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Could you write and publish a bestseller in one year?

Could you write and publish a bestseller in one year?

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United States

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Could you write and publish a bestseller in one year?

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English


Episodes

EP018: Archive Rerun - Behind Sarah Pinborough’s Eyes!

9/27/2020
In this week’s episode from the BXP Archives… Sarah Pinborough has had over twenty novels published and written for TV and film. Sarah’s new thriller Behind Her Eyes is getting incredible buzz after a heated auction. Sarah is always funny, insightful and often eye-wateringly honest. Brace yourselves for one of our most entertaining author chats yet… WARNING: Contains strong […] The post EP018: Behind Sarah Pinborough’s Eyes! appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:55:12

EP286: Carole Matthews — Write with your Heart

9/20/2020
Carole Matthews has sold over 6 million books in 31 countries. She’s written two books a year for the last ten years and was inducted into the Festival of Romance Hall of Fame. She tells us how it all started with a writing competition, why you shouldn’t be afraid to abandon a book, why being […] The post EP286: Carole Matthews — Write with your Heart appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:59:18

EP017: Archive Rerun - Million-Selling Indie Secrets | Shannon Mayer Returns

9/13/2020
In this week’s episode from the BXP Archives… The second part of our interview with bestselling Indie author Shannon Mayer who recently hit #2 in the main Amazon.com charts outselling Stephen King and other greats. We talk about her new deal with Amazon, ‘hybrid’ authors, the importance of an author’s intent, being business-like and collaboration. […] The post Rerun EP017: Million-Selling Indie Secrets | Shannon Mayer Returns appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:08:27

EP285: Philip C. Quaintrell — The Bestseller Breaking All The Rules

9/6/2020
Philip C. Quaintrell is in Amazon’s top 1.8% of self-published authors. He does this with no marketing spend, no newsletter, and epic fantasy novels so massively epic that even Brandon Sanderson would quake at their page count. He’s also one of the nicest authors we’ve interviewed. He gives us the lowdown on how he moved […] The post EP285: Philip C. Quaintrell — The Bestseller Breaking All The Rules appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:58:02

EP016: Archive Rerun - How Do I Get An Agent? | Federica Leonardis & Sonya Lalli

8/30/2020
In this week’s episode from the BXP Archives… ‘How do I get a literary agent?’ is one of the most common questions asked by new writers, so we asked Federica Leonardis, founder of Martin Leonardis Literary Management, and her debut novelist Sonya Lalli. PODCAST Links… Sign up to the BXP2020 Challenge here: https://bestsellerexperiment.com/bxp2020/ Get 20% […] The post Rerun EP016: How Do I Get An Agent? | Federica Leonardis & Sonya Lalli appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:56:16

EP284: Deep Dive - Indie Publishing with Caffeine Nights

8/29/2020
What can an indie publisher offer to authors that the big houses cannot? MD of Caffeine Nights Darren Laws and author Timothy Adler show us how the bespoke service that an indie publisher provides can be more effective for authors in key genres. They answer listener questions on marketing, ebook pricing, selling into online and […] The post EP284: Deep Dive – Deep Dive – Indie Publishing with Caffeine Nights appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:05:15

EP283: Caro Ramsay — Everything Happens for a Reason

8/23/2020
Caro Ramsay is the author of the critically acclaimed Anderson and Costello series, the first of which, Absolution, was shortlisted for the CWA’s New Blood Dagger for best debut of the year. In a hugely entertaining interview she tells us how life-changing trauma led to an incredible career as an award-winning writer. In this episode […] The post EP283: Caro Ramsay — Everything Happens for a Reason appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:03:13

EP015: Archive Rerun - Mark Huckerby & Nick Ostler | Peter Rabbit vs Werewolves

8/17/2020
In this week’s episode from the BXP Archives… Emmy winners and BAFTA-nominated, Huckerby & Ostler are one of the most successful TV writing partnerships around, and with their new novel, Defender Of The Realm, they’ve created a fantastic children’s adventure series. PODCAST Links… Sign up to the BXP2020 Challenge here: https://bestsellerexperiment.com/bxp2020/ Get 20% off PROWRITING AID here! […] The post Rerun EP015: Mark Huckerby & Nick Ostler | Peter Rabbit vs Werewolves appeared first...

Duration:01:07:44

EP282: Rachel Winters — Would Like to Meet a Bestseller

8/9/2020
Rachel Winters’ debut novel Would Like to Meet is an Amazon bestseller with rights sold in 14 territories and there was a big Hollywood auction for the film rights. Rachel tells us how her background as an editor enabled her to think of the book as 360 degree project — digital, audio and film — […] The post EP282: Rachel Winters — Would Like to Meet a Bestseller appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:08:41

EP281: Deep Dive - Bookbub Promo Tips with Paul Ardoin

8/5/2020
Paul Ardoin is the author of the Fenway Stevenson Mysteries, and when he reached five books in the series (with a sixth on the way) he decided the time was right for a Bookbub newsletter promotion. Paul talks us through the preparations he made for the promotion — including rewriting the opening of his first […] The post EP281: Deep Dive – Bookbub Promo Tips with Paul Ardoin appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:07:01

EP013: Archive Rerun - Michelle Paver | Research To The Extreme

8/2/2020
In this week’s episode from the BXP Archives… How do you research your books? Michelle Paver has written eighteen novels, including the bestselling Chronicles Of Ancient Darkness. She’s encountered killer whales, wolves, polar bears and a runaway Yak, all in the name of research. PODCAST Links… Sign up to the BXP2020 Challenge here: https://bestsellerexperiment.com/bxp2020/ Get […] The post Rerun EP013: Michelle Paver | Research To The Extreme appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:58:23

EP280: Six Accountability Tips for Writers

7/26/2020
Writing can be a solitary occupation, but it doesn’t have to be that way. The Two Marks discuss how accountability has helped them in their writing and offer six tips to help you focus on your writing, become more productive, and finish that book. PODCAST Here are some of the links we talked about in […] The post EP280: Six Accountability Tips for Writers appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:52:01

EP012: Archive Rerun - Maria Semple | How To Find Your Voice As A Writer

7/19/2020
In this week’s episode from the BXP Archives… Have you every wondered how important your “Voice” is as a writer? This week on The Bestseller Experiment podcast, New York Times success Maria Semple tells us just how essential your voice is. Maria was recently named a “Power Author” by the Hollywood Reporter, putting her alongside […] The post Rerun EP012: Maria Semple | How To Find Your Voice As A Writer appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:50:51

EP279: Sadie Jones — Writing is a Marathon

7/12/2020
Sadie’s Jones’ debut novel The Outcast was a smash hit, selling over half a million copies, but Sophie’s road to publication was a long one with over 15 years of rejection. Sadie tells us what she discovered about her writing in those years and the important lessons she learned, including what kept her writing and […] The post EP279: Sadie Jones — Writing is a Marathon appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:58:32

EP011: Archive Rerun - Writing a Bestseller | The Story So Far

7/5/2020
In this week’s episode from the BXP Archives… The two Marks bring you up to date on the trials and tribulations their nascent bestseller, the processes that they’re going through, and how two writers can work together without driving each other bonkers. PODCAST Links… Sign up to the BXP2020 Challenge here: https://bestsellerexperiment.com/bxp2020/ Get 20% off […] The post Rerun EP011: Writing a Bestseller | The Story So Far appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:45:14

EP278: James Swallow — Fuelled by Rage

6/28/2020
James Swallow is the internationally bestselling author of the Marc Dane thrillers, and he takes us through his remarkable career, which takes in Star Trek, Star Wars, Doctor Who and a BAFTA nomination. His passion for working in tie-in fiction and his own original work is infectious, and he tells why always pushing himself out […] The post EP278: James Swallow — Fuelled by Rage appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:58:58

EP010: Archive Rerun - Robin Stevens | NaNoWriMo Success Story

6/21/2020
In this week’s episode from the BXP Archives… Robin is the author of the Murder Most Unladylike Mysteries books, a middle grade series following schoolgirl detectives Daisy Wells and Hazel Wong in a 1930s English boarding school, but Robin started out on her bestselling adventure with NaNoWriMo. Robin Stevens: Website | Facebook | Twitter (@redbreastedbird) In this episode you will discover… How to […] The post Rerun EP010: Robin Stevens | NaNoWriMo Success Story appeared first on The...

Duration:00:41:32

EP277: Perseverance Pays Off — Live Show Highlights

6/14/2020
It’s all too easy to give up when your writing has been rejected, so how do you find the energy and the will to keep going? The Two Marks discuss strategies for perseverance, dealing with fear, rejection, and how to work on more than one more project at a time. Oh, there was a story […] The post EP277: Perseverance Pays Off — Live Show Highlights appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:05:58

EP009: Archive Rerun - Joe Abercrombie | Dancing Naked in the Rain

6/7/2020
In this week’s episode from the BXP Archives… Joe burst onto the fantasy scene in 2003 with his debut The Blade Itself. His books have climbed high up the Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller, and he had some unusual advice for writers when we spoke to him at GollanczFest. ABOUT JOE: Joe Abercrombie […] The post Rerun EP009: Joe Abercrombie | Dancing Naked in the Rain appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:48:27

EP275: Deep Dive - Great Newsletter Content with Caimh McDonnell

6/3/2020
Caimh McDonnell is the bestselling author of the Dublin Trilogy and has one of the most entertaining and engaging newsletters out there with 10,000 subscribers and an astonishing open rate. Caimh answers our listener questions with tips on how to create great newsletters, even if you’re still writing your first novel, or launching the latest […] The post EP275: Deep Dive – Great Newsletter Content with Caimh McDonnell appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:04:23