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EP125: Steve Cavanagh - Author on the verge of a massive breakthrough - The Bestseller Experiment

7/16/2018
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Steve Cavanagh is the author of the Eddie Flynn legal thrillers The Defence, The Plea, The Liar and now, with his new book Thirteen, he is on the verge of a bestselling breakthrough. Steve brings his legal expertise to his writing and creates compelling characters and nail-biting thrillers, and co-presents the Two Crime Writers And […] The post EP125: Steve Cavanagh – Author on the verge of a massive breakthrough appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:35:16

EP124 Teaser: Beta Readers - The Bestseller Experiment

7/13/2018
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Feedback from Beta Readers can transform your writing, but how do you find them? How should you work with them? And should you become one yourself? Discover more in this week’s Deep Dive as Mark Stay is joined by Julian Barr. Hear more at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/support PODCAST Find out more at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality Thanks for listening and […] The post EP124 Teaser: Beta Readers appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:02:29

EP123: Warren Adler - The Master of Dysfunction - The Bestseller Experiment

7/9/2018
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Warren Adler is best known for his classic bestseller The War of the Roses and has had the most incredible career as a writer of novels, stage plays, poems, essays and short stories. He was also an eBook pioneer and paved the way for countless indie authors. Warren’s first novel was published when he was […] The post EP123: Warren Adler – The Master of Dysfunction appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:50:22

EP121 Teaser: State of the (publishing nation) with Sam Missingham - The Bestseller Experiment

7/2/2018
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Hey Patreon supporters, we have over a month’s backlog of recordings on the podcast at the moment, but we wanted you to have this one hot off the press before it goes live to the general public in the middle of August (yes, really!). Sam Missingham has become one of the most influential voices in […] The post EP121 Teaser: State of the (publishing nation) with Sam Missingham appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:02:29

EP122: The kids are all right! Live Show with Amber Caravéo - The Bestseller Experiment

7/2/2018
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The highlights from our live show with Children’s Literary Agent Amber Caravéo! Amber was formerly a commissioning editor at Random House Children’s Books and Editorial Director at Orion Children’s Books and is co-founder of Skylark Literary – an agency specialising in children’s authors. Amber has worked some incredible children’s authors including Liz Kessler, Caroline Lawrence, […] The post EP122: The kids are all right! Live Show with Amber Caravéo appeared first on The Bestseller...

Duration:00:58:50

EP120: The Quanderhorn Xperimentations with Rob Grant and Andrew Marshall - The Bestseller Experiment

6/25/2018
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Mr. Stay spoke to a pair of his TV writing heroes at the MCM Comic Con in London recently. Rob Grant is the co-creator of the classic science fiction comedy Red Dwarf, and Andrew Marshall is best-known for the BBC comedy Two Point Four Children. Together they have created a fantastic BBC radio comedy series […] The post EP120: The Quanderhorn Xperimentations with Rob Grant and Andrew Marshall appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:45:19

EP119: Crowdfunding tips with Jimmy Leach - The Bestseller Experiment

6/18/2018
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Crowdfunding is an increasingly common and way for authors to make their project come to life. But how to do this if you’re queasy about asking for money? Jimmy is the Head of Crowdfunding at Unbound Books and he talked us through to dos and don’ts of raising money for creative projects. To support […] The post EP119: Crowdfunding tips with Jimmy Leach appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:45:18

EP118 Teaser: Rights - The Bestseller Experiment

6/15/2018
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In one of our Industry Insider Deep Dives we talk to Jessica Purdue from the Orion Publishing Group’s Rights department about TV/Film rights, royalties, licences, renewals, translations, co-editions and all sorts of other fascinating ways for authors to make money from their work. Hear more at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/support PODCAST Find out more at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality Thanks for […] The post EP118 Teaser: Rights appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:02:29

EP117: Gareth L Powell - How to sing a space opera - The Bestseller Experiment

6/11/2018
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Gareth L Powell is one of the most generous authors on social media and a font of writing wisdom. He’s also the award-winning author of the Ack-Ack Macaque trilogy, his short stories have appeared in Interzone, Clarkesworld, and The Year’s Best Science Fiction, and he has written for The Guardian, The Irish Times, 2000AD and […] The post EP117: Gareth L Powell – How to sing a space opera appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:38:30

EP116 Teaser: Adaptation - The Bestseller Experiment

6/11/2018
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This week’s topic of adaptation came from one of our Patreon supporters and listeners Julian Barr, who joined me to discuss the various methods for adapting from one medium to another, including radio, epic poems, novels, TV and feature films. Hear more at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/support PODCAST BUY Back to Reality – the novel from the Podcast […] The post EP116 Teaser: Adaptation appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:02:29

EP115: Julie Wassmer - The Pearl of Whitstable - The Bestseller Experiment

6/4/2018
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Julie Wassmer is an EastEnder who has written for EastEnders and she’s now bumping off the locals in her wonderful series of novels The Whitstable Pearl Mysteries. I met Julie by the seaside on a beautiful summer’s day at Whitstable and we chatted about the town, its strong sense of community, and how it has […] The post EP115: Julie Wassmer – The Pearl of Whitstable appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:37:11

EP114 Teaser: Criticism - The Bestseller Experiment

6/3/2018
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In this Deep Dive we take a look at one of the hardest parts of being a writer: coping with criticism. It can come in many forms: from writing groups, reviews, social media and more. We look at strategies on how to deal with criticism and how you can make it work for you. Hear […] The post EP114 Teaser: Criticism appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:02:29

EP113: Sharon Bolton and the Mysteries of Mystery Fiction - The Bestseller Experiment

5/28/2018
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Sharon Bolton (aka SJ Bolton) is the bestselling and award-winning thriller author of the Lacey Flint series and her writing continues the tradition of gothic mystery, mixed with the pace of page-turning modern crime thrillers. It was great fun to discuss her new novel, The Craftsman, we played backlist bingo, and we answered listener questions. […] The post EP113: Sharon Bolton and the Mysteries of Mystery Fiction appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:30:20

EP112: Deborah Haywood - Pin Cushion - The Bestseller Experiment

5/21/2018
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This week we go to the movies with writer/director Deborah Haywood whose debut feature film Pin Cushion will be released in cinemas July 13th 2018. Deborah is BIFA-nominated and was one of Screen International’s Stars of Tomorrow and she’s an incredible writer who deftly combines the deeply personal with the magical. To support the show, […] The post EP112: Deborah Haywood – Pin Cushion appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:40:03

EP111: Live Show with Ben Willis - The Bestseller Experiment

5/14/2018
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Another special YouTube Live episode featuring Orion editor Ben Willis with contributions from our wonderful Patreon supporters! Ben worked in book publicity for Transworld and Headline before joining Orion, where he now works as a commissioning editor for Orion Fiction. If you want to get involved with our live shows, become a chart topper patron […] The post EP111: Live Show with Ben Willis appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:56:23

EP110 Teaser: Introducing Your Characters - The Bestseller Experiment

5/14/2018
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This week’s Deep Dive focuses on introducing your characters. We’ve already had a Deep Dive on writing compelling characters, but I want to focus on that moment when you first introduce them. How can you make an impact? How can you avoid cliches? I’ll discuss seven principles that will help your writing. Hear more at […] The post EP110 Teaser: Introducing Your Characters appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:02:29

EP108: Win Kelly Charles - The Curiosity Killed The Cat Kid - The Bestseller Experiment

5/7/2018
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Win Kelly Charles is a bestselling indie author who has publicly declared that she’s stepping away from Facebook after the Cambridge Analytica scandal. We talked about Win’s decision, how it affects her reach as an author, and her inspirational writing journey as someone born with cerebral palsy. To support the show, check out bestsellerexperiment.com/support Our […] The post EP109: Win Kelly Charles – The Curiosity Killed The Cat Kid appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:33:22

EP108 Teaser: Short Stories - The Bestseller Experiment

5/5/2018
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Writing short stories is hard! Cramming great character and story into just a few thousand words is a skill few writers master, but here are some tips to help you get started… Hear more at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/support PODCAST BUY Back to Reality – the novel from the Podcast Find out more at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality Thanks for listening […] The post EP108 Teaser: Short Stories appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:02:29

EP107: Isabel Ashdown's Secrets and Lies - The Bestseller Experiment

4/30/2018
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Isabel Ashdown is the author of bestselling thrillers Little Sister and Beautiful Liars. She walked away from a successful career to focus on her writing and it all stepped up a gear when she entered a competition in a newspaper… To support the show, check out bestsellerexperiment.com/support Our novel Back To Reality is out now […] The post EP107: Isabel Ashdown’s Secrets and Lies appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:46:01

EP106 Teaser: Cliches and Tropes - The Bestseller Experiment

4/29/2018
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CLICHES AND TROPES – how to identify cliches in your writing and tropes in your storytelling, and strategies for making your work stronger. Hear more at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/support PODCAST BUY Back to Reality – the novel from the Podcast Find out more at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality Thanks for listening and joining us. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave a […] The post EP106 Teaser: Cliches and Tropes appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:02:29