Self Publishing Journeys

Episode 34: Celina Grace

Celina Grace

Celina Grace a full time indie author, Top 100 UK Amazon bestseller & host of the Indie Author School.

She is UK-based and wrote her first book – The Blue Ruby – at age 7.

Celina experimented with screenplays, scripts and short stories and then had a very long and frustrating journey trying to get traditionally published.

This was in spite of achieving 3rd place in the 2004 Lit Idol competition, being shortlisted for the 2006 Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger Award and longlisted in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award.

So Celina decided to go it alone with indie publishing and – despite making £10 in her first week – everything changed for her in an incredible way when she made that decision … she's a full time indie author and a Top 100 UK Amazon bestseller.

Find Out More:

Celina's website: https://celinagrace.com/

Indie Author School: https://www.indieauthorschool.com/

Follow Celina on Twitter: https://twitter.com/celina__grace

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6177458.Celina_Grace

Celina's Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Celina-Grace/e/B0093BM8WA

Indie Author School on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/indieauthorschool/

Talking points:

Scrivener: https://self-publishing-academy.com/SC [Affiliate link]

Learn Scrivener Fast: https://self-publishing-academy.com/LSF [Affiliate link]

Why Scrivener Is An Essential Writing Tool For All Authors: https://self-publishing-academy.com/blog1 [Affiliate link]

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/partners [Recommended promo site, but it's a devil of a job to get in!]

Freebooksy: https://www.freebooksy.com/ [Great BookBub alternative]

Chris Howard book covers: https://twitter.com/blondedesign

Robin Reads: https://robinreads.com/

Mark Dawson's Facebook course: https://www.selfpublishingformula.com/facebook-advertising-for-authors/

Episode 34, release date Monday 24th October, 2016

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Paul’s Podcast Diary


1) The Forgotten Children/Thriller 3 is now finished!

That's 3 x full-length thrillers written in 6 months.

Book 1 is on it's final read-through, book 2 is in editing, book 3 now needs and careful read-through and edit by me before being passed to Helen Fazal, my editor.

The Forgotten Children 21st October

 

2) Book sales – finally broken the 1000 books sold on D2d 🙂

Draft2Digital

3) This week's podcast interview recordings:

Dina Santorelli, Writer. Editor. Author. Blogger

Chris Longmuir, UK Crime Writer

Clare Lydon, Lesbian Romance Author

4) Frankfurt Book Festival

Full event listing: https://selfpublishingadvice.org/iaf16-oct-fbf/

Join The Alliance of Independent Authors: https://allianceindependentauthors.org [Affiliate Link]

5) Melissa Addey's new book Merchandise for Authors: Engage your readers while increasing your income: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01MDOW7EM/

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Episode 103: Alison Ingleby/Sci-fi & Fantasy Author [Take 2] Find out more

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Episode 105: Holly Cave/New Author with Quercus Find out more

Episode 106: Sarah Hardy/Publicist & Blogger Find out more

Episode 107: Craig Lea Gordon/Sci-Fi Author Find out more

Episode 108: Martha Carr/Best Selling AuthorFind out more

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Episode 110: 2 Year Anniversary Episode - Previous podcast guests turn the tables on Paul Teague and ask him the selfpub questions

Episode 111: Graham Smith/Thriller Author Find out more

Episode 112: Meg Cowley/USA Today Bestselling Fantasy Author Find out more

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

Episode 114: TBC Find out more

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Podcast interviews move to first Monday of every month from Monday 7th May, 2018

Episode 116: Clare Sager/Debut Fantasy Novelist Find out more

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This Week’s Self-Publishing News

The Alliance of Independent Authors news update for Friday 21st October 2016: https://selfpublishingadvice.org/self-publishing-news-all-the-fun-of-the-fair/

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