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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

EP135: The Romantic Novelists’ Association conference with Rhoda Baxter, Nicola Cornick and Sheila Crighton

8/27/2018
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Love is in the air at the Romantic Novelists’ Association conference! I was invited to talk about the podcast and was introduced by Julie Cohen, heckled by Rowan Coleman, and I got to speak to Rhoda Baxter, Nicola Cornick and Sheila Crighton about all kinds of love… To support the show, check out bestsellerexperiment.com/support Our […] The post EP135: The Romantic Novelists’ Association conference with Rhoda Baxter, Nicola Cornick and Sheila Crighton appeared first on The Bestseller...

Duration:00:41:58

EP132 Teaser: The Hero's Journey Part 2

8/26/2018
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Mark Stay and Julian Barr, author of The Way Home, discuss Joseph Campell’s Hero’s Journey in the second of a three-part epic Deep Dive trilogy! Using examples from Star Wars, Jaws, The Godfather, The Notebook and more they look at The Road Back, Resurrection, Return with the Elixir, and they discuss how you can apply […] The post EP134 Teaser: The Hero’s Journey Part 3 appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:02:27

EP133: Pernille Hughes - A Star In Sweatpants Is Born

8/20/2018
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Pernille Hughes brings the funny with her debut novel Sweatpants at Tiffanie’s. To add to the joy, Pernille is one of our listeners and we trace her journey from sharing a photocopier with a Teletubbie to a deal with Harper Impulse. To support the show, check out bestsellerexperiment.com/support Our novel Back To Reality is […] The post EP133: Pernille Hughes – A Star In Sweatpants Is Born appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:39:09

EP132 Teaser: The Hero's Journey Part 2

8/19/2018
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Mark Stay and Julian Barr, author of The Way Home, discuss Joseph Campell’s Hero’s Journey in the second of a three-part epic Deep Dive trilogy! Using examples from Star Wars, Jaws, The Godfather, The Notebook and more they look at Tests, Allies, Enemies, Approaching the Inmost Cave, Ordeal, Death & Rebirth, Reward, Seizing the Sword, […] The post EP132 Teaser: The Hero’s Journey Part 2 appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:02:27

EP131: Sam Missingham - A massive boot up the arse for publishing

8/13/2018
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Sam Missingham fell in love with the quirks of the publishing industry when she started working at The Bookseller over a decade ago. Since then she has worked at HarperCollins as head of audience development, and now runs The Lounge, a marketing resource for writers. With an outsider’s perspective, she has been a pioneer of […] The post EP131: Sam Missingham – A massive boot up the arse for publishing appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:44:22

EP130 Teaser: The Hero's Journey Part 1

8/11/2018
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Mark Stay and Julian Barr, author of The Way Home, discuss Joseph Campell’s Hero’s Journey in the first of a three-part epic Deep Dive trilogy! Using examples from Star Wars, Jaws, The Godfather, The Notebook and more they look at the Ordinary World, the Call to Adventure, Refusal of the Call, Meeting the Mentor, Crossing […] The post EP130 Teaser: The Hero’s Journey Part 1 appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:02:29

EP129 Teaser: Romcoms

8/7/2018
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Mr. Stay discusses Romcoms with literary agent and romcom devotee Federica Leonardis in this special Deep Dive. We look at the tropes, the characters, the readers’ expectations and we dig deep into one of the greatest movie romcoms, When Harry Met Sally. Hear more at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/support PODCAST Find out more at http://bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality Thanks for listening […] The post EP129 Teaser: Romcoms appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:02:29

EP128: Youtube LIVE show with Ed Wilson (Mr. Stay’s agent spills the beans on money and more)

8/6/2018
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This is not the usual ‘How do you get an agent?’ show, instead we talk about money, author’s earnings, shrinking advances, publishers’ profits, and that letter from the Society of Authors to the Publishing Association (and we get sidetracked into a conversation about socks)… To support the show, check out bestsellerexperiment.com/support Our novel Back […] The post EP128: Youtube LIVE show with Ed Wilson (Mr. Stay’s agent spills the beans on money and more) appeared first on The Bestseller...

Duration:01:00:04