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A self-published author's diary

A self-published author's diary

By Elodie Nowodazkij
The behind-the-scenes of self-publishing and writing with Elodie Nowodazkij, indie author of first kisses, second chances, things that scare the crap out of her and things that make her laugh out loud. Elodie's been self-publishing since 2014.
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Ep. 20 - Did I always know I would write for readers? And my super scientific writing process of "ohh" and "yay" and confidence...

A self-published author's diary

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Announcements: Summer Break and Self-Publishing/Writing Ask Me Anything
As I said last week I also have so many plans for this podcast. I want to work on the website which would include resources, the ups and downs of self-publishing, the A to Z shorter episodes, and do a few more interviews and tell you more about what works for me and my writing and self-publishing career. And to do this, a lot of things need to happen. And so this year, A Self-Published Author's Diary will take a summer break. The diary and I will be back on your favorite podcasting/streaming platform in September. Ask me a question: And during that time, please don't hesitate to ask me anything related to self-publishing or writing either per email aselfpublishedauthorsdiary AT gmail.com or authorelodienowodazkij AT gmail.com or by voicemail: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/message  Follow A Self-Published Author's Diary on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary    Visit my website: www.elodienowodazkij.com   I'm on TikTok: @elodienowodazkij and the podcast too: @aselfpubbedauthorsdiary  Ways to help Ukraine:  A few ways to help Ukrainians:  https://snyder.substack.com/p/a-few-ways-to-help-ukrainians?utm_source=url&fbclid=IwAR1tRHYwpS0z9XOtaMafpVuequlTEuRKcs74bEEpeCUAXHtPOardfnQe15k    List of charities to support Ukraine by subject: https://www.reddit.com/r/ukraine/comments/s6g5un/want_to_support_ukraine_heres_a_list_of_charities/    If you're in Germany: https://zez.am/act.now.by.klitschko  If you're in France: https://parrainage.refugies.info/   Ukraine Media Crisis Center How To Help: https://uacrisis.org/en/help-ukraine
04:10
June 14, 2022
Self-publishing reflection: planning and goals (Vella, novellas, marketing and more...)
I almost titled this episode: "How to achieve your self-publishing goals without feeling overwhelmed." But dear Diary that would have been false advertisement as while I'm trying to adapt my systems and plans to fit my goals, I'm still in the process and it does feel overwhelming from times to times. Do I have coping mechanisms when it does so thatI can nmake sure that it also doesn't take away from my plan?. Yes, I do but still... I'm not yet at the "achieve your goals without feeling overwhelmed" stage. I am trying to get there. First steps: planning and goals... Mentioned in this episode: Facebook Ads Library: https://www.facebook.com/ads/library/?active_status=all&ad_type=political_and_issue_ads&country=US&media_type=all Facebook Vella Author Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1769498126557594 Becca Syme website: https://betterfasteracademy.com/podcast/ When Inspiration Meets Smart Marketing With Ines Johnson on the Author Like a Boss Podcast: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0F0t3nIf7jzoglMneFGzsB Bryan Cohen's free webinarThe 5 Myths of Email Marketing: How to Use Email Effectively to Get Better Launches and Sell More Books: https://bryancohen.lpages.co/5-myths-of-email-marketing/ As always: Ask me a question (per email: authorelodienowodazkij AT gmail.com or by leaving me a voicemail: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/message) Follow A Self-Published Author's Diary on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary   Visit my website: www.elodienowodazkij.com   I'm on TikTok: @elodienowodazkij and the podcast too: @aselfpubbedauthorsdiary Ways to help Ukraine: A few ways to help Ukrainians:  https://snyder.substack.com/p/a-few-ways-to-help-ukrainians?utm_source=url&fbclid=IwAR1tRHYwpS0z9XOtaMafpVuequlTEuRKcs74bEEpeCUAXHtPOardfnQe15k   List of charities to support Ukraine by subject: https://www.reddit.com/r/ukraine/comments/s6g5un/want_to_support_ukraine_heres_a_list_of_charities/   If you're in Germany: https://zez.am/act.now.by.klitschko If you're in France: https://parrainage.refugies.info/   Ukraine Media Crisis Center How To Help: https://uacrisis.org/en/help-ukraine
32:03
June 07, 2022
REPLAY - How my self-published book A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER became a success...
Today is a replay of Episode 8: The Little Book That Could In this episode, I share how I became a hybrid author with my book A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER (it involved an email from a French publisher :-)), the story behind the writing of A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER and more...
22:12
May 31, 2022
Ep. 62 - The ups and downs of self-publishing (including the words every romance author wants to hear...)
Within a few days, I had a few self-publishing ups and downs, including: hearing the words every romance wants to hear (during a pretty stressful day), losing a crown on one of my Vella stories, fangirling over Eloisa James and regaining a crown on said Vella story. Today I also talk about my dream of having Fear Me, Fear Me Not adapated for Lifetime or Netflix... And I have my first voicemail!!!!  Mentioned in this episode: Los Angeles Times - Meet 8 industry players behind Hollywood’s book adaptation boom: https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/books/story/2021-02-11/meet-8-players-connecting-amanda-gorman-other-writers-to-hollywood Lifetime submitting script: https://support.mylifetime.com/hc/en-us/articles/216240478-Where-can-I-send-a-script-or-story-idea-that-I-would-like-to-submit- Happy Self-Publishing Moments on TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@aselfpubbedauthorsdiary/video/7093148769214172462?is_copy_url=1&is_from_webapp=v1&lang=en Leave me a voicemail: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/message Ways to help Ukraine: A few ways to help Ukrainians:  https://snyder.substack.com/p/a-few-ways-to-help-ukrainians?utm_source=url&fbclid=IwAR1tRHYwpS0z9XOtaMafpVuequlTEuRKcs74bEEpeCUAXHtPOardfnQe15k  List of charities to support Ukraine by subject: https://www.reddit.com/r/ukraine/comments/s6g5un/want_to_support_ukraine_heres_a_list_of_charities/  If you're in Germany: https://zez.am/act.now.by.klitschko  If you're in France: https://parrainage.refugies.info/  Ukraine Media Crisis Center How To Help: https://uacrisis.org/en/help-ukraine As always: Ask me a question (per email: authorelodienowodazkij AT gmail.com or by leaving me a voicemail: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/message)  Follow A Self-Published Author's Diary on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary  Visit my website: www.elodienowodazkij.com  I'm on TikTok: @elodienowodazkij and the podcast too: @aselfpubbedauthorsdiary
25:14
May 24, 2022
Ep. 61 - My BargainBooksy and AudioThicket recap, the "need" to write and more...
Today, I share with you my book promo results using BargainBooksy as well as my audiobook promo results using AudioThicket. But first, I start by sharing some good news as well as explaining why sometimes it feels like I "need, need, need" to write. And more advice from writers on TikTok: :Pick one thing at a time and master it. You don't have to be brilliant at everything right out of the box." by @mckennadeanfiction and "Be easy on yourself" by @katryanwrites... Mentioned in this episode: BargainBooksy: https://www.bargainbooksy.com/sell-more-books/ AudioThicket: https://www.audiothicket.com/ Bookfunnel: https://bookfunnel.com/ BookBub: https://partners.bookbub.com/ Ways to help Ukraine: A few ways to help Ukrainians:  https://snyder.substack.com/p/a-few-ways-to-help-ukrainians?utm_source=url&fbclid=IwAR1tRHYwpS0z9XOtaMafpVuequlTEuRKcs74bEEpeCUAXHtPOardfnQe15k List of charities to support Ukraine by subject: https://www.reddit.com/r/ukraine/comments/s6g5un/want_to_support_ukraine_heres_a_list_of_charities/ If you're in Germany: https://zez.am/act.now.by.klitschko If you're in France: https://parrainage.refugies.info/ Ukraine Media Crisis Center How To Help: https://uacrisis.org/en/help-ukraine As always: Ask me a question (per email: authorelodienowodazkij AT gmail.com or by leaving me a voicemail: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/message) Follow A Self-Published Author's Diary on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary Visit my website: www.elodienowodazkij.com I'm on TikTok: @elodienowodazkij and the podcast too: @aselfpubbedauthorsdiary
24:24
May 17, 2022
Ep. 60 - Writing process, the writing craft and advice from TikTok (Thank you so much!)...
Today, I give you an update on my social media marketing, how writing for Kindle Vella is helping me not only keep a schedule but also going back to my Margie Lawson's lecture packet on deep editing. I also share writing advice writers would give someone who's just starting.  Mentioned in this episode: TikTok video asking writers for advice they would give someone who's just starting. Margie Lawson's lecture packets (Deep Editing, Rhetorical Devices, and More & Visceral Rules: Beyond Hammering Hearts) : https://www.margielawson.com/lecture-packets/ Save the Cat Writes A Novel by Jessica Brody: https://www.jessicabrody.com/books/non-fiction/save-cat-writes-novel/about/ Gwen Hayes Scrivener Template: http://gwenhayes.com/free-stuff/ - Jami Gold also has an excel template: https://jamigold.com/for-writers/worksheets-for-writers/#Romance-Beat-Sheet Libby Hawker's Take Off Your Pants!: Outline Your Books for Faster, Better Writing. (Not mentioned but should have been :-)): Jami Gold - Calling all Scrivener using over achievers... https://jamigold.com/2018/01/calling-all-scrivener-using-over-achievers/ L. Penelope's podcast: https://lpenelope.com/podcast/ Ways to help Ukraine: A few ways to help Ukrainians:  https://snyder.substack.com/p/a-few-ways-to-help-ukrainians?utm_source=url&fbclid=IwAR1tRHYwpS0z9XOtaMafpVuequlTEuRKcs74bEEpeCUAXHtPOardfnQe15k     List of charities to support Ukraine by subject: https://www.reddit.com/r/ukraine/comments/s6g5un/want_to_support_ukraine_heres_a_list_of_charities/    If you're in Germany: https://zez.am/act.now.by.klitschko   If you're in France: https://parrainage.refugies.info/ Ukraine Media Crisis Center How To Help: https://uacrisis.org/en/help-ukraine As always: Ask me a question (per email: authorelodienowodazkij AT gmail.com or by leaving me a voicemail: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/message)   Follow A Self-Published Author's Diary on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary     Visit my website: www.elodienowodazkij.com    I'm on TikTok: @elodienowodazkij and the podcast too: @aselfpubbedauthorsdiary
16:55
May 10, 2022
Ep. 59 - April book sales breakdown and did posting every day on TikTok help my sales? (and the lines that stay with you)
In today's episode I am sharing my book sales breakdown for April. I am hoping my books bring comfort to readers (as I am myself a comfort re-reader). I am sharing lines that have stayed with me from Trust Me, Trust Me Not (and how much they mean to me. After all we don't write in a vacuum) and I explain how my "let's post every day on TikTok for #TheLeftoverBride is going... :-) Mentioned in this episode: Mailchimp - Mailerlite  Trust Me, Trust Me Not audiobook: https://www.audible.com/pd/Trust-Me-Trust-Me-Not-Audiobook/B09Y9KR76B Gavert City Box Set audiobook: https://www.audible.com/pd/Gavert-City-Series-Box-Set-Books-1-3-Audiobook/B09YDCS43J In addition, to help Ukraine, here are a few links: Voices of children: https://voices.org.ua/en/?fbclid=IwAR3Rw0CD3ykmpVwfcuQMBdMvP2NvfuRPrCebNwSJbjajeOIU0pYWica0l5E   A few ways to help Ukrainians: https://snyder.substack.com/p/a-few-ways-to-help-ukrainians?utm_source=url&fbclid=IwAR1tRHYwpS0z9XOtaMafpVuequlTEuRKcs74bEEpeCUAXHtPOardfnQe15k    List of charities to support Ukraine by subject: https://www.reddit.com/r/ukraine/comments/s6g5un/want_to_support_ukraine_heres_a_list_of_charities/   If you're in Germany: https://zez.am/act.now.by.klitschko   If you're in France:  Ukraine Media Crisis Center How To Help: https://uacrisis.org/en/help-ukraine As always: Ask me a question (per email: authorelodienowodazkij AT gmail.com or by leaving me a voicemail: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/message)   Follow A Self-Published Author's Diary on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary    Visit my website: www.elodienowodazkij.com   I'm on TikTok: @elodienowodazkij and the podcast too: @aselfpubbedauthorsdiary
26:39
May 03, 2022
Ep. 58 - The one with the Kindle Vella Bonus, writing with Pomodoro and audiobook excerpt...
I am back from holidays. A bit jetlagged. Very grateful for the time spent with loved ones in Germany and in France and getting back into a writing routine (and podcasting routine). For the first time, I recorded this episode live on TikTok (before editing it for the podcast). Today, I talk about writing using the Pomodoro method again, my Kindle Vella bonus (more than I expected). Plus, I share an excerpt of the audiobook of Trust Me, Trust Me More and more... Mentioned in this episode: Instant Data Scraper (saw this on Bryan Cohen's Amazon ads course - he mentions it was first introduced to him by BookBub & FB Ad coach Alana Terry):  Trust Me, Trust Me Not audiobook: https://www.audible.com/pd/Trust-Me-Trust-Me-Not-Audiobook/B09Y9KR76B Gavert City Box Set audiobook: https://www.audible.com/pd/Gavert-City-Series-Box-Set-Books-1-3-Audiobook/B09YDCS43J In addition, to help Ukraine, here are a few links: Voices of children: https://voices.org.ua/en/?fbclid=IwAR3Rw0CD3ykmpVwfcuQMBdMvP2NvfuRPrCebNwSJbjajeOIU0pYWica0l5E  A few ways to help Ukrainians: https://snyder.substack.com/p/a-few-ways-to-help-ukrainians?utm_source=url&fbclid=IwAR1tRHYwpS0z9XOtaMafpVuequlTEuRKcs74bEEpeCUAXHtPOardfnQe15k   List of charities to support Ukraine by subject: https://www.reddit.com/r/ukraine/comments/s6g5un/want_to_support_ukraine_heres_a_list_of_charities/  If you're in Germany: https://zez.am/act.now.by.klitschko  If you're in France:  Ukraine Media Crisis Center How To Help: https://uacrisis.org/en/help-ukraine As always: Ask me a question (per email: authorelodienowodazkij AT gmail.com or by leaving me a voicemail: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/message)  Follow A Self-Published Author's Diary on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary   Visit my website: www.elodienowodazkij.com  I'm on TikTok: @elodienowodazkij and the podcast too: @aselfpubbedauthorsdiary
14:51
April 26, 2022
Ep. 57 - My self-publishing March recap: my sales data, Kindle Vella, audiobook and more
Today, I go back and check if I achieved my March self-publishing goals (audiobook, Kindle Vella and more...). I also share with you my March book sales.  Mentioned in this episode: ScribeCount: https://www.scribecount.com/ In addition, to help Ukraine, here are a few links: Voices of children: https://voices.org.ua/en/?fbclid=IwAR3Rw0CD3ykmpVwfcuQMBdMvP2NvfuRPrCebNwSJbjajeOIU0pYWica0l5E   A few ways to help Ukrainians: https://snyder.substack.com/p/a-few-ways-to-help-ukrainians?utm_source=url&fbclid=IwAR1tRHYwpS0z9XOtaMafpVuequlTEuRKcs74bEEpeCUAXHtPOardfnQe15k   List of charities to support Ukraine by subject: https://www.reddit.com/r/ukraine/comments/s6g5un/want_to_support_ukraine_heres_a_list_of_charities/  If you're in Germany: https://zez.am/act.now.by.klitschko   If you're in France:  Ukraine Media Crisis Center How To Help: https://uacrisis.org/en/help-ukraine If you'd like more info about me and my books: www.elodienowodazkij.com
20:05
April 05, 2022
Ep. 56 - Why I decided to try out Kindle Vella as an indie author and my first days on the platform.
Today, I share the four reasons I decided to try Kindle Vella as an author and what my experience has been so far. I also share some resources that I've been finding helpful and some events I'm looking forward to. Mentioned in this episode: Romance eBook Anthology ‘Nightingale’ to Raise Money for Ukraine Relief https://books2read.com/u/m2YN8r Facebook group 20BooksTo50k: https://www.facebook.com/groups/20Booksto50k Facebook group Wide For The Win: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wideforthewin Bryan Cohen Amazon Ads for Authors Challenge April 2022: https://bryancohen.lpages.co/apr22/ MRW meeting on April 27th - Waking up Married with Newsletter Ninja Tammi Labrecque: https://marylandromancewriters.com/event/mrw-april-meeting-2/ Romance Author Mastermind: https://romanceauthormastermind.com/ Kindle Vella Author Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/vellaauthors Kindle Vella Author Support Facebook Group (this one is public): https://www.facebook.com/groups/kindlevellaauthors In addition, to help Ukraine, here are a few links: Voices of children: https://voices.org.ua/en/?fbclid=IwAR3Rw0CD3ykmpVwfcuQMBdMvP2NvfuRPrCebNwSJbjajeOIU0pYWica0l5E  A few ways to help Ukrainians: https://snyder.substack.com/p/a-few-ways-to-help-ukrainians?utm_source=url&fbclid=IwAR1tRHYwpS0z9XOtaMafpVuequlTEuRKcs74bEEpeCUAXHtPOardfnQe15k  List of charities to support Ukraine by subject: https://www.reddit.com/r/ukraine/comments/s6g5un/want_to_support_ukraine_heres_a_list_of_charities/  If you're in Germany: https://zez.am/act.now.by.klitschko  If you're in France:  Ukraine Media Crisis Center How To Help: https://uacrisis.org/en/help-ukraine If you'd like more info about me and my books: www.elodienowodazkij.com
19:02
March 29, 2022
Ep. 55 - Cover reveal (cover costs and strategy for this book) and learning more about the 7 rules of marketing.
Today I share with the costs of my cover as well as the strategy for its reveal. In addition, I start learning how to apply the 7 rules of marketing as an author (will definitely dig deeper into this topic as I research more and try different strategies). I also share an update on my amazon ads. Mentioned in this episode: Qamber Emporium: https://www.qamberemporium.com/ Does the rule of 7 still apply in marketing? from SunsplashMediaGroup https://sunsplashmediagroup.com/blogs/delicious-knowledge-to-feed-your-brain/posts/does-the-rule-of-7-still-apply-in-marketing The 7 Marketing Touches to Conversion from Hubbard Cincinnati: https://hubbardcincinnati.com/post/the-7-marketing-touches-to-conversion/ My podcast TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@aselfpubbedauthorsdiary My bilingual audiobook (German/English): https://elodienowodazkij.com/2022/03/21/new-bilingual-audiobook-english-german-neues-zweisprachiges-horbuch-englisch-deutsch/ In addition, to help Ukraine, here are a few links: Voices of children: https://voices.org.ua/en/?fbclid=IwAR3Rw0CD3ykmpVwfcuQMBdMvP2NvfuRPrCebNwSJbjajeOIU0pYWica0l5E A few ways to help Ukrainians: https://snyder.substack.com/p/a-few-ways-to-help-ukrainians?utm_source=url&fbclid=IwAR1tRHYwpS0z9XOtaMafpVuequlTEuRKcs74bEEpeCUAXHtPOardfnQe15k List of charities to support Ukraine by subject: https://www.reddit.com/r/ukraine/comments/s6g5un/want_to_support_ukraine_heres_a_list_of_charities/ If you're in Germany: https://zez.am/act.now.by.klitschko Ukraine Media Crisis Center How To Help: https://uacrisis.org/en/help-ukraine If you'd like more info about me and my books: www.elodienowodazkij.com
18:32
March 22, 2022
Ep. 54 - How one of my TikTok videos went viral on Instagram and using Amazon ads as an indie author...
In today's episode, I explain how one of my TikTok videos went viral on Instagram and using Amazon ads as an indie author. For that video to go viral (it has more than 26000 views) which is very uncommon for me, I followed a few steps. That video also resulted in sales and pages read. My book went from sitting at 700000 to about 70000 and then climbed a bit higher and stayed around 100000 for a few days without any ads. When it comes to the Amazon Ads, my French ads seem to be doing well. I'll keep you updated. Mentioned in this episode: My TikTok accounts (https://www.tiktok.com/@elodienowodazkij, https://www.tiktok.com/@aselfpubbedauthorsdiary, https://www.tiktok.com/@swanscoveromancebooks) The video that went viral on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CaVF6K3N9g0/ TikTok for authors Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/4984960078203132  Authors of Tiktok Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/authorsoftiktok Bryan Cohen's Free challenge on making better amazon ads (scheduled for April 2022): https://bryancohen.lpages.co/apr22/  In addition, to help Ukraine, here are a few links: Voices of children: https://voices.org.ua/en/?fbclid=IwAR3Rw0CD3ykmpVwfcuQMBdMvP2NvfuRPrCebNwSJbjajeOIU0pYWica0l5E A few ways to help Ukrainians: https://snyder.substack.com/p/a-few-ways-to-help-ukrainians?utm_source=url&fbclid=IwAR1tRHYwpS0z9XOtaMafpVuequlTEuRKcs74bEEpeCUAXHtPOardfnQe15k List of charities to support Ukraine by subject: https://www.reddit.com/r/ukraine/comments/s6g5un/want_to_support_ukraine_heres_a_list_of_charities/ If you're in Germany: https://zez.am/act.now.by.klitschko Ukraine Media Crisis Center How To Help: https://uacrisis.org/en/help-ukraine If you'd like more info about me and my books: www.elodienowodazkij.com 
23:15
March 15, 2022
Ep. 53 - REPLAY - My top 3 self-publishing mistakes
Today is a replay episode from a couple months ago. I share my top 3 self-publishing mistakes... I started self-publishing in 2014 and let's just say I could write a book about the mistakes I've made in my career as an indie author. It includes not building my newsletter and so much more. As always: Ask me a question (per email: authorelodienowodazkij AT gmail.com or by leaving me a voicemail: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/message) Follow A Self-Published Author's Diary on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary Visit my website: www.elodienowodazkij.com I'm on TikTok: @elodienowodazkij and the podcast too: @aselfpubbedauthorsdiary
09:23
March 08, 2022
Ep. 52 - February recap and setting up my writing and self-publishing schedule for March...
At the beginning of today's episode, I mentioned that I added links to the episode description in case you can donate to help Ukraine. Here are the links: Voices of children: https://voices.org.ua/en/?fbclid=IwAR3Rw0CD3ykmpVwfcuQMBdMvP2NvfuRPrCebNwSJbjajeOIU0pYWica0l5E A few ways to help Ukrainians: https://snyder.substack.com/p/a-few-ways-to-help-ukrainians?utm_source=url&fbclid=IwAR1tRHYwpS0z9XOtaMafpVuequlTEuRKcs74bEEpeCUAXHtPOardfnQe15k List of charities to support Ukraine by subject: https://www.reddit.com/r/ukraine/comments/s6g5un/want_to_support_ukraine_heres_a_list_of_charities/ Ukraine Crisis Media Center (with links to help Ukraine): https://uacrisis.org/en/help-ukraine?fbclid=IwAR3QebDSEVqVk3S8iwsC63b0y3AIZrf15iza6mcXP9diaeGeSwYSHR1zMAE I updated my plans for February and while I accomplished quite a lot in terms of writing, I didn't follow through with some of the goals I had set at the beginning... By updating my system and moving some elements around (including doing some tedious work that isn't the most exciting but so necessary), I'll work toward improving my royalties again this month.
10:22
March 01, 2022
Ep. 51 - Back on track with writing, Kindle Vella and the Draft2Digital / Smashwords news...
Today, on the podcast, I talk about getting back on track with writing, schedules and even getting a writing session outside. I'm also looking into bringing my pen name stories to Kindle Vella before putting them in Kindle Unlimited and the Draft2Digital acquisition of Smashwords... Mentioned in this episode: Draft2Digital acquires Smashwords Press Release: https://www.draft2digital.com/blog/pr-d2d-smashwords/ Draft2Digital Q&A about the acquisition: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZX-TWtf8cy8&t=1s Alessandra Torre & Bryan Cohen's “Free Webinar: The Book Marketing Multiplier: Going Beyond Blurbs to Optimize Your Fiction Sales Page and Sell More Books" (not sure if you can still access it: https://bryancohen.lpages.co/cohentorre22/) The Creative Penn Podcast: https://www.thecreativepenn.com/podcasts/ Kindle Vella: https://www.amazon.com/kindle-vella/ As always: Ask me a question (per email: authorelodienowodazkij AT gmail.com or by leaving me a voicemail: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/message) Follow A Self-Published Author's Diary on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary    Visit my website: www.elodienowodazkij.com  I'm on TikTok: @elodienowodazkij and the podcast too: @aselfpubbedauthorsdiary
24:10
February 22, 2022
Ep. 50 - When it feels like a flop... or my reminder to keep writing and be gentle with myself.
While Valentine's Day was a nice reminder to cherish and enjoy all the little and big moments and also a reminder to infuse those moments into my romance novels, it's also been a challenging week writing-wise. So, it's a reminder for writers out there to keep swimming (or writing) while making sure to be gentle with yourselves. Mentioned in this episode:  My Imaginary Friends: Episode 152: https://lpenelope.com/2022/01/let-it-go-when-you-love-it-my-imaginary-friends-episode-152/  As always:  Ask me a question (per email: authorelodienowodazkij AT gmail.com or by leaving me a voicemail: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/message)   Follow A Self-Published Author's Diary on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary   Visit my website: www.elodienowodazkij.com I'm on TikTok: @elodienowodazkij and the podcast too: @aselfpubbedauthorsdiary
22:14
February 15, 2022
Ep. 49 - Inspiration, drafting, changing writing spots and writing tools ...
Today's episode almost got called, "How to write like Nora Roberts & Beverly Jenkins" but I thought this might be a bit deceiving... The main topics of this episode are: the reorganization of my office, finding new spots to write and using new tools (such as Alphasmart), leaning into my process as well as developing new systems. So... quite a lot of topics covered. :-) Mentioned in this episode: Beverly Jenkins: https://beverlyjenkins.net/ & Nora Roberts: https://noraroberts.com/ Nora Roberts' note on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/notes/271013907581683/ Interview with Nora Roberts in The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jan/30/nora-roberts-novels-crime-suspense-romance Forbes' article - How Romance Novelist Beverly Jenkins Brings History To Life On The Page : https://www.forbes.com/sites/rachelkramerbussel/2021/03/30/how-romance-novelist-beverly-jenkins-brings-history-to-life-on-the-page/?sh=3ba7e4277c5f Let It Go When You Love It – My Imaginary Friends: Episode 152: https://lpenelope.com/2022/01/let-it-go-when-you-love-it-my-imaginary-friends-episode-152/ BookBub 5 Steps to Writing a Killer Elevator Pitch for Your Book: https://insights.bookbub.com/steps-to-writing-a-killer-elevator-pitch-for-your-book/ (and more) As always: Ask me a question (per email: authorelodienowodazkij AT gmail.com or by leaving me a voicemail: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/message)  Follow A Self-Published Author's Diary on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary  Visit my website: www.elodienowodazkij.com
29:26
February 08, 2022
Ep. 48 - An indie author January 2022 review: My self-publishing highs & lows
Today is monthly recap day: I share with you the four things I've done this month to increase my royalties (and whether they worked or not), possible news about a Fear Me, Fear Me Not Italian edition, a writing update and more... As always: Ask me a question (per email: authorelodienowodazkij AT gmail.com or by leaving me a voicemail: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/message)  Follow me on TikTok: @elodienowodazkij Follow A Self-Published Author's Diary on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary  Visit my website: www.elodienowodazkij.com
22:11
February 01, 2022
Ep. 47 - Dipping my indie author toe into TikTok (and writing thoughts about the TV show Billions).
Today, I'm talking about dipping my indie author toe into the TikTok world of booktok and authortok and writingtok and more (@elodienowodazkij). I am also talking about getting very invested into the TV shows Billions after watching the first five seasons pretty quickly and how I've been analyzing the character arc (as I was listening to the audiobook Take Off Your Pants!: Outline Your Books for Faster, Better Writing by Libbie Hawker). Mentioned in this episode: My TikTok account: https://www.tiktok.com/@elodienowodazkij The Self-Publishing Show: SPS-294: How to Sell More Books Using TikTok – with Lila Dubois and Jayne Rylon https://selfpublishingformula.com/episode-294/ Facebook TikTok Author groups: TikTok For Authors & Authors of TikTok TikTok class for authors: https://tiktoksellsbooks.com/  and more... As always: Ask me a question (per email: authorelodienowodazkij AT gmail.com or by leaving me a voicemail: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/message) Follow A Self-Published Author's Diary on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary Visit my website: www.elodienowodazkij.com
23:04
January 25, 2022
Ep. 46 - Writing 6000 words in a couple of hours or how I'm leaning into my process...
Episode 46 is also known as season 2, episode 1 :-) Today, I'm starting season 2 by talking about writing more than 10000 words a week, by doing sprints for a couple of hours per day (not every day), leaning into my process, writing two stories at the same time and more. Mentioned in this episode: 20Books Vegas 2021 Day 2 – Becca Syme - Productivity Myths: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLrwmj9uUvc&t=22s Elana Johnson's outline/character spreadsheet: http://elanajohnson.com/rapidrelease  Writing and Releasing Rapidly (Indie Inspiration for Self-Publishers Book 1) by Elana Johnson: https://amzn.to/3KnIbpS Sprinting: https://writeordie.com/ As always: Ask me a question (per email: authorelodienowodazkij AT gmail.com or by leaving me a voicemail: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/message) Follow A Self-Published Author's Diary on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary  Visit my website: www.elodienowodazkij.com
24:56
January 18, 2022
Ep - 45: An indie author yearly review: The highs and lows of my self-publishing career in 2021.
Before diving right into my yearly review as an indie author: if you're struggling or know someone who is struggling (or maybe even just mention it or post it or share this resource with people in your life): https://www.crisistextline.org/ Text HOME to 741741 to reach a volunteer Crisis Counselor. Today, on the podcast, I talk about the highs and lows of my self-publishing career in 2021. Some of my lows included: Dealing with my own career expectations and the reality, What it means to not be using a pen name, Feeling like I'm letting down some of my collaborators in royalty-share agreements... Some of my highs included: Having the French version of #TheLeftoverBride reach the #9 on Apple Books Chart  Having the French version of #TheLeftoverBride sit next to The Hating Game by Sally Thorne on the charts... Reading wonderful emails from readers around the globe And more... As always: Ask me a question (per email: authorelodienowodazkij AT gmail.com or by leaving me a voicemail: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/message)    Follow A Self-Published Author's Diary on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary      Visit my website: www.elodienowodazkij.com 
20:05
December 31, 2021
Ep. 44 - Five things I've learned about self-publishing in 2021 and one thing I learned about writing.
Today, I talk about five things I've learned about self-publishing in 2021 (such as the importance of my newsletter and how sending emails more often does help me, Netgalley and more...) and one thing I learned about writing. Mentioned in this episode: Tammy Labrecque: https://newsletterninja.net/ Nick Stephenson (https://www.blog.yourfirst10kreaders.com/)  L. Penelope: https://lpenelope.com/podcast/ Katy Upperman: https://www.katyupperman.com Ines Johnson: https://ineswrites.com/  Mona Shroff: http://monadshroff.com/ Megan Carter: https://megancarter.net And as always: Ask me a question (per email: authorelodienowodazkij AT gmail.com or by leaving me a voicemail: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/message)   Follow A Self-Published Author's Diary on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary     Visit my website: www.elodienowodazkij.com
19:55
December 24, 2021
Ep. 43 - Five things I've learned about podcasting as an author in 2021 and five things I want to do next year (podcast-related)
Today, I talk about the release of #TheLeftoverBride French edition and breaking the top 100 in Apple Books (my book was hanging out right next to Sally Thorne's The Hating Game! :-)). I share five things I've learned about podcasting as an author in 2021 and five things I want to do next year (podcast-related). I also gush about Cape Cod in December and Isaiah Jones Bed & Breakfast... Mentioned in this episode: Isaiah Jones Bed & Breakfast - https://www.isaiahjones.com/ My Imaginary Friends Podcast (and newsletter by L. Penelope): https://lpenelope.com/podcast/ And as always: Ask me a question (per email: authorelodienowodazkij AT gmail.com or by leaving me a voicemail: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/message)   Follow A Self-Published Author's Diary on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary    Visit my website: www.elodienowodazkij.com
20:09
December 17, 2021
Ep. 42 - The feeling when you upload your files for publication, brainstorming story ideas and learning, learning, learning...
Today, I talk about the excitement that is uploading the files to publish the French version of #TheLeftoverBride, using Draft2Digital, KDP select & Google Play. I also explain why I decided to get my manuscript proofread one more time and I may start brainstorming about the next books in the Swan Cove series. Also mentioned on this episode: the books/free webinars I'm planning on taking (rapid release, dictation & writing your book and more amazon ads courses). And as always: Ask me a question (per email: authorelodienowodazkij AT gmail.com or by leaving me a voicemail: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/message)   Follow A Self-Published Author's Diary on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary   Visit my website: www.elodienowodazkij.com
17:16
December 10, 2021
Ep. 41 - Gearing up for the publication of #TheLeftoverBride French edition and writing craft building blocks...
Today, I talk about gearing up for the publication of #TheLeftoverBride French edition which includes updating backmatter, putting another book permafree, adding the French edition to several readers' websites in France, formatting the text and adapting my ad strategy. I also mention how I've been building my writing craft over the years, similarly to building blocks and how some strategies and ways of writing come more easily to me now than they did before. Links from this episode: Plottr: https://plottr.com/ Novel Factory: https://www.novel-software.com/ Babelio: https://www.babelio.com/ Livraddict: https://www.livraddict.com/ Booknode: https://booknode.com/ And as always: Ask me a question (per email: authorelodienowodazkij AT gmail.com or by leaving me a voicemail: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/message)  Follow A Self-Published Author's Diary on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary  Visit my website: www.elodienowodazkij.com
15:48
December 03, 2021
Ep. 40 - Keeping track of indie author conferences, updating newsletter landing pages and the writing high ...
Today, I talk about keeping track of indie author conferences as I completely missed the Romance Author Mastermind conference. it does require an invitation but I only saw talks about it after it happened (or while it was happening) so making sure I'm adding the link to it to my favorites. I also mention the 20booksto50k conference and Inkers Con.  During the week, I also updated my author newsletter landing pages to make them less convoluted and I'm currently experiencing the very fun writing high of starting to write a story I've been thinking about for several months now. Links from this episode: Romance Author Mastermind (https://romanceauthormastermind.com/) 20booksto50k conference (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLCl3DWM-P5iOtytsCGsdrLmfjqQjAH8Jm) Inkers Con (https://www.inkerscon.com/) And as always: Ask me a question (per email: authorelodienowodazkij AT gmail.com or by leaving me a voicemail: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/message) Follow A Self-Published Author's Diary on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary Visit my website: www.elodienowodazkij.com
26:08
November 19, 2021
Ep - 39: Good news, using Netgalley as an indie author (part 1), getting a spike in free ebooks in Germany (not sure why)...
Today, I share some good news: I had a PET scan on Wednesday and then we saw my oncologist. And no signs of malignancy. I'll see him again in three months but as I'm now two years out of transplant, no more scheduled scans 🙂 I also talk about using Netgalley as an indie author: what my goals are in terms of reviews and reaching more readers and why I decided to put #TheLeftoverBride on Netgalley. As a self-published author, I use Victory Editing co-op (for one title and one month) and have already received hundreds of request for review. https://victoryediting.com/services/netgalley-co-op/ Also mentioned in this episode: TikTok, Instagram as an author and not knowing why some videos take off as well as IN DIESEM EINEN SOMMER (A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER in German) getting hundreds (now probably at least a thousand) free downloads without me doing anything (I'm not sure why either). Ask me a question (per email: authorelodienowodazkij AT gmail.com or by leaving me a voicemail: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/message) Follow A Self-Published Author's Diary on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary/ Visit my website: www.elodienowodazkij.com
24:15
November 12, 2021
Ep. 38 - Another (hard) lesson learned as indie author, getting back into a writing routine and more...
Today, on the podcast: another lesson learned in my self-publishing career or how I may have slightly panicked on Wednesday when it comes to the French translation (should be fine now but this was stressful) of my next novel and how I'm learning from my mistakes, getting back into a writing routine, putting #TheLeftoverBride on Netgalley, not doing NaNoWriMo... and more. Also mentioned today: Victory Netgalley Co-op: ($45 for a monthly slot): https://victoryediting.com/services/netgalley-co-op/ Bookbub: www.bookbub.com  Visit my website: www.elodienowodazkij.com  Follow me on Instagram: @aselfpublishedauthorsdiary
28:59
November 05, 2021
REPLAY - Interview with audiobook narrator Megan Carter
This is a REPLAY episode. This episode was published earlier this year. Have you ever wondered about getting your books published as audiobooks? Or are you thinking about working as an audiobook narrator? This short interview (which wasn't conducted live. I had sent questions to Megan so she could record the answers whenever possible) goes into her process as audiobook narrator and a bit of behind-the-scenes of the FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT audiobook (which is available on Audible, Amazon and iTunes). She also gives her top 3 tips for audiobook narrators. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://elodienowodazkij.com/2021/01/27/the-one-with-an-interview-with-audiobook-narrator-megan-carter/ If you'd like to support this podcast, rate and review and share it with your friends. :-) Or you can also support this podcast by becoming a supporter. Find me online: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Bookbub and on my website.
08:33
October 29, 2021
Ep. 37 - Not writing for a few days and a SEE ME, SEE ME NOT audiobook preview...
Today, on the podcast: not writing for a few days, not having any urgent deadlines and a SEE ME, SEE ME NOT audiobook preview. Next week will be a replay... SEE ME, SEE ME NOT is narrated by Megan Carter. Get the full audiobook now on Amazon: https://amzn.to/3B5hZuz ; Audible: http://www.audible.com/pd/?asin=B08TLR55FC ; iTunes: https://books.apple.com/us/audiobook/see-me-see-me-not-gavert-city-book-2-unabridged/id1550135369
17:17
October 22, 2021
Ep. 36 - Learning from other indie authors because success isn't a pie, right?
Today, I share with you what I've done each day to increase my royalties: one step at a time. Between updating #TheLeftoverBride epilogue, starting to format another bilingual book, putting one of my books as perma-free and running a free promo on another book who is currently in KDP select, I am making progress.  Another topic I'm talking about today is dealing with feeling inadequate or not "as successful" as an indie author because those are feelings many of us have at one time or another. And a reminder that success isn't a pie and that learning from other indie authors as well as remembering what our goals are is oh so important. Also mentioned in this article: And if you'd like to listen to the FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT audiobook, it's only one credit on Audible and you can try Audible for free! US: https://adbl.co/3l2MDg6 UK: https://adbl.co/3viWDbJ Germany: https://adbl.co/3ADLao9 France: https://bit.ly/3AAINm4 Visit my website: www.elodienowodazkij.com  Follow me on Instagram: @aselfpublishedauthorsdiary
26:33
October 15, 2021
What has worked with my latest book release as an indie author and what I've learned... And I turned two!
Today, I am doing a "lessons learned" recap for my latest book release as indie author. #TheLeftoverBride has been out for a bit less than a month and while, of course, a lot of readers will read it and smile in the coming weeks, months, years, decades... there are a few things that I will do differently with my next release and things that, I think, have worked very well for me. So, I'm detailing the top 3 mistakes I've made for that release (which turned into the top 5 or so) and then the top 3 things (which turned into the top 4 or 5) I've done very well when self-publishing #TheLeftoverBride. I also talk about what I'm planning to do for the next release and about turning 2 (my stem cell transplant was on October 7th 2019 so I am two for my second birthday). In this episode I mention: www.bethematch.org (to sign up to be a bone marrow donor - you could potentially save someone life!) A thread by Tessa Dare on what to think about before choosing a pen name. The website I created for www.theleftoverbride.com Thank you for listening!
31:47
October 08, 2021
Ep. 34- The art of translation or why I don't translate my own books... Setting up my writing goals and daily calendar.
Today, I am talking about my new process for getting #TheLeftoverBride to the French-speaking market, explaining why I don't translate my own books. After all, literary translation (and all types of translation) are an art. I dig a bit deeper into why I am "wide" on the French-speaking market. More than 15% of pre-orders are currently on Apple & Kobo. And I'm about to set up my pre-order on Google Play. I'm also setting up my calendar and my upcoming projects and trying to find one thing to do each day to help my royalties. :-) Also mentioned in this episode: Alessandra Torre's "6 Secrets Every Indie Author Should Know" class. https://www.alessandratorreink.com/author Margie Lawson's classes: https://www.margielawson.com/ Grab a copy of #TheLeftoverBride: https://amzn.to/3i3SDXj  Visit my website: www.elodienowodazkij.com   Subscribe to my readers' newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary/
32:08
October 01, 2021
Ep. 33 - Why the Chemical Engineer was right and the hardest part about writing & self-publishing #TheLefoverBride
Today, I share why the Chemical Engineer was right and how I didn't listen to him but listened to L. Penelope. :-) It's related to the formatting of the #TheLeftoverBride title and how to make it more "searchable". I also answer questions from Sam (on Instagram) who asked: what was the hardest part about writing #TheLeftoverBride? I added the hardest part about self-publishing it... I go more into details about: The revision process (cutting and reworking the beginning) Deepening and adjusting the character arc for Ryan Writing steamy scenes, ensuring lots of emotions. Managing expectations... Next week, I'll talk about book translations/marketing, don't hesitate to ask me a question per email or record a question... Grab a copy of #TheLeftoverBride: https://amzn.to/3i3SDXj Visit my website: www.elodienowodazkij.com  Subscribe to my readers' newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary/
30:16
September 24, 2021
#TheLeftoverBride is out in the world! A recap a few days after publication...
Today, I talk about publication day... #TheLeftoverBride is out in the world. Between celebrating, managing expectations (and sometimes not managing said expectations), a rush of anxiety and knowing readers will be smiling, release day is a roller coaster of emotions. Also mentioned in this episode: this reel from Courtney Summers: "Everything I've done doesn't feel like it happened. Courtney Summers doesn't exist." The next book: https://www.instagram.com/p/CT2cOkfMOsi/ And White Smoke by Tiffany D. Jackson: https://www.epicreads.com/books/9780063029095/white-smoke/ Visit my website: www.elodienowodazkij.com Subscribe to my readers' newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary/
21:48
September 17, 2021
Ep. 31 - The jitters before publication and thinking about the next stories...
Today, I go back and forth between being "done-done" and "just one more tiny change". Those are pretty much the jitters before publication as #TheLeftoverBride releases next week...  https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBridePodcast I also discuss my next projects, talking about time management, planning and more. And I added the bonus episode at the end of the episode: the article I've written for the Ulman Foundation entitled: "Because Sometimes You Just Need To Ask About a Dog..." I've decided to read this article out loud in case it can help someone. You can find more information about the Ulman Foundation here: https://ulmanfoundation.org/ Also mentioned in this episode: September is also Blood Cancer Awareness Month and if you'd like to find more information about blood cancers or find support: the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has both (https://www.lls.org/)
30:27
September 10, 2021
Because Sometimes You Just Need to Ask About a Dog…(Bonus episode)
Today, in this bonus episode, I share with you the article I've written for the Ulman Foundation entitled: "Because Sometimes You Just Need To Ask About a Dog..." I've decided to read this article out loud in case it can help someone. You can find more information about the Ulman Foundation here: https://ulmanfoundation.org/ Also mentioned in this episode: September is also Blood Cancer Awareness Month and if you'd like to find more information about blood cancers or find support: the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has both (https://www.lls.org/) Here's the beginning of the article:  I’m an author. I used to work as a communications officer and as an adjunct professor. Finding words is what I do. Finding words to explain or teach or tell a story. Finding words to clarify information or to show how language works or to create emotions in readers.  And yet, when I got diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in October 2017, words failed me. How do you tell people you have cancer? I had no clue and was worried about what they would say in return—or not say. It took me months to share the diagnosis with people outside of my very close circle. I didn’t have the words.
09:29
September 07, 2021
Ep. 30 - Writing on the couch... Revising and editing in the chair. And finishing my book!
Today, I am very very happy about finishing my book. At the time of recording, I was finalizing it before sending it to my copy editor (cue, happy dance and a very giddy Elodie). I also talk about what I've learned in this process: I tend to write better on the couch and to revise and edit better sitting at the chair in my office.  Also mentioned in this episode: Because Sometimes You Need To Talk About A Dog (the article I wrote for the Ulman Foundation): https://ulmanfoundation.org/elodies-story/ Sign up for my readers' newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website Get #TheLeftoverBride for only $0.99: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBridePodcast Follow A Self-Published Author's Diary on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary/ As always, thank you so much for listening! Elodie
22:40
September 03, 2021
Ep. 29 - Who's talking? Or why I need to change one scene's point-of-view. And how I fall in love with my revised chapters...
Today, I talk about needing to change one scene's point-of-view and the process behind that decision (mainly related to which character needs to have a certain realization). I also discuss falling in love with my revised chapters, when I no longer focus on each page, paragraph, sentence, word and re-read the whole chapter on a different device than my computer... Plus, I share some tidbits about my 40th birthday and our 10-year anniversary getaway. The Chemical Engineer surprised me with a trip to Inn Boonsboro (the inn owned by Nora Roberts) and we had a wonderful time. Yes, he is amazing. And I also open up about feeling overwhelmed with everything happening in the world and wanting to make sure I find ways to help. Mentioned in this episode: The Romancelandia for Afghan Women auction: live now until September 5th. https://www.32auctions.com/romancelandia4afghanistan The Romance for Haiti auction will be live 28 August at 7pm ET. https://www.32auctions.com/RomanceforHaiti Fisher House Helping Military Families: Fisher House Foundation builds comfort homes where military & veteran families can stay free of charge, while a loved one is in the hospital. Sign up for my readers' newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website Get #TheLeftoverBride for only $0.99: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBridePodcast Follow A Self-Published Author's Diary on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary/ As always, thank you so much for listening! Elodie
19:57
August 27, 2021
Ep. 28 - The One With The First Three Chapters of the A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER audiobook...
Today is a bit different. As I'm celebrating my 40th birthday as well as my husband and I's 10-year wedding anniversary this week, I am not recording a full episode but instead, I am sharing the first three chapters of the A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER audiobook with you all (narrated by Megan Carter). If you'd like to listen to more chapters: don't hesitate to subscribe to my YouTube Channel (https://youtu.be/b_Fe5HYjmGQ) or you can also head over to my website for all the A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER audiobook buy links. https://elodienowodazkij.com/a-summer-like-no-other-audiobook/ In the introduction of this episode, I mention I have two interviews with Megan already available on this podcast where we talk about audiobooks, writing, theater, acting and more... Ep. 15 - Feature Friday: Talking with Megan Carter on how acting may influence her writing, the similarities between acting and publishing, and roller coasters Ep. 3 - The One With An Interview With Audiobook Narrator Megan Carter Sign up for my readers' newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website Follow A Self-Published Author's Diary on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary/ As always, thank you so much for listening! Elodie
31:07
August 20, 2021
Ep. 27 - Finding my words, writing as a form of catharsis and letting the ending of #TheLeftoverBride simmer...
Today, I'm talking about: being vulnerable and honest about some of my experience with cancer in an article I've written for the Ulman Foundation, reflecting on finding my words again and using writing as a form of catharsis (not only in this article but in my novels as well). I'm also sharing an update on my #TheLeftoverBride revision which includes letting the ending of #TheLeftoverBride simmer a little and more google searches. :-)   Get #TheLeftoverBride for only $0.99: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBridePodcast  Learn more about the Ulman Foundation: https://ulmanfoundation.org/ Visit my website: www.elodienowodazkij.com Subscribe to my readers' newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary/ 
27:33
August 13, 2021
Ep. 26 - Spending hours on one paragraph, pondering the length of chapters and more google searches...
Today, a patchwork of my revision process which includes: : spending hours on one paragraph, thinking about the length of my chapters, making my characters even more endearing, wanting to pull at readers' heartstrings and more google searches. You'll also hear an update on my most recent check-up (blood tests and physical exams and they are all good), the shows we're currently watching and more. Get #TheLeftoverBride for only $0.99: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBridePodcast Subscribe to my readers' newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary/ Visit my website: www.elodienowodazkij.com
22:26
August 06, 2021
Ep. 25 - Vermont, food, and why I decided to slightly postpone the release of #TheLeftoverBride
Today, a short recap about our much-needed vacation: we went to Vermont (beautiful!) and ate delicious food including gluten free pancakes that has become our favorite pancake (Will Flour Pancake Mix is available here: https://www.willflour.com/) and I also discuss the reasons why I have decided to slightly postpone the release of #TheLeftoverBride (or should I say extend the pre-order period). And get an update on my revision. :-) Get #TheLeftoverBride for only $0.99: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBride  Subscribe to my readers' newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website  Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary/  Visit my website: www.elodienowodazkij.com
20:58
July 30, 2021
Ep. 24 - Come revise with me and have you ever wondered what writers google?
Today, I am sharing a patchwork episode as I recorded every single day, documenting my progress in my revision of #TheLeftoverBride. Come revise with me and also discover what topics I googled on each different day (for this story). :-) Get #TheLeftoverBride for only $0.99: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBride Subscribe to my readers' newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary/ Visit my website: www.elodienowodazkij.com
25:10
July 16, 2021
Ep. 23 - Revising is a roller coaster of emotions. And do writers get decision fatigue?
Today, I discuss revising #TheLeftoverBride. After feedback from my critique partners, I cut the first five chapters from about 16000 words to a bit over 8000. And it is a roller coaster of emotions full of doubts but also moments of success...Plus do writers get decision fatigue? Subscribe to my readers' newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website  Pre-order #TheLeftoverBride for only $0.99: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBride Follow the "A Self-Published Author's Diary" on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJih-rMFJv6IwlV4eeWUUIg Follow the "A Self-Published Author's Diary" on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary/
21:35
July 09, 2021
Ep. 22 - Going wide with my audiobooks (from ACX to Findaway Voices), some market data and the roller coaster of emotions that is sending your book to your critique partners.
Today, I dicuss going wide with my audiobooks: changing their ACX exclusive status to non-exclusive and bringing them to more e-retailers and libraries via Findaway Voices. On ACX you can now do so after 90 days. And Findaway Voices has a template which you can just copy and paste. In addition, I talk about some market data I found in the US and in France about the audiobook market. I also refer and quote from an interview on audiobooks with Nana Malone. She also talks about her writing process and being herself a book cover model (including her own at some point) because there was no/not enough pictures of dark-skinned Black women to represent her characters on covers. And then I go a bit deeper into bringing my French audiobooks to the French-speaking audiobook market. When it comes to struggles and smiles in my writing and self-publishing week: it includes the roller coaster of emotions that is sending the first 1/3 of #TheLeftoverBride to my critique partners. I've been hard at work and am currently polishing the rest of the novel but it is a lot of feelings. :-) And more! Here are the links I mention during this episode: Interview with Nana Malone on Kobo Blog: Nana Malone on solving problems and playing to her strengths (https://www.kobo.com/blog/nana-malone-on-solving-problems-and-playing-to-her-strengths) Findaway Voices: How to convert your book from exclusive to non-exclusive with ACX  (https://support.findawayvoices.com/portal/en/kb/articles/how-to-convert-your-book-from-exclusive-to-nonexclusive-with-acx) ACX - An Update from ACX (https://blog.acx.com/2021/01/20/an-update-from-acx/) Audio Publishers Association Press Release: Audiobooks continue their market rise with 16% growth in sales. (https://www.audiopub.org/uploads/pdf/2020-Consumer-Survey-and-2019-Sales-Survey-Press-Release-FINAL.pdf) Syndicat National de l'Édition: Le livre audio, une nouvelle dimension au plaisir de lire https://www.sne.fr/actu/le-livre-audio-une-nouvelle-dimension-au-plaisir-de-lire/ Subscribe to my readers' newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website Pre-order #TheLeftoverBride for only $0.99: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBride
24:15
July 02, 2021
Preparing for a bestseller or how I'm adapting my self-publishing mindset, exploring my strengths for #TheLeftoverBride and no spoilers...
I don't know if "adapting" is really the correct term. I've been thinking about preparing the launch of #TheLeftoverBride and preparing for it as if it will be a bestseller so taking all the necessary steps so that if it does, my other books (my backlist) are also ready. Following my conversation with Ines Johnson about her use of social media as author and Erin Bowman's Instagram post about her own use of Instagram, I'm exploring my strenghts and putting the focus on my characters, creating social media profiles for #TheLeftoverBride, detaching myself a little from my book in a way.  Oh and I also talk about not reading spoilers anymore, and the struggles and smiles of my self-publishing and writing week. If you want to check out my book's website: www.theleftoverbride.com My author's website: www.elodienowodazkij.com You can pre-order #TheLeftoverBride already for only $0.99: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBride And you can sign up for my readers' newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website
28:15
June 25, 2021
Ep. 20 - Did I always know I would write for readers? And my super scientific writing process of "ohh" and "yay" and confidence...
Today, I am answering two questions I've received from a reader named Amanda: Did I always know I would write for readers? And where does that confidence come from? I go back into my junior high writing of poems and my high school writing of romance and my later years of fanfiction writing to answer the first question. And when it comes to the second question and the confidence aspect, I try to analyze a bit where that confidence comes from. :-) And how fleeting it is throughout the process. I talk about my very scientific writing process of "ooohhh" and "yay" and about my love for romance books. Readers pick up those books knowing what the ending will be and yet we still get so enthralled by them. I think that's really a testimony to the magic and the art of writing romance. I also mention the podcast "My Imaginary Friends with L. Penelope"'s latest episode which I recommend for all writers struggling with their manuscript: https://lpenelope.com/podcast/ Don't forget #TheLeftoverBride is available for pre-order for only $0.99.  Choose your favorite e-retailer here: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBride As always, thank you for subscribing, rating and reviewing! Follow me on instagram: @aselfpublishedauthorsdiary :-) and don't hesitate to check out my website: www.elodienowodazkij.com
32:33
June 18, 2021
Ep. 19 - Getting your self-published books into the French-speaking market: a case study (mine) and finding a translator. And #TheLeftoverBride almost has a cover...
Today, I'm sharing some of what I've learned from my own data and experience when it comes to the French-speaking market for self-published books (in this case, mine): what vendors generate sells and revenue, what price point do I use, recouping investment. Before that, I also add a bit of info shared by the actress portraying Umma in Kim's Convenience in regards her crucial input for the food element to keep the authentacity (follow-up from last week's episode). I mention the following articles: Publishing Perspectives: As France is Fêted at Frankfurt, French Literary Agents Take Stock - https://publishingperspectives.com/2017/10/france-literary-agents-frankfurt-book-fair/ The Creative Penn: Tips For Translation, Self-Publishing, And Marketing In Foreign Languages With Nadine Mutas: https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2021/05/03/translation-and-marketing-in-foreign-languages/ The Creative Penn: How to Find the Right International Markets for Your Book: https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2014/01/23/international-markets/ I'm also explaining how I find translators to translate my books into French and share the job posting and questions that I I posted on Upwork for the translation of #TheLeftoverBride summary and title.  I'm also talking about making progress in my revision and the fact that I almost have a cover for #TheLeftoverBride. I've designed two different covers and I'm asking my readers in my readers' newsletter to help me choose. :-) Instagram for the podcast: www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary YouTube channel for the podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJih-rMFJv6IwlV4eeWUUIg  Join my readers' newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website Don't hesitate to ask me a question: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/message  As always don't hesitate to check my website out: www.elodienowodazkij.com
34:20
June 11, 2021
Ep. 18 - Selling my books directly to readers, my expectations and that happy "I got that one paragraph" feeling from revising #TheLeftoverBride.
Today, it's all about selling my e-books directly to readers, using my backlist, talking about Kim's Convenience (and storytelling), the happy revision feeling, time management and expectations and that happy "I got that one paragraph" feeling from revising #TheLeftoverBride. Some of the links mentioned in this episode: New Instagram for the podcast: www.instagram.com/aselfpublishedauthorsdiary New YouTube channel for the podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCJih-rMFJv6IwlV4eeWUUIg  Starting to sell some of my ebooks directly to readers by using PayHip and Bookfunnel. Got a lot of information from this article & video fromThe Creative Penn: How to sell Ebooks and Audiobooks Direct with Payhip and Bookfunnel https://www.thecreativepenn.com/2021/02/19/sell-ebooks-and-audiobooks-direct-with-payhip-and-bookfunnel/ In this episode I also mention this BookBub article: 8 Marketing & Sales Takeaways from U.S. Book Show 2021 by Diana Urban (https://insights.bookbub.com/marketing-sales-takeaways-us-book-show-2021/?utm_source=pemail_marketing-sales-takeaways-us-book-show-2021&utm_medium=email)  Mailchimp article about adding polls and surveys: Send a Simple Poll or Survey to Subscribers (https://mailchimp.com/help/send-a-simple-poll-or-survey-to-subscribers/) I also talk about Simu Liu's post about Kim's Convenience not coming back for a 6th season - and this article from The New York Times: Why ‘Kim’s Convenience’ Is ‘Quietly Revolutionary’ by By Priya Krishna. I love watching Kim's Convenience and mostly watch it without thinking about the storytelling part but sometimes it just leaps through to my writer's mind. :-) In the Struggles & Smiles segment, I mention expectations and open up about some feelings that might be related to cancer. I also celebrate progress in my revision of #TheLeftoverBride (available for pre-order for only $0.99)" - choose your favorite e-retailer here: https://books2read.com/TheLeftoverBride Those giveaways are also still ongoing for a book by Ines Johnson and a book by Shanae Johnson: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/35c42cc28/? & http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/35c42cc27/? Don't hesitate to ask me a question: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/message As always don't hesitate to check my website out: www.elodienowodazkij.com
30:28
June 04, 2021
Ep. 17 - Feature Friday: Talking with Ines Johnson about her success in self-publishing, how writing screenplays has influenced her writing, pen names going "wide" and advertising.
Today, I am very happy to welcome Ines Johnson, who is a self-published author who has published 65 books under 2 pen names.  A couple of weeks ago, I read on BookBub an article Ines wrote entitled: How I Make Six Figures as a Self-Published Author: https://insights.bookbub.com/how-make-six-figures-self-published-author/ Ines not only shares her insights about the work behind her self-publishing success (goals and planning and advertising and brand and choosing to be wide and more), we also chat about her writing process that is influenced by her experience writing screenplays,  why she's not really on social media, how she rewards herself and so much more. Giveaway 1: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/35c42cc28/?  Giveaway 2: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/35c42cc27/? Would you like to ask me a question about self-publishing or my writing or my books? Leave me a voicemail here: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/message Subscribe to my readers' newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website #THELEFTOVERBRIDE is available for pre-order on Amazon (https://amzn.to/3dmlaVV) , Kobo (https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/theleftoverbride), iTunes (https://books.apple.com/us/book/id1563233571). You can also add it to Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57746923-theleftoverbride) As always, you can find me on social media (@enowodazkij on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and @elodienowodazkij on Tiktok). More info on my website: www.elodienowodazkij.com
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May 28, 2021
Ep. 16 - Re-branding my Gavert City series with new covers...and doubts and making progress (+ answering questions from listeners :-))
Studying cover trends and romantic suspense covers to see if maybe I should re-brand my Gavert City series. I found an article from Creativindie with top fonts used in different genres and I have played around with designing a new cover for the first book in the series, using Depositphoto and Canva. Today, I'm also sharing a snippet from my upcoming novel #TheLeftoverBride, and the doubts about releasing while managing to make progress and being also so very excited about getting back into the story. So. Many. Feelings. And I'm answering questions from listeners. Today: what was the first book I self-published? And where do I write? Do you want to win one of my books narrated by Megan Carter? Enter the giveaway here (open internationally): http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/35c42cc26/? Would you like to ask me a question about self-publishing or my writing or my books? Leave me a voicemail here: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/message Subscribe to my readers' newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website As always, you can find me on social media (@enowodazkij on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and @elodienowodazkij on Tiktok). More info on my website: www.elodienowodazkij.com
25:26
May 25, 2021
Ep. 15 - Feature Friday: Talking with Megan Carter on how acting may influence her writing, the similarities between acting and publishing, and roller coasters ( + Giveaway)
Talking with actor and writer Megan Carter (audiobook narrator of FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT - SEE ME, SEE ME NOT - A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER and more) on how acting may influence her writing, the similarities between publishing and acting, critique partners. We also talk about roller coasters and Medea... Do you want to win one of my books narrated by Megan? Enter the giveaway here (open internationally): http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/35c42cc26/? Would you like to ask me a question about self-publishing or my writing or my books? Leave me a voicemail here: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/message Subscribe to my readers' newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website As always, you can find me on social media (@enowodazkij on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and @elodienowodazkij on Tiktok). More info on my website: www.elodienowodazkij.com
49:27
May 21, 2021
Ep. 14 - Feature Friday: Talking with Katy Upperman about being vulnerable in our writing, her love for the revision process and her dream projects (+ Giveaway)
Talking with YA author Katy Upperman (author of KISSING MAX HOLDEN, THE IMPOSSIBILITY OF US and HOW THE LIGHT GETS IN) about incorporating feedback in her revisions (and how much she loves the revision process), being vulnerable in our writing, her dream projects...We also talk about her life list and true crime (not related). Do you want to win one of Katy's books? Including a signed book if you live in the US. Enter the giveaway here (open internationally): http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/35c42cc24/? In this episode I also give a short update about my writing and self-publishing (newsletter, German edition and more). Would you like to ask me a question about self-publishing or my writing or my books? Leave me a voicemail here: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/message As always, you can find me on social media (@enowodazkij on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and @elodienowodazkij on Tiktok). More info on my website: www.elodienowodazkij.com
44:43
May 14, 2021
Ep. 13 - Feature Friday: Talking with Mona Shroff about writing romance, a baking contest and receiving "the" calls.
Talking with contemporary romance author Mona Shroff (author of THEN, NOW, ALWAYS & THEN THERE WAS YOU) about the time she met Martha Stewart (and almost met Matthew McConaughey), her writing process, receiving the calls from her agent and book deal and how falling in love isn't the solution for all our characters' issues. Do you want to win one of Mona's books? Enter the giveaway here: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/35c42cc23/? I also mention the Books for Hope auction: https://www.booksforhope.org/ The KidLit Community is coming together to raise money for the Covid crisis in India!  Bid on Signed Books, Book Swag, Editor and Agent Critiques and more and help raise money for the Unicef USA India Covid Relief Effort! Do you want to ask me a question about self-publishing or my writing or my books? Leave me a voicemail here: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/message As always, you can find me on social media (@enowodazkij on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook and @elodienowodazkij on Tiktok). More info on my website: www.elodienowodazkij.com
45:01
May 07, 2021
Ep. 12 - Before the cover reveal (how to engage readers...maybe) and random thoughts about social media.
In addition to explaining my current process about engaging readers even before the cover reveal, I talk about my very complicated feelings about social media and the fact that I am still learning how to use it as an author. I even made my first Instagram reel &enowodazkij) and joined tiktok (@elodienowodazkij). I'm also celebrating Jessica Patrick's new book THIS IS FOR TONIGHT and talking about how much I am enjoying PRETTY LITTLE WIFE by Darby Kane. I share a short excerpt of #TheLeftoverBride and a happy author moment of the week (reader's email). Don't forget I have two giveaways: win one book by L. Penelope and win one book by Mona Shroff (http://bit.ly/GiveawaysLeslyeMona) Leave me a message or ask me a question: https://anchor.fm/elodie-nowodazkij/message Find me on social media: @enowodazkij (Instagram, Twitter & Facebook) & @elodienowodazkij (TikTok) This episode is also available as blog post: https://elodienowodazkij.com/2021/05/04/a-self-published-authors-diary-before-the-cover-reveal-and-random-thoughts-about-social-media/
15:40
May 04, 2021
Ep. 11 - Feature Friday: Talking with L. Penelope about writing, publishing, patience and perseverance...(and cheesecake)
I'm so happy to have L. Penelope on the podcast today. Leslye Penelope has been writing since she could hold a pen and loves getting lost in the worlds in her head. She is an award-winning author of fantasy and paranormal romance. Her book Song of Blood & Stone was selected as one of TIME’s Top 100 Fantasy Books of All Time. Visit her website: https://lpenelope.com/ Do you want to win one of L. Penelope's books? Just hop on to my giveaway: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/35c42cc22/? Today, we're talking self-publishing, publishing, patience, perseverance, hybrid, description and writing processes, how hard writing is sometimes and moments that make us smile and so much more!  Follow me on social media (@enowodazkij) Add #TheLeftoverBride on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/57746923-theleftoverbride Subscribe to my readers' newsletter: https://mailchi.mp/elodienowodazkij/website Subscribe to my weekly "A Self-Published Author's Diary": https://dl.bookfunnel.com/rptng88nap
46:35
April 30, 2021
Ep. 10 - My top 3 self-publishing mistakes (and keywords...)
Today I share my top 3 self-publishing mistakes...It includes not building my newsletter and so much more. My upcoming romcom is only $0.99. You can pre-order it: Amazon, iTunes, Kobo. You can also add it on Goodreads. Bookbub article by Ines Johnson: How I Make Six Figures as a Self-Published Author by Ines Johnson. Also mentioned in this episode: Publisher Rocket, newsletter for my readers, get my top 5 self-publishing mistakes by signing up for my weekly self-publishing emails. All the links are available here: https://elodienowodazkij.com/2021/04/27/now-available-on-the-a-self-published-authors-diary-podcast-my-top-3-self-publishing-mistakes/ I'm on social media (@enowodazkij) Don't forget to like and subscribe :-) Thanks!
21:00
April 27, 2021
Ep. 9 - The One With The Flashback Friday (and Q&A)
You can ask me questions about self-publishing, writing and/or my books by sending me an email authorelodienowodazkij@gmail.com or you can also send me a message via the anchor.fm website. I'll be answering those questions on the podcast! I'm also announcing Spotlight Friday with amazing writers!  The books I mentioned are: IN A BOOK CLUB FAR AWAY by Tif Marcelo. WILD WOMEN AND THE BLUES by Denny S. Bryce. All links (including to sign up to my newsletters) as well as partial transcript are available on my blog: https://elodienowodazkij.com/2021/04/23/the-one-with-the-flashback-friday-and-qa/ Social media: @enowodazkij Add my next book (rom-com) #TheLeftoverBride on Gooddreads.
17:06
April 23, 2021
Ep. 8 - The Little Book That Could...and keeping track of sales.
In this episode, I share how I became a hybrid author with my book A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER (it involved an email from a French publisher :-)), the story behind the writing of A SUMMER LIKE NO OTHER and how I track my book sales (TrackerBox & BookReport). I also share the wishlist of The Ulman Foundation. At Ulman House they provide free housing for young adult cancer patients, and their caregivers. For all show notes, make sure to check my blog post: https://elodienowodazkij.com/2021/04/20/a-self-published-authors-diary-the-little-book-that-could-and-keeping-track-of-sales/ And to follow me on social media: @enowodazkij  My latest book #TheLeftoverBride is available for pre-order (for only $2.99) and you can also add it to Goodreads. :-) Thank you for listening!
23:31
April 20, 2021
Ep. 7 - Five Questions to The Chemical Engineer...and a new book!
In today's episode I not only interview The Chemical Engineer (listen to what he has learned so far from my podcast and so much more), I also share about Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Cancer Awareness Week and talk about the Ulman Foundation and their conversation with Tamika Felder. They talked bout her experience with cervical cancer and what led her to inspire others to share their stories as well. They also talked about racial disparities in healthcare and other factors that impact AYA cancer care and will continue to share part of that discussion on their Instagram throughout the month. The Ulman Foundation means a lot to us as Megan, Director, Service & Care Delivery at the Ulman Foundation, was part of our support system during my treatments for Hodgkin's Lymphoma. I also share about my new book: #THELEFTOVERBRIDE: Add it to Goodreads, Pre-order it on Amazon , Kobo, iTunes. All links are available: https://elodienowodazkij.com/2021/04/16/guess-who-has-a-podcast-and-a-new-book/ Bookbub -Goodreads - Instagram - Facebook - Twitter - Website
17:21
April 16, 2021
Ep. 6 - The One With The Behind-The-Scenes of Launching a Podcast...
In this episode, I'm going behind-the-scenes: explaining the soft and official launch of this episode, the different steps in launching this podcast, my goals, the questions I have been wrestling with and more. All the links mentioned in this podcast are available here: https://elodienowodazkij.com/2021/04/13/the-one-with-the-behind-the-scenes-of-launching-a-podcast/ As always, don't always to follow me on social media:  Instagram - Twitter - Bookbub - Goodreads - Facebook Subscribe to my readers' newsletter or My weekly A Self-Published Author's Diary emails Become a monthly supporter for A Self-Published Author's Diary.
20:22
April 13, 2021
Ep. 5 - Self-publishing platforms and...cicadas?
A little glimpse into the self-publishing platforms that I use and how much royalties I receive for books priced at $2.99 and $0.99. Plus I mention: the cicadas phenomenom that happens in Maryland every 17 years...the books I just read and am currently reading and more. For the show notes, check out my blog: https://elodienowodazkij.com/2021/04/09/a-self-published-authors-diary-lets-take-a-look-at-the-publishing-platforms-i-use-for-ebooks-and-what-it-means-for-royalties/ As always, don't hesitate to subscribe and follow and rate this little podcast of mine. 
16:59
April 09, 2021
Ep. 4 - A little March recap: keeping track in an ocean of to-do lists...
Talking about the series I just finished watching and how they might inform my writing, the Naughty Books Documentary, the marketing classes I've just taken or are taking, the writing lecture I'm reading, the need for more diversity in publishing and the books I've published in March... Most links mentioned in this episode are available in this blog: http://elodienowodazkij.com/2021/04/03/a-self-published-authors-diary-a-little-march-recap/ Other links mentioned: My Imaginary Friends Podcast by L. Penelope
24:06
April 05, 2021
Ep. 3 - The One With An Interview With Audiobook Narrator Megan Carter…
Have you ever wondered about getting your books published as audiobooks? Or are you thinking about working as an audiobook narrator? This short interview (which wasn't conducted live. I had sent questions to Megan so she could record the answers whenever possible) goes into her process as audiobook narrator and a bit of behind-the-scenes of the FEAR ME, FEAR ME NOT audiobook (which is available on Audible, Amazon and iTunes). She also gives her top 3 tips for audiobook narrators. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://elodienowodazkij.com/2021/01/27/the-one-with-an-interview-with-audiobook-narrator-megan-carter/ If you'd like to support this podcast, rate and review and share it with your friends. :-) Or you can also support this podcast by becoming a supporter. Find me online: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Bookbub and on my website.
08:33
April 03, 2021
Ep. 2 - Let’s start, shall we?
In this episode (episode 2) I go into why I have decided to start this podcast. I mention L. Penelope's podcast "My imaginary Friends" (and books). Her podcast definitely inspired me to start mine. My husband is also mentioned in this episode as he encouraged me to take the first step and record those first few episodes. Bobbie Voltaire the Cat makes his first podcast appearance. An update on what I'm currently working on and strategies I'm looking into. I mention Susan Dennard's Story-A-Month challenge. If you would like to receive my Self-published Author's Diary emails, you can join here (and you'll get a pdf of my top 5 self-publishing mistakes). This episode is also available as a blog post: http://elodienowodazkij.com/2021/03/06/a-self-published-authors-diary-lets-start-shall-we/ Find me online: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Goodreads, Bookbub and on my website. If you'd like to support this podcast, rate and review and share it with your friends. :-)
16:32
April 02, 2021
Ep. 1 - Do you want to learn more about my adventures in self-publishing?
Welcome to the preview of the "A self-published author's diary" podcast. This episode is also available as a blog post: http://elodienowodazkij.com/2021/03/05/do-you-want-to-learn-more-about-my-adventures-in-self-publishing/ Follow me on social media (@enowodazkij)
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April 01, 2021
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March 31, 2021