A self-published author's diary, podcast

When it feels like a flop… or my reminder to keep writing and be gentle with myself.

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Episode 50

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.

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A self-publishing update: Vella, a day without earnings, and business decisions… A self-published author's diary

Because sharing the downs of self-publishing is also important: a day without earning. Still: Vella is helping me earn a part-time income and making business decisions and writing progress. — Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/elodie-nowodazkij/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/elodie-nowodazkij/support
  1. A self-publishing update: Vella, a day without earnings, and business decisions…
  2. Episode 75 – Podcast reset, a quick recap and three newsletters for writers
  3. Let's talk Kindle Vella: metrics, bonus, and why I enjoy writing serialized fiction, too.
  4. BONUS – Three Black Friday Deals For Writers (2022)
  5. Defining "success" as a self-published author …
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A self-published author's diary, podcast

An indie author January 2022 recap: My self-publishing highs & lows

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Episode 48

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…

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A self-publishing update: Vella, a day without earnings, and business decisions… A self-published author's diary

Because sharing the downs of self-publishing is also important: a day without earning. Still: Vella is helping me earn a part-time income and making business decisions and writing progress. — Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/elodie-nowodazkij/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/elodie-nowodazkij/support
  1. A self-publishing update: Vella, a day without earnings, and business decisions…
  2. Episode 75 – Podcast reset, a quick recap and three newsletters for writers
  3. Let's talk Kindle Vella: metrics, bonus, and why I enjoy writing serialized fiction, too.
  4. BONUS – Three Black Friday Deals For Writers (2022)
  5. Defining "success" as a self-published author …
A self-published author's diary, podcast

Dipping my indie author toe into TikTok (and writing thoughts about the TV show Billions)

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Episode 47

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 quickly 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).

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A self-publishing update: Vella, a day without earnings, and business decisions… A self-published author's diary

Because sharing the downs of self-publishing is also important: a day without earning. Still: Vella is helping me earn a part-time income and making business decisions and writing progress. — Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/elodie-nowodazkij/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/elodie-nowodazkij/support
  1. A self-publishing update: Vella, a day without earnings, and business decisions…
  2. Episode 75 – Podcast reset, a quick recap and three newsletters for writers
  3. Let's talk Kindle Vella: metrics, bonus, and why I enjoy writing serialized fiction, too.
  4. BONUS – Three Black Friday Deals For Writers (2022)
  5. Defining "success" as a self-published author …
A self-published author's diary, podcast

Writing 6000 words in a couple of hours or how I’m leaning into my process…

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Episode 46

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.

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A self-publishing update: Vella, a day without earnings, and business decisions… A self-published author's diary

Because sharing the downs of self-publishing is also important: a day without earning. Still: Vella is helping me earn a part-time income and making business decisions and writing progress. — Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/elodie-nowodazkij/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/elodie-nowodazkij/support
  1. A self-publishing update: Vella, a day without earnings, and business decisions…
  2. Episode 75 – Podcast reset, a quick recap and three newsletters for writers
  3. Let's talk Kindle Vella: metrics, bonus, and why I enjoy writing serialized fiction, too.
  4. BONUS – Three Black Friday Deals For Writers (2022)
  5. Defining "success" as a self-published author …
A self-published author's diary, podcast

An indie author yearly review: The highs and lows of my self-publishing career in 2021.

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Episode 45

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…

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A self-publishing update: Vella, a day without earnings, and business decisions… A self-published author's diary

Because sharing the downs of self-publishing is also important: a day without earning. Still: Vella is helping me earn a part-time income and making business decisions and writing progress. — Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/elodie-nowodazkij/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/elodie-nowodazkij/support
  1. A self-publishing update: Vella, a day without earnings, and business decisions…
  2. Episode 75 – Podcast reset, a quick recap and three newsletters for writers
  3. Let's talk Kindle Vella: metrics, bonus, and why I enjoy writing serialized fiction, too.
  4. BONUS – Three Black Friday Deals For Writers (2022)
  5. Defining "success" as a self-published author …
A self-published author's diary, podcast

Five things I’ve learned about self-publishing in 2021 and one thing I learned about writing…

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Episode 44

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.

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A self-publishing update: Vella, a day without earnings, and business decisions… A self-published author's diary

Because sharing the downs of self-publishing is also important: a day without earning. Still: Vella is helping me earn a part-time income and making business decisions and writing progress. — Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/elodie-nowodazkij/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/elodie-nowodazkij/support
  1. A self-publishing update: Vella, a day without earnings, and business decisions…
  2. Episode 75 – Podcast reset, a quick recap and three newsletters for writers
  3. Let's talk Kindle Vella: metrics, bonus, and why I enjoy writing serialized fiction, too.
  4. BONUS – Three Black Friday Deals For Writers (2022)
  5. Defining "success" as a self-published author …
A self-published author's diary, podcast

Five things I’ve learned about podcasting as an author in 2021 and five things I want to do next year (podcast-related) …

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Episode 43

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…

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How to support this podcast?

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A self-publishing update: Vella, a day without earnings, and business decisions… A self-published author's diary

Because sharing the downs of self-publishing is also important: a day without earning. Still: Vella is helping me earn a part-time income and making business decisions and writing progress. — Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/elodie-nowodazkij/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/elodie-nowodazkij/support
  1. A self-publishing update: Vella, a day without earnings, and business decisions…
  2. Episode 75 – Podcast reset, a quick recap and three newsletters for writers
  3. Let's talk Kindle Vella: metrics, bonus, and why I enjoy writing serialized fiction, too.
  4. BONUS – Three Black Friday Deals For Writers (2022)
  5. Defining "success" as a self-published author …
A self-published author's diary, podcast

Keeping track of indie author conferences, updating newsletter landing pages and the writing high …

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Episode 40 on Spotify

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.

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A self-publishing update: Vella, a day without earnings, and business decisions… A self-published author's diary

Because sharing the downs of self-publishing is also important: a day without earning. Still: Vella is helping me earn a part-time income and making business decisions and writing progress. — Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/elodie-nowodazkij/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/elodie-nowodazkij/support
  1. A self-publishing update: Vella, a day without earnings, and business decisions…
  2. Episode 75 – Podcast reset, a quick recap and three newsletters for writers
  3. Let's talk Kindle Vella: metrics, bonus, and why I enjoy writing serialized fiction, too.
  4. BONUS – Three Black Friday Deals For Writers (2022)
  5. Defining "success" as a self-published author …
A self-published author's diary, podcast

Good news, using netgalley as an indie author (part 1), getting a spike in free ebooks in germany (not sure why)…

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Episode 39 on Spotify

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.

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). 

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A self-publishing update: Vella, a day without earnings, and business decisions… A self-published author's diary

Because sharing the downs of self-publishing is also important: a day without earning. Still: Vella is helping me earn a part-time income and making business decisions and writing progress. — Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/elodie-nowodazkij/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/elodie-nowodazkij/support
  1. A self-publishing update: Vella, a day without earnings, and business decisions…
  2. Episode 75 – Podcast reset, a quick recap and three newsletters for writers
  3. Let's talk Kindle Vella: metrics, bonus, and why I enjoy writing serialized fiction, too.
  4. BONUS – Three Black Friday Deals For Writers (2022)
  5. Defining "success" as a self-published author …
A self-published author's diary, podcast

Another (hard) lesson learned as indie author, getting back into a writing routine and more…

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Episode 38

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:

Don’t hesitate to ask me a question per email or record a question…

How to support this podcast?

Thank you so much for listening!

A self-publishing update: Vella, a day without earnings, and business decisions… A self-published author's diary

Because sharing the downs of self-publishing is also important: a day without earning. Still: Vella is helping me earn a part-time income and making business decisions and writing progress. — Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/elodie-nowodazkij/message Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/elodie-nowodazkij/support
  1. A self-publishing update: Vella, a day without earnings, and business decisions…
  2. Episode 75 – Podcast reset, a quick recap and three newsletters for writers
  3. Let's talk Kindle Vella: metrics, bonus, and why I enjoy writing serialized fiction, too.
  4. BONUS – Three Black Friday Deals For Writers (2022)
  5. Defining "success" as a self-published author …
  6. Kickstarter for Authors: What To Do When Your Kickstarter Does Not Get Funded … (and what I would do differently)
  7. Ten days after my latest book release (sold copies, reviews and what comes next) and a peek inside this author's day on release day.
  8. Trying out a new book review strategy and SO MANY emotions about the release of #SweetsForLove
  9. Announcements: Summer Break and Self-Publishing/Writing Ask Me Anything
  10. Self-publishing reflection: planning and goals (Vella, novellas, marketing and more…)

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