Self Publishing Journeys

Episode 27: Maggie James

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Maggie JamesMaggie James is a British author who lives in Bristol and writes psychological suspense novels.

Before turning her hand to writing, Maggie worked mainly as an accountant, with a diversion into practising as a nutritional therapist.

She's best known for her thrillers, but also writes about non-fiction topics, in particular nutrition, but she has also written a book about writing, called Write Your Novel! From Getting Started to First Draft.

Recently she accepted a publishing deal with Amazon's Lake Union imprint, which will involve the republication of her first novel, His Kidnapper's Shoes.

In addition, Lake Union will publish Maggie's  sixth fiction title, Burning Obsession, which is currently undergoing editing and revision.

Find Out More: 

Maggie's website and blog:

Maggie's Amazon Author page:

Maggie James on The Write With Impact podcast:




Google+ :



Congratulations to Maggie for her wonderful success in the 2016 Bards and Sages eFestival of Words awards!

2016 Bards and Sages eFestival of Words awards

Talking points:

“The Snowflake Guy” – Randy Ingermanson:

Pro-Writing Aid editing software: [Affiliate link]

The Crime Writer's Guide to Police Practice and Procedure by Michael O'Byrne:

NaNoWriMo: [Recommended for new & existing writers, takes place November 1-30]

Awesome Gang e-book offers:

Book Hippo e-book offers:

Bargain Books e-book offers:

BookBub, book promotion site:

Scrivener: [Affiliate link]

Weebly websites:

Wix websites:

Note: My personal recommendation is to create author websites in WordPress. See and

BabelCube: [Sell translations of books]

Amazon imprints:

Bards & Sages Awards:

Episode 27, release date Monday 5th September, 2016

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This Week’s Self-Publishing News

The Alliance of Independent Authors news update for Friday 2nd September 2016:

Coming up on Self-Publishing Journeys ...

Monday 1st October Clare Sager [Take 2] Tips for a First-Time Book Launch - find out more here.

Monday 8th October Linzi Drew-Honey [Take 2] - 2nd Time Erotic Fiction Book Launch here.

Monday 15th October Nathan Burrows - First Time Author Writing Thrillers based in East Anglia here.

Monday 22nd October Jonathan de Montfort - first-time author and creator of De Montfort Literature here.

Monday 29th October Jon Evans - Space Marine author who co-writes with his brother here.

Monday 5th November Julie Stock - indie author of contemporary romance from around the world here.

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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