I haven’t talked much about my own books on this show. I lost confidence in them, and I shouldn’t have done. In this episode I talk solely about my books.
I talk with fellow self-publishing Podcaster, Paul Teague, about how things have turned out in 2017 and what we reckon will happen in 2018.
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 version of Scrivener (which has less features than the Mac version) it doesn’t seem possible to create the file directly from Scrivener. That said I quite like the fact that I have a final document which I can compile and amend as I need.
In this show I go in a different direction and discuss the concept of self-publishing films rather than books. I have to admit until recently I didn’t think it was possible for anyone apart from a multi-millionaire to create a film. I ran into Alex Fodor at a local business meeting and discovered he was a seasoned film director, who used to work on a UK TV series called the Bill, a long-running cop show and now produces his own films. He has now moved away from the traditional model of getting funding after frustration with distributors and is now moving towards self-publishing his own films on Amazon Prime and other electronic platforms.
Episode 30 A topic that I haven’t covered in detail is pricing your book. In general there is no right answer to the question, “What should I price my book at?” Setting an eBook Price There are several rules that are fairly hard and fast, created by Amazon’s pricing structures. For eBooks, you want to […]
Episode 23 I’ve been putting off talking about ISBNs and whether you should use them, mainly because I have not yet made my own mind up. In this episode I try to state the reasons for using them or not. I personally would advise using them for Paperback books, but not necessarily for eBooks. What […]