Podcast Diary 2017

Paul’s Podcast Diary 047 (Saturday 6th May, 2017)

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Paul Teague authorWelcome to Paul's Podcast Diary for Saturday 6th May, 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

My Don't Tell Meg & Dead of Night promos

Saturday AM update – I got the book to number 1 in the USA – it has taken over 6000 books to get to Top 3 in the UK, and number 1 in the USA.

Remember, this is free books, not paid, I have to hope that I make my money on buy-throughs over the next couple on months.

I also think that you take a hit on poorer reviews when you give books away – I've no proof of this, just personal experience.

People seem to value things that they pay for more than they do if they're free.

Don't Tell Meg USA Number 1

My Book Gorilla promo – cost $50:

My eBookSoda promo – cost $15:

My FreeBooksy promo – cost $85 – always my first choice of book promo site:


I boosted this Facebook post for £9:

Boosted post

You'll need to squint to see it, but these are my 50 pre-sales:


1) This week's writing progress – 5125 words:

Dead of Night 20k words

2) This is my PayPal HERE card reader – it links to my phone via Bluetooth and allows me to take book payments at training events:PayPal HERE device

3) My current InstaFreebie Giveaway: https://freebie-books.com/crime-thrillers-may2017/

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4) My appearance on Begin Self-Publishing podcast

Podcast promo

5) Reminder! Amazon Academy event in Edinburgh on 23rd May http://selfpublishingadvice.org/amazon-academy/

6) Reminder! The Newcastle Writing Conference on Saturday 20th May http://newwritingnorth.com/projects/newcastle-writing-conference/ [Waiting list only]

7) Reminder! ALLi Indie Author Fringe event on June 3rd http://selfpublishingadvice.org/6-weeks-until-bookexpo-indie-author-fringe-2017-are-you-ready-to-sell-more-books/

8) Sarah Painter's Worried Writer podcast: http://www.worriedwriter.com/

9) Self-Publishing Formula recommended interview with TS Paul https://selfpublishingformula.com/episode-62/

Also, this article is really worth reading from the (fabulous) 20boksto50k Facebook group https://www.facebook.com/Self-Publishing-Journeys-1813683835626833/

Create Your Own eBook Cover

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

The Self Publishing Conference

This Week’s Self-Publishing News

The Alliance of Independent Authors news update: http://selfpublishingadvice.org/self-publishing-news-ebooks-are-not-in-crisis/

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.

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

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


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