Self Publishing Journeys

Episode 35: Rachel Amphlett

Rachel AmphlettRachel Amphlett is the bestselling author of the Dan Taylor thriller series, as well as a number of standalone crime thrillers.

Originally from the UK and currently based in Brisbane, Australia, her novels appeal to a worldwide audience, and have been compared to Robert Ludlum, Lee Child, and Michael Crichton.

With plotlines ripped straight out of the news, the international settings and colourful characters bring the world of modern espionage to life, exploring complex technology while providing an adrenalin-fuelled reading experience.

Rachel is releasing the first book in her new Kay Hunter series on 6th December 2016.

Episode 35, release date Monday 31st October, 2016

Find Out More:

Rachel's website:

Follow Rachel on Twitter:

Rachel's Goodreads page:

Rachel's Facebook page:

Rachel on Kobo:

Rachel on iTunes:

Rachel's UK Amazon page:

Rachel's Promo Videos:

An example of one of Rachel's Twitter promos:


One of Rachel's recent Facebook posts:

An example of Rachel's promotional activity:

Talking points:

1) White Gold: A Dan Taylor Thriller is available as an audio book … here it is on iTunes, right next to Helen Mirren reading Beatrix Potter!

Rachel Amphlett on iTunes

2) Rachel reaches number 1 in the Amazon bestsellers with Mistake Creek:

Rachel Amphlett on Amazon

3) Dragon Naturally Speaking: [Dictation software/affiliate link]

Rachel's Dragon Dictation post – can you spot where the helicopter flew by?

4) Scrivener software:  [Recommended! This is an affiliate link]

5) Mark Dawson's Facebook Ads training: [Recommended! Both Rachel & I have completed this training]

6) Draft2Digital aggregation service:

7) Smashwords:

8) for universal links:

9) BookLinker: Universal Amazon links for authors:

10) Building an email list with Nick Stephenson:

11) Promo graphic for Rachel's new series:

Kay Hunter series

12) Bargain Booksy book promo site:

13) eBookSoda promo sites:

14) JD Smith Design, Rachel's cover designer:

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Paul’s Podcast Diary

Note: This is the final edition of Paul's Podcast Diary in the present season.

The feature has run for the 25-week duration of me writing my thriller trilogy and will remain in the podcast feed as a permanent record of my writing journey.

1) Publishers receiving a copy of thriller 1 … soon:





Evidence Press:

Fahrenheit Press:

2) My Time Management For Authors Presentation for ALLi:

3) The Novel Factory software: and my interview with Katja Kaine

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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 28th October 2016:

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