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EP220: Writers & Mental Health - Live Show Highlights

8/18/2019
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We discuss one of the most important topics we’ve ever covered: writers and their mental health. With questions from our live studio audience we share our experiences of loneliness, anxiety, self-doubt and support. PODCAST In This Episode You Will Discover… If the “Write every day” mantra does more harm than good And why every one […] The post EP220: Writers & Mental Health – Live Show Highlights appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:45:49

EP219: Getting an Agent with Juliet Mushens

8/14/2019
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In a companion episode to this week’s interview with Gray Williams, we speak to his agent Juliet Mushens about the role of an agent and the best way to select and approach them and what they can do for your career as a writer. PODCAST Hear more at https://bestsellerexperiment.com/support BUY Back to Reality – the […] The post EP219: Getting an Agent with Juliet Mushens appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:02:27

EP218: Gray Williams - Getting Published With An Amazing Agent

8/11/2019
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Gray Williams had a dream to be published, but he wasn’t about to desperately rush in and accept the first offer. He took a patient and methodical approach to finding an agent and publisher that paid off in spades and now his debut novel, The End of the Line, is a stunning magical thriller. Grab […] The post EP218: Gray Williams – Getting Published With An Amazing Agent appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:27:56

EP217: Literary Festivals with Victoria Falconer

8/8/2019
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Victoria Falconer has been running the highly successful WhitLit Festival since 2014 and she takes us through what’s involved in organising a festival and how authors can get involved. PODCAST Hear more at https://bestsellerexperiment.com/support 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 […] The post EP217: Literary Festivals with Victoria Falconer appeared first on The...

Duration:00:02:29

EP216: REPLAY EP019: Joe Hill

8/4/2019
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Joe is the bestselling author of Heart-Shaped Box, Horns, NOS4A2, Locke & Key and most recently the New York Times #1 epic blockbuster The Fireman. Joe, son of Stephen King, is powerhouse storyteller from an incredible family of writers. He is also an endless well of writing advice, so be ready to take notes… lots […] The post EP216: REPLAY Ep 019 Joe Hill appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:07:26

EP215: Tutoring and Mentoring with Alison May

8/1/2019
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Alison May is an award-winning author, an adult education tutor, a member of the Society of Authors and she has worked with authors that have gone on to be published by Harpercollins, Bookouture and Head of Zeus. She gives us advice on picking the right creative writing courses, what to look for in a tutor, […] The post EP215: Tutoring and Mentoring with Alison May appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:02:29

EP214: REPLAY EP003: Million-Selling Indie Author | Shannon Mayer

7/28/2019
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From farrier to million-selling indie author, USA Today bestseller, and writing machine, Shannon bestows wisdom, inspiration, and a quote that we want on t-shirts and bumper stickers. PODCAST Click to Tweet: @TheShannonMayer Your muse is your bitch! You have to make it work for you #amwriting @bestsellerxp Thanks for listening and joining us. Have some feedback […] The post EP214: REPLAY Ep 003 Million-Selling Indie Author | Shannon Mayer appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:00:23

EP213: Children’s Marketing with Georgina Atwell

7/28/2019
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Georgina Atwell is the founder of Toppsta.com a children’s book review site that helps readers find the best book for children. She has also worked for Apple Books and Penguin and is here to answer our listeners’ questions on children’s marketing. PODCAST BUY Back to Reality – the novel from the Podcast Find out more […] The post EP213: Children’s Marketing with Georgina Atwell appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:02:29

EP212: Catherine Kirwan - Darkest Debut

7/21/2019
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Catherine Kirwan’s debut novel The Darkest Truth is one of the most critically acclaimed debuts of the year. Catherine tells us how she went from feeling foolish about even trying to write, to being snapped up by one of the biggest agents in the business. PODCAST In This Episode You Will Discover… How to use […] The post EP212: Catherine Kirwan – Darkest Debut appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:11:28

EP211: An Indie Author Journey With Mike Morris

7/15/2019
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Following on from our episode with Mike Shackle, we talk about his indie pen name Mike Morris in this fascinating and entertaining Deep Dive into how to start out as an indie author and the key differences between the traditional world and self-publishing. PODCAST BUY Back to Reality – the novel from the Podcast Find […] The post EP211: An Indie Author Journey With Mike Morris appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:04:58

EP208: Glastonbury Or Bust - Did We Make It?

7/7/2019
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At the end of 2018, the Two Marks set themselves a challenge: to sell ten thousand copies of their novel Back To Reality by Glastonbury weekend. They went wide, they published in paperback, and dabbled in advertising. But did they make it? Join us in the highlights of a live show where they reveal all…PODCAST In […] The post EP208: Glastonbury Or Bust – Did We Make It? appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:59:21

EP207: PR and Social Media Deep Dive with Kim Nash

7/5/2019
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Kim Nash, award-winning novelist, book blogger and PR manager at Bookouture answers our listener questions on blog tours, social media, newsletters, cover reveals, publicity, attending festivals, writing groups, book clubs, tips for blogging, blurbs, working with schools, and what authors can do to promote their books. PODCAST BUY Back to Reality – the novel from […] The post EP207: PR and Social Media Deep Dive with Kim Nash appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:02:29

EP206: Caimh McDonnell - Too Funny, Too Irish

6/30/2019
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That’s the feedback that Caimh got for his first novel. Over a hundred thousand book sales later, he’s writing in a tone and genre that defies all conventional publishing wisdom. Caimh talks to us about his career, from stand-up comedy to studying writing and moving from rejection to self-publishing success. Here’s Caimh’s blog post that inspired […] The post EP206: Caimh McDonnell – Too Funny, Too Irish appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:04:57

EP205: Live from Harbour Books

6/25/2019
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To celebrate Independent Bookshop Week we recorded our first ever LIVE episode of the podcast at Harbour Books in Whitstable! We were joined by authors Julie Wassmer, Katherine May, John McGhie and bookseller Olivia Rosenthall to discuss our love of bookshops, our favourite memories, and the future of independent bookselling. We were also joined by […] The post EP205: Live from Harbour Books appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:56:06

EP204: One Page Punch-Ups SF&F special

6/23/2019
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In the latest of our One Page Punch-Up specials we asked our Patreon Chart Topper supporters to send in one page from their work-in-progress and we gave them Gollancz’s Gillian Redfearn and Marcus Gipps to review and critique. Between them Gillian and Marcus have worked with some legendary authors, including Joe Hill, Joanne Harris, Joe […] The post EP204: One Page Punch-Ups SF&F special appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:51:02

EP203 Teaser: Everyday Bravery - Writing Diversity and Mental Health with Sasha Greene

6/20/2019
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Sasha Greene is the author of Something Like Happy, a thought-provoking novel about day-to-day struggles with mental health. Sasha tells us what inspired the book and the importance of inclusion and diversity in your writing. You can find out more about John’s book here: http://makeyourbookamovie.com Hear more at https://bestsellerexperiment.com/support PODCAST Find out more at https://bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality Thanks […] The post EP203 Teaser: Everyday Bravery – Writing...

Duration:00:02:29

EP202: Tim Clare - Giant Mutant Batman

6/16/2019
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Tim Clare is a poet, author and musician who has wanted to write since childhood. Despite his commitment and determination, his route to publication has been a rocky one. Tim talks about his career with honesty, wit and passion, and every writer will come away inspired by his story. We also cover such writing essentials […] The post EP202: Tim Clare – Giant Mutant Batman appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:06:39

EP201 Teaser: Fifty Billion Dollar Movie Advice with John Robert Marlowe

6/14/2019
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Many of us all dream of seeing our books turned into movies or TV shows. Award-winning screenwriter John Robert Marlow has spoken to the Hollywood screenwriters, producers and directors responsible for some of the biggest hits of all time (combined total of $50bn at the box office!) and distilled their experiences into his book Make […] The post EP201 Teaser: Fifty Billion Dollar Movie Advice with John Robert Marlow appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:02:28

EP200: The Two Marks Celebrate Two Hundred Episodes

6/9/2019
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The Two Marks celebrate two hundred episodes of the podcast by answering some of the strangest questions they have ever been asked. https://www.patreon.com/bestsellerexperiment Our novel Back To Reality is out now bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality PODCAST In This Episode You Will Discover Tips for the zombie apocalypse, skeining yarn and cheesy pick-up lines What would be Mr. D’s […] The post EP200: The Two Marks Celebrate Two Hundred Episodes appeared first on The Bestseller...

Duration:01:00:26

EP199 Teaser: A Happy Hustle with Bec Evans

6/7/2019
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Being an author is a classic side-hustle: that thing you do between your day job and family and friends. Bec Evans is a writer, speaker, innovation coach and startup founder and her new book How To Have A Happy Hustle in which she shares the secrets of start-up founders to make your publishing dreams a […] The post EP199 Teaser: A Happy Hustle with Bec Evans appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:02:27