Self Publishing Journeys

Episode 121: Clare Sager [Take 2]

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Paul Teague & Clare Sager

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.

This Week's Interview:

Claire's First Interview:

Find Out More:

1) Writing website:

2) Facebook page:

3) Twitter feed:

4) A Thief & A Gentlewoman sample:

5) LinkedIn profile:

6) Instagram:

7) Clare's podcast page:

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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:

3) KDP delivery costs:

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:

7) Sell More Books Show:

Recommended Event - The 7th Self-Publishing Conference (27th April, 2019)

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This Week’s Self-Publishing News

This week's Alliance of Independent Authors news update:


Coming up on Self-Publishing Journeys ...

Monday 26th November Clare Lydon [Take 2] - creating a major breakthrough as a writer of lesbian fiction here.

Monday 3rd December Alissa Grosso - writing YA and non-fiction here.

Monday 10th December Edwin Downward - writer of Science Fiction Adventures here.

Monday 17th December John Hindmarsh- science fiction and thriller writer here.

Monday 24th December Gary Collins - author of The Simple Life book series here.

Monday 31st December Orna Ross- novelist, poet and Founder of the Alli and the Creativist Club here.

Monday 7th January Jeremy Thompson, the Managing Director of Troubador Publishing here.

Recommended for listing on Google Play and distributing books to China ...


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1 Comment

  • Peter Blyth

    Reply Reply Oct 4, 2018

    My first book was 103k and change. Since then I’ve done more like 60k

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