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Paul Teague authorWelcome to Paul's Podcast Diary for Saturday 20th July, 2019.

Coming up this week:

  • I’m back to listing in Giveaway events as I start to top up my email lists – I’m now listed in FOUR thriller events!
  • Now You See Her is 5k words from the end – I’ll let you know how the writing & editing is going
  • More reshuffles than the UK government – I’ve tweaked my rapid release plans once again!

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) This week's writing progress:

55k writing progress

60k writing progress

2) PublishDrive's Abacus service – my referral link here:

Read the press release here

3) My forthcoming giveaways:


Prolific Works:


4) My current BookSweeps Giveaway with examples of promo graphics:

5) Latest rapid release running order:

1: Mon 9th Sept – Now You See Her [Adam Nicholls collaboration]
2: Mon 16th Sept – Dead of Night READY
3: Mon 23rd Sept – One Fatal Error [New title is One Last Chance]
4: Mon 30th Sept – Burden of Guilt [New title is No More Secrets]
5: Mon 7th Oct – So Many Lies [New book] READY
6: Mon 14th Oct – Mon 21st Oct – Box Set 1 [Dead of Night/One Fatal Error/So Many Lies – Fast Thrillers]
7: Mon 21st Oct – Two Years After  [New book]
8: Mon 28th Oct – Who To Trust [New title is Friends Who Lie]
9: Mon 4th Nov –  Box Set 2 [Burden of Guilt/Who To Trust/Two Years After – Female Leads]
10: Mon 11th Nov – Left For Dead [Morecambe Bay 1]

***This preserves 10 x weeks of rapid release books, then moves to the more sustainable Craig Martelle model***

If for any reason I can't meet those Morecambe Bay targets, I'll just re-package and re-release the Don't Tell Meg Trilogy first.

11: Mon 9th December – Morecambe Bay 2
15: Mon 6th January – Morecambe Bay 3
16: Mon 20th January – Morecambe Bay Box Set
17: Mon 3rd February … Re-Release Don’t Tell Meg Trilogy at the rate of one book per 28 days? [TBC]

6) Brian Tracy's Flight Plan:


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