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Self Publishing Journeys

Self Publishing Journeys

By Paul Teague
This podcast charts Paul Teague's self-publishing journey, from writing his first book to achieving his first 5-figure earnings months. Episodes cover writing, editing, marketing, time management, author platform strategies, business issues & much more. You'll also find the archive for The Self-Publishing Journeys podcast here, a show aimed specifically at indie authors and featuring interviews with self-published writers and providers of author services. This show uses affiliate links: https://paulteague.net/disclosure/
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S4, Ep6 Paul's Podcast Diary for Saturday 2nd October 2021 [Unscheduled Episode]
1) Reedsy editor: https://reedsy.com/write-a-book 2) Atticus: https://www.atticus.io/ 3) Flintlock Covers: https://flintlockcovers.com 4) Hello Books: https://hellobooks.com/authors 5) Author Marketing Podcast: https://www.authormedia.com/novel-marketing/ 6) Copyright House: https://copyrighthouse.org/ 7) Great marketing info from Nicholas Erik - https://nicholaserik.com/book-marketing-crash-course/
01:35:53
October 2, 2021
S4, Ep5 Paul's Podcast Diary for Saturday 3rd July 2021 - Final Episode
Thanks you very much for listening - this is the final show. Listen to the archive episodes at https://self-publishing-journeys.com/ If you'd like more information about my digital nomad adventures, you can listen in here: https://anchor.fm/benidormdigitalnomad
01:23:48
July 3, 2021
S4, Ep4 Author interview with Robert Bucchianeri
Robert Bucchianeri is the author of the Max Plank Mystery series, including Stray Cat Blues, The Ties That Bind, & Devil's Arcade. He also wrote the suspense thriller, Between a Smile and a Tear, the psychological thriller, Ransom Dreams, the rock n'roll mystery, Butcher's Moon, as well as the sunlit noir, Love Stings. In addition, he's penned several books for young people, including the Django Jagger series of adventure novels, and The Watch That Could Do Anything. He resides, mostly, on Cape Cod, with his wife, son, and wonder dog, Buddy. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Robert-Bucchianeri/e/B005KJ4RCI https://www.rjbucchianeri.com/ https://www.facebook.com/rbucchianeri/ https://twitter.com/RJBucchianeri
42:01
June 26, 2021
S4, Ep3 Paul's Podcast Diary for Saturday 19th June 2021
1) Free BookBub Featured Deal management spreadsheet https://blog.reedsy.com/bookbub/ 2) KindleTrends data resource https://kindletrends.com/ 3) Dabble - a cloud-based alternative to Scrivener https://www.dabblewriter.com/ 4) Great blog post from Written Word Media https://www.writtenwordmedia.com/how-to-write-a-book-to-market/ 5) My Benidorm Digital Nomad podcast: https://anchor.fm/benidormdigitalnomad
47:53
June 19, 2021
S4, Ep2 Author interview with Dan Soule
Dan Soule is primarily a horror author. His horror can be found in Devolution Z, Sanitarium Magazine, Disturbed Digest and Into the Ruins. His science fiction is available in Shoreline of Infinity and Phantaxis. Dan's website is at www.dansoule.com where you can connect with him and find is an exclusive ebook of short stories available, plus a classic horror novel. https://dansoule.com/ https://www.facebook.com/WriterDanSoule/ https://twitter.com/WriterDanSoule https://www.instagram.com/writerdansoule/ https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19495594.Dan_Soule http://amazon.com/author/dansoule
50:36
June 12, 2021
S4, Ep1 Paul's Podcast Diary for Saturday 5th June 2021
1) My digital nomad podcast: https://anchor.fm/benidormdigitalnomad 2) Matty Dalrymple's podcast: https://www.theindyauthor.com/ 3) New Scrivener podcast: https://podcast.scrivenerapp.com/ 4) Chris Lang screen writing: https://www.chrislang.co.uk/scripts/ 5) Mexican website: https://www.gandhi.com.mx/
01:11:18
June 5, 2021
Ten Things I've Learned About Self-Publishing in 5 years of Podcasting
The first official episode date for this podcast was 4th April, 2016 - I’ve been going for 5 years! At the time of recording I have 30 x self-published books: 16 x psychological thrillers 10 x sci-fi 4 x nonfiction I’ve written more books than that - 9 x versions of nonfiction titles + 3 crazy project titles that I will never reveal ... so 42 if you count those. I’ve made money - however little - from all of them. Here are ten observations and learnings from the 5 years I've been podcasting about my self-publishing journey.
01:01:06
April 4, 2021
S3, Ep12 Paul's Podcast Diary for Saturday 27th March 2021
1) Pip Reid's product catalogue: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08NWTCSNN Catalogue images: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/catalogue3.jpg https://self-publishing-journeys.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/catalogue2.jpg https://self-publishing-journeys.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/catalogue1.jpg 2) ScribeCount: https://www.scribecount.com/ 3) Wide for the Win book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wide-Win-Strategies-Platforms-Publishing-ebook/dp/B08Z38D9L7/ 4) Check out Sacha Black's interview: https://sachablack.co.uk/the-rebel-author-podcast/ 5) BKLNK: https://www.bklnk.com/ 6) Wide for the Win FB group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wideforthewin/
01:03:59
March 27, 2021
S3, Ep11 Paul's Podcast Diary for Saturday 20th March 2021
1) Wide for the Win Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wideforthewin 2) BKLNK.com at https://www.bklnk.com/ 3) K-Lytics at https://k-lytics.com/ 4) Draft2Digital promos: https://draft2digital.wufoo.com/forms/draft2digital-request-for-promotion-consideration/ 5) Vellum blog post about Kindle file change at https://blog.vellum.pub/2021/03/changes-at-kdp-vellum-has-you-covered/ 6) My Vellum affiliate link: https://paulteague.net/vellum 7) My NFTs at AtomicHub: https://wax.atomichub.io/market?collection_name=benidormpics 8) April running challenge: https://www.greatrun.org/virtual-running/april-accumulator-challenge/ 9) My BookChain book listings: https://catalogue.bookchain.ca/book/0x813f9470266df7bffe25bbe23d422063c744c184 https://catalogue.bookchain.ca/book/0x0e78604d1577941300d25f9a07a10e3753ab283a https://catalogue.bookchain.ca/book/0xe7fdbf0f0e60bb1e69aaef17d0d12520abd01fea 10) Bookchain at https://portal.bookchain.ca
01:08:06
March 20, 2021
S3, Ep10 Paul's Podcast Diary for Saturday 13th March 2021
1) My running updates: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/parkrun/ 2) Amazon Affiliate for Wordpress plugin: https://getaawp.com/ 3) BKLNK: https://www.bklnk.com/
23:44
March 13, 2021
S3, Ep9 Paul's Podcast Diary for Saturday 6th March 2021
1) Kirsten's 1:10 ratio for Amazon ads ... Clicks:Orders ... you're looking for 10% or above! 2) Photo of Pip Reid's books in a traditional bookshop in Seattle: https://paulteague.net/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/pip-bookstore.jpeg
54:13
March 6, 2021
S3, Ep8 Paul's Podcast Diary for Saturday 27th February 2021
1) ScribeCount: https://www.scribecount.com/ 1) Intro PR: https://www.weareintro.co.uk/ 3) K-Lytics: : https://k-lytics.com/ 4) Press coverage as a result of PR package: https://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/arts-and-culture/books/author-launches-new-thrillers-set-morecambe-and-inspired-itv-hit-bay-3138884 https://www.thevisitor.co.uk/arts-and-culture/books/author-launches-new-thrillers-set-morecambe-and-inspired-itv-hit-bay-3138884 https://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/19097793.hit-itv-drama-bay-inspires-carlisle-author-paul-teague/ https://www.timesandstar.co.uk/news/19098189.hit-itv-drama-bay-inspires-carlisle-author-paul-teague/ https://cumbriacrack.com/2021/02/23/cumbrian-author-paul-teague-to-release-series-of-thrillers/
01:14:20
February 27, 2021
S3, Ep7 Paul's Podcast Diary for Saturday 20th February 2021
1) Google website loading speed test: https://developers.google.com/speed/pagespeed/insights/ 2) Smush is the Wordpress plugin which will make your images load faster: https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-smushit/ 3) 9 Reasons a Book Was Rejected for a BookBub Featured Deal: https://insights.bookbub.com/reasons-book-rejected-bookbub-featured-deal/?utm_source=pemail_reasons-book-rejected-bookbub-featured-deal
01:12:41
February 20, 2021
S3, Ep6 Paul's Podcast Diary for Saturday 13th February 2021
1) Written Word Media: https://www.writtenwordmedia.com/ 2) Missing person news story Twitter notification in my feed: https://twitter.com/missingpeople/status/1360208303184371718 Detailed story: https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/real-lives/mum-son-who-vanished-after-8340520 3) My running progress: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/parkrun/ 4) My press resources page: https://paulteague.net/paul-teague-press-resources/ 5) My About Me page: https://paulteague.net/about-paul-teague/ 6) Check out ScribeCount to view your earnings on multiple sales channels: https://www.scribecount.com/ 7) Check your book categories with ReaderLinks: https://readerlinks.com/
57:36
February 13, 2021
S3, Ep5 Paul's Podcast Diary for Saturday 6th February 2021
1) Get a PR package for £300: https://twitter.com/_HelenStatham/status/1356560684205690881 2) Kisten Oliphant courses: https://createifwriting.com/2020-workshops/ 3) Books2Read: https://books2read.com/ 4) GeniusLinks: https://geniuslink.com/ 5) Julie Stock's editing service: https://clued-up-publishing.co.uk/ 6) The Indy Author Podcast (Google Books episode): https://www.theindyauthor.com/061---google-play.html 7) Straight quotes/curly quotes: https://wordribbon.tips.net/T009448_Updating_to_Smart_Quotes.html
01:12:01
February 6, 2021
S3, Ep4 Paul's Podcast Diary for Saturday 30th January 2021
My Author Platform book pre-sale link: S3, Ep3 Paul's Podcast Diary for Saturday 23rd January 2021
41:53
January 30, 2021
S3, Ep3 Paul's Podcast Diary for Saturday 23rd January 2021
BookSiren review site: https://booksirens.com/Amelia Hay Authorpreneur podcast: https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/get-interviewed/ PLUS my article on the same topic: https://paulteague.net/podcast-how-to-be-the-perfect-author-guest-on-a-podcast/ What to Do When Your Facebook Ads Fail: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9zb2NpYWxtZWRpYW1hcmtldGluZy5saWJzeW4uY29tL3Jzcw/episode/NDkwZjZkNmItYzFmZi00OGFmLTk4ZTYtOGQzN2ExMzI0OWM0?ep=14
40:12
January 23, 2021
S3, Ep2 Paul's Podcast Diary for Saturday 16th January 2021
Julie Stock - Clued-Up Publishing: https://clued-up-publishing.co.uk/ Shaun Stevens - Flintlock Covers: https://www.flintlockcovers.com/ Rotten Row Newsletter: https://anchor.fm/daniel-soule BookBub - how to launch a new book: http://insights.bookbub.com/launch-book-using-bookbub-marketing-tools/
41:14
January 16, 2021
S3, Ep1: Paul's Podcast Diary for Saturday 9th January, 2021
Kirsten Oliphant/Create If Writing: https://createifwriting.com/author-platform-in-2021/ Wide for the Win on FB - excellent info about benefits of going wide and strategies https://www.facebook.com/groups/wideforthewin Alex Newton - Kindle Daily Deals - are they worth it? Free video: https://k-lytics.com/kindle-daily-deals-monthly-deals/ Top 10 Publishing Trends for 2021 from Written Word Media: http://writtenwordmedia.com/the-top-ten-publishing-trends-every-author-needs-to-know-in-2021/ Torrevieja & Covid: https://www.informacion.es/vega-baja/2020/12/28/torrevieja-registra-menor-tasa-casos-26820763.html Spanish Autonomo & tax: https://www.benidormseriously.com/how-to-register-for-autonomo
01:25:42
January 9, 2021
2021 Self-Publishing Preview
1) New non-fiction Goodreads page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/20353090.P_Teague 2) Julie Cordiner's viral tweet: https://twitter.com/Julie_Cordiner/status/1342532905009086464 3) Check out my running pix: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/parkrun/ 4) Robin Sharma Best 23 Lessons from 2020: https://www.robinsharma.com/article/my-best-23-lessons-from-2020 Recommended podcasts Story Studio Podcast: https://www.storystudiopodcast.com/ The Authorpreneur Podcast: https://authorpreneurpodcast.com/podcast/ The Rebel Author Podcast: https://sachablack.co.uk/the-rebel-author-podcast/
01:23:00
January 2, 2021
Christmas 2020 Review of the Year
1) Bible Pathway Adventures product catalogue: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1W8-tlKcKdLLcFpxLlwNCH_zZvjI8O4so/view?usp=sharing 2) Ron Vitale's Estonia e-residency article: https://greatcareersphl.org/2020/09/06/embracing-the-digital-world-with-e-residency/ 3) Avoid losing book reviews - Alex Newton of K-Lytics: https://k-lytics.com/video-vault/amazon-link-anatomy-for-books/
01:30:38
December 26, 2020
10 thoughts inspired by packing up my possessions and moving to Spain for 5 months during a global pandemic
Every oyster comes with a little bit of grit  Don’t put off what you can do now  I’m parking retirement for another 5 years  Don’t be afraid of the unknown - run towards the flames of adventure  Writing is the perfect freedom job  Freedom is the most important metric  Make time to smell the roses  Stuff changes all the time, so roll with the punches  Remember to appreciate what you’ve got right in front of you  Look for the perfect storm of opportunity and grasp it   I will have 2 x special episodes coming up over Christmas and New Year ... Saturday 26th Dec I'll bring you up-to-date with what I've been up to in my author business, Saturday 2nd January I'll talk about my 2021 plans and what comes next.
36:01
December 19, 2020
Season 2 Epilogue/Finale
Spain update! Got another 10k words done before we went to Spain - up to 60k now. BookBub error - got one for 26th October - perfect timing.
17:24
October 21, 2020
Listener question: How do you manage to write 5000 words in one day?
Question submitted by Lee Wood: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lee-Wood/e/B001KMN3VU
22:13
October 3, 2020
S2, Ep.10: Paul's Author Diary for Saturday 3rd October, 2020
Take a look at my plotting sheet template here: https://self-publishing-journeys.com/planning 476 Ways to Avoid Saying 'Said': https://www.proofreadingservices.com/pages/said-infographic How to sell digital products and downloads online (+ ideas for your products) https://www.emailvendorselection.com/sell-digital-products-downloads-online/ You can check out the show notes and listen to the back catalogue episodes at https://paulteague.com/podcast If you want to record a question for me to answer on the show head for https://paulteague.com/question. If you’ve heard something that’s helpful to you in your author business and you’d like to support the show, you can Buy Me A Coffee at BuyMeACoffee.com/paulteague
37:23
October 3, 2020
S2, Ep.9: Paul's Author Diary for Saturday 26th September, 2020
You can check out the show notes and listen to the back catalogue episodes at https://paulteague.com/podcast If you want to record a question for me to answer on the show head for https://paulteague.com/question. If you’ve heard something that’s helpful to you in your author business and you’d like to support the show, you can Buy Me A Coffee at BuyMeACoffee.com/paulteague
36:34
September 26, 2020
S2, Ep.8: Paul's Author Diary for Saturday 19th September, 2020
Show, don't tell video: https://youtu.be/_dCMZuKZFgk
32:56
September 19, 2020
S2, Ep.7: Paul's Author Diary for Saturday 12th September, 2020
Recommended! Julie Cordiner's editing services: https://juliecordiner.com/editing-services/
33:55
September 12, 2020
S2, Ep.6: Paul's Author Diary for Saturday 5th September, 2020
Check out Mailerlite for great pop-up options: https://paulteague.com/mailerlite You can check out the show notes and listen to the back catalogue episodes at https://paulteague.com/podcast If you want to record a question for me to answer on the show head for https://paulteague.com/question. If you’ve heard something that’s helpful to you in your author business and you’d like to support the show, you can Buy Me A Coffee at BuyMeACoffee.com/paulteague
01:11:42
September 5, 2020
S2, Ep.5: Paul's Author Diary for Saturday 29th August, 2020
1) Take a look at my freebie scrapbooks for two of my trilogies and their MailerLite sign-up pages: https://www.subscribepage.com/pete-scrapbook https://paulteague.net/DTMScrapbook https://www.subscribepage.com/scrapbook001 https://paulteague.net/scrapbook 2) Amazon ranking tracker: https://tracker.kindlenationdaily.com/ 3) The End of Men: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B08FM1TNR1/
02:09:11
August 29, 2020
S2, Ep.4: Paul's Author Diary for Saturday 22nd August, 2020
The Career Author Podcast: Episode 139 – Hooking the Reader with Your First Chapter: https://thecareerauthor.com/hooking-the-reader-with-your-first-chapter/ Great Writers Share podcast: https://pod.link/1473869415
46:02
August 22, 2020
S2, Ep.3: Paul's Author Diary for Saturday 15th August, 2020
Watch my Vellum walk-through video: https://youtu.be/U-RcPw0xL8U My affiliate link for Vellum is https://paulteague.com/vellum
57:35
August 15, 2020
Listener Question: What's the best way to manage multiple author names?
Question submitted by Terina Adams: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Terina-Adams/e/B088NQVG7L
18:08
August 8, 2020