Self Publishing Journeys

Episode 22: Janet Murray

Janet Murray

Janet Murray knows a thing or two about what makes a great media story – and what doesn’t!

She has 15 years’ experience writing and editing for national newspapers and magazines including the Guardian, Telegraph, Independent, Times, Sun and Daily Mail.

Janet now teaches people how to create incredible PR opportunities – with minimal time and resources.

I've invited her onto the podcast because she's just written and released her first ever book.

It's non-fiction and called Your Press Release Is Breaking My Heart: A Totally Unconventional Guide To Selling Your Story In The Media.

Not only did Janet apply her own considerable skills to market the book, she also wrote it extremely fast, in just one month.

Find Out More:

Janet's website:

Follow Janet on Twitter:

See Janet on Facebook:

Janet's free Facebook community:

Your Press Release Is Breaking My Heart: A Totally Unconventional Guide To Selling Your Story In The Media:

Talking points:

Chris Ducker:

Phil Pallen, author of Shut Up And Tweet:

Scrivener: [Affiliate link]

Learn Scrivener Fast course: [Affiliate link]

Janet's Teachable courses:

Marie Kondo, The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: [Note: I just bought this book, it's really interesting!]

Brené Brown, Rising Strong:

Online Survey

Paul’s Podcast Diary

1) The Murder Place Progress – 10k words written this week in a rather fragmented way!

5k words on Thursday, 1.5k words on Friday morning, 1.5 words on Saturday morning and 2k words on the train from Milton Keynes on Saturday:

Writing word count

Milton Keynes station

Oh, I also wrote 4k words on Monday, but I forgot to mention that 🙂

2) Ashley Lister's ‘How To Write Erotic Fiction And Sex Scenes':


Ashley is a future guest on the show.

See the book on Amazon here:

3) My non-fiction books:

4) Jennifer Blanchard's Huffington Post article:

Great article titled Why I’m Writing And Publishing 9 New Books This Year (not 12 books as I say in the diary!)

4) Ali Luke, author of Publishing E-Books for Dummies:,descCd-buy.html

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Coming up on Self-Publishing Journeys ...

Episode 113: Julie Cordiner/Two Non-Fiction Books Published, Now Editing Two Draft Novels Find out more

Episode 114: Gurbir Singh/Author of book about Indian Space Programme Find out more

Episode 115: Clare Sager/Debut Fantasy Novelist Find out more

Episode 116: Miles Hudson/School text book writer & self-published author Find out more

Episode 117: Barry Hutchison/Writer of books, comics and things for the telly Find out more

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This Week’s Self-Publishing News

The Alliance of Independent Authors news update dated Friday 29 July, 2016:

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