Paul’s Podcast Diary 116 (Saturday 1st September, 2018)

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Paul Teague authorWelcome to Paul's Podcast Diary for Saturday 1st September, 2018.

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 you're new to the podcast and want to easily access the back catalogue of podcast diaries, in chronological order, please check out this page.

If I ever miss something out, or you'd like more information, just drop me an email at

This Week's Talking Points

1) Patrick Sherriff recommended article:

2) Publica:

3) ALLi Blockchain for Books white paper:

4) London Book Fair article on Publica:

5) More about Sukhi Jutla:

Sukhi's Facebook page:

Sukhi's LinkedIn page:

6) Blockchain summit:

7) My books on Publica:

Phase 6

Dead of Night

8) Listen to Alison Ingleby's author interview on this podcast:

9) A month of BookBub

> Income ranked:

  • Amazon income: £2318.90
  • iBooks income: £1900.30
  • B&N income: £521.38
  • Kobo income: £206.69
  • GooglePlay income: £16 [PD] + £301.94 [GP]

> 28 days income:

  • Last time: £4284.85
  • This time: £5249.21 total
  • Minus ads (cost £802.77)
  • Equals £4462.44

> Conclusions:

  • ALWAYS list series on BookBub is you want to generate decent sales & profit
  • Wide + KDP not much difference BUT KDP Select is a lot easier to estimate your income
  • BookBub ads are great – give them a try, track down Adam Croft’s training to find out how to do it
  • Just because you got one BookBub doesn’t mean you’ll get another
  • Clearly this has been great for short-term income but remember what I told you last time … one – or even two – BookBubs do not an author career make! I’ll be back to reduced income months next month and I’m still not making enough on a month-by-month basis to replace income. The work continues, this is just another stepping stone along the way!

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Recommended Event - The 7th Self-Publishing Conference (27th April, 2019)

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This Week’s Self-Publishing News

The Alliance of Independent Authors news update:

Paul's Podcast Diary Archive

You can access every episode of Paul's Podcast Diary, in chronological order, here.

Coming up on Self-Publishing Journeys ...

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.

Monday 10th December Edwin Downward - writer of Science Fiction Adventures here.

Monday 17th December Liam Cross- writer and editor here.

Monday 24th December John Hindmarsh- science fiction and thriller writer here.

Monday 31st December Orna Ross- novelist, poet and Founder of the Alli and the Creativist Club here.

Monday 7th January Gary Collins- author of The Simple Life book series here.

From Monday 7th January, 2019 interview episodes revert to monthly.

Recommended for listing on Google Play and distributing books to China ...


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