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Begin Self-Publishing Podcast

Learn how to self-publish and market your book on the Begin Self-Publishing Podcast

Mar 30, 2016

In this episode I take you through a process I have recently worked out to almost be able to create a CreateSpace paperback-ready word document from Scrivener using it's compile settings. If it wasn't almost then I would be creating a PDF directly from Scrivener and not using Word at all. However at least on the Windows...

Mar 23, 2016

In this episode I talk about a repeat of an experiment I performed when I started self-publishing, that is building up a Twitter following relatively quickly. In under 6 months I've built up my following on the Begin Self-Publishing Twitter account (beginsppodcast) to over a 1000 followers, taking about 10 minutes a day...

Mar 16, 2016

I discuss what I learnt from a recent webinar for the Alliance of Independent Authors from the people at Apple in their iBooks department. I found this to be a good sign: the guys at Apple haven't really reached out much to the Indie community in the same way as say Kobo and Amazon have and it was good of them to give...

Mar 9, 2016

In this show I talk to (eventually) successful author Chrissie Parker about her experiences using the Author House assisted publishing service in 2008-2009, which in the end turned out to be something she found profoundly unsatisfying.

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Mar 2, 2016

In my last show I talked about my efforts to revive the flagging sales of my Magpies and Magic book and over the last week I've been looking at ways to do this. I've just kicked off a few different campaigns and hope that at least one of them shows some promise so I can scale it up to really revive the book in...