Podcast Diary 2017

Paul’s Podcast Diary 039 (Saturday 11th March, 2017)

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Paul Teague authorWelcome to Paul's Podcast Diary for Saturday 11th March, 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

1) Details of the Crime & Publishment event that I'm attending this week: http://www.crimeandpublishment.co.uk/

The ALLi Author Fringe is next Saturday!

Find out more about the event on Saturday 18th March: http://selfpublishingadvice.org/lbf-indie-author-fringe-2017-speakers/

2) My InstaFreebie Giveaway event – update.

My Giveaway page: https://freebie-books.com/

The leaderboard: https://freebie-books.com/leaderboard/

Promo images that I have made available to participants: https://freebie-books.com/giveaway-promotional-images/

I am considering offering a paid-for Instafreebie service via a WordPress multisite – users would get a cloned version of my Giveaway, done-for-you Google Forms and built-in training videos.

The Giveaway pages would be re-usable.

Find out more about WordPress Multisite https://codex.wordpress.org/Create_A_Network

This is what the template would look like: https://freebie-books.com/template/

They'd get a leaderboard and promos page too.

Any thoughts on this? What would that service be worth to you?

Please drop me a line at paul@paulteague.com

3) Mark Edwards on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mark-Edwards/e/B004PP3WV0/

Linwood Barclay on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Linwood-Barclay/e/B001IGONCG/

Harlan Coben on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Harlan-Coben/e/B000APCH7Y/

4) Vellum formatting software https://vellum.pub/

How to use Vellum on a PC: https://paulteague.com/how-to-use-vellum-on-a-pc/

5) My holding book covers for future projects – I know that Backpacker looks like a hiking book at the moment, but I couldn't find a decent image to get the ball rolling!

6) Helen Fazal does my editing work, here is her podcast interview link https://self-publishing-journeys.com/episode-13-helen-fazal/

Katja L. Kayne is the creator of The Novel Factory software https://self-publishing-journeys.com/episode-10-katja-l-kaine/

7) StartUp is on Amazon Prime, not Netflix (oops, sorry about that!) but it's well worth a look if you like thrillers https://www.amazon.co.uk/Startup-Season-1/dp/B01M5DOUUW

7) This week's writing progress:

Saturday 11th March = 5079 words:

Sunday 12th March – I have now finished the first draft, with 4671 words written today:

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This Week’s Self-Publishing News

The Alliance of Independent Authors news update: http://selfpublishingadvice.org/self-publishing-news-on-the-high-street/

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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