Megan Publishing Services Podcast

100 EpisodesProduced by Owen Jones - Indie AuthorWebsite

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

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Amazon Blows It’s Benevolent Image

August 22nd, 2019

2:52

Amazon Blows It's Benevolent Image when it terminates small sellers' accounts for high-falutin' 'reasons' that it won't explain in layman's terms

Dietary Deficiencies

August 21st, 2019

2:31

Do you suffer from dietary deficiencies? It is easy to fall into a dietary rut, and more is being discovered about our bodies and its needs all the time...

Free Audiobooks!

July 26th, 2019

2:40

Come and get your free audiobooks now! I am giving away a few copies of my most popular audiobooks (complete versions). First come, first served! Why …

Daddy’s Hobby – Hinter ihrem Lächeln

July 3rd, 2019

3:07

Lek ist als Älteste von vier Geschwistern in eine typische Familie von Reisbauern hineingeboren worden. Sie hatte nie erwartet, dass sich ihr Leben anders entwickeln würde als das ihrer Klassenkameradinnen in ihrem Dorf …

Brexit and Politicians

May 12th, 2019

2:37

I oppose Brexit! I am a remainer! I don't trust politicians of any creed, colour or nationality, so I reckon that the more there are, the safer we …

The Megan Series Audiobooks

May 2nd, 2019

4:03

The Megan Series is a collection of twenty-three novelettes telling the story of psychic, Celtic teen Megan's quest for help with her paranormal …

Are Indie Authors Their Own Worst Enemies?

May 1st, 2019

2:38

Are Indie authors there own worst enemies? Have they unwittingly priced themselves out of the market because they don't understand how Amazon makes money? Read on to find out...

The Eternal Plan – Revealed Audiobook

May 1st, 2019

2:07

The Eternal Plan - Revealed by the medium Colin Jones is now out in audiobook format. It makes for very tranquil, peaceful and educational listening

Tiger Lily of Bangkok

April 26th, 2019

1:04

Tiger Lily of Bangkok - When the Seeds of Revenge Blossom opens when Lily was a happy little girl, which lasted until an 'uncle' started to abuse her from the age of eleven. She became shy and introverted, leading a …

Dog’s Life Audiobook

April 25th, 2019

2:26

Dog's Life Audiobook

How to Give Your Dog a Real Dog's Life Audiobook

(and make him love you for doing it!)

by

Owen Jones

Narrated by

Justine Ellis

‘How to Give Your Dog a Real Dog’s Life – and make him love you for doing it’ …

The Ghouls of Calle Goya – Audiobook

April 17th, 2019

4:58

Frank and Joy head for Calle Goya in Fuengirola on the Costa del Sol, Spain, but unexplainable occurrences turn their dream honeymoon into a …

Behind The Smile – Daddy’s Hobby

March 28th, 2019

5:01

Lek was born the eldest child of four in a typical rice farming family. She did not expect to do anything any different from the other girls in her class in the northern rice belt of Thailand six hundred kilometres …

UK Post Office

February 27th, 2019

2:19

The UK Post Office used to be a very respected establishment. I don't know when that changed, but sometime over the last fifteen years while I was out of the country. Now the Post Office is very expensive...

The First Jukebox in Barry

February 26th, 2019

3:44

When I was a young man, in the Seventies, I used to sing in pubs on a Thursday or Friday night and I remember the first jukebox in Barry well...

The Eyes of Death

February 19th, 2019

2:33

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

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 …

Donald L Vasicek

February 10th, 2019

5:16

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

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 …

When a Book Costs Less Than a Drink…

August 17th, 2018

2:27

A Night in Annwn - one of the free audiobooks on MPS

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 …

#FBPE – The Anti-Brexit Twitter Hashtag

August 5th, 2018

3:09

#FBPE - The Anti-Brexit Twitter Hashtag

#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 …

Spamming YouTube

August 5th, 2018

2:26

Spamming YouTube

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 …

Water Supply

July 31st, 2018

2:10

Megan Goes Yachting

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 …

Being Ill in the Countryside

July 31st, 2018

2:21

Being Ill in the Countryside

 

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 …

Fourth of July

July 31st, 2018

3:17

Fourth of July

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, …

Cruelty to Snakes

July 31st, 2018

2:44

Golden Tree Snake

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 …

Linguistic Sloppiness

July 31st, 2018

2:46

Linguistic Sloppiness

Linguistic Sloppiness

As my regular readers will know, I am fascinated by languages, so I have noticed a strange shift in the …

Marketing Your Work

July 30th, 2018

2:19

Marketing for Small Businesses in 52 Parts

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 …

American versus English

July 30th, 2018

4:32

American versus English

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 …

Site Maintenance

July 30th, 2018

3:19

Site Maintenance

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 …

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)

Getting My Thai Wife to the UK (part 213)

Those of my regular readers who have followed the five-year saga of …

Carling Black Label

July 25th, 2018

2:21

Carling Black Label

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 …

August 2017

July 22nd, 2018

2:25

August 2017

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 …

Search Engines

July 22nd, 2018

3:01

Search Engines

Search Engines

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

Free Books on Amazon

July 22nd, 2018

2:29

Free Books on Amazon

Free Books and Amazon

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

Residence Permit for Spain (final part)

July 22nd, 2018

2:10

Residence Permit for Spain (final part)

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 …

Facebook Friends Part 1

July 22nd, 2018

4:00

Facebook Friends

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 …

Facebook Friends Part 2

July 22nd, 2018

3:03

Facebook Friends Part 2

Facebook Friends Part 2

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

NaNoWriMo 2017

July 22nd, 2018

3:20

The Beginning - volume 7 in the series Behind The Smile - my NaNoWriMo 2017 entry

NaNoWriMo 2017

I just finished NaNoWriMo 2017, my fifth consecutive …

Reviews of Books on Amazon

July 22nd, 2018

2:32

Reviews of Books on Amazon

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 …

Bangkok Red Light District

July 22nd, 2018

2:24

Bangkok Red Light District

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 …

Growing Old Abroad

July 21st, 2018

Growing Old Abroad

Growing Old Abroad

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

Lek – The Beginning – Review

July 21st, 2018

2:59

The Beginning - volume 7 in the series Behind The Smile

The Beginning

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

(volume 7)

by Owen Jones

Thai Food in Fuengirola

July 21st, 2018

2:21

Thai Food in Fuengirola

Thai Food in Fuengirola

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

Pirated eBooks – Writers

July 21st, 2018

2:50

Pirated eBooks - Writers

Pirated eBooks - Writers

There seems to be two schools of though amongst writers concerning pirated ebooks: those who think …

Google Bias and Blacklisting

July 21st, 2018

2:34

Google Bias and Blacklisting

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 …

Citibank and Gambling

July 21st, 2018

3:23

Citibank and Gambling

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 …

Belize Visitors

July 21st, 2018

1:27

Visitors from Belize

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 …

Your Computer: The Spy You Trust

July 20th, 2018

2:16

Your Computer: The Spy You Trust

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 …

British Bureaucracy

June 30th, 2018

2:28

British Bureaucracy

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 …

Beware Amazon Book Rankings!

June 23rd, 2018

2:55

Beware Amazon Book Rankings!

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 …

A Life in Twenty-Two Kilos

June 22nd, 2018

2:09

A Life in Twenty-Two Kilos

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 …

MPS Blog Reaches New Heights!

June 21st, 2018

2:30

MPS Blog Reaches New Heights!

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 …

Arrival in the UK

June 20th, 2018

3:31

Arrival in the UK

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 …

Liverpool vs Real Madrid

June 17th, 2018

1:54

Liverpool vs Real Madrid

Liverpool vs Real Madrid

It was Liverpool vs Real Madrid in some football cup final or other in our local pub in Fuengirola …

There Be Demons

June 9th, 2018

2:04

There Be Demons

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 …

M. K. Theodoratus

June 7th, 2018

4:17

M. K. Theodoratus - Author

M. K. Theodoratus

1 Name M. K. Theodoratus

Website www.mktheodoratus.com

Blog http://kaytheo.blogspot.com -- Fantasy Thoughts …

Tiger Lily Audiobook

June 6th, 2018

1:58

Tiger Lily Audiobook

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 …

Jailed – Locked in, but Locked Out!

June 5th, 2018

3:32

Jailed - Locked In, But Locked Out!

Jailed - Locked in, but Locked Out!

At six o'clock yesterday evening, I decided that I wouldn't go to the local pub …

Facebook and Its Spam Detectors

May 30th, 2018

3:15

Facebook and its Spam Detectors

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, …

Teachers’ Uses for PLR

May 25th, 2018

3:17

Teachers' Uses for PLR

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 …

Quick Blog or Website

May 25th, 2018

3:01

Quick Blog or Website

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 …

Why Every Webmaster Needs PLR Content

May 23rd, 2018

2:21

Why Every Webmaster Needs PLR Content

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 …

Final Preparations for the UK

May 21st, 2018

2:19

Final Preparations for the UK

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 …

Brexit – An Undiscussed Consequence

May 20th, 2018

2:01

Brexit - An Undiscussed Consequence

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, …

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

May 20th, 2018

2:41

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Originally by Washington Irving

Abridged by Fiza Pathan and Michelangelo Zane

Illustrated by …

PLR Pension Fund

May 19th, 2018

3:53

PLR Pension Fund

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 …

PLR Can Be Useful for Authors

May 17th, 2018

3:04

Owen Jones

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 …

Crater’s Edge

May 16th, 2018

2:55

Crater's Edge

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 …

Uses for PLR

May 15th, 2018

4:01

Uses for PLR by Owen Jones

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 …

Holidays for Webmasters

May 13th, 2018

2:51

Holidays for Webmasters

Holidays for Webmasters Exclusive!

$7.99 for Two Weeks or More!

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

Building a Website Using PLR

May 11th, 2018

4:19

Building a Website Using PLR

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 …

PLR Articles for Sale

May 9th, 2018

2:21

PLR Articles for Sale

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 …

Megan’s Visitors’ Stats!

May 8th, 2018

1:21

Megan's Visitors' Stats

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.

PLR Articles and The Self-Employed

May 7th, 2018

3:38

PLR Articles and The Self-Employed

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 …

Children’s Uses For the Internet and PLR Articles

May 6th, 2018

4:42

Children's Uses For the Internet and PLR Articles

Children's Uses For the Internet and PLR Articles

Would you like your children to be one step ahead …

The Golden Hour

May 4th, 2018

2:07

The Golden Hour

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 …

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