Welcome to Paul's Podcast Diary for Saturday 14th January 2017
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 I ever miss something out, or you'd like more information, just drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Week's Talking Points
1) ALLi self-publishing Q&A on Tuesday 17th January: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZk1BhdGq8g&feature=youtu.be
Alli membership: https://www.paulteague.com/alli [Affiliate link]
2) My writing progress this week:
3) I use The Results Machine to time my uninterrupted writing stints in 1 hr + 1 hr + 1.5 hr blocks.
I beat the clock today, writing my first 2k words in that first 60-minute session.
The Action Machine is exactly the same software, just a different name.
Here is my affiliate link: https://www.paulteague.com/AM
4) Here are my new book covers:
6) I ordered those covers from fiverr via https://www.fiverr.com/lisabook/design-professional-book-cover-08cef513-b312-4301-a9ca-8875b29ad7b6
7) I'm going to use Vellum to format my books from now on: https://vellum.pub/
To use Vellum on a regular PC, you can access MacInCloud, which lets you use a virtual machine: https://www.macincloud.com/
Here is my blog post & video showing you how to do this: https://www.paulteague.com/how-to-use-vellum-on-a-pc/
8) Listing in Kindle Scout: https://kindlescout.amazon.com/submit
9) Dave Jackson's School of Podcasting: https://schoolofpodcasting.com/
John Lee Dumas: https://www.eofire.com/
Cliff Ravenscraft: https://podcastanswerman.com/
10) Writing tools
Scrivener: https://www.paulteague.com/scrivener [Affiliate link]
The Novel Factory: https://www.paulteague.com/novelfactory
Save The Cat: https://www.savethecat.com/
11) My recommended hosting service: https://www.paulteague.com/SG [Affiliate link]
This Week’s Self-Publishing News