Google ads and ramping up the Facebook ads

Show noteshttps://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-172-28-09-2019/

Sep 21, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • Rapid release book 2 has been let out into the world ... Dead of Night is now available as a version 2 book
  • I’ve just had 5 days of BookBub - I’ll let you know how my FOURTH promotion on Don’t Tell Meg has panned out
  • Circle of Lies is over the half-way mark already ... it’ll soon be time to plan my 8th new book of 2019!

Show noteshttps://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-171-21-09-2019/

Sep 14, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • And they’re off! My rapid release project has begun with NYSH launching on Monday 9th September
  • I’ve done it at long last - Now You See Her is number 1 in paid on a US chart AND it got a coveted orange tag!
  • I’ve taken delivery of my new covers for the Morecambe Bay trilogy - and they’re fab!
  • It’s last-minute preparations for my next BookBub promo which starts on Monday 16th Sept ... I’ll tell you how I’m tying it in with my rapid releases

Show noteshttps://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-170-14-09-2019/

Sep 9, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • A step-by-step guide to my rapid release plans for 2019-2020

Show notes: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-169-2-09-09-2019/

Sep 7, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • I’ve just started writing my SEVENTH book of 2019!
  • My Rapid Release schedule begins on Monday, I’ll let you know how I’ve been getting ready
  • I’m back to ordering covers again, this time for the series that I hope will perform as well as my Don’t Tell Meg Trilogy

Show noteshttps://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-169-07-09-2019/

Sep 2, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • In a specially extended episode I’ll be sharing my tech toolkit for indie authors

Show noteshttps://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-168-2-02-09-2019/

Aug 31, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • I’ve just finished writing my SIXTH book of 2019 I start writing the seventh next Thursday!
  • It’s been a subscriber-FEST this week, with my Booksweeps leads being sent over PLUS three of my own giveaway events concluding … I’ll share the surprising results

Show notes: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-168-31-08-2019/

Aug 26, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • I get more of the good, the bad and the ugly of my writing, this time with editor, Julie Cordiner

Show notes: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-167-part-2-26-08-2019/

Aug 24, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • I’ll have a round-up from my BookFunnel, Prolific Works and StoryOrigin emails … and there are some unexpected results!
  • I've started making promotional graphics for my rapid release campaign – I'll tell you what tools I've been using and let you see some examples
  • AND I'll be telling you what I’ve been up to with my Amazon and Facebook advertising as I continue to get ready for my rapid release activities

Show notes: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-167-24-08-2019/

Aug 17, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • I’ll be getting an end of term report card from author Bill Cokas who got to see my writing in its completely unedited form
  • I’m back advertising on FB after being banned
  • AND The rapid release preparation gathers pace - with new covers created and promo slots being booked in

Show noteshttps://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-166-17-08-2019/

Aug 10, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • I’m off travelling again - but did anything get done this week?
  • I’m back on BookSweeps, this time with my thrillers
  • I just hit a big target, but it's nothing to do with books
  • 15 Things I’ve Changed My Mind About In Self-Publishing

Show noteshttps://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-165-10-08-2019/

Aug 5, 2019

Bill Cokas is a writer of humorous suspense novels who's based in North Carolina.

He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a journalism degree and has spent more than two decades writing award-winning ads and commercials, first in Chicago, and now back in North Carolina, where he also teaches writing at his alma mater.

He has written and published three humorous suspense novels, all involving European travel - "Ring of Fire","Battle Axe" and #Blarney Rubble."

Bill recently offered to help me to get the USA languages and references correct in my first USA-based novel, Now You See Her- and he did a great job of that.

He has also released a book of cartoons called 'The Man from UNCle'.

Bill's interview:

Useful web links

1) Writing website: http://margawriterville.com/

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

3) Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/Bill-Cokas/e/B007N4JBGK

4) Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5780162.Bill_Cokas

5)Twitter profile: https://twitter.com/WPCokas

6) Wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/user/bcokas

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

Aug 3, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • All the gossip from 20BooksEdinburgh
  • It's back to writing book number 21 and my skivitis is now cured (for now!)
  • I'll let you know if my latest BookBub submission was successful
  • My new thriller covers are in and they’re looking GREAT!

Show noteshttps://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-03-08-2019/

Jul 27, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • I’ve now got the 20 books written ... so where’s my 50k?
  • That’s one book off for editing and already the next one is planned and ready to get writing again
  • It’s 20BooksEdinburgh weekend ... it’s time to head for the Scottish capital

Show notes: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-27-07-2019/

Jul 20, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • I’m back to listing in Giveaway events as I start to top up my email lists - I’m now listed in FOUR thriller events!
  • Now You See Her is 5k words from the end - I’ll let you know how the writing & editing is going
  • More reshuffles than the UK government - I’ve tweaked my rapid release plans once again!

Show noteshttps://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-20-07-2019/

Jul 13, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • I have tweaked my rapid release plans - I'll let you know how that changes things now
  • Now You See Her is entering the final push towards completion
  • Why I may have just got a little boost to my plans in September

Show noteshttps://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-13-07-2019/

Jul 6, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • I finally reached a KOBO earnings goal this week – it’s been a long time coming!
  • I’ll have my Q3 objectives for you
  • I’ve started my pre-rapid release list boosting plans
  • I have an important announcement if you’ve been a supporter of the podcast on Patreon

Show noteshttps://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-29-06-2019-2/

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