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The Bestseller Experiment

Join author and screenwriter Mark Stay with coach and entrepreneur Mark Desvaux, as they discover the secrets to writing a bestseller and challenge themselves and you to write, market and self-published a bestselling book in just one year. Each week, they are guided by and interview million-selling, chart-topping authors, publishers on the inside, editors, agents, social media specialists, and many more big names who play a part in the bestseller process. From the writing to marketing, plotting to publishing, learn the secrets to help you write your way to the top of the charts.
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Now displaying: January, 2017
Jan 30, 2017

Joe is the bestselling author of Heart-Shaped Box, Horns, NOS4A2, Locke & Key and most recently the New York Times #1 epic blockbuster The Fireman. Joe, son of Stephen King, is powerhouse storyteller from an incredible family of writers. He is also an endless well of writing advice, so be ready to take notes… lots of notes…

In this episode you will discover:

- The power of two: two writers and a two-word sentence
- How the secret to the Beatles’ success can be applied to your writing
- Joe’s rule when tackling second drafts, and his first paragraph trick.
- Joe’s top tip that he got from his track coach at school
- How rewriting someone else’s work, and the game Go, can benefit your writing.

Get your free ebook with advice and tips from million-selling authors at: http://www.bestsellerexperiment.com

Jan 23, 2017

Sarah Pinborough has had over twenty novels published and written for TV and film. Sarah’s new thriller Behind Her Eyes is getting incredible buzz after a heated auction. Sarah is always funny, insightful and often eye-wateringly honest. Brace yourselves for one of our most entertaining author chats yet… WARNING: Contains strong adult language!

In this episode you will discover:

- Why you should get networking.
- The importance of thinking time.
- How to cope with an editor’s notes.
- The common mistakes made by men writing women.
- And the benefit of being charming.

Get your free ebook with advice and tips from million-selling authors at: http://www.bestsellerexperiment.com

Jan 16, 2017

The second part of our interview with bestselling Indie author Shannon Mayer who recently hit #2 in the main Amazon.com charts outselling Stephen Kings and other great. We talk about her new deal with Amazon, hybrid authors, the importance of an author’s intent, being business-like and collaboration.

In this episode you will discover:

- The importance of setting your goals as a writer, and making them big!
- The simple secret of Shannon’s success and how you can apply it to your writing.
- How to cope with imposter syndrome.
- And a great tip for collaborating with another author.

Get your free ebook with advice and tips from million-selling authors at: http://www.bestsellerexperiment.com

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Jan 8, 2017

'How do I get an agent?' is one of the most common questions asked by new writers, so we asked Federica Leonardis, founder of Martin Leonardis Literary Management, and her debut novelist Sonya Lalli.

In this episode you will discover: 

  • The common mistakes made by writers looking for an agent.
  • The worst submission letter in the history of submission letters.
  • How you can cope with waiting for a reply, and how not to take rejection personally
  • And… how you can get an agent!

Get your free ebook with advice and tips from million-selling authors at: http://www.bestsellerexperiment.com

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