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Welcome to Paul's Podcast Diary Season 5, Episode 4 for Saturday 4th February 2023.

Show notes for this week's episode …

1) Dave Chesson re-share: I

There's a PDF which you can access on that page – it’s well worth downloading … Non-fiction & Fiction at-a-glance Book Description Formula

2) Activated Authors podcast on book covers, Dan shared a list of pre-made cover suppliers, most of which I’ve never heard of.

Full hat-tip to Dan, I’ve shared a link to his author notes so you can check those out:

3) Dan also mentioned Kindle Trends at .. I’m sure I’ve heard of this before, but I don’t recall it when I look at the website. It’s a paid newsletter which gives you a full overview of your chosen genre.

4) Vellum adds attribution link capacity:

5) A former guest on this show – Wendy Jones – has a podcast which has been going for ages, but I only just spotted it.

I’ve added it to my playlist, I’ve shared the link on the show notes:

6) Jane Friedman article on improving your self-editing – What If You’re New to Writing and Don’t Know How to Fix Things? Advice is from editor Tiffany Yates Martin:

7) The cover designer for my forthcoming trilogy is Elizabeth Mackey:

8) ALLI blog – Ultimate Guide to being a Hybrid Author:

9) Claire Cronshaw is editing my books, you'll find her at

10) The stretching app I'm using:

11) This month's Black Herron podcast episode:


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