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Indie Author Diaries


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Book Cover Design: The Cat’s Pyjamas also, listen to Episode 13

Book Formatting: Book Reality Academy ebook formatting course also, listen to Episode 14

Book Editing: Celtic Frog Editing Services, also, listen to Episode 15.

Programs Mentioned

Writing Programs
Microsoft Word
Pro-writing Aid

Graphics Programs
(for covers, website banners and social media etc.)

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Gimp2
  • Pixelmator
  • Canva

Writing Books Mentioned

Writing Craft Books

  • Understanding Show Don’t Tell by Janice Hardy

Business, Mindset, Marketing & Writer Lifestyle Books

  • Work Smarter, Live Better by Cyril Peupion

Other Writing Podcasts We Like

  • The Science Fiction & Fantasy Marketing Podcast
  • The Creative Penn
  • Self Publishing Journeys (Paul Teague’s Self Publishing Diary)
  • The Bestseller Experiment
  • The Misfit’s Guide to Writing Indie Romance
  • Author Like a Boss
  • The Self Publishing Show

Our 2018 Favourites


  • Sarah’s fave song: Tell Me You Love Me by Demi Lavato
  • Lisa’s fave song: Little Boxes by Malvina Reynolds & Waiting for Superman by Daughtry


  • Sarah’s fave movie: Dumplin
  • Lisa’s fave movie: The Incredibles 2 & How to Train A Dragon (movie 1)


  • Sarah’s fave book: Making Faces by Amy Harmon
  • Lisa’s Fave books: Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman & Bombproof by Michael Robotham (also forgot to mention Everless by Sara Holland)

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