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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: April, 2017
Apr 30, 2017

We get lawyered-up in this fascinating episode where we talk to a pair of top entertainment lawyers: Keith Mathieson is an expert in defamation and privacy law, and Paul Joseph specialises in intellectual property cases and we quizzed them on the pitfalls authors should look out for when writing.

In this episode you will discover:

- If you can include song lyrics in your book
- If you can use product placement in your writing
- If you can put real people in your novel
- If you can copyright an idea

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

 

 

Apr 22, 2017

Julie Cohen is the author of over twenty novels, including the Richard & Judy bestseller Dear Thing. She also teaches creative writing workshops and is a goldmine of writing wisdom.

Apr 17, 2017

David Shelley is the CEO of Orion Publishing and the Little, Brown Publishing Group, he started as an editor, working with some major talents including Iain Banks, Val McDermid and JK Rowling, and he talked to us about the future of the publishing industry.

In this episode you will discover:

- The personality traits and habits of successful authors
- What major publishers look for in an author and how you can stand out from the crowd
- How major publishers are looking to mentor and attract a more diverse workforce and author list.
-Why authors should maybe get someone else to write their blurbs and titles

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

Apr 8, 2017

Kate Harrison is a rare breed. A fiction and non-fiction award-winning author who used her insight experience with the BBC to produce a huge bestselling series of non-fiction diet and lifestyle books. We discuss with Kate about her phenomenally successful 5:2 Diet series, how she straddles the life as both a fiction and non-fiction author, and how her experience on shows like Panorama have shaped her storytelling.

In this episode you will discover:

- How to channel your personal experience and passion into your work

- How to use search results to discover a market for your book and connect with your readers

- How you can apply the classic hero’s journey to your non-fiction writing

- How writing your book’s blurb first will help you stay on track

- Some great tips for newsletter content

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

 

Apr 2, 2017

We answer one of the most common questions we get on our quest: What is a bestseller? We spoke to Sara Mulryan of Nielsen Bookscan, the people who gather the data for the UK charts and made some fascinating discoveries.

In this episode you will discover:

- How book sales data feeds into different charts
- Why you should pay close attention to your book’s genre, and which ones are the most popular
- What you can get out of events like the London Book Fair
- The best time of year, week and time of day to publish your book

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

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