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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 22, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • I’ll be summing up my plans and strategies for the rapid release of my books in this special read-along-with-Paul edition
  • How my ducks are now all in a row for my next BookBub promo
  • That’s another book edited and off to beta readers!

Show noteshttps://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-22-06-2019/

 

Jun 15, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • It’s ‘all-change’ for my Paul J. Teague author name ... my old thrillers have got their new titles
  • I can now announce the name of the author I’m collaborating with next
  • AND the writing has begun ... and never have I been so well prepared :-)

Show notes: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-15-06-2019/

Jun 8, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • How I just received a refund for a disappointing promo
  • So Many Lies is on its way back for final checks this weekend – coming next, it’s time to edit Left for Dead & get writing again!

Show notes: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-08-06-2019/

Jun 3, 2019

Regular listeners will know I've wanted to re-interview Adam Nicholls for some months now.

We first spoke in January 2017 when Adam was struggling to sell his thrillers in any volume and had just released a series of fantasy novels.

We met in person at 20Books London in 2018 then – the next thing I knew – Adam was posting in the 20Book Facebook group, explaining how he'd earned tens of thousands of dollars in a couple of months by re-releasing his revamped thrillers.

In fact, last year was such a success for Adam that he became a 6-figure author … and that in pounds, not dollars.

With rapid release being such a hot topic at the moment, and with my own author career having so much in common with Adam's, I've been dying to get him in front of a microphone and find out the secrets to his success.

Find Out More:

Adam's website: https://www.adamnichollsauthor.com/

Adam Nicholls on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8201611.Adam_Nicholls

Adam's Amazon Author page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Adam-Nicholls/e/B078Y6R15W

Follow Adam on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authoradamnicholls/

Talking points:

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/home/ [The Holy Grail of book promotion sites]

Freebooksy: https://www.freebooksy.com/for-the-authors/ [The next best thing to BookBub!]

Bargain Booksly: https://www.bargainbooksy.com/

EReaderNews Today book promo site: https://ereadernewstoday.com/

Robin Reads book promo site: https://robinreads.com/

Jun 1, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • I’m making my way through my edit of So Many Lies - I’ll have a progress report for you from the world’s most reluctant editor
  • I have BookBub news after a wait of almost 1 week this time around
  • Amazon made me an offer this week ... but I knocked them back!
  • PLUS My BookFunnel changes, KDP reporting gets a very welcome makeover and how I still squeezed in a bit of writing over the past 7 days

Show noteshttps://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-01-06-2019/

May 25, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • Surprise! I just finished my 4th book of 2019 - and earlier than I’d scheduled!
  • The guy who reckons paperbacks aren’t important just sold 60 of them at one sitting - I’ll tell you how ...
  • The rapid-release testing has begun already - even though I’m not getting serious until September!

Show noteshttps://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-25-05-2019/

May 18, 2019

Coming up this week:

 

  • The end is in sight - I’m on target to finish my first draft of Left for Dead next week ...
  • I’ve just landed three big fish for a podcast interview
  • What me and Captain James Cook have in common - it appears I’ve been publishing books for longer than anyone thought!

 

Show noteshttps://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-18-05-2019/

May 11, 2019

Coming up this week:

 

  • I caught up after my slacking day last week - I’ve written over 20k words since we last spoke!
  • I’m back to BookBub again with another submission for a book promo
  • My thrillers are no longer listed wide ... the pincer movement towards rapid re-release has begun!

 

Show noteshttps://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-11-05-2019/

May 6, 2019

Kirsten Oliphant is a writer, blogger, and presenter of the excellent 'Create If Writing' podcast.

At first, she tended to focus more on internet marketing tips and tools,and had published a variety of books online with some success.

However, in 2018, Kirsten doubled-down on her writing and began to write sweet romance books - to market - as Emma St. Clair.

This strategy has paid huge dividends for her and since returning from a summer podcasting break in September 2018, Kirsten has been sharing some excellent information about how she's achieved her amazing success.

Find Out More:

1) Kirsten's blog: http://kirstenoliphant.com/

2) Kirsten's podcast: https://createifwriting.com/

3) Follow Kirsten on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kikimojo

4) Follow Kirsten on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KirstenSOliphant/

5) Kirsten's Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/Kirsten-Oliphant/e/B00AH0969Y

6) Writing as Emma St. Clair on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Emma-St.-Clair/e/B077ZZGR17

7) Follow Kirsten on Amazon: https://www.instagram.com/kikimojo/

8) Follow Kirsten on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZuUBTvqKZAiNZhBVmW46Qw

May 4, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • How I just achieved my highest number of replies to a mailout EVER … and no, they weren’t refund requests!
  • What I learned from finally getting around to listening to a couple of audio books by Dean Wesley Smith
  • I’ll be talking to Kinga Jentetics CEO & Co-founder @ PublishDrive about the publishing platform, how it can help authors and what’s planned for the future

Show noteshttps://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-04-05-2019-2/

Apr 27, 2019
  • The Secret Bunker has been submitted to BookBub for the 14th time - but did it get accepted?
  • I had hoped to start writing my next psychological thriller on Thursday - I'll reveal if I cut the first turf this week!
  • Why I took a day-trip for writing inspiration this week AND I’ve found a way to get me out of a book shop in record time
  • AND as it’s the 150th episode of thee diary episodes, I have a special episode for you ... I’ll be sharing My Indie Author Positives, Negatives & Aspirations ...

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

 

 

Apr 20, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • Military science-fiction book 3 has been dispatched - now it’s just a waiting game
  • Why I MAY have to move my writing dates this month!
  • I get to record a podcast interview with a new self-publishing superstar!

Show notes: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-20-april-2019/

Apr 13, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • A 5-day warning from KDP Select!
  • I’m back in non-fiction after a quick polish and re-release
  • I’ve been doing my taxes - so I’m going to tell you how much income I generated for each book channel over the past year
  • My quest to improve my self-editing skills gathers pace thanks to feedback from listeners to this podcast :-)

Show notes: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-13-april-2019/

Apr 6, 2019

Coming up this week:

 

  • I’ve got my Q2 goals all teed up and ready to go - I’ll let you know what I’ll be up to between April & June this year
  • I’ve made a radical change in favour of KDP Select - I’ll share my strategy with you this episode
  • Why it’s time for another BB submission already!

 

Show notes: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-06-april-2019/

Apr 4, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • It’s a celebration of 3 years of this podcast today!
  • To mark the occasion, I’m going to share 75 things over 3 episodes that I’ve learned which may be useful to you as a self-published author
  • If you’re new to the podcast, this will be useful as a jumping off point ... it’s a Reader’s Digest style summary of where I am as an indie author in 2019

Show noteshttps://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-3-years/

Apr 4, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • It’s a celebration of 3 years of this podcast today!
  • To mark the occasion, I’m going to share 75 things over 3 episodes that I’ve learned which may be useful to you as a self-published author
  • If you’re new to the podcast, this will be useful as a jumping off point ... it’s a Reader’s Digest style summary of where I am as an indie author in 2019

Show noteshttps://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-3-years/

Apr 4, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • It’s a celebration of 3 years of this podcast today!
  • To mark the occasion, I’m going to share 75 things over 3 episodes that I’ve learned which may be useful to you as a self-published author
  • If you’re new to the podcast, this will be useful as a jumping off point ... it’s a Reader’s Digest style summary of where I am as an indie author in 2019

Show noteshttps://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-3-years/

Mar 30, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • It’s the end of the first quarter of the year – I’ll be reviewing what’s been achieved and what has not!
  • Book 3, draft 1 is finished – but is writing at that speed a good thing to aspire to?
  • PLUS all this week’s author news and gossip!

Show notes: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-30-march-2019/

Mar 23, 2019

Coming up this week:

 

  • The end is in sight - I’m going to cross the finish line writing three books between mid-January and March ...
  • I’ve the results of my 13th submission of The Secret Bunker to BookBub ...
  • Why I’m cross with Kobo this week

Show notes: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-23-march-2019/

 

 

Mar 16, 2019

Coming up this week:

 

  • It’s on! I signed the contract for my Military Sci-Fi collaboration this week ... I can now share the details with you :-)
  • After much dithering, I’m finally RE-booked in to 20Books Edinburgh
  • Why I’m tweaking my writing plans - AGAIN!

 

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

Mar 9, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • My 2nd book of the year is now completed after a 4-day writeathon last week
  • I take an unscheduled skive day because it’s all proven a bit too much
  • My BookBub promo continues to spread the love

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

Mar 2, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • Why there are signs of diminishing returns on BookBub this week
  • The results of my three list-building promos which have been running this week
  • We’re into the home straight as I’m now into the final 10k words of my second book of 2019

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

Feb 23, 2019

Coming up this week:

  • The countdown is on for Monday’s latest BookBub promo - I’ll tell you how I’ve been warning up
  • It’s a list-building frenzy this week and I’m taking part in THREE new events
  • I’ll be over the half-way line for my second Military Sci-Fi this weekend ... in spite of a half-term holiday and a destroyed website which had to be put right pronto!

Show noteshttps://self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-diary-23-february-2019/

Feb 16, 2019

Coming up this week:

 

  • I’m back on BookFunnel and BookSweeps building up my list of subscribers
  • The first of my new-style blog posts was published this week - all created with the help of my readers!
  • How I simplified my systems this week by re-publishing some old paperbacks ...

 

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

Feb 9, 2019

Coming up this week:

 

  • ‘The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry’ ... it’s certainly been one of those weeks!
  • It’s curtains for some of my paperbacks - I’ll explain why I did it ...
  • Covers and edits have been booked in until the end of the year
  • It’s official! I’ve written a book in 3 weeks flat! Now onto the next book ...

 

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

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