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EP155: Catherine Ryan Howard - Get Your Arse In The Chair

12/9/2018
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Catherine started by self-publishing her travel adventures and has gone on to write USA Today and Irish Times bestselling thrillers. She’s now a founding member of The Inspiration Project, which is a writing retreat with a difference and she has some very practical advice for writers and their bottoms… To support the show, check out […] The post EP155: Catherine Ryan Howard – Get Your Arse In The Chair appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:19:40

EP154: Mark Billingham - From a shoutline to five million books sold

12/2/2018
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Mark Billingham is renowned for his bestselling crime thrillers, not least the Jack Thorne series. Having now sold over 5 millions copies of his books, Mark takes us through his incredible career which takes in acting, stand-up comedy, writing for TV, and a little bit of kidnapping. To support the show, check out bestsellerexperiment.com/support Our […] The post EP154: Mark Billingham – From a shoutline to five million books sold appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:18:43

EP153: From a Pitch to a Deal, with Alison Belsham

11/25/2018
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Alison Belsham tells us how her debut novel The Tattoo Thief started with a pitch at a crime festival and caught the attention of a major publisher, leading to a book deal, epic international rights sales, and a TV option… And she has some controversial thoughts on first drafts! To support the show, check out […] The post EP153: From a Pitch to a Deal, with Alison Belsham appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:41:18

EP152: Editing Masterclass with Emad Akhtar and Caroline Hulse

11/18/2018
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The highlights from our YouTube Live Show for our Patreon supporters. We talk through the editorial process with author Caroline Hulse and her editor Emad Akhtar, looking at specific pages and extracts from her book, The Adults. You can read along with the edit notes by downloading the PDFs in the show notes. To support […] The post EP152: Editing Masterclass with Emad Akhtar and Caroline Hulse appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:54:34

EP151: Matthew Reilly - How To Sell 8 Million Books Out of the Back of Your Car

11/11/2018
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Matthew Reilly self-published his first novel when he was 19, selling copies from the back of his car. Now with 8 million books sold he tops the bestseller charts worldwide and continues to thrill readers with his epic adventures. We spoke to him about his amazing career and we got answers for your listener questions. […] The post EP151: Matthew Reilly – How To Sell 8 Million Books Out of the Back of Your Car appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:03:07

EP150: Joanna Nadin - The Queen of Bloody Everything

11/4/2018
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Joanna Nadin has written over 70 award-winning books for children and adults and recently inspired Mr. Stay to completely re-write his middle-grade children’s book. She shares a flood of amazing writing tips with us and tells us why she loves to make readers cry. To support the show, check out bestsellerexperiment.com/support Our novel Back To […] The post EP150: Joanna Nadin – The Queen of Bloody Everything appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:05:49

EP149: Halloween Special with Ramsey Campbell

10/29/2018
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Ramsey Campbell is a legend of horror fiction who has been terrifying readers for over six decades, so who better to headline our Halloween special? He reveals the book that was too grim to publish, how working in a bookstore inspired a story, and the changes he has seen in the genre through his incredible […] The post EP149: Halloween Special with Ramsey Campbell appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:38:31

EP148: RJ Barker and Explosions of Joy

10/29/2018
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RJ Barker combines the page-turning thrills of a whodunnit crime thriller and the world-building of fantasy in his Wounded Kingdom series, the first of which was written in just six weeks! RJ tells us why he gets explosions of joy while writing, and this is the only episode of the podcast to cover the important […] The post EP148: RJ Barker and Explosions of Joy appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:11:03

EP147: Defying the Odds with Sherrilyn Kenyon

10/21/2018
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Sherrilyn Kenyon’s first book was published when she was still in college, since then she has had more than 80 novels on the New York Times list, and more than 70 million books in print. We talk to Sherrilyn about her rise from childhood poverty to eBook pioneer and a bestselling phenomenon. To support the […] The post EP147: Defying the Odds with Sherrilyn Kenyon appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:59:13

EP146 Teaser: Deep Dive: Essential Guide to Bloggers and Blog Tours

10/21/2018
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An essential guide to bloggers and blog tours with Gollancz’s Publicity Manager Stevie Finegan. You will discover how to find bloggers, how to work with them, how to create a campaign, top tips for blogger content, and we discuss the dos and don’ts of a blog tour. Hear more at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/support PODCAST Find out more […] The post EP146 Teaser: Deep Dive: Essential Guide to Bloggers and Blog Tours appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:02:29

145: Mr. Stay’s Hot Tub Alpine Retreat with Marcus Sedgwick and Dawn Kurtagich

10/14/2018
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Mr. Stay overcomes his suspicion of writing retreats and joins award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick on his retreat in the Alps and, in a podcast first, interviews him in a hot tub! We listen back to his audio diaries and his interview with amazing YA author Dawn Kurtagich (not in a hot tub). To support the […] The post 145: Mr. Stay’s Hot Tub Alpine Retreat with Marcus Sedgwick and Dawn Kurtagich appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:17:08

EP144 Teaser: Deep Dive with Clare Christian

10/13/2018
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A special episode where we talk to Clare Christian from RedDoor Publishing about their hybrid model of publishing where the authors underwrite the production costs, but also have great control over every aspect of the process and take the lion’s share of commercial returns. So yes, the author pays up front! But it’s not vanity […] The post EP144 Teaser: Deep Dive with Clare Christian appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:02:28

143: Rowan Coleman’s Impossible Summer

10/7/2018
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We speak to bestselling author Rowan Coleman about why she heckled Mr. Stay at the RNA conference, how to make readers cry, how copy editors can save your life, how a chance encounter at a supermarket checkout led to a hit novel, we play backlist bingo and Rowan’s teenage daughter makes a cameo, and more! […] The post 143: Rowan Coleman’s Impossible Summer appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:59:51

142: YALC special with Dhonielle Clayton

10/3/2018
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Mr. Stay reports from YALC, the Young Adult Literature Convention in London and speaks to author Dhonielle Clayton about her book The Belles and how it all started with a conversation overheard in a shopping mall, and how every kid can be the hero of their own story. To support the show, check out bestsellerexperiment.com/support […] The post 142: YALC special with Dhonielle Clayton appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:25:50

141: The Two Marks - Mark Desvaux (Mr D) Returns

9/30/2018
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In this special episode we welcome back Mark Desvaux (Mr. D) to the show. To support the show, check out bestsellerexperiment.com/support Our novel Back To Reality is out now bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality PODCAST Support us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/bestsellerexperiment BUY Back to Reality – the novel from the Podcast Find out more at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality Thanks for listening […] The post 141: The Two Marks – Mark Desvaux (Mr D) Returns appeared...

Duration:00:42:34

140: The Conventions & Comic Cons Survival Guide

9/24/2018
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In these highlights from our YouTube Live show with Gollancz’s Marcus Gipps and Stevie Finnegan we look into the world of conventions, comic cons and other bookish events. AND we have some exclusive news about GollanczFest! To support the show, check out bestsellerexperiment.com/support Our novel Back To Reality is out now bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality PODCAST […] The post 140: The Conventions & Comic Cons Survival Guide appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:53:22

139: Lisa Cutts - Cop, writer, bestseller

9/16/2018
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Lisa Cutts works for Kent Police as a full-time detective constable, but when she’s not solving murders and other serious crimes she writes bestselling crime fiction. We caught up with Lisa on the hottest day of the year after an event at Harbour Books in Whitstable and discovered how Lisa’s experience gives her crime fiction […] The post 139: Lisa Cutts – Cop, writer, bestseller appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:32:40

138: Miranda Dickinson - The Longest Apprenticeship

9/9/2018
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Miranda Dickinson is a Sunday Times bestselling author, shortlisted twice for the RNA Novel of the Year, and has sold over half a million books. Her story is one of determination, rejection, grief and triumph. To support the show, check out bestsellerexperiment.com/support Our novel Back To Reality is out now bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality PODCAST In this […] The post 138: Miranda Dickinson – The Longest Apprenticeship appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:04:05

EP137 Teaser: Newsletters Deep Dive with Julia Pidduck

9/7/2018
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In this Deep Dive we explore newsletters with digital marketing consultant Julia Pidduck who brings years of experience working with indie authors and bestselling giants like Ian Rankin. We answer listener questions and cover the following: • The benefit of a newsletter • Providers such as Mailchimp and Tiny Letter • Format and content • […] The post EP137 Teaser: Newsletters Deep Dive with Julia Pidduck appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:02:27

EP136: John McGhie - Writing Living History

9/3/2018
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John McGhie has been an investigative journalist for the BBC and Channel 4 News and was the Observer’s political correspondent, and his debut novel White Highlands looks at the Mau Mau and a dark period in history. To support the show, check out bestsellerexperiment.com/support Our novel Back To Reality is out now bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality PODCAST […] The post EP136: John McGhie – Writing Living History appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:35:04