Paul's Podcast Diary 2016

Paul’s Podcast Diary 000 (Monday 9th May, 2016)

Welcome to Paul’s Podcast Diary for Monday 9th May 2016. This diary charts my self-publishing journey – the ups the downs, the successes and the failures. Everything goes into this diary, week-by-week, but you’ll also find it a source of great tips, resources, tools, podcast recommendations and so on. If I ever miss something out, or…

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Episode 10: Katja L Kaine

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. Katja shares her thoughts and tips on writing…

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Episode 9: Abiola Bello

Children’s author Abiola 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…

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Episode 8: Linzi Drew-Honey

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.…

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Episode 7: Sarah Taylor

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…

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Episode 6: Nina Ratcliffe

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…

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Episode 5: Helen Lewis

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…

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Episode 4: Michael Holley

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…

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Episode 3: Meg Cowley

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. Find Out More:…

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Episode 2: Annie Weir

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…

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Episode 1: Ruth Sutton

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…

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Introductory Episode: Paul Teague

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…

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