Self Publishing Journeys

Episode 55: Avril McDonald

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Avril McDonaldEpisode 55, release date Monday 20th March, 2017

Avril McDonald grew up in New Zealand, trained as a primary school teacher then become a Managing Director of a Digital Entertainment Company in London.

A desire to create beautiful characters and stories that help kids manage tough emotions and feel brave led her to develop www.feelbrave.com

This project also has a charitable arm at www.friendsoffeelbrave.com which has the vision ‘To give all children access to tools to help them manage tough emotions and reach their true potential’.

Avril signed her first deal with Crown House Publishing and released five children’s book plus a Teaching Guide in June 2016.

Find Out More:

Avril's website: https://www.feelbrave.com/

The charitable arm of Avril's project: https://www.friendsoffeelbrave.com/

Avril on the Waterstones website: https://www.waterstones.com/author/avril-mcdonald/142272

Connect with Avril on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/avrilmcdonald28745

Avril's page on The Bell Lomax Moreton Agency website: https://belllomaxmoreton.co.uk/childrens/avril-mcdonald/

Avril's Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Avril-McDonald/e/B015TJWKX6

The Feel Brave books on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FeelBraveLtd

The Feel Brave books on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/feelbrave/

Avril's pins on Pinterest: https://uk.pinterest.com/crownhousepub/feel-brave-series-childrens-books/

Avril's new book How to get a Publishing Deal (And What To Do If You Can't): A practical, straightforward approach to help you navigate your publishing journey is available here

Talking points:

Tony Robbins' Morning Ritual: https://sourcesofinsight.com/start-your-day-like-tony-robbins/

PeoplePerHour outsourcing site: https://www.paulteague.com/pph [My affiliate link]

BookBaby self-publishing: https://www.bookbaby.com

Wix websites: https://www.wix.com/

Crown House Publishing: https://www.crownhouse.co.uk/

Createspace: https://www.createspace.com/

Avril's press page: https://www.feelbrave.com/press-

Avril's Kickstarter campaign: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1639726590/feel-brave-stories-to-help-children-manage-tough-e

Avril's social enterprise work: https://www.friendsoffeelbrave.com/

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This Week’s Self-Publishing News

The Alliance of Independent Authors news update: [Coming soon!] [Paul will add this on Fridays]

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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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