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: http://www.claresager.com/

2) Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/claresagerauthor/

3) Twitter feed: https://twitter.com/ClareSAuthor

4) A Thief & A Gentlewoman sample: https://claims.instafreebie.com/free/YvQ1N

5) LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/clare-sager-449a2549/

6) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/claresager/

7) Clare's podcast page: http://www.claresager.com/confessions

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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: https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US/help/topic/G201645410

3) KDP delivery costs: https://justpublishingadvice.com/amazon-kdp-delivery-costs-can-eat-at-your-royalty/

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: https://selfpublishingformula.com/

7) Sell More Books Show: http://sellmorebooksshow.com/

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This Week’s Self-Publishing News

This week's Alliance of Independent Authors news update: https://selfpublishingadvice.org/self-publishing-news-the-future-of-storytelling/

 

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.

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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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