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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

EP210: Mike Shackle - Never Give Up, Never Surrender

7/14/2019
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Mike Shackle was on the verge of giving up on his writing when he heard one of our early episodes with Joe Abercrombie. Inspired by Joe’s wise words, Mike has not only created a successful career as an indie author, but he’s about to launch We Are The Dead, the first book in a new […] The post EP210: Mike Shackle – Never Give Up, Never Surrender appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:34:07

EP209: Writing Alt. History with JDK Wyneken

7/14/2019
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The Alt. History genre — also known as Counter-Factual History — takes a key moment in history and use a “What if?” question to create enthralling stories. JDK Wyneken’s forthcoming novel Krelle’s Inferno asks what would have happened if the D-Day landings had failed. We met at Duxford Airbase during the preparations for the D-Day […] The post EP209: Writing Alt. History with JDK Wyneken appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:02:27

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

EP198: Lorna Cook - A Bestseller Dream Come True

6/2/2019
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Lorna Cook is yet another listener who used what she had learned on the podcast to launch her career and in special episode we speak to her before her novel The Forgotten Village was published, and we discover how she became the UK’s top selling Kindle title! https://www.patreon.com/bestsellerexperiment Our novel Back To Reality is out […] The post EP198: Lorna Cook – A Bestseller Dream Come True appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:11:46

EP197 Teaser: Creative Writing Courses with David Bishop

6/2/2019
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David Bishop is programme leader for Creative Writing at Edinburgh Napier University. He tells us about the variety of creative writing courses available worldwide, answers our listeners’ questions, and gives us all some very practical advice. This is essential listening listening for anyone considering taking a course. Hear more at https://bestsellerexperiment.com/support PODCAST Find out more […] The post EP197 Teaser: Creative Writing Courses with David Bishop appeared first on The...

Duration:00:02:27

EP196: Kiley Dunbar - Another Listener Who Got A Deal!

5/26/2019
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These are our favourite episodes where we speak to one of our listeners who got a book deal! Kiley Dunbar is the author of One Summer’s Night, the first of a three book deal with Hera Books. Kiley tells us the role that the podcast and the RNA Writers’ Scheme played in getting her debut […] The post EP196: Kiley Dunbar – Another Listener Who Got A Deal! appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:54:19

EP195 Teaser: How To get Your Book Into An Indie Bookshop

5/25/2019
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Liz Hurley runs Hurley Books in Cornwall and is a writer herself. Here she gives us some frank and immensely useful dos and don’ts on how to get your book on the shelves of your local bookshop, and she answers our listeners’ questions. Hear more at https://bestsellerexperiment.com/support PODCAST Find out more at https://bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality Thanks for listening […] The post EP195 Teaser: How To get Your Book Into An Indie Bookshop appeared first on The Bestseller...

Duration:00:02:27

EP194: Tade Thompson - Master Storyteller And Worldbuilder

5/19/2019
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Tade Thompson’s Rosewater has been nominated for pretty much every award going this year, and Tade’s skill in combining complex worldbuidling and compelling storytelling is second-to-none. He takes us through his process and reveals some amazing techniques for creating compelling fiction. https://www.patreon.com/bestsellerexperiment Our novel Back To Reality is out now bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality PODCAST In This Episode […] The post EP194: Tade Thompson – Master Storyteller And...

Duration:01:10:57

EP193 Teaser: Audiobooks Masterclass with Tina Dietz

5/18/2019
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Tina Dietz is an award-winning audiobook publisher and marketing expert and she was kind enough to answer our listeners’ questions on producing audiobooks, casting narrators and more. Audiobooks are the fastest-growing sector in publishing today and this is essential listening for all writers. Hear more at https://bestsellerexperiment.com/support PODCAST Find out more at https://bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality Thanks for listening […] The post EP193 Teaser: Audiobooks Masterclass...

Duration:00:02:27

EP192: One Page Punch-Ups With Juliet Ewers

5/12/2019
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In the latest of our One Page Punch-Up specials we asked our Patreon Chart Toppers supporters to send us one page from their work-in-progress and we gave them Orion Publishing’s Group Associate Publisher Juliet Ewers, returning to the podcast (she was on episode two!). Juliet has worked with the likes of Ian Rankin, Maeve Binchy, […] The post EP192: One Page Punch-Ups With Juliet Ewers appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:37:36