Self Publishing Journeys

Episode 18: Mike Bodnar

Mike BodnarMike Bodnar is a former continuity announcer, regional newsreader and TV & radio presenter.

He joined Radio New Zealand as an announcer in 1978, then moved into television in the early 80s.

His early explorations of publishing were a companion guide to the New Zealand Road Code for new drivers and a co-authored guide to personal security.

Mike's latest book – Against the Current – is the story of how he and his wife left New Zealand for the UK, choosing along the way to take a year-long detour through France, living and travelling on a boat.

The book is an adapted compilation of blog posts written during that adventure and now, self-published through Matador.

Find Out More:

Mike's website:

Follow Mike on Twitter:

Like Mike on Facebook:

Against The Current on Troubador:

Talking points:

Self-publishing with Matador books:

Mike's Self-Promotion for Self-Publishers presentation:

Mike's How Do You Measure Success As A Self-Publisher? blog post:!How-do-you-Measure-Success-as-a-Selfpublisher/c1q8z/574cb5690cf290d83d88923e

Episode 18, release date Monday 4th July, 2016

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Paul’s Podcast Diary

1) The Big Five competition from Triskele:

2) My Quarter 3 planning board:

Q3 planning

3) My interview on the Begin Self-Publishing Podcast:

Begin Self Publishing Podcast
4) My Goodreads Giveaway results – this was a UK only promo:

Goodreads Giveaway
5) Don't Tell Meg final word count – draft 1 is now finished:

Don't Tell Meg final words

6) The Novel Factory software: and my interview with the software's creator, Katja L Kaine here:

7) My online survey for this podcast:

8) Check out the brilliant Dave Jackson at School of Podcasting: and The Podcast Review Show:

9) The Successful Author Mindset by Joanna Penn: [Recommended!]

This Week’s Self-Publishing News

The Alliance of Independent Authors news update:

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