80 episodes

Join the SPA Girls for a weekly show with information, tips and advice on how to get started with self publishing your books. If you're new to self publishing, we'll help you dip your toes in the water, answer the questions you were too afraid to ask, and generally show you that it's a great place to be!

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    • 5.0, 9 Ratings

Join the SPA Girls for a weekly show with information, tips and advice on how to get started with self publishing your books. If you're new to self publishing, we'll help you dip your toes in the water, answer the questions you were too afraid to ask, and generally show you that it's a great place to be!

    SPA Girls Podcast – EP241 – Power Words

    SPA Girls Podcast – EP241 – Power Words

    In this episode we talk about power words. Those take action words that entice someone to click the link on your ad. Click buy now on Amazon. Keep reading the next chapter of your book even though it's well past bedtime!

    • 40 min
    SPA Girls Podcast – EP240 – BETA Readers, ARCs and Reviews

    SPA Girls Podcast – EP240 – BETA Readers, ARCs and Reviews

    Have you been told you need more reviews, but you don't know how to get them? Are you wanting to find some BETA readers, but can't figure out where they lurk? Ever wondered who you send an ARC to, and what you get in return? 



    This is the episode for you!



    We go through each topic, explaining the terms, telling you how to find more of them, and why they're all so important to us as writers. 

    • 42 min
    SPA Girls Podcast – EP239 – How to Be Creative When You Don’t Feel Like It

    SPA Girls Podcast – EP239 – How to Be Creative When You Don’t Feel Like It

    Sometimes the muse has left the building.



    Or you’re tired.



    Or something happens that you weren’t expecting. Yeah, like a pandemic. That’ll do it!



    There are probably very few people who haven’t felt the panic or sense of doom and gloom in some small way, and others far worse than the SPAGirls.



    It’s fair to say that we all took a moment (read a week or three) to get our heads back in the game, and even if you didn’t, that’s okay. Don’t beat yourself up about anything you didn’t do or won’t do if that is the case because it won’t change anything or make you feel better.



    However, if you’re like us, you’ll be ready to get back in the game. Writing is our livelihood, and we’re doing okay, so we thought we’d give you a few things that helped us.

    • 42 min
    SPA Girls Podcast – EP238 – Simple Marketing You Can Do Right Now

    SPA Girls Podcast – EP238 – Simple Marketing You Can Do Right Now

    This week the SPA Girls cover free and cheap (and simple!) marketing activities you can do right now! Many of those we talk about require nothing but a short time block and some brain-juice. We hope this inspires you - but please don't feel like you have to do them All At Once. Chip away, one activity at a time, as you have the time and energy, and you'll be on the road to better marketing.

    • 46 min
    SPA Girls Podcast – EP237 – Deep Editing For Beginners

    SPA Girls Podcast – EP237 – Deep Editing For Beginners

    In this episode, we talk with the wonderfully talented author Louisa George. She takes us through the editing process for those starting out in their publishing journey, or those of us who need a refresher on what should be done before we publish our books.

    • 44 min
    SPA Girls Podcast – EP236 – Wellness for Writers at Home

    SPA Girls Podcast – EP236 – Wellness for Writers at Home

    If you're anything like us, you're sitting around even more than usual at the moment... But never fear, the SPA Girls have you covered! We talk with osteopath Freya Scollay about how to keep active in difficult times, as well as what we can do as writers to keep ourselves in the best health possible.

    If you want to find out how to keep yourself healthy and fit in strange and unusual times (or even every day times) this is the episode for you!

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Moirajeen ,

SPA Girls - Great for digestion

By far my fave self publishing podcast, these gals deliver oodles of info and excellent advice in an entertaining - and at times quite hilarious - way.

The amount of knowledge required for self publishing can seem overwhelming, so if you’re feeling as if you’ve bitten off more than you can chew, this podcast is great at serving helpful, bite-sized portions so you can savour the information instead of choking on it.

Love it.

KiwiJulie ,

Informative and entertaining

SPA Girls has become one of my must-listen writer / author podcasts each and every week. I like the podcasts that provide excellent author, marketing and publishing tips and the interview episodes are always inspiring as well. Honestly, every episode I write down a good tip or item for my to do list. Of course, the best thing for me, is they are in Aotearoa as well - I love hearing our Kiwi accent on an author podcast. Highly recommended for any author or aspiring author.

LizelvZ ,

Love the SPA Girls

So informative - this is my “go to” when I need info. They have a broad range of advice for Authors and are honest in their podcasts! Highly recommend

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