Podcast Diary 2017

Paul’s Podcast Diary (Saturday 2nd September)

Paul Teague authorWelcome to Paul's Podcast Diary for Saturday 2nd September, 2017.

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 paul@paulteague.com.

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This Week's Talking Points

1) Some good Createspace royalties coming my way, I've been selling decent numbers of paperbacks recently, mainly non-fiction and in particular, my Mailchimp book. I've received net earnings of £380.30 this month, with zero promotion, and although I want it to be much more, this seems to be a reasonable amount:
Createspace Royalties

2) I wanted to get back to exercising over summer and I exceeded my two-times-per-week target and managed three times each week over the 6-week holiday period:

Exercise stats

3) I've been linking my paperbacks with my Kindle versions – it's important to do this! Just drop the KDP helpdesk an email:KDP

4) I formatted my first paperback with Vellum and it's fabulous – a big time and cost-saving and it took no time at all:Vellum formatting

Non-Mac users check out my How To Use Vellum On A PC: https://paulteague.com/how-to-use-vellum-on-a-pc/

5) Winter is coming with WordPress! This is important and worrying info for WordPress users: https://the-digital-reader.com/2017/08/30/attention-authors-wordpress-5-0-will-change-everything-know-wordpress/amp/

6) Check out the new group giveaways feature on Instafreebie: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/IF [My affiliate link]

7) Society of Authors event (I'm a speaker!) http://www.societyofauthors.org/Events/Events/The-Author-Business

8) Patrick Sherriff got in touch via Twitter – he's based in Abiko, Japan:

This Week’s Self-Publishing News

The Alliance of Independent Authors news update: https://selfpublishingadvice.org/self-publishing-news-when-is-a-bestseller-not-a-bestseller/

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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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How To Use Vellum On A PC

Find Out More:

I post my social & digital marketing information – including ‘how-to' items about self-publishing  – at https://www.paulteague.com/

My author websites are:

https://thesecretbunker.net/ [Sci-fi/dystopian trilogy]

https://thegridtrilogy.com/ [Sci-fi/dystopian trilogy]

https://paulteague.co.uk/ [Thrillers]

https://paulteague.net/ [General author website]

https://www.facebook.com/paulteagueauthor/ [My Facebook author page]

https://twitter.com/secretbunkerfan [My Twitter author page]

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