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SPJ077 Morgen Bailey, Freelance Book Editor

Based in Northamptonshire, England, ‘Morgen with an e' is the author of numerous short story collections, a chick-lit novel (with crime and mystery novels in the works), a series of writer's block workbooks, articles, and she dabbles with poetry. As well as being a freelance editor (who offers a free 1,000-word sample), she is a creative writing tutor for Northamptonshire County Council's Adult Learning (10-week evening and one-day Saturday classes). Morgen is also speaker of anything...

Duration: 00:55:31

Paul's Podcast Diary 19th August 2017

1) This week's writing progress - 5123 words written, in spite of A level and UCAS interruptions :-) 3) Joanna Penn's podcast: https://www.thecreativepenn.com/podcasts/ [Recommended]

Duration: 00:27:16

SPJ076 Joseph Alexander, Guitarist & Non-Fiction Author

Joseph Alexander has been a guitarist and expert music tutor for over 20 years. His tuition books are published in four languages and have sold over thousands of copies to widespread critical acclaim. Recently his books passed £1,000,000 in revenue and he is currently writing a guide book to self-publishing for authors. Joseph travels constantly and has lived in many countries, choosing to build a location-free online business. Find Out More: Website:...

Duration: 01:00:43

Paul's Podcast Diary 12th August 2017

1) This week's writing progress - 5044 words written on Saturday 5th August, bringing my running total to about 2) Bookfunnel: https://bookfunnel.com/ 3) Author's XP book promotion site: https://www.authorsxp.com [My affiliate link] 4) InstaFreebie: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/IF [My affiliate link] 5) Wattpad: https://www.wattpad.com/ 6) My next book to be released is Burden of Guilt: https://books2read.com/Guilt 7) The Creative Penn podcast: https://www.thecreativepenn.com/...

Duration: 00:18:59

SPJ075 James P. Sumner, Thriller Writer

James P. Sumner writes a series of action thrillers about a former soldier-turned-hitman named Adrian Hell. He's worked in every type of office environment you can think of – insurance, banking, mobile phones, telesales … you name it, he's done it. In July 2013, he began work on his first novel and eventually self-published his debut thriller, True Conviction, on Amazon, where it has now been downloaded over 300,000 times. He is a member of the Crime Writers Association, and saw his fifth...

Duration: 01:06:47

Paul's Podcast Diary 5th August 2017

1) This week's writing progress - 500 words of a short story teaser and writing 5k words on Saturday. 2) I'm now a member of the International Thriller Writers: http://thrillerwriters.org/ I'm also a member of the Society of Authors: http://www.societyofauthors.org/ The 'must-have' membership for indie authors is The Alliance of Independent Authors [My affiliate link] 3) My Mailchimp Unboxed book: https://books2read.com/EMarketing 4) I have entered the Writer's Digest e-book awards:...

Duration: 00:39:32

SPJ074 Meg Cowley Take 2 Interview

Meg Cowley was first interviewed in episode 3 of this podcast, in April 2016. At that time Meg was experiencing her biggest success in self-publishing having created a series aof adult colouring books which were selling very well. However, the bottom dropped out of that market and Meg had to so a very sharp pivot to set her writing career back on track. Prior to the breakkthrough with the adult colouring books, Meg had written two young-adult ‘sword and sorcery' novels and two...

Duration: 01:04:35

PPD 29th July 2017

1) This week's writing progress - writing on Sunday and Thursday this week, now half-way through 2) Booklinker - no longer recommended until they get the SSL sorted out! http://www.booklinker.net/ Books2Read is what I'm now recommending instead: https://books2read.com/ 3) This is my updated author website at https://paulteague.net/ built with Optimizepress https://paulteague.com/optimize [My affiliate link] and Thrive Themes https://paulteague.com/Thrive [My affiliate link] I...

Duration: 00:35:14

SPJ073 Steven A. McKay, Historical Fiction Writer

Steven A. McKay's first book, "Wolf's Head", came out in 2013 and was an Amazon UK top 20 bestseller. It has an incredible 389+ reviews on Amazon.co.uk ... if you've ever tried to get reviews, that's an astonishing number. "Blood of the Wolf" is the fourth and final book in the Forest Lord series which has over 95,000 sales so far. As a historical fiction author, Steven is currently working on a brand new tale - tentatively titled "The Druid" set in post-Roman Britain. Find Out...

Duration: 01:07:03

PPD 22nd July 2017

1) This week's writing progress: 2) 20BooksTo50k in London: http://20bookslondon.com/ I originally booked through Booking.com so I could cancel my rooms if I needed to (which I did!) [My referral link btw] Eventually I booked my room at the Travelodge in Egham which is just a short walk up the High Street to the venue and considerably cheaper: https://www.travelodge.co.uk/hotels/588/Egham-hotel 3) MailerLite - my current, preferred email marketing service:...

Duration: 00:27:14

SPJ072 Alison Ingleby, As-Yet Unpublished Indie Author

Alison Ingleby is a freelance writer who provides blogging and copywriting services to businesses all over the world who are connected to travel or the great outdoors. Alison is planning to use this freelance business business to bootstrap her self-publishing efforts. She has just written her first book, which will form part of a dystopian trilogy. I asked Alison to join me on the podcast because I'm keen to capture the experiences and progress of a brand new indie author. Essential...

Duration: 01:02:15

PPD 15th July 2017

1) This week's writing progress - 5036 words written on Friday and I'll write another 5k on Saturday: 2) This is the location of my new thriller - I needed somewhere that a millionaire might own in the UK, but somewhere claustrophobic too: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/article-3072342/What-s-REALLY-like-stay-night-Victorian-fort-middle-sea.html My book will feature a fictional version of one of these forts. 3) I got the cover for my email marketing book this week, the...

Duration: 00:36:56

SPJ071 Noelle Holten, Book Reviews & Blog Tours

Noelle Holten is a professional book reviewer with many years experience as a Senior Probation Officer. She's just joined Bookouture as Publicity and Social Media Manager and recently completed her first crime novel. Noelle has reviewed for Caffeine Nights Publishing Crime Club and Carina Crime Club and has even been fortunate enough to be put on a few publishers' reviewing lists. Never one to catch a breath, Noelle runs the award-winning CrimeBookJunkie blog. 1) Noelle's crime book...

Duration: 00:58:37

PPD 8th July 2017

1) Scotland's Secret Bunker in Fife: http://www.secretbunker.co.uk/ 2) I have booked my ticket for Feb 3-4, 2018 Runnymede-on-Thames 20BookLondon. I booked via Booking.com for free cancellation up to 1st Feb [My referral link] and this is the location. This is the event website: http://20bookslondon.com/ The 20BooksTo50k Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/781495321956934/ [Highly recommended!] 3) The Glasgow Gathering, online marketers' event:...

Duration: 00:27:07

SPJ070 John Hindmarsh, Thriller Writer

John Hindmarsh writes thrillers and science fiction – sometimes with a crossover between the two. He is originally from Australia, he's spent time in England and now lives in California where he writes full time. Raised as a farmer, John studied for and qualified as a Certified Public Accountant, then transitioned into an IT consultant. He has self-published several novels, writes short stories and is a serious photographer. Find out more John's website:...

Duration: 00:59:42

PPD 24th June 2017

1) My Q3 (July-Sept) goals (personal financial goals hidden as are family visits): https://self-publishing-journeys.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/q3-goals-819x1024.jpg 2) Sell More Books Show: http://sellmorebooksshow.com/ 3) MailerLite is my current recommended writing tool: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/ML 4) My courses on Teachable: How To Use Vellum On A PC: http://self-publishing-academy.teachable.com/p/how-to-use-vellum-on-a-pc/ Self-Publishing Academy:...

Duration: 00:30:19

SPJ069 Rachel Abbott, Best-selling Amazon Author

Rachel Abbott spent most of her working life as the Managing Director of an interactive media company. After her company was sold in 2000, it took until November 2011 for Rachel to launch her first novel Only the Innocent. The book was self-published in the UK through the Kindle Direct Publishing programme on Amazon, and reached the number 1 spot in the Kindle store just over three months later. In August 2015, Amazon confirmed that Rachel is the UK's bestselling independent author over...

Duration: 01:01:33

PPD 24th June 2017

The Essential Weekly Podcast For New And Aspiring Indie Authors Paul's Podcast Diary Feature 1) My planning board for Quarter 2 (April – June): 2) The Facebook page for this podcast: https://www.facebook.com/SelfPublishingJourneys/ 3) My Patreon page: https://www.patreon.com/PaulTeague 4) Self-Publishing Academy on Teachable: http://self-publishing-academy.teachable.com/p/self-publishing-academy/ 5) How To Use Vellum On A PC on Teachable:...

Duration: 00:35:18

SPJ068 Jackson Dean Chase, author & poet

Jackson Dean Chase is a Pacific Northwest author and poet who specializes in “Bold Visions of Dark Places.” Jackson loves science fiction, fantasy, and horror, but it wasn’t until he combined them with pulp thrillers and noir that he felt that he'd really found his voice as an author. He aims to leave his fiction readers breathless but ALSO writes non-fiction 'how-to' books for authors giving useful advice on specific elements of writing technique. As an author with over 30 books to his...

Duration: 00:59:16

PPD 17th June 2017

The Essential Weekly Podcast For New And Aspiring Indie Authors Paul's Podcast Diary Feature 1) ManyBooks promo site ... over 350 downloads for $29: http://manybooks.net/promote 2) Self-Publishing Academy on Teachable: http://self-publishing-academy.teachable.com/p/self-publishing-academy How To Use Vellum On A PC on Teachable: http://self-publishing-academy.teachable.com/p/how-to-use-vellum-on-a-pc 3) Leave a podcast review on iTunes:...

Duration: 00:32:30

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