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EP52: Four Weeks To Go! - The Bestseller Experiment

9/18/2017
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Holy cow! Only four weeks till publication? Already?? What do we do? How did it come round so soon? Yes, the two Marks discuss their impending deadline and their pre-publication marketing strategy with their usual calm, professional manner… and they finally reveal the title of their novel! PODCAST In this episode you will discover… […] The post EP52: Four Weeks To Go! appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration: 00:58:22


EP50: Gingerbread - The Bestseller Experiment

9/11/2017
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Duration: 01:04:22


EP50: Gingerbread - The Bestseller Experiment

9/1/2017
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A very special episode with an amazing opportunity for writers. Find out more here: https://gingerbread.org.uk/content/2454/One-in-four-new-writer-competition PODCAST In this episode you will discover… How sharing your story can change social stigma Tips on finding time to write How to find the courage to tell your own story And tips from editor Sam Eades on writing second […] The post EP50: Gingerbread appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration: 00:32:45


EP49: Bookbub Mythbusting - The Bestseller Experiment

8/28/2017
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As the two Marks gear-up for publication, it’s suddenly dawned on them that they will have to market and sell their novel! Who better to turn to for advice than the folk at Bookbub, whose newsletter can boost a book up the bestseller charts? And we also bust a few myths and misconceptions about this […] The post EP49: Bookbub Mythbusting appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration: 01:00:51


EP48: A Kick In The Ed - The Bestseller Experiment

8/21/2017
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The two Marks have met with their editor. Sit in on one of their story sessions as they go through their notes, and discover the huge change that they will have to make to improve their chances of marketing a bestseller with less than two months to go! PODCAST In this episode you will […] The post EP48: A Kick In The Ed appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration: 00:58:52


EP47: Titles, Covers & Deadlines - The Bestseller Experiment

8/14/2017
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In the second part of this conversation between the two Marks before their book goes to their editor, they wonder if it will survive the edit, or does the experiment end here? PODCAST In this episode you will discover… Why you should try and make scenes work harder before discarding them Why giving […] The post EP47: Titles, Covers & Deadlines appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration: 00:46:33


EP46: Research and Reconnoitring - The Bestseller Experiment

8/7/2017
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The two Marks are recording in the same room! Will universes collide? Will they reveal any more about their damn book? They talk about research, reconnoitring locations, and more in the first of a two-parter… PODCAST In this episode you will discover… Tips for speaking to experts for research The importance […] The post EP46: Research and Reconnoitring appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration: 00:47:03


EP45: Katherine May - Creative Writing Cocktails - The Bestseller Experiment

7/31/2017
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Katherine May is an award-winning writer, blogger and the programme director of creative writing at Canterbury, Christ Church University. She is an extraordinary talent, makes a mean gin cocktail, and has an incredible series of books coming in the next year… PODCAST In this episode you will discover… The pros and […] The post EP45: Katherine May – Creative Writing Cocktails appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration: 00:50:05


EP44: Jennifer Niven - The Bestseller Experiment

7/24/2017
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Jennifer Niven is a phenomenally successful YA novelist. All The Bright Places was a Goodreads Choice Award winner and is now being adapted for film starring Elle Fanning. We spoke to Jennifer not long after her tour of Australia and New Zealand… PODCAST In this episode you will discover… How bravery and honesty […] The post EP44: Jennifer Niven appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration: 00:53:58


EP43: Martina Cole - Dangerous Lady - The Bestseller Experiment

7/17/2017
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Martina Cole is the undisputed queen of British crime fiction. She’s sold over 14 million books and her novels regularly top the Sunday Times bestsellers. She’s come a long way from being told ‘Women don’t write these kinds of books.’ We were delighted to speak on the eve of publication of her new paperback Betrayal. […] The post EP43: Martina Cole – Dangerous Lady appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration: 00:53:49


EP42: The End - The Bestseller Experiment

7/10/2017
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We’ve done it, we’ve finished our first draft! After months of writing — and that outline — we discuss what it means to reach this milestone, and what we can expect from the next draft, and we reveal more about our novel… including its working title! PODCAST In this episode you will discover… […] The post EP42: The End appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration: 00:52:53


EP41: Deon Meyer Fever - The Bestseller Experiment

7/3/2017
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Deon is a bestselling thriller writer from South Africa whose books have been translated into 20 languages, but with his latest book Fever, he has written a post-apocalyptic epic with a big heart, with Stephen King comparing it favourably to The Stand. PODCAST In this episode you will discover… Why struggle is a […] The post EP41: Deon Meyer Fever! appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration: 00:46:24


EP40: Laura Barnett’s Greatest Hits - The Bestseller Experiment

6/26/2017
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Laura Barnett’s 2015 debut The Versions Of Us was a smash hit, a number one bestseller, and translated into 23 languages. Now she faces that difficult second album syndrome, but Laura has come up with an ingenious solution and a unique piece of fiction. PODCAST In this episode you will discover… How music […] The post EP40: Laura Barnett’s Greatest Hits appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration: 00:53:38


EP39: Million-Selling Children Books | Karen Ball - The Bestseller Experiment

6/19/2017
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A children’s fiction special. We talk with Karen Ball who has published some of the bestselling children’s series of the last twenty years, including the Beast Quest which has sold over 11m copies. Recently featured as a 2017 Rising Star in the Bookseller, Karen is the former Little, Brown for Young Readers publisher. She is now […] The post EP39: Million-Selling Children Books | Karen Ball appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration: 01:04:15


EP38: From The Heart | Erica James - The Bestseller Experiment

6/12/2017
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How do you touch the heart of your readers? We get emotional over tea and cake with bestselling author Erica James. Erica has sold over 5 million copies of her twenty books, is winner of the Romantic Novel of the Year Award, and she never fails to break her readers’ hearts. We discover how she […] The post EP38: From The Heart | Erica James appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration: 00:49:51


EP37: Go For Launch | Susan Kaye Quinn - The Bestseller Experiment

6/5/2017
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In the second part of our interview with Susan Kaye Quinn, we talk about how to launch your book, pre-orders, fan-service, promoting your books, the dark art of blurbs, the power of tropes and mythology. PODCAST In this episode you will discover… The ideal model for debut pre-orders. How long you should promote your book […] The post EP37: Go For Launch | Susan Kaye Quinn appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration: 00:41:46


EP36: For Love Or Money | Susan Kaye Quinn - The Bestseller Experiment

5/29/2017
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Susan Kaye Quinn is not only a genuine rocket scientist, but she’s also a bestselling indie author in fiction and non-fiction. She runs the incredible For Love Or Money Facebook group, a resource for indie authors to get help with all those questions you might otherwise be afraid to ask. This is Part One of […] The post EP36: For Love Or Money | Susan Kaye Quinn appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration: 00:49:15


EP35: The Incredible Tenacity Of Mark Edwards - The Bestseller Experiment

5/22/2017
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Mark Edwards is the bestselling author of over two million psychological thrillers such as The Magpies. Mark is an author who has been self-published, traditionally-published, and is now one of Amazon’s ‘Thomas & Mercer’ imprint’s bestselling authors with five number one bestsellers. His extraordinary story will be an inspiration to any writer who’s ever faced […] The post EP35: The Incredible Tenacity Of Mark Edwards appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration: 01:04:36


EP34: Into The Woods With John Yorke - The Bestseller Experiment

5/15/2017
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John Yorke is one of the world’s leading lights in the art of storytelling. As former head of Channel Four Drama, Controller of BBC Drama Production and head of Company Pictures, he has worked on shows like Shameless, Life On Mars, and the UK’s most popular soap opera EastEnders. He is also the author of […] The post EP34: Into The Woods With John Yorke appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration: 00:54:07


EP33: A Deep Dive With The Two Marks - The Bestseller Experiment

5/7/2017
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The two Marks discuss the progress of their novel so far as the deadline rapidly approaches, and Mr. Stay recalls a piece of advice he received from Julie Cohen after he finished recording his interview with her… PODCAST In this episode you will discover… The best strategy for when you get stuck […] The post EP33: A Deep Dive With The Two Marks appeared first on The Bestseller Experiment.

Duration: 00:47:15

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