Welcome to Paul's Podcast Diary for Monday 22nd August 2016.
This diary charts my self-publishing journey – the ups the downs, the successes and the failures.
Everything goes into this diary, week-by-week, but you'll also find it a source of great tips, resources, tools, podcast recommendations and so on.
If I ever miss something out, or you'd like more information, just drop me an email at [email protected].
Paul’s Podcast Diary
1) My promo video for The Grid Trilogy:
2) My revised promo video for The Secret Bunker Trilogy:
If you know how to make that text sharper and approve its appearance, please get it touch!
3) Tools used to create the promo videos:
I buy my short video clips from Fotolia at https://www.paulteague.com/Fotolia [Affiliate Link]
I buy my licensed music from PremiumBeat at https://www.premiumbeat.com/
I use Camtasia to edit the videos – see https://www.paulteague.com/camtasia [Affiliate link]
4) The Murder Place writing progress:
By the way, this is the code used to create the graphics that I use to show blog progress in the Text/HTML widget area of WordPress:
<a href=”https://author.to/paulteagueuk” target=”_blank” title=”Don't Tell Meg”><div style=”width:200px;height:15px;background:#FFFFFF;border:1px solid #000000;”><div style=”width:100%;height:15px;background:#000000;font-size:8px;line-height:8px;”><br></div></div></a>93000 / 93000 words. 100% done! Draft 1 completed. Now in editing 🙂
5) Email Marketing:
I recommend Mailchimp for complete beginners to email marketing, even though it is not my favourite product: https://mailchimp.com/
I use GetResponse for my own email marketing, at the moment, it is my favourite tool: https://www.paulteague.com/getresponse [Affiliate Link]
I am watching ConvertKit very closely at: https://convertkit.com/
My ALLi blog post on email marketing: https://selfpublishingadvice.org/book-marketing-a-quick-start-guide-to-using-mailchimp-for-the-email-marketing-of-self-published-books/
6) My web page on the BorderLines 2016 website: https://www.borderlinescarlisle.co.uk/portfolio/paul-teague/
7) The Frankfurt Book Fair ALLi Author Fringe – see https://selfpublishingadvice.org/indie-author-fringe-fair-2016/
This Week’s Self-Publishing News
The Alliance of Independent Authors news update for Friday 19th August 2016: https://selfpublishingadvice.org/self-publishing-news-collectives/