Megan Publishing Services Podcast

100 EpisodesProduced by Owen Jones - Indie Author

This programme contains podcasts of segments from books, and pages and posts from my website Megan Publishing Services

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The Eyes of Death

February 19th, 2019

2:30

The Eyes of Death is an interesting novella by Donald L. Vasicek concerning a girl, Hannah Powers, whose latent psychic powers were awakened after an 'accident'.

O Cuco de Andropov

February 11th, 2019

1:29

O Cuco de Andropov

Uma História de Amor, Intrigas e a KGB

por

Owen Jones

Traduzido por

Nelson Leonel De Benedetti

Um moribundo narra a história da pessoa mais incrível que ele já conheceu, uma brilhante linguista …

Donald L Vasicek

February 10th, 2019

5:37

This is our unique interview with the award-winning American author and screenwriter Donald L Vasicek, in which he talks about his work and his life.

The Fate Twister – Audiobook

February 3rd, 2019

3:33

Wayne Gamm grew up with witches and a warlock in his family near Dolgellau in north Wales, but, he didn't have the courage to follow the tradition, …

The Disallowed – Audiobook

February 2nd, 2019

5:00

'The Disallowed' is the humorous tale of a contemporary vampire family living in the first Vampire Republic in Chiang Mai Province of northern Thailand.

Daisy’s Chain – Audiobook

February 2nd, 2019

5:05

Spoilt daddy's girl, Daisy, tries to earn the affection and attention of her hard-hearted ex-Eastend gangster father, but has she bitten off more than she can chew?

Asian Shorts – Audiobook

February 1st, 2019

1:20

The Asian Shorts Audiobook is the audio version of the popular anthology of nineteen short stories using Asia or Asians in the lead

Andropov’s Cuckoo – Audiobook

February 1st, 2019

5:25

A dying man recounts the story of the most amazing person he has ever met: a brilliant Soviet linguist, whom he knew as Youriko. It is a tale of love, daring-do, spies, and danger set in Japan, Germany, Turkey, the USA, …

A Night In Annwn – Audiobook

February 1st, 2019

4:37

The audiobook for A Night In Annwn is now out and free in most cases! Read of old Willy Jones' NDE and his night in (Annwn) Heaven

Dead Centre – Press Release

January 12th, 2019

3:02

This is the Press Release for 'Dead Centre', the action-thriller by Owen Jones. It contains a review and metadata about the book, the reviewer and its source. Please feel free to reproduce it.

Boots Pharmacy Barry

December 29th, 2018

3:34

Boots Pharmacy is right in the heart of Barry and has been there all my life. In more ways than one, but nowadays it is a sad reflection of what once was...

Saga of My Bus Pass part one

December 28th, 2018

4:34

In Wales, everybody receives a free bus pass at the age of sixty. However, I didn't apply for mine until I was sixty-four, and it wasn't as easy as I'd imagined

My Wife’s Strange Dizzy Spells

December 16th, 2018

5:06

My wife suffered dizzy spells recently, which took a turn for the worse. Our doctor;s reception sent her home without seeing her, where she …

Biometric Data for Residency Cards

December 4th, 2018

2:41

My Thai wife may need a residency card to live here after Brexit - nobody really knows - and part of the application process is the provision of biometric data, but what a palaver, and a waste of time!

United Nations Special Rapporteur on UK Poverty

November 20th, 2018

4:27

Statement on Visit to the United Kingdom, by Professor Philip Alston, United Nations Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights

NANOWRIMO 2018

October 30th, 2018

2:47

NANOWRIMO 2018 starts on November 1st 2018. If you have ever dreamed of writing a book, now is the time to do it!

Promotion on Megan Publishing Services

October 23rd, 2018

1:55

Promotion on Megan Publishing Services is available in several formats for writers and other artists to make their work more widely known

The Cloud – An Internet Service Provider

October 21st, 2018

2:34

The Cloud is An 'Internet Service Provider' in the Barry area, although it could exist nationwide for all I know. It tends to be used in the larger …

Andropov’s Cuckoo – Review

September 27th, 2018

2:10

This is a review of the multi-faceted novel 'Andropov's Cuckoo', which is a political thriller - romance set in the Soviet Union of the 1970's

Iain Scott

September 25th, 2018

2:40

Iain Scott is a Singer, Impersonator and Comedian Extraordinaire. I had never head of him before the gig at O'Brien's, but I am glad I was there...

Ed Benjamin

September 20th, 2018

5:29

American author, Ed Benjamin, who is ex United States Air Force (USAF) often writes military - Air Force - dramas. Read more here...

Harry’s War – Review

September 16th, 2018

2:31

Harry's War is a novelette on the last combat mission of an F15 Eagle Driver and the first years after his retirement. It is a #mustread...

S. A. Brain Doesn’t Brew Any Longer…

September 16th, 2018

2:09

S. A. Brain Doesn't Brew Any Longer or so a Brains pub manager told me the other day, although Wikipedia doesn't mention it...

Our Visit to the Doctor

September 12th, 2018

3:13

... and left the doctor's surgery with the strange feeling that there was something he wasn't telling me. We had been in there for fifteen to twenty minutes for two check-ups

Are You Reading A Book Or Story?

September 3rd, 2018

2:20

I was talking to someone who said that he was reading my book on his tablet. Being a bit of a pedant myself, I had to stop myself from saying something, not least though because I didn't want to stem his adoration of my …

O’Brien’s – The Community Pub in the Centre of Barry

August 31st, 2018

2:39

O'Brien's - The Community Pub in the Centre of Barry - has a terrible reputation among people who don't use it, but is it unjustified? People who …

Night In Annwn Audiobook

August 25th, 2018

21:38

A Night In Annwn Audiobook

It has taken me most of this year so far to get my first audiobook - A Night In Annwn - read as an audiobook, but the process is now complete and you can listen to the first fifteen minutes …

When a Book Costs Less Than a Drink…

August 17th, 2018

2:27

When a Book Costs Less Than a Drink...

I will admit it straight from the off! I am a writer with an axe to grind and I cannot understand people who complain that books are too expensive. Most books, in the form of …

#FBPE – The Anti-Brexit Twitter Hashtag

August 5th, 2018

3:09

#FBPE - The Anti-Brexit Twitter Hashtag

Have you ever heard of #FBPE ? No, I hadn't until recently either, but apparently #FBPE is the anti-Brexit hashtag that is sweeping the country amongst those who can't see the …

Spamming YouTube

August 5th, 2018

2:26

Spamming YouTube

YouTube is owned by Google, which I will admit right up front is not one of my favourite companies. In my opinion, Google behaves like most bad, bossy fathers, demanding that you do as they say, not as …

Water Supply

July 31st, 2018

2:10

Water Supply

I didn't realise it until today, but the local water supply was cut off five days ago. Please don't assume that I don't wash often, it isn't that, we have a water tank with a capacity of a thousand litres …

Being Ill in the Countryside

July 31st, 2018

2:21

 

Being Ill in the Countryside

A lump has been growing on my back for the last week or two. I haven't paid it much attention because it didn't hurt and I have had a non-malignant lymphoma removed before. The surgeon who …

Fourth of July

July 31st, 2018

3:17

Fourth of July

From the thirteenth of September, 2004 to the fourth of July, 2005, we slept on my mother-in-law's floor in the small, rice-growing …

Cruelty to Snakes

July 31st, 2018

2:44

Cruelty to Snakes

When I arrived at the shop for a beer a few minutes ago, the 'landlady' was in a panic, because a girl had reported seeing a snake …

Linguistic Sloppiness

July 31st, 2018

2:46

Linguistic Sloppiness

As my regular readers will know, I am fascinated by languages, so I have noticed a strange shift in the BBC's reporting.
When I …

Marketing Your Work

July 30th, 2018

2:19

Marketing Your Artwork

Marketing, advertising, promoting, publicising... it's all basically the same thing, ie getting the word out there that you have something fantastic to sell. So, where do you begin?

This may sound …

American versus English

July 30th, 2018

4:32

American versus English

I have had a hard week one way and another, but mostly because of the way different people have a different take on things or even life, I suppose. A lot of it has had to do with language, I …

Site Maintenance

July 30th, 2018

3:19

Site Maintenance

Site maintenance is an important part of any webmaster's duties and has to be taken seriously, but it is not usually an onerous task.

However, in the last thirty days or so, two of the largest players on …

Patreon – What’s That All About?

July 30th, 2018

2:11

Patreon is a place for artists to form closer bonds with their fans and raise money to improve their art. In my case, this would give me more time to …

Getting My Thai Wife to the UK

July 28th, 2018

2:03

Getting My Thai Wife to the UK (part 213)

Those of my regular readers who have followed the five-year saga of my trying to get my Thai wife into the …

Carling Black Label

July 25th, 2018

2:21

Carling Black Label

I think I remember when Carling Black Label was first introduced to the widespread British beer-drinking public. There was an advert for Carling lager on television and my mother commented that that …

August 2017

July 22nd, 2018

2:25

August 2017

This is the month I have tried to take off every year since I left school. August falls in the school summer holidays in the UK. When my …

Search Engines

July 22nd, 2018

3:01

Search Engines

I should imagine that if I asked a hundred people, which is the best search engine, at least ninety percent would say Google, but how …

Free Books on Amazon

July 22nd, 2018

2:29

Free Books and Amazon

I started a page on this blog called Free Books and, needless to say, it is very popular, receiving well over three hundred …

Residence Permit for Spain (final part)

July 22nd, 2018

2:10

Residence Permit for Spain (final part)

We applied for my wife's residence permit for Spain on February 14th. 2017, although we had been working on it for a year before that. When we left Thailand in May 2016, the …

Facebook Friends Part 1

July 22nd, 2018

4:00

Facebook Friends Part 1

I recently ran a campaign to drum up support for for my latest novel, and a large part of that took place on Facebook. However, I only had 1,100 Facebook friends and it soon became apparent that I …

Facebook Friends Part 2

July 22nd, 2018

3:03

Facebook Friends Part 2

(From part one: "Then there was a huge group of 'beautiful women'. This group is the one I found most interesting. …

NaNoWriMo 2017

July 22nd, 2018

3:20

NaNoWriMo 2017

I just finished NaNoWriMo 2017, my fifth consecutive NaNoWriMo and I still enjoy it enormously. I overheard a few people talking about it a while ago, and all three of them had written their entry during …

Reviews of Books on Amazon

July 22nd, 2018

2:32

The Reviews of Books on Amazon

I have been with Amazon for a relatively very long time - since a few weeks after it started, I think, but I can't help thinking the the people at the top  - the ones running the firm (that …

Bangkok Red Light District

July 22nd, 2018

2:24

Bangkok Red Light District

I lived in Thailand for thirteen years, and visited Bangkok scores of times because my wife has family there and most visa work is carried out there too, but I'm not completely sure that there …

Growing Old Abroad

July 21st, 2018

Growing Old Abroad

Old age creeps up on us, as does getting older in general. Parents regularly wonder what happened to their youth, and older people …

Lek – The Beginning – Review

July 21st, 2018

2:59

The Beginning

Behind The Smile – The Story of Lek, A Bar Girl in Pattaya

(volume 7)

by Owen Jones

Review by Barry Boy

The Beginning is volume seven in the …

Thai Food in Fuengirola

July 21st, 2018

2:21

Thai Food in Fuengirola

I have been living and eating Thai food in Fuengirola for about a year, so I know the place fairly well. I also love Thai …

Pirated eBooks – Writers

July 21st, 2018

2:50

Pirated eBooks - Writers

There seems to be two schools of though amongst writers concerning pirated ebooks: those who think it's a good thing or …

Google Bias and Blacklisting

July 21st, 2018

2:34

Google Bias and Blacklisting

If you are still not convinced that there is such a thing as Google Bias and Blacklisting, there is a simple test that you can try. In May 2016, I wrote an article for my blog called 'Living …

Citibank and Gambling

July 21st, 2018

3:23

Citibank and Gambling

I have had my main bank account with the American giant financial organization Citibank for thirty years, but have spent more than half that time abroad and had very little contact with them, which …

Belize Visitors

July 21st, 2018

1:27

Hello Dear Readers,

Welcome to my new Belize visitors!

I have never noticed a lot of Belize visitors to this blog before. In fact, I can't remember ever having seen any reference to Belize in my logs before.

However, in …

Your Computer: The Spy You Trust

July 20th, 2018

2:16

Your Computer: The Spy You Trust

We all have some sort of computer these days, don't we? If you don't have a desktop computer, you may have a laptop, and if not those then a tablet or smartphone. If you don't have any of …

British Bureaucracy

June 30th, 2018

2:28

British Bureaucracy

My Thai wife and I arrived back in the UK for the first time in five years last Wednesday, so our first encounter with British bureaucracy was at Rhoose airport's immigration. My wife was coming in on …

Beware Amazon Book Rankings!

June 23rd, 2018

2:55

Beware Amazon Book Rankings!

If you are a reader, or a writer, you probably use Amazon book rankings at some time or another. Even if you are a bookshop owner's dream and buy your latest reads locally, the chances are …

A Life in Twenty-Two Kilos

June 22nd, 2018

2:09

A Life in Twenty-Two Kilos

Forty-four kilos is the average luggage allowance for a couple flying abroad - twenty-two kilos each. That is how much you can take with you, even if you are starting a new life – even if you …

MPS Blog Reaches New Heights!

June 21st, 2018

2:30

MPS Blog Reaches New Heights!

May 2018 was a record-breaking month for my MPS blog in terms of readership figures. The blog, which strives to inform readers and writers about the easiest and or best ways of doing things, …

Arrival in the UK

June 20th, 2018

3:31

Arrival in the UK

We had planned our arrival in the UK three months in advance and had bought flights accordingly. I had asked friends and family to look out for accommodation for us and spent a lot of the intervening …

Liverpool vs Real Madrid

June 17th, 2018

1:54

Liverpool vs Real Madrid

It was Liverpool vs Real Madrid in some football cup final or other in our local pub in Fuengirola this evening. Well, I …

There Be Demons

June 9th, 2018

2:04

There Be Demons

by M. K. Theodoratus

Review by Barry Boy

There Be Demons by M. K. Theodoratus is a (Contemporary) Fantasy Fiction written in the third person and set in a city called Trebridge on a world called Andron, …

M. K. Theodoratus

June 7th, 2018

4:17

Tiger Lily Audiobook

June 6th, 2018

1:58

Tiger Lily Audiobook

The Tiger Lily Audiobook, or the audiobook of Tiger Lily of Bangkok to be more precise, one of my novels, has been in the pipeline to be be published on Audible, Amazon and iTunes for weeks, but …

Jailed – Locked in, but Locked Out!

June 5th, 2018

3:32

Jailed - Locked in, but Locked Out!

At six o'clock yesterday evening, I decided that I wouldn't go to the local pub for a drink, as I usually do, but …

Facebook and Its Spam Detectors

May 30th, 2018

3:15

Facebook and Its Spam Detectors

I don't know whether you have been a victim of Facebook and its Spam Detectors (a.k.a. spambots) recently, but they are giving me a lot of gyp. For example, Facebook and its Spam Detectors …

Teachers’ Uses for PLR

May 25th, 2018

3:17

Teachers' Uses for PLR

A couple of years ago, when work was slack and I was looking for ways of making some extra money, I was nearly forced into teaching. Don't get me wrong, I was only dreading it because teaching …

Quick Blog or Website

May 25th, 2018

3:01

Quick Blog or Website

In this article, I will show you how to set up a quick blog on your own using pre-designed templates for the site and the content. The first thing that you will need is a host for your publication - …

Why Every Webmaster Needs PLR Content

May 23rd, 2018

2:21

Why Every Webmaster Needs PLR Content

Just to get one thing clear from the start, PLR stands for 'public limited right', and is a short way of describing an article that you have acquired, free or at a cost, which you …

Final Preparations for the UK

May 21st, 2018

2:19

Final Preparations for the UK

We have started to make our Final Preparations for the UK, since we will be flying on June 13th. which is now twenty-five days away. I can't say that I am looking forward to moving yet …

Brexit – An Undiscussed Consequence

May 20th, 2018

2:01

Brexit - An Undiscussed Consequence

The main consequences, good and bad, of Brexit - the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union - are being discussed every day in the news, but there is one that I have not …

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

May 20th, 2018

2:41

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Originally by Washington Irving

Abridged by Fiza Pathan and Michelangelo Zane

Illustrated by Farzana Cooper

Reviewed by Barry …

PLR Pension Fund

May 19th, 2018

3:53

PLR Pension Fund

Do you have a pension fund and do you think that you can rely on it to provide for all your retirement needs? Do you even trust your company or the government not to dip into it before you can? If most …

PLR Can Be Useful for Authors

May 17th, 2018

3:04

How PLR Can Be Useful for Authors

PLR can be very useful to authors, because they are such good writers. That may sound rather odd, but sometimes you …

Crater’s Edge

May 16th, 2018

2:55

Crater's Edge

by Lucy Andrews

Review by Barry Boy

Crater's Edge is a well-edited novel written in the third person in the genre of futuristic, off-world, fantasy or science-fiction.

The main protagonist is Kalen Trinner, an …

Uses for PLR

May 15th, 2018

4:01

Uses for PLR Articles

Maybe you are not sure what Private Label Rights Articles, commonly called PLR, are, so let's ensure that we are talking about the same thing here. Private Label Rights Articles are articles that …

Holidays for Webmasters

May 13th, 2018

2:51

Holidays for Webmasters Exclusive!

$7.99 for Two Weeks or More!

As the owner of every business knows, it's difficult to get away on a decent holiday, …

Building a Website Using PLR

May 11th, 2018

4:19

Building a Website Using PLR

For the purpose of this article, I am going to assume that you are a complete novice at building websites, if you are not, there are other articles on building blogs and websites elsewhere on …

PLR Articles for Sale

May 9th, 2018

2:21

PLR Articles for Sale

For the savvy webmaster who has publications in these fields, I am taking down about 125 websites and offering the targeted PLR articles  for sale. Why am I disposing of the websites, you might be …

Megan’s Visitors’ Stats!

May 8th, 2018

1:21

Megan's Visitors' Stats!

This post is meant for all those who have advertised on this blog (MPS) and all those who are thinking about it! I want to give you an update on the site's visitors' stats.

The last time that I …

PLR Articles and The Self-Employed

May 7th, 2018

3:38

PLR Articles and The Self-Employed

In this piece on PLR articles and the self-employed, we will choose a specific trades-person, say a carpenter, but the same principles apply equally well to any other self-employed …

Children’s Uses For the Internet and PLR Articles

May 6th, 2018

4:42

Children's Uses For the Internet and PLR Articles

Would you like your children to be one step ahead of the other kids in their class? And even one or …

The Golden Hour

May 4th, 2018

2:07

The Golden Hour

by M.K. Graff

Review by Barry Boy

The Golden Hour by M.K. Graff is a novel written in the third person belonging to the genre of fiction …

Lucy Andrews

May 2nd, 2018

4:45

Merchants Can Use PLR

May 1st, 2018

3:29

How Merchants Can Use PLR

I suppose that it seems quite normal to think that PLR (articles that can be rebranded as one's own) are only suitable for on line use, because that is where they are used most often, but if you …

Megan’s Free Audiobook Club

April 27th, 2018

Megan's Free Audiobook Club

Have you caught the recent bug for audiobooks? Or is it audio books? The trend is so new that the jury is still out on the nomenclature, but I am going to use 'audiobooks' until it becomes …

Twitter’s Three-day Rule

April 24th, 2018

Twitter's Three-day Rule

Do you use social media much? Whether you do or don't, you might still be unaware of Twitter's three-day rule. Twitter has …

Penpals – Do You Remember Them?

April 20th, 2018

Penpals - Do You Remember Them?

When I was a boy, and that was quite a while ago, writing letters, telephoning or sending a telegramme were just about the only means of communication over long distances.

Middle-class …

A Lonely Night in Fuengirola

April 4th, 2018

A Lonely Night in Fuengirola

I wasn't happy that night - an argument with the wife, or possibly a misunderstanding... she is Thai, I am Welsh and I …

Non-English Books

April 3rd, 2018

1:58

Non-English Books For My Blog

I run this blog as an author who writes and sells books, but I have never written or tried to sell any non-English …

Our Tenth Wedding Anniversary

April 1st, 2018

Our Tenth Wedding Anniversary

Yesterday, March 30th. was our tenth wedding anniversary. Well, one of them, anyway, since most foreigners who marry Thais get married twice and not necessarily on the same day. However, …

Moving To The UK

March 30th, 2018

1:57

Moving To The UK

I am from Wales, the UK, and my wife is Thai. Those of you who read this blog will already know this, and we have to get back to the …

Piracy and Google

March 29th, 2018

2:22

Piracy and Google

If you make anything that becomes successful, you can expect it to be copied sooner or later. In the case of physical goods, it can …

M. K. Graff - Author Interview

March 11th, 2018

8:56

Using Keywords to Attract Interested Visitors

March 10th, 2018

2:10

Using Keywords to Attract Interested Visitors

As you progress with the establishment of your blog or website, one of the main things that you need to keep an eye on is using keywords to attract interested visitors. This …

PLR Content – Why Every Webmaster Needs Some

January 12th, 2016

PLR Content - Why Every Webmaster Needs Some
Thanks for coming to this page to read my article. However, it proved to be too popular to leave as a …

Near-Death Experiences

November 27th, 2015

2:06

Near-Death Experiences

Near-death experiences, or NDE's, are phenomena that are recognized by science and religion alike and can be viewed from three …

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