Welcome to Paul's Podcast Diary for Saturday 3rd November, 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.
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This Week's Talking Points
1) Using Trello for author planning:
I've got my story ideas on there too, but also everything from my to-do list to my release schedule and things like marketing tips too… pic.twitter.com/3rejvrzHhn
— Craig Lea Gordon (@CraigLeaGordon) October 24, 2018
2) Great article on Amazon affiliate link usage for authors:
3) Patrick Sherriff's NaNoWriMo video:
Check out Patrick's YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQo8uX8npnC7DjZ-19JRsGg
4) Great article on Amazon affiliate link usage for authors:
5) My path to publication – 20 things which led to the publication of my first book
1 – Exercise book
2 – Mr Plum & Mr Apple
3 – Letter from Penguin
4 – Letter from Pan
5 – Reading Enid Blyton books at primary school
6 – TV – Flash Gordon/Buck Rogers/6 Million Dollar Man/Space 1999
7 – Writing plays at secondary school – A Christmas Carol – winning house drama on my script
8 – Tealby Newsheet
9 – James Hadley Chase [Apologies for the cover!]
10 – School magazine
11 – English A level texts
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12 – Radio 1 competition
13 – English Degree texts
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14 – Theatre Studies/Crucible
15 – College magazine editor
16 – Dissertation text – Dempster WillyNilly
17 – Teaching – poetry magazines/visiting authors/writing assemblies
18 – Radio – writing at speed/constructing a story
19 – IM – PDF books sold with products
20 – Book with Phill
>> The Secret Bunker visit … it all began with The Secret Bunker!
Find out what happened next! My diaries start just after I wrote The Secret Bunker & The Grid trilogies – you can pick up the story here.
This Week On Social Media
— Tim Lewis @ Stoneham Press (@StonehamPress) October 27, 2018
@PaulTeagueUK Listening to your dairy while watching the local annual half marathon in Abiko, Japan. We’re bananas for self-publishing (can you tell I used to write captions for local newspapers?) pic.twitter.com/EkVS3eg6pJ
— double r double f (@PatrickSherriff) October 28, 2018
@PaulTeagueUK I remember Space 1999 and UFO. To add context, my Doctor is John Pertwee.
— Edwin Downward (@edwindownward) October 28, 2018
This Week’s Self-Publishing News
The Alliance of Independent Authors news update:
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