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Paul Teague authorWelcome to Paul's Podcast Diary for Saturday 10th August, 2019.

Coming up this week:

  • I’m off travelling again – but did anything get done this week?
  • I’m back on BookSweeps, this time with my thrillers
  • I just hit a big target, but it's nothing to do with books
  • 15 Things I’ve Changed My Mind About In Self-Publishing

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) Younger Next Year book:

2) Promoting my thrillers via Booksweeps [My referral link]

3) BookBrush examples – this is my BookBrush referral link

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15 Things I’ve Changed My Mind About In Self-Publishing

#KDP Select vs Wide

Publish on Amazon

Publish on Draft2Digital [My referral link]

Publish on PublishDrive [My referral link]

#Paperbacks and Ingram Spark

Publish on IngramSpark

#Project Bloodhound aspirations

Bloodhound Books:

Joffe Books:


#Series vs standalones vs trilogies

#Entering competitions

Wishing Shelf book awards:

ALLi article ref: best competitions to enter:

#Non-fiction > evergreen topics

#Marketing more important than the books

#Planning rather than pantsing


#Writing to market [Chris Fox]

#Ideal book length = 75k

#Best software to use …

Use Vellum on a PC:



Novel Factory:

#Cover strategies

Hex colour picker:

#Launch techniques – rapid release

#Submitting to agents – the trad route

Festival of Writing in York:

This week on Twitter


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