Self Publishing Journeys

Episode 27: Maggie James

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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Paul’s Podcast Diary

1) The Forgotten Children writing progress

Over 10k words written this week, thriller number 3 is underway!

Thriller 1/Don't Tell Meg has just arrived back from Helen Fazal after edits – I will work through Helen's edits after I have finished my own edit of The Murder Place.

I began my own edit of Thriller 2/The Murder Place on Saturday 3rd!

September 2nd word count

September 2nd word count

September 1st word count

September 1st word count

2) I've finally got my email automation and Twitter leads campaigns sorted. The key promos I want to run – because there's more profit in the deal – are ads to Self-Publishing Academy here. If you'd like to access the four free videos, click HERE (Subscription required!)

Self-Publishing Academy

Those promo panels were made with Canva – see

See my Canva tutorial at:

3) Advanced Strategies For Authors:

I'll be a part of Ian's  beta testing team for his Twitter strategies.

I'll be using this half-started Twitter account:

See SocialOomph here: [Affiliate link}

4) Tools I used to create my email marketing automation process [all affiliate links]:

GetResponse (email marketing, automation, lead pages and webinars)

ThriveThemes (great for sales pages)

Optimizepress (general WordPress pages and membership elements)

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Coming up on Self-Publishing Journeys ...

[July 2] Episode 118: Wendy Jones/Scottish Crime Writer Find out more

[August 6th] Episode 119: Debbie Young/Cosy Crime Writer & ALLi blog editor Find out more

[Sept 3rd] Episode 120: Peter Mortimer/Poet, Playwright, Author & Publisher Find out more

Podcast diaries continue weekly over summer, interviews resume regularly with episode 241 on Monday 1st October 2018

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This Week’s Self-Publishing News

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

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