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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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Aug 29, 2016

Peter O'Connor is the book cover designer who created all three covers for my Secret Bunker Trilogy.

Peter runs his business via the website bespokebookcovers.com alongside his wife, Caroline.

If you go to look at the website I don't think that I've ever seen such a compelling collection of audio testimonials praising Peter's work and support through the design process.

I've experienced it first hand, and indeed left Peter a testimonial myself, so I was very happy to get the opportunity to see what goes on behind the scenes when a new cover is created.

In this interview, Peter discusses the factors which help to create a fabulous book cover and advises on the things to do if you want to avoid some common mistakes with book covers.

Aug 29, 2016

The Essential Weekly Podcast For New And Aspiring Indie Authors

Aug 22, 2016

A quick pre-podcast warning about the content in this week's show.

We are going to be discussing the writing of erotic fiction, so we will be using several words of a sexual nature.

We'll also be making references to pornography and the depiction of sexual scenes.

There's nothing rude or offensive in there, it's a sensible discussion about the topic from an author's point of view.

However, if you are easily offended, please skip this episode and join us again next week if you think that this one might offend you.

Coming up then - a discussion about writing sex scenes in fiction and erotic fiction.

If you're happy to proceed, enjoy the show!

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Ashley Lister is a prolific writer of erotic fiction, having written more than two dozen full length erotic novels and over a hundred short stories.

Aside from regularly blogging about writing erotica, Ashley also teaches creative writing.

He has hosted a creative writing workshop at Eroticon, the annual conference for sex bloggers and erotica writers and presents a weekly internet radio show for poets on Fylde Coast Community Radio.

Ashley has written under several pseudonyms, he has co-written book and has appeared in numerous anthologies.

He is the author of the book How to Write Erotic Fiction and has just published his first horror novel, Raven and Skull.

Aug 22, 2016

The Essential Weekly Podcast For New And Aspiring Indie Authors

Aug 15, 2016

Molly Looby is the author of ZA and many other unpublished works that haven’t yet seen the light of day.

She self-published the Immorality of Immortality trilogy between 2011-2015 and that series is made up of Playing with Reality, Gambling a Fairytale, and Chancing the Truth.

Molly lives in Essex in the UK and spends almost all of her time hunkered down at the desk under her stairs which is currently sufficing as her study.

Her writing achievements include a stunning 315,000+ total NaNoWriMo word count, achieved over five years of taking part in the annual event.

She has also launched her own company, Molten Publishing, which is hybrid publisher – somewhere between indie and self-publishing- sand they specialise in YA fiction.

Aug 15, 2016

The Essential Weekly Podcast For New And Aspiring Indie Authors

Aug 8, 2016

Michael Robertson is a writer from the UK with several publications to his name, both online and in print.

He writes dystopian, sci-fi, and apocalyptic fiction, though predominantly science fiction with a darker edge to it.

Michael has written stories of all kinds since his late teens and finally started publishing in 2013 after having a short story accepted by HarperCollins.

He’s also had his first three books in the Alpha Plague series produced by Podium – who put together Andy Weir’s The Martian – and we all know how well that turned out!

He has an active presence online – you’ll find him on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and on his own website – and he’s the most prolific writer that we’ve spoken to on the podcast to date.

Aug 8, 2016

The Essential Weekly Podcast For New And Aspiring Indie Authors

Aug 1, 2016

Janet Murray knows a thing or two about what makes a great media story – and what doesn’t!

She has 15 years’ experience writing and editing for national newspapers and magazines including the Guardian, Telegraph, Independent, Times, Sun and Daily Mail.

Janet now teaches people how to create incredible PR opportunities – with minimal time and resources.

I invited her onto the podcast because she’s just written and released her first ever book.

It’s non-fiction and called Your Press Release Is Breaking My Heart: A Totally Unconventional Guide To Selling Your Story In The Media.

Not only did Janet apply her own considerable skills to market the book, she also wrote it extremely fast, in just one month.

Aug 1, 2016

The Essential Weekly Podcast For New And Aspiring Indie Authors

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