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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: September, 2017
Sep 22, 2017

Only three weeks to go till publication, but we somehow found time to talk to the wonderful folk from Gollancz about GollanczFest and we find our show gatecrashed by an old friend.

In this episode you will discover:
 
- Why you should be going to writers’ festivals and what to expect
- Some tips on writing novellas and keeping track of an expanding universe
- How to host an online launch party for your book
- And we delve into the world of YouTube, BookTube and Readathons

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

Sep 17, 2017

Holy cow! Only four weeks till publication? Already?? What do we do? 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!

In this episode you will discover:
 
- Strategies for choosing a title
- The process of choosing and working with a cover designer
- How to create a publication plan
- And how you can get quotes and blurbs from beta readers and other authors

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

Sep 8, 2017

Samantha King is a bestselling debut novelist, and her book The Choice taps into parental fears. Sam has also worked in publishing and has a unique perspective on the process of writing, editing, publishing and promoting a bestseller…

In this episode you will discover:
 
- How you can discover your story’s true intent through rewrites
- The subject you should study to become a better writer (and it isn’t creative writing!)
- How to cope with those first reader reviews.
- How you can build compelling characters.

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

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