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Weekly Write-Up: 20th February 2019

by Tom Ashford

Welcome to the SPF Weekly Write-Up, where each Wednesday we collect together the self-publishing news of the week so you don’t have to.

Just a short one this week: the Self Publishing Show passes the one million download mark, and Mark Dawson promotes self-publishing on BBC Radio 4.


Last Friday the Self Publishing Show hit a major milestone – one million podcast downloads!

It’s a momentous achievement, so a big congratulations are in order for Mark and James (as well as all our wonderful guests and everyone else involved in making the show such a success). Here’s to the next million!

The Self Publishing Show is also available to watch on YouTube (we’re not quite at 1,000,000 views yet), along with a whole host of new video content about writing and marketing. Make sure to subscribe to our channel here.

Indie vs. Traditional Publishing – The Great Debate

Our very own Mark Dawson will be appearing on BBC Radio 4 this Wednesday (that’s today!) at 3pm to debate someone from the traditional publishing world on the benefits of indie publishing. Exciting!

Don’t worry – for those outside of the UK (or those of us inside the UK without a TV license), we’ll be recording it and posting it in the FB group afterwards.

Tom Ashford

Tom Ashford

Tom Ashford is a professional copywriter, author of numerous dark fantasy and sci-fi novels, and the Head of Content at the Self Publishing Formula Blog. His books include the Blackwater trilogy and the Checking Out series.

He lives in London with his wife, in an apartment that doesn’t allow pets. Find out more about Tom here.