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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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Oct 29, 2018

Jon Evans is a UK indie author who always wanted to become a writer and there were many false starts and unfinished projects along the way.

The first three books in a space marine series about the adventures of the Royal Marine Space Commandos – Commando, Guerrilla and Ascendant – were co-written with his brother, James.

Jon has also written Thieftaker which is the first book in a renaissance fantasy series.

There's also The Edrin Loft Mysteries which will be an ongoing series of novels and novellas based in Kalider, once the capital city of what is now known as The Shattered Empire.

Once the series is well underway, there will be an epic fantasy series that deals with events on the macro scale, affecting the whole Shattered Empire.

 

Find Out More:

1) Writing website: https://jonevansbooks.com/

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

3) Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jon-Evans/e/B074T284JT/

4) Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17101115.Jon_Evans

5) Jon & James' business website: imaginarybrother.com

6) Imaginary Brother on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ImaginaryBrotherPublishing/

Oct 22, 2018

Jonathan de Montfort's self-publishing story is a little different to most.

He started his career as a hedge fund manager in London, working for companies such as Lehman Brothers and Goldman Sachs, then leaving in 2013 to set up his own hedge fund company.

Jonathan is also a keen writer with an interest in literature and it's taken him four and half years to write his debut novel, ‘Turner’, a supernatural thriller, which was released in October 2018.

It is the first book to be published by De Montfort Literature, the company which Jonathan has set up to work with and develop authors who wish to pursue his new model of publishing.

This has proven to be quite controversial in the publishing world and we do discuss this during the interview.

Q&A from listeners following the interview

Some people have raised concerns over what IP means - particularly, does DML own an author’s characters and worlds?

The answer from Jonathan is 'No', DML only owns plot lines and stories.

Find Out More:

1) Writing website: https://linktr.ee/jonathandemontfort_author

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

3) Twitter page: https://twitter.com/jrdemontfort

3) Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Turner-Jonathan-Montfort/dp/1912770016/

4) Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18106693.Jonathan_de_Montfort

5) LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-de-montfort/

This Week's Talking Points

1) The Bookseller's report on De Montfort Literature: https://www.thebookseller.com/news/start-publishing-venture-offer-aspiring-novelists-salary-793601

2) About De Montfort Literature: https://www.demontfortliterature.com/about/

3) About De Montfort Capital: https://www.demontfortcapital.com/

4) Alli blog post on De Montfort Literature: https://selfpublishingadvice.org/watchdog-analysis-de-montfort-literature/

5) Lisa Poisso's website: http://lisapoisso.com/

Oct 15, 2018

Nathan Burrows is a UK indie-author who's based in Norfolk.

His debut novel, Blind Justice, was published in March 2018.

Nathan's latest release is ‘The Butcher’, a dark post-Brexit comedy.

It’s the first in a trilogy of dark comedy thrillers based in Norfolk.

The next in the trilogy – ‘The Baker’ – is slated for release in late Autumn 2018.

As well as being a voracious reader, Nathan runs the occasional marathon – which is how we connected.

Find Out More:

1) Writing website: https://nathanburrows.com/

2) Facebook page:

3) Twitter page: https://twitter.com/nathanburrowsuk

3) Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Nathan-Burrows/e/B079KS96CQ

4) Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17677687.Nathan_Burrows

5) BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/nathan-burrows

6) Interview with Nathan: https://www.plaintalkbm.com/nathan-burrows/

This Week's Talking Points

1) Nathan's editor: http://flukyfiction.wixsite.com/publishing

2) The source of Nathan's Blind Justice cover: http://www.thecovercollection.com/

3) The Creative Penn podcast: https://www.thecreativepenn.com/podcasts/

4) The Self-Publishing Formula Podcast: https://selfpublishingformula.com/

5) Scrivener: https://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener/overview

6) Vellum: https://vellum.pub/

Oct 8, 2018

Show notes at: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/episode-122-linzi-drew-honey-take-2/

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 second book – Every Shade of Black – which is an erotic fiction novel.

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

I wanted to catch up with Linzi to find out what she'd learned since writing her first book and why she'd decided to work with Matador for a second time.

Oct 1, 2018

Clare Sager is a first-time fantasy author who released her debut - A Thief and a Gentlewoman - about three weeks prior to recording this podcast interview.

It's Clare's second time on the podcast but I wanted to catch up with her because she's had a great launch and managed to buck the trend experienced by the majority of new authors.

Typically, most of us release our book, sell to a few friends and family members, then it's tumbleweed from that point onward.

For Clare though, following the best advice from groups like 20BooksTo50k - she managed to hit triple figures in her first week, which is a huge achievement.

I wanted to find out how she did it so that I could share her best tips with other indie authors.

Find Out More:

1) Writing website: http://www.claresager.com/

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

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

4) A Thief & A Gentlewoman sample: https://claims.instafreebie.com/free/YvQ1N

5) LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/clare-sager-449a2549/

6) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/claresager/

7) Clare's podcast page: http://www.claresager.com/confessions

This Week's Talking Points

1) A link to Clare's blurb review spreadsheet - click here

2) Compensating for VAT when pricing books on Amazon: https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G201645410

3) KDP delivery costs: https://justpublishingadvice.com/amazon-kdp-delivery-costs-can-eat-at-your-royalty/

4) To find out more about InstaFreebie, click here [My referral link]

5) To find out more about BookFunnel, click here

6) Mark Dawson's Self-Publishing formula: https://selfpublishingformula.com/

7) Sell More Books Show: http://sellmorebooksshow.com/

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