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:

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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 1st October Clare Sager [Take 2] Tips for a First-Time Book Launch - find out more here.

Monday 8th October Linzi Drew-Honey [Take 2] - 2nd Time Erotic Fiction Book Launch here.

Monday 15th October Nathan Burrows - First Time Author Writing Thrillers based in East Anglia here.

Monday 22nd October Jonathan de Montfort - first-time author and creator of De Montfort Literature here.

Monday 29th October Jon Evans - Space Marine author who co-writes with his brother here.

Monday 5th November Julie Stock - indie author of contemporary romance from around the world here.

Monday 12th November Shaun Stevens - self-published fantasy author here.

Monday 19th November Tim Lewis [Take 2] - moving from fiction to non-fiction and how to set up a great non-fiction launch here.

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.

From Monday 3rd December, interview episodes revert to monthly.

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


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1 Comment

  • Peter Blyth

    Reply Reply October 4, 2018

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

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