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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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Mar 13, 2017

Merita King’s stories are inspired by watching Star Trek – with William Shatner – and Blakes 7, which was really popular in the UK in the 70s.

Merita is the creator of The Lilean Chronicles, The Sinclair V-Logs series and several standalone stories.

She is a self-published author and regular blogger who also provides some excellent and helpful ‘how to’ articles on her website.

Merita began writing in 2011 and has a back list of twelve books to her name.

Merita’s website: https://meritaking.com/

Merita on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MeritaKingNovelist/

Follow Merita on Twitter: https://twitter.com/meritaking

Merita’s Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5762816.Merita_King

Merita’s Amazon Author page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Merita-King/e/B0062NEATG

Merita’s Google+ page: https://plus.google.com/103300817631297019460

Merita on Authorgraph: https://www.authorgraph.com/authors/MeritaKing

Talking points:

Blake’s Seven: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blake’s_7

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Merita’s article on EIN numbers and USA tax: https://meritaking.com/tag/tax-code/

Merita’s compelling description of her self-publishing journey:

Since June 2011, I have been writing novels and short stories and now have a backlist of twelve books, with another finished to first draft and yet another half written. All have failed to sell and still nobody is interested in my work. I have tried doing free giveaways, one facebook release event I arranged garnered the impressive attendance of just 2. I am now experiencing the painful trauma of realising that I am wasting my time publishing and probably should not bother doing so again. When I say painful, I mean it. Failing at this is the most painful thing of my entire life so far. I cannot adequately explain how much I want to be a successful novelist, and to fail so spectacularly is a burden that is too much to bear.

Merita’s writing for readers blog post: https://meritaking.com/2014/02/11/write-for-readers-dont-write-for-writers/

Merita’s romance novel: https://www.amazon.co.uk/W-O-L-Merita-King-ebook/dp/B00J9V9VCE/

Arthur C. Clarke novel ‘Childhood’s End’: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Childhood’s_End

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