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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: August, 2019
Aug 29, 2019

Evan Gow started StoryOrigin as a community of writers who promote one another through group promotions and newsletters. Evan takes us through the basics, tells us how it all works, what genres benefit the most from these promotions, and how it differs from other group promotion sites such as Bookfunnel.

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

 

 

Aug 26, 2019

Kit Cox is an author, illustrator and actor and has just launched a Flash Fiction Youtube page where he tells stories in drabbles (a hundred words) and dribbles (fifty words or fewer). He also takes us through his unconventional route to publication working with small presses and self-publishing to great success.

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

Aug 26, 2019

Sarah’s writing has been described as “downright dangerous” by Mick Herron, and with her new novel Never Be Broken she tackles some very difficult and dangerous issues indeed. She tells us how she approaches polarising subjects and the kind of research and due diligence she takes before her first draft.

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

 

Aug 19, 2019

We discuss one of the most important topics we’ve ever covered: writers and their mental health. With questions from our live studio audience we share our experiences of loneliness, anxiety, self-doubt and support.

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

Aug 14, 2019

In a companion episode to this week’s interview with Gray Williams, we speak to his agent Juliet Mushens about the role of an agent and the best way to select and approach them and what they can do for your career as a writer.

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

Aug 12, 2019

Gray Williams had a dream to be published, but he wasn’t about to desperately rush in and accept the first offer. He took a patient and methodical approach to finding an agent and publisher that paid off in spades and now his debut novel, The End of the Line, is a stunning magical thriller. Grab a pen and get ready to take notes. This episode is choc full of the most amazing advice, and it has a special companion Deep Dive episode featuring Gray’s agent Juliet Mushens.

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Aug 8, 2019

Victoria Falconer has been running the highly successful WhitLit Festival since 2014 and she takes us through what’s involved in organising a festival and how authors can get involved.

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

Aug 4, 2019

REPLAY: Joe is the bestselling author of Heart-Shaped Box, Horns, NOS4A2, Locke & Key and the most recently the New York Times #1 bestseller epic blockbuster The Fireman. Joe is a powerhouse storyteller, and an endless well of writing advice.

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

Aug 1, 2019

Alison May is an award-winning author, an adult education tutor, a member of the Society of Authors and she has worked with authors that have gone on to be published by Harpercollins, Bookouture and Head of Zeus. She gives us advice on picking the right creative writing courses, what to look for in a tutor, and how the process works for writers of all levels.

 

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

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