Welcome to Paul's Podcast Diary for Monday 8th 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.
Paul’s Podcast Diary
1) The Murder Place – writing progress:
I'm two-thirds of the way through the book now, and just finished on a big cliff-hanger.
I got another 10k words written this week, my early morning activity is working out really well at the moment.
I'm writing from 6am-9am, before the family get up – this is summer holiday mode 🙂
2) Forthcoming podcast guest:
I interviewed Jennifer Blanchard this week, her episode will be released on Monday 19th September.
Her article in The Huffington Post has made me wonder if I should set an audacious goal before Christmas!
I'm thinking about scheduling in 10 x 10k word non-fiction title before Christmas.
This is in addition to being committed already to writing 90k words of Thriller 3 in Sept/Oct and a 50k word novella in November, which is NaNoWriMo month.
Four of those books would be reworked versions of my WordPress/Email Marketing/Facebook/Twitter guides, but six of them would be new and original.
I'll think about it on holiday, have a cooling off period, then go for it if I'm still as keen after my break 🙂
Listen to a teaser clip from Jennifer's episode here: https://www.clammr.com/app/clammr/230021
3) Great new resource:
This is from Draft2Digital where I list my fiction titles: https://books2read.com
It's an amazing service and allows you to send out just one link to buyers, they can then make a purchase at the store of their choice.
I'm not sure if it fully replaces service like https://www.booklinker.net/, which are geo-location sensitive.
That's a good thing because when using Amazon links, it takes the customer to their country's correct Amazon store.
Do take it out for a whirl though, I will certainly be using this service.
This Week’s Self-Publishing News
The Alliance of Independent Authors August 5th 2016 news update: https://selfpublishingadvice.org/self-publishing-news/