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Paul Teague authorWelcome to Paul's Podcast Diary for Saturday 23rd November, 2019.

Coming up this week:

  • At last – the writing is over! I finished Truth Be Told this afternoon, that’s my 8th – and last – book of 2019 competed
  • My edits of Morecambe Bay 2, Circle of Lies are also completed and it's all cued up ready for its December 9th release
  • I have an important announcement about the future of this podcast – if you’re a regular listener please make sure you stay tuned until the end!

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 you're new to the podcast and want to easily access the back catalogue of podcast diaries, in chronological order, please check out this page.

If I ever miss something out, or you'd like more information, just drop me an email at

This Week's Talking Points

1) My author diary:

Sunday 1st December – Truth Be Told sent for final edit

Thursday 5th December – Circle of Lies final submission

Monday 9th December – Circle of Lies released

Thursday 2nd January – Truth Be Told final; submission

Monday 6th January – Truth Be Told released + submit Left for Dead to BookBub

Monday 3rd February – Morecambe Bay box set released.

2) From Matt:

Lets you track price changes and set alerts.

Same, but with sales rankings (and a less friendly user interface).

A browser extension that shows you the price evolution directly on the Amazon product page (but unfortunately doesn't work for ebooks, only physical copies).

3) From Shaun Stevens ….

Check out Shaun's book cover design service at

4) From Nathan Burrows …

5) Please support Julie Cordiner's editing service at

6) NaNoWriMo:


7) In my absence – recommended podcasts for new & aspiring indie authors:

Claire Sagar/Confessions of a first-time author:

Jerry & Lindsey Evanoff/New Author Podcast:

Alyssa Grosso/Awkward Author Podcast:

The Self-Publishing Spotlight/SPF team:

That's all folks!


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    4 replies to "Paul’s Podcast Diary 180 (Saturday 23rd November, 2019)"

    • robert bucchianeri

      I love your podcast, Paul, and will miss it. I sure hope you decide to pick it up again because I feel it’s one of the most valuable resources in the entire Indie community.
      But I certainly understand why you need a break and that now is the right time. Your productivity is amazing and an inspiration for someone like me who sometimes struggles with self-imposed deadlines and finishing up things properly.
      Anyway, hope you have a good break and happy holidays to your and yours.


      • Paul Teague

        Hi Bob, thanks so much for your kind comments and all the best with your own writing projects, Paul

    • Bill Cokas

      As much as this will upend my Saturday morning routine for weeks to come, I heartily support your decision, Paul. You’re right–this is the perfect time to step back and re-assess (and give all your recent efforts and writing time to build a bigger following). Strange as it may sound, your weekly presence has been a comforting voice of encouragement, so in its absence, I’ll have to go back to the archives. I wish you the best with your reflective time and look forward to your return, whether on the page, in my ears or both.

      • Paul Teague

        Thanks very much Bill, all the best with your own writing, Paul

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