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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: March, 2017
Mar 27, 2017

Jo Ho is an award-winning screenwriter and director, best known for creating the BBC TV series Spirit Warriors, but she has recently turned her hand to self-publishing with great success.

In this episode you will discover:

- How Facebook groups can help guide you through your writing and self-publishing

- How to cold-call editors and publishers successfully

- How you can react to reader feedback and improve your book

- And what essentials you need to build your readership

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

Mar 20, 2017

Lucy Vine is a freelance journalist who has written for pretty much every magazine going. Inspired by one of Lucy’s articles, editor Katie Seaman commissioned Lucy to write Hot Mess, a full-length novel, in an incredibly short space of time and, between them, have discovered a brilliantly efficient way of working together.

In this episode you will discover:

- How you can use a weekly deadline to increase your word count
- Why you should look for gaps in the market
- How you and an editor can work together on outlines and story before the edit begins
- And even with an outline there’s room for new ideas

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

Mar 13, 2017

We welcome back Shannon Mayer for the third and final part of our epic interview with her and we finally tackle something that can put the fear of death into many authors… Marketing.

In this episode you will discover:

- The one piece of marketing that makes the biggest difference to your sales
- Why writing on your vacation is okay
- How you can grapple with the scary technical stuff
- And why interacting with your readers is so important

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

Mar 6, 2017

Is there such as thing as a positive rejection? This week we chat with award-winning author, Liz Fenwick about the importance of persistency on the journey to being published, why your book's location matters, the world of literary consultancies and how to silence your inner critic.

In this episode you will discover…

- How literary consultancies work
- What you can learn from positive rejections
- When to listen to your inner critic and how to banish the crows of doubt circling above
- Why it’s so important to complete your novel

 

 

 

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