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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

EP268: Emergency Good News Special

4/5/2020
We scrambled to put this episode together in which we try and put some positive vibes out into the world. We celebrate some of our listeners’ recent triumphs, we answer listener questions, discuss creativity, strategies for working from home, how to make the most of your day and why writing is so important. Sit back […] The post EP268: Emergency Good News Special appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:55:19

EP267: Deep Dive - Indie Children’s Publishing with Karen Inglis

4/4/2020
Karen Inglis is a bestselling indie children’s author based in the UK. Her books have sold over 100,000 copies and in this Deep Dive episode she answers our listener questions on finding illustrators, printing, marketing, blurbs, age-ranging, the craft of writing children’s books and tips on running great school events. PODCAST Hear more at https://bestsellerexperiment.com/support […] The post EP267: Deep Dive – Indie Children’s Publishing with Karen Inglis appeared first on The Bestseller...

Duration:00:05:02

EP266: One Page Punch-Ups with Emad Akhtar

3/29/2020
We’re delighted to welcome back Orion Publisher (and Editor of the Year nominee!) Emad Akhtar 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 […] The post EP266: One Page Punch-Ups with Emad Akhtar appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:52:37

EP004: Archive Rerun - Joanne Harris | Chocolat & Sheds

3/23/2020
In this week’s episode from the BXP Archives… Best known for her novel Chocolat, which sold well over a million copies and was made into a movie starring Johnny Depp and Juliette Binoche, Joanne has written over twenty books, including Runemarks and Gospel of Loki, which were based on Norse legend. We spoke with her […] The post Rerun EP004: Joanne Harris | Chocolat & Sheds appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:56:36

EP265: BA Paris — Dilemmas and Digging Deep

3/16/2020
BA Paris is the bestselling author of Behind Closed Doors, and with her new novel The Dilemma she takes a simple idea and digs deep with gripping effect. It’s this writing style that has sold over a million copies in the UK alone and made her an international bestseller. In a delightfully unassuming interview, she […] The post EP265: BA Paris — Dilemmas and Digging Deep appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:05:18

EP264: RNA Awards 2020

3/8/2020
The Romantic Novelists’ Association celebrated their diamond anniversary last week with a glitzy award ceremony where four — FOUR! — of our listeners were nominated for awards. We spoke to them about the role the RNA has played in their careers, we bumped into our old friend Rowan Coleman, and we end with a very […] The post EP264: RNA Awards 2020 appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:45:26

EP263: Steff Green – Heavy Metal Bestseller

3/1/2020
Steff Green has written over 30 books since 2015. Her career started with a near-miss with a major publisher, but she struck out on her own and now she’s an award-winner, a USA Today bestseller, and passionate about her storytelling. In this episode you will discover: Steff’s tips for prolific writing How she worked towards […] The post EP263: Steff Green – Heavy Metal Bestseller appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:34:43

EP259: Science Fiction - A Deep Dive with Hannu Rajaniemi

2/27/2020
Ahead of our main episode with James Swallow in a few weeks, we have this exclusive Q&A with James where he answers our listener questions on working in rooms with other writers on series like The Black Library, and he gives us great tips on pace, characterisation, balancing realism and the fantastic, writing for games, […] The post EP262: James Swallow Listener Q&A – A Deep Dive appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:02:31

EP003: Archive Rerun - Million-Selling Indie Author | Shannon Mayer

2/23/2020
In this week’s episode from the BXP Archives… 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 Links… Sign up to the BXP2020 Challenge here: https://bestsellerexperiment.com/bxp2020/ Get 20% off PROWRITING AID here! Support us on Patreon […] The post Rerun EP003: Million-Selling Indie Author | Shannon Mayer appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:00:13

EP261: Productivity Tips for Writers with Bec Evans

2/17/2020
Bec Evans was previously a guest on a Deep Dive (ep199, discussing her book How to Have a Happy Hustle), but since then she has surveyed over 3,500 authors about their writing habits and discovered some incredibly useful data on how writing little and often can improve your productivity and creativity as a writer. In […] The post EP261: Productivity Tips for Writers with Bec Evans appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:57:23

EP260: Barbara Poelle – The Hook, The Book & The Cook

2/13/2020
In this exclusive Deep Dive episode for our Patreons: Barbara Poelle is a New York literary agent and author of Funny You Should Ask: Mostly Serious Answers to Mostly Serious Questions About the Publishing Industry. She answers our listener questions on trends, genre, slush piles, getting an agent, and generally de-mistifying the publishing industry. This […] The post EP260: Barbara Poelle – The Hook, The Book & The Cook appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:02:51

EP002: Archive Rerun - Bestselling Editors | Sam Eades & Juliet Ewers - Orion Books

2/9/2020
In this week’s episode from the BXP Archives… In this episode you will discover… What does a commission editor do? It’s not just correcting your spelling! What’s changed in publishing? And how you can make the most of these opportunities. The most common mistakes by writers: And how you can avoid them. Don’t cheat your […] The post Archive Rerun EP002: Bestselling Editors | Sam Eades & Juliet Ewers – Orion Books appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:57:04

EP259: Science Fiction - A Deep Dive with Hannu Rajaniemi

2/6/2020
In the first of an occasional series where we dive into specific genres, we look at science fiction with Hannu Rajaniemi, award-winning author of The Quantum Thief, The Fractal Prince, The Causal Angel, Summerland and more. We answer listener questions on defining the genre, keeping up on scientific developments, world building, how to generate story […] The post EP259: Science Fiction – A Deep Dive with Hannu Rajaniemi appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:03:19

EP258: LJ Ross - Rebel with Four Million Sold

2/3/2020
LJ Ross has long refused to play by other people’s rules and when she didn’t like the look of a publishing contract she struck out on her own. Over four million copies of her books have been sold to date and she’s still going strong. She answers our listener questions on marketing, pricing, Kindle and […] The post EP258: LJ Ross – Rebel with Four Million Sold appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:11:47

EP001: Who Buys Bestsellers? | Vics Tranter - Hachette

1/27/2020
In this week’s episode from the BXP Archives… As we begin our epic quest to write and chart a book in one year, we need to discover what kind of person buys bestselling books. We turn to Hachette Book Group consumer insight expert Vics Tranter, who shares her experience and wisdom with us and we […] The post Archive Rerun EP001: Who Buys Bestsellers? | Vics Tranter – Hachette appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:44:53

EP257: Making a Star Wars Documentary with David Whiteley

1/23/2020
In this special episode, we speak to writer and producer David Whiteley about his Star Wars documentary The Galaxy Britain Built. David takes us through the journey of building a documentary idea into a feature-length documentary and an accompanying book. In this episode you will learn: The process of pitching a documentary to a broadcaster […] The post EP257: Making a Star Wars Documentary with David Whiteley appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:34:46

EP255: The Itty Bitty Indie Experiment - A Deep Dive

1/15/2020
When Robyn Sarty set up her own publisher, Belwood Publishing, she approached Sage Gordon-Davis about writing a series of sweet romance novels. In the first of a series we’ll be following Robyn and Sage through the year as they develop the books and prepare them for publication. They tell us how the idea came about, […] The post EP255: The Itty Bitty Indie Experiment – A Deep Dive appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:02:32

EP254: The BXP2020 Challenge Has Lift-Off

1/12/2020
It’s 2020 and the BXP2020 challenge is off to an amazing start with over 118.5 million words pledged already! We’ve been overwhelmed by messages from listeners telling us it’s transformed the way they write. In this special live show, we share listener tips for making the most of the challenge and how you can get […] The post EP254: The BXP2020 Challenge Has Lift-Off appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:01:03:31

EP253: Kickstarter Tips with A.Y. Chao

1/8/2020
Author A.Y. Chao tells us how she funded her debut novel Soul Affinity on Kickstarter in just 4 days! If you’ve never tried Kickstarter before, but always wanted to give it a try, this is a great episode to see just how it works and what strategies you could use to make your novel a […] The post EP253: Kickstarter Tips with A.Y. Chao appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:02:29

EP252: Scott Pack - Tips from a Publisher

1/5/2020
Scott Pack celebrates 20 years in publishing in 2020, having worked as head of buying for Waterstones, and as a publisher at HarperCollins, Unbound, Eye and Lightning Books and more. His new book Tips from a Publisher is crammed with advice for writers at all levels and is essential reading. Scott will inspire you with […] The post EP252: Scott Pack – Tips from a Publisher appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration:00:38:36