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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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Dec 31, 2016

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

Dec 26, 2016

Chris Longmuir is an award winning crime writer.

She is best known for her Dundee Crime Series, featuring DS Bill Murphy. Night Watcher, the first book in the series, won the SAW (Scottish Association of Writers) Pitlochry Award, and the sequel, Dead Wood, won the Dundee International Book Prize, as well as the Pitlochry Award.

Chris recently launched new historical crime thriller, Devil's Porridge and has also published a non-fiction book entitled Crime Fiction and the Indie Contribution.

Dec 24, 2016

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

Dec 19, 2016

Dina Santorelli is a writer editor, author and blogger.

She is the author of the award-winning debut novel, Baby Grand, a top-rated mystery/thriller and best-selling organised crime thriller on Amazon Kindle.

Having edited more than a thousand articles over the years, Dina has developed a keen and confident eye when it comes to polishing writers’ text, whether for articles or books.

Dina has been a freelance writer for over 15 years and has written for many publications and websites.

Dec 12, 2016

Melissa Addey writes historical novels and non-fiction books.

The first novel, which was set in China, The Fragrant Concubine, was longlisted for both the Mslexia Novel Competition and the Historical Novel Society Indie Award.

It landed Melissa an agent at Coombs Moylett & Maclean Literary Agency.

She also writes non-fiction books, the first being 100 Things to do while Breastfeeding and the second titled The Happy Commuter and has recently released The Storytelling Entrepreneur and Merchandise For Authors.

Melissa just finished a year as a Writer in Residence at the British Library in London and has spent three months this year being a blogger for Mslexia, the UK's bestselling magazine for women who write.

Dec 5, 2016

Harry Bingham is the author of the Fiona Griffiths series of crime novels.

The series is set in Cardiff and features a heroine described by the Sunday Times as ‘The most startling protagonist in modern crime fiction … brutal, freakish and totally original.’

Harry also created the Writers’ Workshop in 2005 by spending an initial £800 on a website offering editorial services.

The Writers’ Workshop is now the largest editorial consultancy in the UK.

The Festival of Writing is the biggest and best writers’ conference in the UK, and Agent Hunter is the UK’s premier online literary agent search tool.

Harry's books on Getting Published and How to Write are among the leading titles in their field and the first Fiona Griffiths novel was televised by Bonafide and broadcast on Sky Living.

Nov 30, 2016

The Essential Weekly Podcast For New And Aspiring Indie Authors

Author Platform Bootcamp Feature with Ian Sutherland

I am currently testing Ian's http://authorplatformsidekick.com/ service and this is an update on how it's going.

Nov 28, 2016

If you want to get your books ordered by traditional bookshops and libraries, then you need an alternative solution to publishing via Amazon's Createspace.

It's all to do with the ISBN numbers and the distribution channels, and it's a topic that confuses and trips up new indie authors time after time.

Put simply, you need to use a service like IngramSpark - in conjunction with Nielson for your ISBNs - to access the traditional distribution channels.

As the Marketing Manager at Ingram Content Group, Andrew Bromley is familiar with every question that indie authors could possibly ask about printing on-demand with the company.

Nov 26, 2016

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

Nov 21, 2016

Kerry Fisher spent half her life talking about writing a novel, then several years at Candis magazine reviewing other people’s.

It wasn’t until she took some online courses with the University of California that the dream started to morph into reality, culminating in the self-publishing of The Class Ceiling.

The Avon imprint of HarperCollins picked it up and retitled it The School Gate Survival Guide, publishing in summer 2014.

Kerry’s second book, The Island Escape, came out in May 2015.

It won first prize at the York Festival of Writing for the opening line: ‘I was wearing the wrong bra for sitting in a police cell’.

Her latest novel, After the Lie, was published by Bookouture in April 2016.

Nov 14, 2016

David Gaughran is an Irish writer who spends most of his time travelling the world, collecting stories.

He is the author of the Latin American historical adventures Mercenary and A Storm Hits Valparaiso, the short stories If You Go Into The Woods and Transfection, and the popular writers’ guides Let’s Get Digital and Let’s Get Visible.

He runs the publishing blog Let’s Get Digital and the Latin American history site South Americana, and his work has been featured in the Huffington Post, The Sunday Times, and the Irish Times.

I caught up with David at this year's Festival of Writing in York where he was giving several presentations about self-publishing.

Nov 7, 2016

Ginny Carter is a business book ghostwriter and book writing coach - she's known as The Author Maker®.

She is on a mission to turn established coaches, speakers and consultants from ‘experts’ into ‘experts-with-a-book’, so they can set themselves apart from the competition.

Prior to becoming a writer, Ginny worked in marketing for 22 years, including 3-4 years as a freelance social media manager.

She either ghostwrites clients' books in their own voice or coaches them through the process of writing and launching.

Oct 31, 2016

Rachel Amphlett is the bestselling author of the Dan Taylor thriller series, as well as a number of standalone crime thrillers.

Originally from the UK and currently based in Brisbane, Australia, her novels appeal to a worldwide audience, and have been compared to Robert Ludlum, Lee Child, and Michael Crichton.

With plotlines ripped straight out of the news, the international settings and colourful characters bring the world of modern espionage to life, exploring complex technology while providing an adrenalin-fuelled reading experience.

Rachel is releasing the first book in her new Kay Hunter series on 6th December 2016.

Oct 29, 2016

The Essential Weekly Podcast For New And Aspiring Indie Authors

Oct 24, 2016

Celina Grace a full time indie author, Top 100 UK Amazon bestseller & host of the Indie Author School.

Celina is UK-based and wrote her first book - The Blue Ruby - at age 7.

She experimented with screenplays, scripts and short stories and then had a very long and frustrating journey trying to get traditionally published.

This was in spite of achieving 3rd place in the 2004 Lit Idol competition, being shortlisted for the 2006 Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger Award and longlisted in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.

So Celina decided to go it alone with indie publishing and - despite making £10 in her first week - everything changed for her in an incredible way when she made that decision ... she's a full time indie author and a Top 100 UK Amazon bestseller.

Oct 22, 2016

The Essential Weekly Podcast For New And Aspiring Indie Authors

Oct 17, 2016

Joanne Phillips is the author of the romantic comedies Can’t Live Without, The Family Trap, and Cupid’s Way.

She also created the Flora Lively series of contemporary mysteries.

Can’t Live Without was an Amazon top 20 bestseller in 2012 and her books regularly appear in category bestseller lists.

Before becoming a writer, Joanne had jobs as diverse as hairdresser, air hostess and librarian.

She has a Masters degree in creative writing and is a high-profile indie author, and a champion of quality in self-publishing.

Joanne is also teaching the Self-Publishing Success course via the Writers' Workshop.

Oct 15, 2016

The Essential Weekly Podcast For New And Aspiring Indie Authors

Oct 12, 2016

Author Platform Bootcamp - occasional episodes featuring practical tips and techniques to help indie authors to grow their online platforms.

Oct 10, 2016

Edward Trayer writes fiction books for children under the pen-name Billy Bob Buttons.

He is the author of sixteen books to date and is published by The Wishing Shelf Press.

In 2011, his book Felicity Brady and the Wizard’s Bookshop was long-listed for the International Rubery Book Award, and Tor Assassin Hunter was a runner up in the 2012 UK People’s Book Prize.

In 2014, I Think I Murdered Miss won the UK People’s Book Prize.

He visits over to 200 UK primary schools every year delivering literacy workshops; it is estimated he has met with over 150,000 children over the last three years.

He is also the founder and organiser of The Wishing Shelf Independent Book Awards.

Oct 8, 2016

The Essential Weekly Podcast For New And Aspiring Indie Authors

Oct 3, 2016

Ali Luke writes blog posts, non-fiction e-books, and fiction.

Ali works with authors too and her website - Aliventures - covers the art, craft, and business of writing (both fiction and non-fiction).

She has written for several popular blogs like Copyblogger, The Write Life, Write to Done, The Creative Penn, ProBlogger and Daily Blog Tips as well as Writers’ Forum magazine.

As a self-published author, it's very likely that one of Ali's books has already passed through your hands.

She is the author of Publishing E-Books For Dummies, which was published by Wiley in 2012.

Oct 1, 2016

The Essential Weekly Podcast For New And Aspiring Indie Authors

Sep 26, 2016

Ian Sutherland is the crime fiction author of the Deep Web Thriller Series, novels that expose the darker side of the online world to dramatic and suspenseful effect.

Exploiting knowledge gained from his career in the IT industry, Ian’s thrillers caution readers on how dangerous the internet can be for the unwary.

Ian also takes advantage of his experience in technology in the way he uses social media to help drive awareness of his books.

With over 100,000 followers on one of his Twitter accounts, and still growing, Ian has figured out how to make Twitter power his book marketing strategies.

Ian shares many of his techniques in Advanced Twitter Strategies for Authors, his first non-fiction book.

Sep 24, 2016

The Essential Weekly Podcast For New And Aspiring Indie Authors

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