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Episode 39: Andrew Bromley

If you want to get your books ordered by traditional bookshops and libraries, then you need an alternative solution to publishing via Amazon’s Createspace. It’s all to do with the ISBN numbers and the distribution channels, and it’s a topic that confuses and trips up new indie authors time after time. Put simply, you need…

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Episode 38: Kerry Fisher

Kerry Fisher spent half her life talking about writing a novel, then several years at Candis magazine reviewing other people’s. It wasn’t until she took some online courses with the UCLA (University of California) that the dream started to morph into reality, culminating in the self-publishing of The Class Ceiling. The Avon imprint of HarperCollins…

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Episode 37: David Gaughran

David Gaughran is an Irish writer who spends most of his time travelling the world, collecting stories. He is the author of the Latin American historical adventures Mercenary and A Storm Hits Valparaiso. David also wrote the short stories If You Go Into The Woods and Transfection, and the popular writers’ guides Let’s Get Digital and…

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Episode 36: Ginny Carter

Ginny Carter is a business book ghostwriter and book writing coach – she’s known as The Author Maker®. She’s on a mission to transform established speakers, coaches and consultants from everyday experts into respected thought leaders and in-demand speakers, through the publication that grows their reputation and expands their business. Prior to becoming a writer,…

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Episode 35: Rachel Amphlett

Rachel Amphlett is the bestselling author of the Dan Taylor thriller series, as well as a number of standalone crime thrillers. Originally from the UK and currently based in Brisbane, Australia, her novels appeal to a worldwide audience, and have been compared to Robert Ludlum, Lee Child, and Michael Crichton. With plotlines ripped straight out…

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Episode 34: Celina Grace

Celina Grace a full time indie author, Top 100 UK Amazon bestseller & host of the Indie Author School. She is UK-based and wrote her first book – The Blue Ruby – at age 7. Celina experimented with screenplays, scripts and short stories and then had a very long and frustrating journey trying to get traditionally published.…

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Episode 33: Joanne Phillips

Joanne Phillips is the author of the romantic comedies Can’t Live Without, The Family Trap, and Cupid’s Way. She also created the Flora Lively series of contemporary mysteries. Can’t Live Without was an Amazon top 20 bestseller in 2012 and her books regularly appear in category bestseller lists. Before becoming a writer, Joanne had jobs…

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Episode 32: Edward Trayer

Edward Trayer writes fiction books for children under the pen-name Billy Bob Buttons. He is the author of sixteen books to date and is published by The Wishing Shelf Press. In 2011, his book Felicity Brady and the Wizard’s Bookshop was long-listed for the International Rubery Book Award, and Tor Assassin Hunter was a runner up…

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Episode 31: Ali Luke

Ali Luke writes blog posts, non-fiction e-books, and fiction. Ali works with authors too and her website – Aliventures – covers the art, craft, and business of writing (both fiction and non-fiction). She has written for several popular blogs like Copyblogger, The Write Life, Write to Done, The Creative Penn, ProBlogger and Daily Blog Tips…

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Episode 30: Ian Sutherland

Ian Sutherland is the crime fiction author of the Brody Taylor Thriller Series, novels that expose the darker side of the online world to dramatic and suspenseful effect. Exploiting knowledge gained from his career in the IT industry, Ian’s thrillers caution readers on how dangerous the internet can be for the unwary. Ian also takes advantage…

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Episode 29: Jennifer Blanchard

Jennifer Blanchard is a bestselling author, professional novelist, and a story coach who turns struggling novelists into writers of books that keep readers hooked from page one. It took her 18 years to publish her debut novel because – Jennifer says – she fell victim to the belief that because she had read lots of…

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Episode 28: Griselda Heppel

Griselda Heppel was born in Vienna and grew up in England and Germany. After reading English at Cambridge, Griselda worked in publishing before a move to Oxford with her husband to bring up their 4 children put her career on hold. She took up writing seriously 10 years ago. Her first book, Ante’s Inferno, won the…

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Episode 27: Maggie James

Maggie James is a British author who lives in Bristol and writes psychological suspense novels. Before turning her hand to writing, Maggie worked mainly as an accountant, with a diversion into practising as a nutritional therapist. She’s best known for her thrillers, but also writes about non-fiction topics, in particular nutrition, but she has also written a…

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Episode 26: Peter O’Connor

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…

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Episode 25: Ashley Lister

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…

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Episode 24: Molly Looby

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…

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Episode 23: Michael Robertson

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…

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Episode 22: Janet Murray

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…

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Episode 21: David J Robertson

It takes many writers years and years to finally set pen to paper. Author David Robertson has possibly had a more rocky ride than most. David is a former engineer who got his first book published after three shattering life events. This is in spite of being told 10 years ago that he should get…

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Episode 20: Leila Dewji

Having worked as a journalist, in a large international publishing company and at a prestigious literary agency, Leila Dewji has accrued a lot of experience in the publishing industry. However, she is now bringing all of that knowledge to the world of self-publishing, having set up the both Acorn Independent Press and I_AM Self-Publishing with her…

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