Welcome to Paul's Podcast Diary for Monday 29th August 2016.
This diary charts my self-publishing journey – the ups the downs, the successes and the failures.
Everything goes into this diary, week-by-week, but you'll also find it a source of great tips, resources, tools, podcast recommendations and so on.
If I ever miss something out, or you'd like more information, just drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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1) This is what a Twitter Leads card looks like … I have five versions running at the moment:
2) Email marketing links discuseed in this week's diary:
Briteverify (for cleaning email lists) https://www.briteverify.com/
ConvertKit (much talked about software service) https://convertkit.com/
GetResponse (still my service of choice) https://www.paulteague.com/getresponse [Affiliate link]
Zapier allows you to link different software services in cool ways: https://zapier.com/
Article on how to use Zapier, GetResponse & Twitter Lead Cards: https://zapiertutorials.com/2016/02/09/how-to-use-twitter-lead-generation-cards-with-zapier/
3) I have used Gumroad to deliver my discounted Box Sets, which are not yet being promoted (even though I've set them up).
Gumroad manages the VAT for those of us in the UK, which is why I use it.
https://www.paulteague.com/Gumroad [Referral link]
Example of a GumRoad product page: https://gum.co/PROAS
How I use Gumroad: https://thesecretbunker.net/darkness-falls-digital/
4) Future podcast guest is Celina Grace: https://celinagrace.com/
Celina runs the Indie Author School at https://indieauthorschool.com/ (Recommended!)
5) Bryan Cohen's ‘Best Page Foward' service at https://www.bestpageforward.net/ is recommended for your book blurbs.
6) Recommended podcast listening:
So You Want To Be A Writer/Valerie Khoo & Allison Tait https://www.writerscentre.com.au/podcasts/
Write Now Podcast/Sarah Werner https://www.sarahwerner.com/
Create If Writing Podcast/Kirsten Oliphant https://createifwriting.com/
This Week’s Self-Publishing News Writer
The Alliance of Independent Authors news update from Friday 26th August 2016: https://selfpublishingadvice.org/self-publishing-news-bringing-the-gift-of-books/