The Pen to Published Podcast

With Alexa Whitten and Alexa Tewkesbury

The Pen to Published Podcast will help you if you're thinking of writing a book. Even if you've started, but got a bit stuck, then this podcast is for you!

Perhaps you have an idea but don't know where to start?

The Pen to Published podcast is all about the self-publishing option - and how you need to think of 'who you are writing for, how you are going to market it, and what steps you need to include on your writing journey.'

We will be covering;

  • Planning your book, and why that's critical,
  • editing your book - why that's important,
  • how to get the book looking great, typesetting tips and cover design,
  • and finally how to market your book.

We cover fiction, children's books, and business books too.

The Pen to Published Podcast

Series One: Getting Started

This series explains all the things you need to know BEFORE you start writing. You're introduced to Alexa Tewksbury (editor, and author) and Alexa Whitten, (Typesetter, independent publisher and author) and they tell you all things any keen writer needs to know when they embark on the author journey. All the series will end with an author interview, and for series one, it was Kylie Dixon, author of Inkcap and the Nethers. (Her second book, Inkcap and the blight of the bonnets to be released in Oct)

Series Two: The Editing Process

In this series the two Alexa's talk all things editing. So, how the process works, what to look out for, how to choose your editor and what to expect when your manuscript gets edited. This is an invaluable resource for any new author to be, so subscribe and listen for insightful information which will help you understand a complex process.

Series Three: Typesetting

In series 3 we talk about typesetting. How to make sure your book stands out; from creating the cover, to clear, easy to read formatting inside. There is an art to book design and so many first time authors make classic mistakes when they self-publish. This series will steer you on the right path to setting out your book.

Series Four: Top Tips & Tricks

This bonus series is packed full of tips and tricks for getting your book ready for publishing. We cover everything from strap lines, blurbs and bios to terms used in editing and proofreading and answering your questions about all things writing and editing. And look out for some very special guests in Episodes 7 and 8!

Series Five: Publishing

This series is all about the publishing side of things. Knowing what to write and how to write it is important but how to publish it is the next big step. We look at what publishing is, what your options are and how to go about it, whether it’s a trad publishing deal or going solo.

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Guest Podcast episodes

Alexa on Lounging with the Lasses podcastLounging with the Lasses - With Kylie Dixon - How Alexa got started with books and all things The Northern Lass Lounge
Apple  |  Spotify

Social Bee with Louise Brogan - How to tease out the book in you, with Alexa Whitten

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Pen to Print Podcast

Pen to Print - Podcasts for Aspiring Writers - Advice to Writers from Alexa Whitten

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Alexa quoting herselfBusiness Bound with Taesha Glasgow - Alexa talks all things books.

Apple Podcast  |  Spotify  |  Google

A Bit of a Boost podcast

A Bit of a Boost with George Anderson - Journaling - How to get started and build the habit

Apple  |  Spotify  |  Google