Podcast Diary 2017

Paul’s Podcast Diary 064 (Saturday 2nd September, 2017)

How To Use Vellum On A PC

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:

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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/

Coming up on Self-Publishing Journeys ...

Monday 1st October Clare Sager [Take 2] Tips for a First-Time Book Launch - find out more here.

Monday 8th October Linzi Drew-Honey [Take 2] - 2nd Time Erotic Fiction Book Launch here.

Monday 15th October Nathan Burrows - First Time Author Writing Thrillers based in East Anglia here.

Monday 22nd October Jonathan de Montfort - first-time author and creator of De Montfort Literature here.

Monday 29th October Jon Evans - Space Marine author who co-writes with his brother here.

Monday 5th November Julie Stock - indie author of contemporary romance from around the world here.

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.

From Monday 3rd December, interview episodes revert to monthly.

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

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