Self Publishing Journeys

Episode 19: Richard Madeley

Most people know Richard Madeley for his work with his wife, Judy Finnigan on TV and as part of The Richard & Judy Book Club. He is also the best-selling author of four books. He began his writing career with Fathers and Sons, then followed that up with Some Day I’ll Find You and The…

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Episode 18: Mike Bodnar

Mike Bodnar is a former continuity announcer, regional newsreader and TV & radio presenter. He joined Radio New Zealand as an announcer in 1978, then moved into television in the early 80s. His early explorations of publishing were a companion guide to the New Zealand Road Code for new drivers and a co-authored guide to personal security.…

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Episode 17: Tim Lewis

Tim Lewis (writing as Timothy Michael Lewis) is a self-published author from London in the UK. He spent 18 years working as a computer programmer and IT manager in the world of financial IT. After the death of his wife, following a long illness, Tim reassessed his life goals and decided that he wanted to write…

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Episode 16: Philippa Donovan

Philippa Donovan is an editor who established her business – Smart Quill – in 2011. Since then she has worked with around 300 authors and recommends to a stable of 50 literary agents based in the UK, Australia, and the US. In 2014 she was named Publishing Rising Star and is Editorial Consultant for the…

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Episode 15: KS Turner

Kate-Sarah Turner, is a UK based author who writes as KS Turner. Her debut novel, Before the Gods, was the first from the epic fantasy trilogy, The Chronicles of Fate and Choice. Book Two – Tumultus – is also available with the final story – Time – currently in progress. Kate originally trained as a…

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Episode 14: Andrew Lowe

Andrew Lowe is an author and book editor from the North of England. His writing has been published in several magazines and newspapers, including The Guardian, The Sunday Times and Mens Health. He’s also worked in creative and digital roles with GQ, Vogue, Wired and Total Film. He writes psychological thrillers novels and short stories.…

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Episode 13: Helen Fazal

Helen Fazal is a qualified proofreader and copy-editor. She is a Professional Member of the Society for Editors and Proofreaders. Helen has now copy-edited and proofread all six of my fiction books. I invited her onto the podcast to share her best tips and advice about this essential self-publishing process. It’s important that all self-published authors…

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Episode 12: Matt Hilton

Matt Hilton quit his career as a police officer to pursue his love of writing – he’s been creating stories since childhood, He is the author of the Joe Hunter thriller series, which includes his most recent novel ‘The Devil’s Anvil’ – number 10 in the Joe Hunter series. His stories have been translated into German,…

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Episode 11: Richard McMunn

Richard McMunn is a UK self-publishing superstar! He is a former firefighter who discovered a successful writing formula and has built an entire business around his publishing success. He’s also the creator of a fabulous, free resource called ‘About The Author’ which is a really handy tool for all newly self-published writers. Richard McMunn on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RichardMcMunn Richard…

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Episode 10: Katja L Kaine

Katja L Kaine is the creator of Novel Factory, a software created by writers for writers. It takes care of managing characters, locations, drafts and even submissions, so writers can get on with the fun stuff. She also writes novels and short stories and runs a writing group. Katja shares her thoughts and tips on writing…

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Episode 9: Abiola Bello

Children’s author Abiola Bello, wrote her debut novel ‘Emily Knight I AM’ at the age of 12! The book was independently published via Trafford Publishing and is the first book in a planned series, with book 2 in the pipeline. Abiola is one of the few authors to self publish a book and then sign to…

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Episode 8: Linzi Drew-Honey

Linzi Drew-Honey is a former glamour model and editor of Penthouse magazine. She has also appeared on Page Three of The Sun. Linzi has just self-published her first book – Every Shade of Blue – which is her debut, erotic fiction novel. The novel  has been published through Matador, the self-publishing imprint of The Troubador Publishing Group.…

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Episode 7: Sarah Taylor

Sarah Taylor is the Group Marketing Manager at Troubador Publishing. That means Sarah works with Matador, which is the company’s self-publishing imprint and The Book Guild, which is their mainstream and partnership publishing company. Sarah is a great person to speak to on the podcast because she’s very involved with the company’s Self-Publishing Conference (this…

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Episode 6: Nina Ratcliffe

Nina Ratcliffe has written and self-published a children’s book called ‘Dublin and Friends’. She has another children’s story in production and there is a further book on an equine theme pencilled in for later this year. She has also has the book ‘A New Home’ available on Amazon in Kindle format. Nina has used some excellent marketing…

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Episode 5: Helen Lewis

Helen Lewis set up Literally PR which specialises in ‘creative, innovative and cost-effective PR solutions’ for authors. Not only is she a public relations expert, Helen  also runs The Author School, a training initiative for all authors to get them ‘from manuscript to book launch’. One of the first disappointments that newly self-published authors experience is in finally publishing…

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