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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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Feb 26, 2018

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Feb 26, 2018
Mr. Stay has a new book coming! And it’s being published by Unbound Books who use a crowdfunding model. We discuss how it all works and how you, dear listener, can get involved at https://unbound.com/books/end-of-magic/
 
In this episode you will discover…
  • How crowdfunding works in publishing
  • Strategies for effective crowdfunding
  • The discount code exclusive to our listeners
  • And updates from our listeners, including one who has just secured a book deal with a major publisher!

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Feb 19, 2018

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Feb 18, 2018

We speak to the completely charming Catriona Innes, Senior Editor of Cosmopolitan, the UK’s best selling glossy magazine. Working on the features desk she writes, edits and commissions the long reads, fitness and career sections of Cosmopolitan, as well as heading up the books content. She’s currently working on Hearst’s inaugural books prize, Big Book, as well as writing her first fiction novel.

In this episode you will discover…

  • How books get those big magazine features
  • Top tips for interviews (we took lots of notes) and how you can apply them to your writing
  • The secrets of undercover and investigative journalism
  • The benefits of setting up a writers' group
  • And how you can get involved with the Big Book Festival and Prize

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Our novel Back To Reality is out now bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality

Feb 12, 2018

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Feb 12, 2018

We speak to Cass Green, bestselling author of The Woman Next Door and In a Cottage In a Wood who told us how a quick swim led to a change in direction for her career...

In this episode you will discover…

  • How writing for children can help writing for adults
  • Strategies for writing for a living
  • The “Therefore, but…” rule for outlining
  • What a writer-in-residence actually does!

To hear more of this episode in our deep dive, check out patreon.com/bestsellerexperiment

Our novel Back To Reality is out now bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality

Feb 4, 2018

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Feb 4, 2018

We speak to Jen Williams, writer of charismatic characters and founder of the Super Relaxed Fantasy Club.

 

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Our novel Back To Reality is out now bestsellerexperiment.com/backtoreality

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