Welcome 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.
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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: https://www.bloodhoundbooks.com/
Joffe Books: http://www.joffebooks.com/submissions/
#Series vs standalones vs trilogies
Wishing Shelf book awards: http://www.thewsa.co.uk/
ALLi article ref: best competitions to enter: https://selfpublishingadvice.org/author-awards-contests-rated-reviewed/
#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: https://paulteague.com/how-to-use-vellum-on-a-pc/
Novel Factory: https://www.novel-software.com/
Hex colour picker: https://html-color-codes.info/colors-from-image/
#Launch techniques – rapid release
#Submitting to agents – the trad route
Festival of Writing in York: https://jerichowriters.com/festival-of-writing/
This week on Twitter
My dodgy Casio stopwatch says that's a sub-30 at Carlisle, now to await my official time. Sub-30 was my March 2020 goal, I may need to revise my target 🙂 pic.twitter.com/FmZ8wmH705
— Paul Teague (@PaulTeagueUK) August 3, 2019
— Jerry Evanoff (@jerrye25) August 3, 2019
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