Self Publishing Journeys

Episode 125: Jon Evans

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Jon EvansJon Evans is a UK indie author who always wanted to become a writer and there were many false starts and unfinished projects along the way.

The first three books in a space marine series about the adventures of the Royal Marine Space Commandos – Commando, Guerrilla and Ascendant – were co-written with his brother, James.

Jon has also written Thieftaker which is the first book in the Edrin Loft Mysteries.

Jon has experienced great success with Amazon ads to the extent that he and his brother are already generating a reliable, ongoing monthly income.

This Week's Interview:


1) Writing website: https://jonevansbooks.com/

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

3) Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jon-Evans/e/B074T284JT/

4) Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17101115.Jon_Evans

5) Jon & James' business website: imaginarybrother.com

6) Imaginary Brother on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ImaginaryBrotherPublishing/

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This Week's Talking Points

1) Margaret Weiss and Tracy Hickman books:

2) ReAct scheme in Wales: https://beta.gov.wales/react-individuals

3) Patrick Rothfuss books:

4) Early Michael Anderle video:

5) Chris Fox books:

6) CoverMint book cover design from Dan Van Oss: https://www.covermint.design/

7) StoryShop writing tool: https://storyshop.io/

8) Tool used for creating flow diagrams: https://www.draw.io/

9) Amazon ads: https://advertising.amazon.co.uk/amazon-marketing-services … I suggest reading up on this first!

10) Bryan Cohen Best Page Forward page descriptions: https://www.bestpageforward.net/blurbs/

11) Kindle ads UK document: https://t.co/QU7RPolnjH

12) KDP Rocket – recommended tool – check it out here [My affiliate link]

13) Podium audio book publishing: https://podiumpublishing.com/

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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: https://selfpublishingadvice.org/self-publishing-news-a-new-business-model-for-authors/

Paul's Podcast Diary Archive

You can access every episode of Paul's Podcast Diary, in chronological order, here.

Coming up on Self-Publishing Journeys ...

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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