Self Publishing Journeys

Episode 18: Mike Bodnar

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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

Recommended Event - The 7th Self-Publishing Conference (27th April, 2019)

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This Week’s Self-Publishing News

The Alliance of Independent Authors news update:

Coming up on Self-Publishing Journeys ...

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.

Monday 10th December Edwin Downward - writer of Science Fiction Adventures here.

Monday 17th December John Hindmarsh- science fiction and thriller writer here.

Monday 24th December Gary Collins - author of The Simple Life book series here.

Monday 31st December Orna Ross- novelist, poet and Founder of the Alli and the Creativist Club here.

Monday 7th January Jeremy Thompson, the Managing Director of Troubador Publishing here.

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


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