Self Publishing Journeys

Episode 81: Laura Read

Laura ReadEpisode 81, release date Monday 18th September, 2017

Laura Read has worked in publishing for over seven years, as a designer for a journal and its award-winning website.

She is now an author and freelance designer.

Her poetry has been published in two anthologies.

Her debut novel is called Deadly Sins – an exploration of the sexism that can permeate families and how sin can influence us all.

Laura's follow-up novel – Caught in a Lie – is a tale of sex, politics and betrayal.

Find Out More:

1) Laura's website: http://laurareadauthor.com/

2) Laura's Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Laura-Read/e/B06Y193Y6P/

3) Laura on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4756022.Laura_Read

4) Laura on Twitter: https://twitter.com/laurareadauthor

5) Laura's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/laurareadauthor

Interview Talking Points:

1) Recommended way to build a website with WordPress: https://wordpress.org/

Don't know how to use Worpdress? I've written a book on that: https://www.createspace.com/7131886

2) Divi theme for WordPress: https://www.elegantthemes.com/gallery/divi/

3) I use Thrive Themes at https://paulteague.com/Thrive and Optimizepress at https://paulteague.com/optimize [Both affiliate links]

4) Wix websites: https://www.wix.com/ [Very simple, but not recommended as a long term solution]

5) MailerLite is what I use for email marketing: https://paulteague.com/ML [My affiliate link]

Mailchimp is another alternative: https://mailchimp.com/

Don't know how to use Mailchimp? I've written a book about that too: https://www.createspace.com/7379643

6) InstaFreebie is great for building a mailing list: https://paulteague.com/IF [My affiliate link]

7) Mark Dawson's Self-Publishing 101 course: https://selfpublishingformula.com/101

8) Laura's book cover design services page: http://laurareadauthor.com/book-cover-design-services/

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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: https://selfpublishingadvice.org/self-publishing-news-a-tale-of-three-platforms/

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