Self Publishing Journeys

Episode 54: Merita King

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Merita KingEpisode 54, release date Monday 13th March, 2017

Merita King’s stories are inspired by watching Star Trek – with William Shatner – and Blakes 7, which was really popular in the UK in the 70s.

Merita is the creator of The Lilean Chronicles, The Sinclair V-Logs series and several standalone stories.

She is a self-published author and regular blogger who also provides some excellent and helpful ‘how to’ articles on her website.

Merita began writing in 2011 and has a back list of twelve books to her name.

Find Out More:

Merita's website: https://meritaking.com/

Merita on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MeritaKingNovelist/

Follow Merita on Twitter: https://twitter.com/meritaking

Merita's Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5762816.Merita_King

Merita's Amazon Author page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Merita-King/e/B0062NEATG

Merita's Google+ page: https://plus.google.com/103300817631297019460

Merita on Authorgraph: https://www.authorgraph.com/authors/MeritaKing

A selection of Merita's books [Affiliate links]

Talking points:

Blake's Seven: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blake's_7

Mailchimp for email marketing: https://www.paulteague.com/mailchimp-ar [Affiliate link]

InstaFreebie: https://www.paulteague.com/IF [Affiliate link]

Hootsuite: https://www.paulteague.com/hootsuite [Affiliate link]

Merita's article on EIN numbers and USA tax: https://meritaking.com/tag/tax-code/

Merita's compelling description of her self-publishing journey:

Since June 2011, I have been writing novels and short stories and now have a backlist of twelve books, with another finished to first draft and yet another half written. All have failed to sell and still nobody is interested in my work. I have tried doing free giveaways, one facebook release event I arranged garnered the impressive attendance of just 2. I am now experiencing the painful trauma of realising that I am wasting my time publishing and probably should not bother doing so again. When I say painful, I mean it. Failing at this is the most painful thing of my entire life so far. I cannot adequately explain how much I want to be a successful novelist, and to fail so spectacularly is a burden that is too much to bear.

Merita's writing for readers blog post: https://meritaking.com/2014/02/11/write-for-readers-dont-write-for-writers/

Merita's romance novel: https://www.amazon.co.uk/W-O-L-Merita-King-ebook/dp/B00J9V9VCE/

Arthur C. Clarke novel ‘Childhood's End': https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Childhood's_End

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This Week’s Self-Publishing News

The Alliance of Independent Authors news update: http://selfpublishingadvice.org/self-publishing-news-on-the-high-street/

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.

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