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: https://www.againstthecurrent.uk/

Follow Mike on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mikebodnar_uk

Like Mike on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/againstthecurrentbook/

Against The Current on Troubador: https://www.troubador.co.uk/book_info.asp?bookid=3562

Talking points:

Self-publishing with Matador books: https://www.troubador.co.uk/matador.asp

Mike's Self-Promotion for Self-Publishers presentation: https://media.wix.com/ugd/589a2d_0d333695212745038a7cada0255f6621.pdf

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

Episode 18, release date Monday 4th July, 2016

Online Survey

Paul’s Podcast Diary

1) The Big Five competition from Triskele: https://jdsmith.moonfruit.com/the-big-five-competition/4591904791

2) My Quarter 3 planning board:

Q3 planning

3) My interview on the Begin Self-Publishing Podcast: https://beginselfpublishing.com/moving-non-fiction-fiction-paul-teague/

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: https://www.novel-software.com/ and my interview with the software's creator, Katja L Kaine here: https://www.self-publishing-journeys.com/episode-10-katja-l-kaine/

7) My online survey for this podcast: https://www.self-publishing-journeys.com/podcast-survey/

8) Check out the brilliant Dave Jackson at School of Podcasting: https://schoolofpodcasting.com/ and The Podcast Review Show: https://podcastreviewshow.com/

9) The Successful Author Mindset by Joanna Penn: https://www.thecreativepenn.com/mindset/ [Recommended!]

This Week’s Self-Publishing News

The Alliance of Independent Authors news update: https://selfpublishingadvice.org/this-weeks-self-publishing-news-a-time-for-caution/

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