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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

EP312: Adele Geras — Be Whoever You Want

4/12/2021
Adele Geras is one of Britain’s most acclaimed writers, and has written over 100 books for both children and adults. With her latest novel Dangerous Women she’s written her first historical thriller under the pseudonym Hope Adams. We talk about writing under a pseudonym, taking liberties with history, the challenges of writing a thriller for the first time, […] The post EP312: Adele Geras — Be Whoever You Want appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:52:50

EP035: Archive Rerun - The Incredible Tenacity Of Mark Edwards

4/5/2021
In this week’s episode from the BXP Archives… Mark Edwards is a bestselling author, having sold over two million psychological thrillers including The Magpies. Having been self-published and traditionally-published, Mark is now one of Amazon’s ‘Thomas & Mercer’ imprint’s most successful authors with five number one bestsellers. His extraordinary story will be an inspiration to any […] The post EP035: The Incredible Tenacity Of Mark Edwards appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:55:25

EP310: Deep Dive — Blog Tour Q&A with Anne Cater

3/26/2021
Anne Cater is the founder of Random Things Tours and has been organising book blog tours for over four years. She answers our listener questions on everything you need to know about blog tours, including when to book them, how to find a reputable organiser, how much they cost, what to expect, how to make […] The post EP310: Deep Dive — Blog Tour Q&A with Anne Cater appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:03:48

EP309: Sarah Pinborough — Behind Her Eyes Spoiler Special

3/21/2021
We welcome Sarah Pinborough back to the podcast to celebrate the release of the Netflix adaptation of Sarah’s bestselling novel Behind Her Eyes. We first discussed the book with Sarah way back in episode 18, and Sarah spills the beans on the TV show’s production and we discuss plot spoilers throughout, so be warned! In this episode […] The post EP309: Sarah Pinborough — Behind Her Eyes Spoiler Special appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:02:17

EP308: Mitch Benn — Helvetica Breakdown

3/14/2021
Mitch Benn is a comedian, songwriter, musician, actor and author of the Terra Trilogy, a science fiction adventure series that Neil Gaiman called “Wise, funny and human”. Mitch takes us through the extraordinary story of how the first two books were published, how he overcame what could have been a disaster and completed, self-published and […] The post EP308: Mitch Benn — Helvetica Breakdown appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:13:49

EP307: Deep Dive — Networking in Publishing with Justine Solomons

3/8/2021
Justine Solomons is founder of Byte the Book, an organisation dedicated to getting authors published, traditionally or self-published. Justine answers our listener questions on networking in publishing with tips for authors, what NOT to do, networking in lockdown, online events, how to prepare for networking and how to follow-up. Links: You can find out more […] The post EP307: Deep Dive — Networking in Publishing with Justine Solomons appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:07:46

EP306: Linwood Barclay “Chapter Breaks Are Commercial Breaks”

3/1/2021
Linwood Barclay is the international bestselling author of over twenty novels, and his latest thriller Find You First is a fast-paced, high-concept, page-turner. In this jam-packed chat we discuss head-hopping, point-of-view, flashbacks, fan fiction, deadlines, writer’s block, self-doubt and more! In this episode you will discover: How breaking the rules can work for you How fan fiction […] The post EP306: Linwood Barclay “Chapter Breaks Are Commercial Breaks” appeared first on The...

Duration:01:04:52

EP032: Legal Eagles | Keith Mathieson and Paul Joseph

2/21/2021
In this week’s episode from the BXP Archives… We get lawyered-up in this fascinating episode where we talk to a pair of top entertainment lawyers: Keith Mathieson is an expert in defamation and privacy law, and Paul Joseph specialises in intellectual property cases and we quiz them on the pitfalls authors should look out for […] The post EP032: Legal Eagles | Keith Mathieson and Paul Joseph appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:17:55

EP305: Deep Dive — Maria Dismondy - The Business of Inspiring Children

2/19/2021
Maria Dismondy is the author of inspirational and award-winning children’s books such as Spaghetti in a Hot Dog Bun, she is also the CEO of Cardinal Rule Press, a publisher dedicated to diversity and inclusiveness in children’s publishing. Maria tells us what inspired her to write, why she started her own publishing house, how she […] The post EP302: Deep Dive — Maria Dismondy – The Business of Inspiring Children appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:03:52

EP304: DV Bishop “History Is Really Badly Structured”

2/14/2021
DV Bishop’s historical thriller debut City of Vengeance vividly takes the reader to 1530s Renaissance Florence. Writing historical fiction creates all kinds of challenges and DV Bishop tells us how it’s okay to not know everything about your chosen historical period, and why it might be a good idea to resist writing straight away… In […] The post EP304: DV Bishop “History Is Really Badly Structured” appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:06:22

EP303: Mark Stay and The Crow Folk

1/31/2021
Some chancer called Mark Stay hijacks the podcast to shamelessly plug his new novel The Crow Folk. He gets all evasive about listener questions, refuses to discuss his murky past and almost storms out of the show… three times. Nevertheless, Mark Desvaux manages to pin him down and gets the answers we all want, not […] The post EP303: Mark Stay and The Crow Folk appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:15:48

EP301: Caimh McDonnell — Stranger Fiction

1/24/2021
Bestselling indie author Caimh McDonnell makes a triumphant return to the podcast as Transworld author CK McDonnell with his new novel Stranger Times. Caimh tells us how he took everything he learned as an indie author to pitch this book to traditional publishers. We discuss launching a book during lockdown, inventive book marketing ideas, why […] The post EP301: Caimh McDonnell — Stranger Fiction appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:18:10

EP300: Rich Leder — Write Anyway

1/17/2021
Rich Leder is a screenwriter and novelist who tells us why our brains are always lying to us, why he writes with the door open (even with young kids running around), why finishing is so important, and why — despite all that’s going on in our lives — we should write anyway. And he reassures […] The post EP300: Rich Leder — Write Anyway appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:06:08

Academy All Stars - JW Atkinson

1/16/2021
Welcome to the first of our occasional Academy All-Stars mini episodes, where we talk to writers who have joined our academy and have done something extraordinary. JW Atkinson is a writer and teacher who in 2020 wrote 52 stories — one a week! — for his Patreon followers. JW tells us how he has been […] The post Academy All Stars – JW Atkinson appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:17:50

EP299: Michele Campbell — Making Writing A Priority

1/10/2021
International bestselling author Michele Campbell’s new novel The Wife Who Knew Too Much combines thrills and glamour. Michele talks to us about the balance between plot and character, the importance of editors, breaks in writing, and making writing one of your top priorities in life. Author Photo by Nina Subin. PODCAST Here are some of […] The post EP299: Michele Campbell — Making Writing A Priority appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:08:44

EP029: Archive Rerun - Kate Harrison | Bestselling Insights

1/3/2021
In this week’s episode from the BXP Archives… Kate Harrison is a rare breed. A fiction and non-fiction award-winning author who used her insight experience with the BBC to produce a huge bestselling series of non-fiction diet and lifestyle books. We discuss with Kate about her phenomenally successful 5:2 Diet series, how she straddles the life as both […] The post EP029: Kate Harrison | Bestselling Insights appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:57:30

EP298: Mark Victor Hansen — Pick A Target, Set Goals!

12/28/2020
Mark Victor Hansen is co-writer of Chicken Soup For The Soul, the mega-selling phenomenon that has sold over half a billion copies worldwide. He takes us through his extraordinary story to publication and beyond. PODCAST Here are some of the links we talked about in the show… THE BESTSELLER ACADEMY: bestsellerexperiment.com/academy Sign up to the […] The post EP298: Mark Victor Hansen — Pick A Target, Set Goals! appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:05:34

EP297: Deep Dive — Book Marketing Q&A with Leslie O'Connor

12/28/2020
Leslie O’Connor has worked extensively in corporate marketing, and she put those skills to use when relaunching Mitch Benn’s Terra trilogy of books. Leslie tells us how she took Mitch’s books from an unfinished series to revamping it with an all-new look, what tools she used that were free and those that cost money, how […] The post EP297: Deep Dive — Book Marketing Q&A with Leslie O’Connor appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:04:00

EP027: Archive Rerun - From Script, To Screen, To Book | Jo Ho

12/20/2020
In this week’s episode from the BXP Archives… Jo Ho is an award-winning screenwriter and director, best known for creating the BBC TV series Spirit Warriors, but she has recently turned her hand to self-publishing with great success. PODCAST Links… Sign up to the BXP2020 Challenge here: https://bestsellerexperiment.com/bxp2020/ Get 20% off PROWRITING AID here! Support us on Patreon […] The post EP027: From Script, To Screen, To Book | Jo Ho appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:01:56

EP296: You Are Not Alone

12/13/2020
The Two Marks talks about isolation, loneliness, the voices in our head and all the other stuff that can make a writer feel like they are alone. We discuss what we can do to build a healthy community around us, even in lockdown. And we share the good news stories from our communities on Patreon, […] The post EP296: You Are Not Alone appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:54:48