Episode 16

Published on:

13th Mar 2019

S1E16: On publishing, with author Tim Lewis

In this bonus episode of The Editing Podcast, Denise and Louise talk to Tim Lewis, host of the Begin Self-Publishing Podcast and author of tree time-travel novellas (Timeshock series), three fantasy novels (Magpies and Magic series), and Social Media Networking.


  • Benefits and challenges of working with a professional editor who’s also a family member
  • Trust and personal relationships
  • Constructive criticism and the author/editor relationship: Best vs best-fit relationships
  • Marketing tips: Social media; sales versus visibility; tagging and quoting
  • The culture of free and its impact on book sales
  • Building an author platform and understanding your social media audience
  • Podcasting for indie authors
  • Using your book as a marketing tool to grow your business
  • Structural outlining: Planning versus pantsing
  • Author tip: Starting with a shorter project to learn the basics of self-publishing and hone your craft

Talk to Tim

  • Begin Self-Publishing Podcast: https://beginselfpublishing.com/
  • Stoneham Press: https://stonehampress.com/
  • Twitter: @StonehamPress
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BSPPodcast/
  • YouTube: http://bit.ly/2TxQZml
  • Social Media Networking: How to Use Social Media to Get the Job You Want, Find Love, Get Business Success and Boost Your Travel Experience: https://amzn.to/2TyfmjZ

Denise and Louise

Music credit

‘Vivacity’ Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

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About the Podcast

The Editing Podcast
Make your editing and writing life easier with Denise and Louise
Editing your book is essential, whether you do it yourself or work with a pro. Join two professional editors, Denise Cowle and Louise Harnby, as they explore ways in which authors can make their publishing journeys easier. If you want to learn how to improve your writing and self-editing with tips, tools and guidance, The Editing Podcast is for you.

About your hosts

Louise Harnby

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Louise is a line editor, copyeditor and proofreader who works with indie authors of commercial fiction. She specializes in crime, thrillers and mysteries. Louise lives in Norwich, England. Don't ask her to say 'bootiful' or there'll be even more trouble!

Denise Cowle

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Denise is a copyeditor and proofreader who works with publishers, businesses and independent authors. She specializes in non-fiction, particularly education, business and social sciences.
Denise lives in Glasgow, Scotland. Don’t ask her to say ‘curly wurly’ or there might be a murrrdurrr!