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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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Jun 27, 2016

The Essential Weekly Podcast For New And Aspiring Indie Authors

Jun 20, 2016

Philippa Donovan is an editor who established her business – Smart Quill – in 2011.

Since then she has worked with around 300 authors and recommends to a stable of 50 literary agents based in the UK, Australia, and the US.

In 2014 she was named Publishing Rising Star and is Editorial Consultant for the Authors’ Club at Soho House West Hollywood.

Particularly exciting is Philippa’s recent move to LA will herald great opportunities for authors; connecting up selected manuscripts with literary agents, film and TV producers via an online platform, The Smart Quill Boutique.

Jun 20, 2016

The Essential Weekly Podcast For New And Aspiring Indie Authors

Jun 13, 2016

Kate Turner is a UK based author who writes as KS Turner.

Her debut novel, Before the Gods, was the first from the epic fantasy trilogy, The Chronicles of Fate and Choice. Book Two – Tumultus – is also available with the final story – Time – currently in progress.

Kate originally trained as a designer and illustrator and when she isn’t writing, likes to draw, paint, sculpt, study maths, theology and philosophy and play music, among many other things!

Kate is doing some really interesting things in self-publishing, including setting up her own independent publishing company.

Jun 13, 2016

The Essential Weekly Podcast For New And Aspiring Indie Authors

Jun 6, 2016

Andrew Lowe is an author and book editor from the North of England.

His writing has been published in several magazines and newspapers, including The Guardian, The Sunday Times and Mens Health.

He’s also worked in creative and digital roles with GQ, Vogue, Wired and Total Film. He writes psychological thrillers novels and short stories.

His latest novel, The Ghost, is the story of a troubled film critic who finds himself menaced by the victim of a childhood prank.

When he’s not working on his own words, he’s a fiction editor who specialises in copy editing but also offers developmental/structural work and copywriting.

Jun 6, 2016

This week's round up of my own self-publishing news.

May 30, 2016

Helen Fazal is a qualified proofreader and copy-editor.

She is a Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders.

Helen has now copy-edited and proofread all six of my fiction books, so I invited her on the podcast to share her best tips and advice about this essential self-publishing process.

May 30, 2016

This week's round up of my own self-publishing news.

May 23, 2016

Matt Hilton quit his career as a police officer to pursue his love of writing – he’s been creating stories since childhood.

He is the author of the Joe Hunter thriller series, which includes his most recent novel ‘The Devil’s Anvil’ – number 10 in the Joe Hunter series.

His stories have been translated into German, Italian, Romanian and Bulgarian. Matt also self-publishes some of his books and these projects run alongside his traditionally published works.

He is currently working on indie publishing the next Joe Hunter novel, No Safe Place, in May 2016.

May 23, 2016

This week's round up of my own self-publishing news.

May 16, 2016

Richard McMunn is a UK self-publishing superstar!

He is a former firefighter who discovered a successful writing formula and has built an entire business around his publishing success.

He's also the creator of a fabulous, free resource called 'About The Author' which is a really handy tool for all newly self-published writers.

May 16, 2016

This week's round up of my own self-publishing news.

May 9, 2016

Katja L Kaine is the creator of Novel Factory, a software created by writers for writers.

It takes care of managing characters, locations, drafts and even submissions, so writers can get on with the fun stuff.

She also writes novels and short stories and runs a writing group.

May 9, 2016

This week's round up of my own self-publishing news.

May 2, 2016

Children’s author Abiloa Bello, wrote her debut novel ‘Emily Knight I AM’ at the age of 12!

The book was independently published via Trafford Publishing and is the first book in a planned series, with book 2 in the pipeline.

Abiola is one of the few authors to self publish a book and then sign to a literary agent and she’ll be telling us all about that journey is our chat today.

She also co-founded The Author School with Helen Lewis.

Apr 25, 2016

Linzi Drew-Honey is a former glamour model and editor of Penthouse magazine.

She has also appeared on Page Three of The Sun. Linzi has just self-published her first book – Every Shade of Blue – which is her debut, erotic fiction novel.

The novel has been published through Matador, the self-publishing imprint of The Troubador Publishing Group.

Apr 18, 2016

Sarah Taylor is the Group Marketing Manager at Troubador Publishing.

That means Sarah works with Matador, which is the company’s self-publishing imprint and The Book Guild, which is their mainstream and partnership publishing company.

Sarah is a great person to speak to on the podcast because she’s very involved with the company’s Self-Publishing Conference (this year’s is on Saturday 7th May) and their Self-Publishing Experience Days.

Apr 11, 2016

Nina Ratcliffe has written and self-published a children’s book called ‘Dublin and Friends’.

She has another children’s story in production and there is a further book on an equine theme pencilled in for later this year.

She has also has the book ‘A New Home’ available on Amazon in Kindle format.

Nina has used some excellent marketing techniques to sell her print books to a local audience as well as some innovative Facebook strategies to build her audience.

Apr 4, 2016

Helen Lewis set up Literally PR which specialises in ‘creative, innovative and cost-effective PR solutions’ for authors.

Not only is she a public relations expert, Helen also runs The Author School, a training initiative for all authors to get them ‘from manuscript to book launch’.

One of the first disappointments that newly self-published authors experience is in finally publishing their book, then finding that nobody buys it.

There’s often a feeling that the biggest hurdle is in writing and publishing a book – but the real work begins after that, when it’s time to start making some sales.

That’s where Helen comes in!

Apr 4, 2016

Michael Holley describes himself on his blog as an indie author – a publishing consultant – a blogger and a speaker. He writes and self-publishes fiction and non-fiction titles.

Publishing as ‘Michael J Holley’, his books include The Dead Man’s Curse, The Beginner’s Guide to Self-Publishing A Book on Amazon Kindle, iBooks & Kobo, The Great Corporate Escape and Cast in the Summer of Love.

Apr 4, 2016

Meg Cowley has self-published a number of books including two young-adult ‘sword and sorcery’ novels and two illustrated children’s books.

She’s an artist too, and has recently experienced breakthrough success with her range of adult colouring books.

Meg is immersed in all aspects of self-publishing, including cover design, illustration, writing and layout.

Apr 4, 2016

Annie Weir’s debut, self-published novel is the psychological page turner ‘Judith Wants To Be Your Friend’.

The inspiration for the story came during a workshop taken as part of Annie’s MA, and after some time sitting on her computer hard drive, Annie decided the get the book published through Matador, the self-publishing imprint of The Troubador Publishing Group.

Annie is also the owner and manager of her own training company – IVITA Learning – so she’s also managed to balance her writing with a day-job.

Apr 4, 2016

Ruth has written and published the ‘Between The Mountains And The Sea’ trilogy of historical novels.

Most recently she published her first crime thriller – Cruel Tide – which was released at the end of 2015.

Ruth wrote her first novel after she was 60 and gave up on trying to find a publisher for her work – opting to go it alone and publish her books to a commercial standard

Mar 23, 2016

In this preview episode of Self Publishing Journeys, show host Paul Teague gives a brief introduction about what to expect in the weeks ahead.

The podcast launches with an initial five episodes, packed with great guests who have many tips to share.

Paul will outline his own self-publishing journey to date and give a demonstration of the format of the show.

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