Podcast Diary 2017

Paul’s Podcast Diary 037 (Saturday 25th February, 2017)

Paul Teague authorWelcome to Paul's Podcast Diary for Saturday 25th February, 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 paul@paulteague.com.

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This Week's Talking Points

Late Breaking News!

The Grid 1 was just announced as a finalist in the Wishing Shelf Awards:

The Wishing Shelf Awards

The Wishing Shelf Awards

Hear my interview with the creator of the awards – Edward Trayer – here:

1) This week's writing progress = 5201 words, taking The Murder Place up to over 36k words now.

The first draft should be written by 17th March now, if I can turn around editing fast enough, I hope to release this book on 3rd May.

Paul's writing progress

2) New subscribers since February 1st, all due to my use of InstaFreebie:

How To Use Vellum On A PC

Getresponse subscribers

Get InstaFreebie: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/IF [My affiliate link]

My Instafreebie promo page for my 6-12 March event – don't share yet please 🙂 https://freebie-books.com/

3) The Alli Author Fringe (online) event: http://selfpublishingadvice.org/5-week-countdown-to-indie-author-fringe/

Alliance of Independent Authors: https://paulteague.com/ALLI [My affiliate link]

4) My book pre-sales book listings on Amazon:

Don't Tell Meg: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06WWFJLC3/

The Murder Place: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06WWPFCQ7/

5) Kindle Scout: https://kindlescout.amazon.com/

Email response from Kindle Scout:

Kindle Scout

6) I highly recommend Vellum for formatting your ebooks: https://vellum.pub/

If you use a PC, here is how you can access Vellum without a MAC: https://paulteague.com/how-to-use-vellum-on-a-pc/

7) I've decided to have a go at getting my thrillers formatted for Createspace – I'm taking http://www.frostbitepublishing.com/ out for a spin … I'll let you know how it goes 🙂

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This Week’s Self-Publishing News

The Alliance of Independent Authors news update: http://selfpublishingadvice.org/self-publishing-news-starting-out/

Coming up on Self-Publishing Journeys ...

Monday 1st October Clare Sager [Take 2] Tips for a First-Time Book Launch - find out more here.

Monday 8th October Linzi Drew-Honey [Take 2] - 2nd Time Erotic Fiction Book Launch here.

Monday 15th October Nathan Burrows - First Time Author Writing Thrillers based in East Anglia here.

Monday 22nd October Jonathan de Montfort - first-time author and creator of De Montfort Literature here.

Monday 29th October Jon Evans - Space Marine author who co-writes with his brother here.

Monday 5th November Julie Stock - indie author of contemporary romance from around the world here.

Monday 12th November Shaun Stevens - self-published fantasy author here.

Monday 19th November Tim Lewis [Take 2] - moving from fiction to non-fiction and how to set up a great non-fiction launch here.

Monday 26th November Clare Lydon [Take 2] - creating a major breakthrough as a writer of lesbian fiction here.

Monday 3rd December Alissa Grosso - writing YA and non-fiction here.

From Monday 3rd December, interview episodes revert to monthly.

Recommended for listing on Google Play and distributing books to China ...

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