Paul’s Podcast Diary 087 (Saturday 10th February, 2018)

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Paul Teague authorWelcome to Paul's Podcast Diary for Saturday 10th February, 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.

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) Friday's word count, hopefully another 5k to come on Saturday:Word count 35k

2) My 20Books Top 10:

– I found ‘my people’ ie people who are in the same zone as me

– I got great tips on writing & promotion

– I met fab writers and made brilliant connections

– Got pix & guests for podcast

– I felt part of something much bigger than me

– I found out that people listen to – like and value my podcast

– I had a great time

– I realised that these crazy successful authors are just regular people – like me and you – doing the work, day-in, day-out

– Met lots of pals in person …  Tim Lewis, Meg Jolly, Alison Ingleby, Adam Nichols, Gurbir Singh, John Hindmarsh, Joanna Penn, Geoff Smith, Clare Sager, Dan Wilcox, Julie Cordiner, Jay Tinsiano, Jon Cronshaw, Clare Lydon, Euan Lawson as well as new pal Sam Livy who’s very involved in supporting 20Books …  Mandy Marshall, Barry Hutchison, Debbie Young, Alison Morton (great conversation about swearing in books) Wendy Jones, Felicity Douglas and MANY MORE!

– It made me determined to keep on keeping on

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[L-R] Debbie Young, Wendy Jones and Felicity Douglas … they're laughing because I just told them I want to be a best-selling author 🙂

3) Crime and Publishment: http://www.crimeandpublishment.co.uk/

4) Crime Fest: http://www.crimefest.com/

5) Buck Books: http://buckbooks.net/promotions/

Bargain Booksy: https://www.bargainbooksy.com/for-authors/

6) Sarah Hardy's blog: https://bytheletterbookreviews.com/

7) Twitter comments:

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This Week’s Self-Publishing News

The Alliance of Independent Authors news update: https://selfpublishingadvice.org/self-publishing-news-epub-and-you/

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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