Episode 9

Published on:

29th Jul 2020

Publishing your first book

In this episode we celebrate the launch of our first book Freelancing for Journalists. We talk to freelance journalists and published authors Michelle Rawlins and Frank Shennan about getting your first non-fiction book published and navigating the world of agents, ghost writing and self-publishing.

Michelle has recently released Women of Steel which tells the stories of the feisty factory sisters who helped to win the Second World War. Frank is co-author of Rebels in Paradise, the inside story of the battle for Celtic Football Club together with a range of other non-fiction books.

The guests:

Michelle Rawlins @Mrawlins1974

Frank (Francis) Shennan @francisshennan


Crowd funding publisher https://unbound.com/

Facebook group - The No 1 author ladies buddy agency https://www.facebook.com/groups/629905610420201

Publishers Marketplace https://www.publishersmarketplace.com/

How to get published guide https://getpublished.penguin.co.uk/

Show artwork for Freelancing for Journalists

About the Podcast

Freelancing for Journalists
Lifting the lid on freelance life. Experienced freelance journalists Lily Canter and Emma Wilkinson guide you through everything you need to know about working for yourself. From where to get work, to how to get paid and everything in between.

Each episode features two guests who have made freelancing a success. From film reviewers, to travel writers to bitcoin experts and current affairs broadcasters.

Packed with trade secrets, top tips and amusing anecdotes this is an unmissable How To guide for anyone interested in freelance journalism life.

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