Welcome to Paul's Podcast Diary for Saturday 15th December, 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) StoryShop plotting tool: https://storyshop.io
2) My podcast pre-records:
3) My Facebook author page: https://www.facebook.com/paulteagueauthor/
4) Some screen shots from my promos:
5) Bookfunnel update report:
Phase 6 – 214 [2nd]
The Grid 1 – 180 [5th]
DTM – 141 [14th]
DofN – 286 [2nd]
Crime = 4487 claims
Sci-Fi = 3837 claims
175 new subscribers in MailerLite
6) Paid promo results:
Kindle Nation Daily [150 on day of promo]
Freebooksy & Fussy Librarian [1147 on day of promo]
564 downloads from Ereader News Today
7) Great podcast: SFFMP 210: Selling More at Kobo, Relying Less on Amazon, and What’s Coming for Authors in 2019 at https://www.marketingsff.com/selling-more-at-kobo-relying-less-on-amazon-and-whats-coming-for-authors-in-2019/
8) Kirsten Oliphant's ‘Pick One Thing' episode: https://createifwriting.com/pick-one-thing-singular-focus/
9) Chris Fox's Write To Market book:
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10) Show, Don't Tell book:
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This Week On Social Media
@PaulTeagueUK Listening to your show just as I’m leaving the forest.
Btw as a former software developer the reason software companies don’t do what their customers want is usually internal politics not developers doing what they want. pic.twitter.com/o9cipxOgxU
— Tim Lewis @ Stoneham Press (@StonehamPress) December 8, 2018
— Edwin Downward (@edwindownward) December 12, 2018
This Week’s Self-Publishing News
The Alliance of Independent Authors news update: https://selfpublishingadvice.org/self-publishing-news-airport-bestsellers/
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