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EP244: Join the BXP2020 Challenge

11/17/2019
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The highlights from our latest live show in which we swap productivity tips and launch our biggest ever challenge yet – the BXP2020 challenge. If you want to make 2020 your best writing year, you’ll want to hear this. In this episode you will learn… How to create a lifetime writing habit How you can […] The post EP244: Join the BXP2020 Challenge appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:01:50

EP243: Networking for Writers - With Dana Kaye

11/13/2019
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Dana Kaye is the author of Your Book, Your Brand and is the founder of Kaye Publicity, specialising in publishing and entertainment. She gives us great insight into how you can network while overcoming anxieties, and she answers our listener questions on building relationships with bloggers, reviewers and readers. Links Kaye Publicity: https://kayepublicity.com PODCAST Hear […] The post EP243: Networking for Writers – With Dana Kaye appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:02:27

EP242: ProWritingAid with Chris Banks

11/11/2019
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Chris Banks, founder of ProWritingAid, tells us how a skiing accident led to him developing ProWritingAid, which has become the leading analytical tool for writers all over the world. He gives us some great tips on how it can improve your writing. PODCAST Here are some of the links we talked about in the show… […] The post EP242: ProWritingAid with Chris Banks appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:43:53

EP241: A Blurbs Masterclass with Kate Harrison

11/6/2019
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Kate Harrison returns to the podcast with a Deep Dive special where she takes a look at blurbs from our listeners’ books and gives tips on how to make them stand out and convert browsers to readers. Kate’s forthcoming book Pitch Power gives authors the guidance they need to give their blurbs a boost! PODCAST […] The post EP241: A Blurbs Masterclass with Kate Harrison appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:02:29

EP240: Garth Nix - The Next Book Can Change Everything

11/3/2019
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Garth Nix is a global bestselling author with over 5 million copies sold. He takes us through his extraordinary career from working in publishing, to being told he was a “one book wonder”, and his surefire solution to solving those big writing problems… PODCAST In This Episode You Will Discover… The biggest lessons he learned […] The post EP240: Garth Nix – The Next Book Can Change Everything appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:12:02

EP239: From the Faber Academy to Publication with Awais Khan

10/31/2019
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Awais Khan is the author In The Company of Strangers. After studying at the University of Western Ontario and Durham University he returned to Lahore to write his debut novel and enrolled in the six month novel writing course at Faber academy online course. Awais takes us through his experience on the course and how […] The post EP239: From the Faber Academy to Publication with Awais Khan appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:02:28

EP238: Ian W Sainsbury - Kindle Storyteller Award Winner

10/27/2019
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A special episode where we catch up with the winner of this year’s Kindle Storyteller Award, Ian W Sainsbury. Ian reveals how he took on a completely new genre to become an award-winner. We also have special interviews of all the finalists, including Claire Moore, Hannah Ellis, Emily Organ and Amazon’s Simon Johnson. PODCAST In […] The post EP238: Ian W Sainsbury – Kindle Storyteller Award Winner appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:11:37

EP237: How Book Deals Work with Phoebe Morgan`

10/23/2019
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In the fourth of a series of Deep Dives into the business side of dealing with publishers and agents we speak to Phoebe Morgan, author and publisher. Phoebe takes us through the essentials of how a publisher chooses the books it publishes, and the common misconceptions that debut authors might have. We also discuss cover […] The post EP237: How Book Deals Work with Phoebe Morgan appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:33:43

EP236: RJ Barker Returns

10/20/2019
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We welcome RJ Barker back to the podcast who triumphantly returns with his new book The Bone Ships. Starting a new series is never easy and RJ talks honestly about the self-doubt that all writers experience and he gives us a quick masterclass in pitching a series to a publisher. PODCAST In This Episode You […] The post EP236: RJ Barker Returns appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:11:47

EP235: A Deep Dive with Contracts Director Paul Bulos

10/15/2019
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In the third of a series of Deep Dives into the business side of dealing with publishers and agents we speak to Paul Bulos, Contracts Director at the Orion Publishing Group and Hachette Children’s Books. Paul gives us a publisher’s perspective on book deals and he demystifies some of the terms used and talks about […] The post EP235: A Deep Dive with Contracts Director Paul Bulos appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:02:28

EP234: LIVE SHOW Highlights - Writers and Mental Health pt2

10/13/2019
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We celebrate three years of the podcast with a packed live episode in which we continue our conversation with our listeners about writers and mental health. This is a very special episode where our listeners share some of the ways they cope with anxiety, depression and more. PODCAST In This Episode You Will Discover… How […] The post EP234: LIVE SHOW Highlights – Writers and Mental Health pt2 appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:04:15

EP233: Contract Negotiations with Literary Agent Ed Wilson

10/8/2019
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In the second of a series of Deep Dives into the business side of dealing with publishers and agents we welcome Ed Wilson back to the podcast and we talk about contracts, negotiations, rights and how the industry is changing in an age of digital-first publishers. PODCAST Hear more at https://bestsellerexperiment.com/support BUY Back to Reality […] The post EP233: Contract Negotiations with Literary Agent Ed Wilson appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:02:29

EP232: Keith A Pearson - Do The Opposite & Sell 100k

10/6/2019
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Keith published his first book as part of a drunken bet. There was no big plan and, by his own admission, he knew nothing of publishing and broke all the rules and made every mistake. And yet, just three years later, he has sold over 100,000 copies of his books and regularly tops the bestseller […] The post EP232: Keith A Pearson – Do The Opposite & Sell 100k appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:13:12

EP231: One Page Punch-Ups with Juliet Ewers

9/29/2019
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We are delighted to welcome back Orion Publishing’s Associate Editor Juliet Ewers to critique our latest round of One Page Punch-Ups. These are pages sent in by our Chart Topper Patreons. We read them and critique them and all learn a little something that we can use in our writing. And you can read along […] The post EP231: One Page Punch-Ups with Juliet Ewers appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:35:54

EP230: The Business of Being An Author with Rhoda Baxter

9/29/2019
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In the first of a series of Deep Dives into the business side of dealing with publishers and agents we welcome Rhoda Baxter back to the podcast and we talk about how to deal with publishers, agents, intellectual property, contracts, copyright, trademarks, advances, earning out, royalties and much more! Links Mr. Stay’s blog post on […] The post EP230: The Business of Being An Author with Rhoda Baxter appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:02:29

EP229: David Koepp - Everything You Write Moves You Forward

9/22/2019
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David Koepp is one of the most successful screenwriters in Hollywood history. With a collective box office somewhere in the region of $250b he’s written Jurassic Park, Spider-Man, Death Becomes Her and many, many more. We were delighted to talk to David about his fantastic new novel COLD STORAGE and to get an insight into […] The post EP229: David Koepp – Everything You Write Moves You Forward appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:15:01

EP228: Hera Books - Everyone is A-List

9/22/2019
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Just over a year ago Keshini Naidoo and Lindsey Mooney left their jobs and took a huge risk to create Hera Books. A year on they tell us the biggest lessons they’ve learned, how some of their first authors were our listeners. They give us tips on how publishers select books for their lists and […] The post EP228: Hera Books – Everyone is A-List appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:02:29

EP227: Phoebe Locke – Using Therapy To Create Characters

9/15/2019
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Phoebe Locke is the pseudonym of Nicci Cloke. Phoebe’s book The July Girls takes the life of a character from age ten to twenty-five, and in a fascinating interview Phoebe tells us how she had therapy sessions as one of her characters. PODCAST In This Episode You Will Discover… Why she writes under two different […] The post EP227: Phoebe Locke – Using Therapy To Create Characters appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:08:20

EP226: An Audiobooks Masterclass with Kim Bretton

9/8/2019
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Kim is the narrator and producer of the Back to Reality audiobook and we go into detail about the process of preparing, recording and producing an audiobook with countless tips for writers on how to work with producers to get the best audiobook possible. Audiobooks are the fastest growing medium for writers and this is […] The post EP226: An Audiobooks Masterclass with Kim Bretton appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:02:29

EP225: Kim Bretton - Working with ACX Audiobooks Producers

9/8/2019
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Kim Bretton is an actor and has worked in theatre, TV and film, but these days she’s found great success producing and narrating audiobooks in Nashville. We talk to Kim about her career shift into audiobooks and the spooky connection she had with Back to Reality. PODCAST In This Episode You Will Discover… How Kim […] The post EP225: Kim Bretton – Working with ACX Audiobooks Producers appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:41:16